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Retail Design Expo 2017 provided visitors with a veritable cornucopia of all things retail design, marketing, visual merchandising and shopfitting.  In addition to the many suppliers on show, there was a packed programme of conferences, seminars and extra special features including:

RETAIL DESIGN STUDENT AWARDS - Sponsored by ITAB UK -  Mentored by leading designers, students from top colleges answered to live briefs from renowned brands and retailers. All shortlisted work were displayed and the overall winners announced  at Retail Design Expo 2017.


INNOVATION TRAIL & AWARDS - Sponsored by 20.20 -  Exhibitors at Retail Design Expo and Retail Digital Signage Expo submited their very best innovation, either a product or service, to an expert, independent judging panel. The panel selected the top innovations they believe will set the industry alight and selected an overall winner which was announced at Retail Design Expo 2017.

DESIGNER PAVILION -  The perfect place for visitors to meet cutting edge design consultancies and architects and form new partnerships.

RETAIL DESIGN AND MARKETING VISITOR LOUNGE - Sponsored by Kesslers - exclusive to conference speakers, retailers, brand marketers, architects, shopfitters and design consultants to meet up and network. 

VM LOUNGE - Sponsored by Kesslers - it provided the perfect networking space for the VM industry - open to all VM professionals.


DESIGNER COFFEE SHOP - The Designer Coffee Shop, located on the exhibition floor, was the perfect place to relax with friends , colleagues, clients and suppliers – both old and new!

THE VM CHRISTMAS MARKET at Retail Design Expo brought fabulous new suppliers of Christmas decorations, fabrics, displays, props, furnishings, fabrics, garlands, greenery, trees, lighting, exterior decorations, both off the shelf and made to order. Together they presented visitors with an unparalleled array of stimulating Christmas ideas, themes and inspiration.The highly acclaimed RETAIL DESIGN EXPO conference programme also featured sessions specifically about how to make the most of Christmas displays. 

THE VM Christmas Awards - As Christmas windows, displays and interiors represent the epitome of the VM skill and art, the VM CHRISTMAS AWARDS was launched to recognize and reward the very best examples of Christmas 2016 VM across all sectors. An independent and prestigious judging panel of top retail designers, visual merchandisers and marketing experts decided the shortlist and the winners. All shortlisted entries were displayed at RETAIL DESIGN EXPO 2017 and the winners were announced at a glittering ceremony during the event. 

RETAIL DIGITAL SIGNAGE EXPO - Retail Design Expo & RBTE embrace the booming digital signage market with the launch of this dedicated new show located at Olympia, between RBTE and Retail Design Expo. In addition to the many exhibitors, there were dedicated digital signage conference sessions led by leading retailers, brands and designers.



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