RBTE 2017 launches call for papers

The organisers of the 2017 conference sessions at Retail Business Technology Expo (RBTE) are now accepting submissions for content.

A call for papers has been issued, inviting companies involved in the retail industry to propose sessions relating to the key themes of the event, which is set to run between 8-9 May at London Olympia. The 2017 conference line-up will see two theatres running concurrently, covering generic themes of technology in retail including sessions on multichannel retailing, customer experience technology, supply chain, eCommerce, loss prevention and international expansion.

Following the successful running of the Payments Theatre in recent years, the 2017 edition of RBTE will once again host a theatre dedicated to payments technology – organisers are expecting this part of the conference to be hugely oversubscribed.

The conferences will all be free to attend. Last year's sessions and the accompanying retail tech vendor exhibition, as well as the adjacent Retail Design Expo and Retail Digital Signage Expo, helped attract 15,452 industry visitors over the course of two days in March.

RBTE 2016 boasted speakers from some of the best know retail brands including:

Commenting on this year's event, which ran on 9-10 March, Eagle Eye Solutions chairman and ex-Tesco US CEO Tim Mason said: "I saw David Wild, who's an ex-colleague of mine, talking about Domino’s. That was great. Really good – [a] really good story."

Speaker proposals are encouraged from online pure play, high street and multichannel retailers alike, as well as brands, hospitality businesses and travel industry operators. Suppliers submitting proposals must include a retailer, brand or hospitality client as co-presenter.

If you'd like to put a proposal forward, please make your submission via the RBTE website. Interested parties can make as many submissions as you like, but they need to be completed by 5 September 2016.

For more information, please contact:

Legend Exhibitions +44 (0)20 8874 2728

Conference director Irina Gaspar

Marketing director David Webster