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Top 10 retail and digital events for Q4 2017

Written by Geoblink ·

After the summer vacation, comes the year’s fourth quarter: one that is rapid and project -intensive to wind up the year successfully and commence the following year on a healthy basis. To help, we present a list of ten events that attracted our attention. All of them have a digital and innovative dimension; making them vital for your business strategy. Without further delay, we will let you explore the ten retail and digital events happening in Q4 (order by date).

1. Tech Retail Week


Date13-14th September 2017

Place: Here East, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London E20 3BS

The Tech Retail Week event deals with topics specific to digital retailing and technological advances. With  more than 500 attendees, more than 300 companies and 120 speakers from Amazon, Microsoft, IBM, and ASOS, this promising event will count with different sections, pitching, awards and much more!
In the first day of the event, Geoblink will expose the power of Location Intelligence for companies involved in retail during  the discovery section (session: startup pitching 4 at 15h15)

2. Smart Retail Summit

: 19-20th September 2017

Place: Business Design Centre, 52 Upper Street, London, N1 0QH

The Smart Retail Summit is a two-day conference concentrating on the prevailing Internet of Things (IoT) and its impact on the retailers. The event is open to senior IT decision makers, program directors from enterprises, service providers and any individual and businesses looking forward to widening their IoT knowledge.

Industries of the companies attending include: utility, semiconductor, media, transportation, construction, educational and healthcare. With over 150 visionary speakers, real use case studies and comprehensive program, the Smart Retail Summit will be a captivating session in tandem with great networking opportunities.

3. Paris Retail Week


Date: 19-21st September 2017

Place: Pavillon 7.3, 1 Place de la Porte de Versailles – 75015 Paris

The 2017 edition of the Paris Retail Week  theme of the year is live retail: a real-time trade based on brand experience. It is an event open to retailers, e-commerce professionals and visitors. The event already has more than 400 exhibitors, 135 workshops and conferences and plentiful visitors.

The event is immersive, fun and educational as it features animations such as virtual and augmented reality, formations, the latest technological innovations and much more.  

4. Supply Side Show


Date: 25-29th September 2017

Place: Mandalay Bay, 3950 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89119

The Supply Side West is a 4-day event delivering sessions on science and strategy that encompasses the development of finished products which drive the global economy. The event accumulates more than 15,000 ingredient buyers and suppliers from industries such as dietary supplement, beverage, functional food, personal care, and sports nutrition. Moreover, it puts together workshops, panel discussions, and an exciting tasting bar for the audience.
Therefore, the event will be unique, fun and informative and will provide a different perspective to your business strategies.

 5. Internet Retailing Conference

Date: 5th of October 2017
Place: Novotel London West, 1 Shortlands, Hammersmith International Centre, Hammersmith, London W6 8DR

The 2017’s Internet Retailing Conference is alongside another platform by name EDC (E-Delivery Conference). The two conferences combined aim is to showcase the technologies driving the organisation and how professionals can benefit from technological integration. The event already has notable attendees: C-level industry leaders from the top 500 companies such as Amazon, M&S, John Lewis, etc.
The event has every topic related to the business world in store ranging from labor and technology to customer satisfaction and returns strategy.


6. Hub Forum

Date: 10-11th October 2017

Place: Maison de la Mutualité, 24 rue Saint-Victor, 75005, Paris 


The Hub Forum deals with captivating subjects such as artificial intelligence, e-commerce, digital transformation, international expansion strategies, machine learning and data strategies. It expects 300 participants and decision-makers of the digital world, with SNCF CEO, Guillaume Pepy, inaugurating the event. Speakers include Facebook, Amazon advertising, Ford and Yext. There are about 100 speakers and 20 workshops/networking sessions with the biggest players in the market.

 7. Wired Retail

Date: 11th of October 2017
Place: Kings Place, London, 90 York Way, Kings Cross, London N1 9AG

The 2017 edition of the Wired Retail revolves around different company aspects: brand, payments, supply chain, logistics, etc. This part of the program is for the prominent players and traditional businesses looking for innovative approaches to a strategy. The event also includes 15 speakers (Google, Facebook, and Microsoft, among others) including GAFA.

In this event, Geoblink will talk about Location Intelligence and its impact on the retailing sector. We hope to see you there.

8. Retail West Summit

Date: 24th of October 2017
Place: NASDAQ Entrepreneurial Center, 505 Howard St, San Francisco, CA 94105

At Retail West 2017, senior retail and CPG executives will explore the future of the stores. The definition of retail is ever-evolving to keep pace with new business models and consumer demands. Therefore, each brand must understand the possibilities and determine their best path to innovation. Through a series of CEO keynotes, interactive sessions and candid conversations, you will learn how reputed retail and CPG leaders plan for a future illuminated on the scope of stores. Register today using discount code RD15!



Date: 15-17th November 2017

Place: Palais des Festivals, 1 Boulevard de la Croisette, 06400 Cannes

The themes of the event are Retail Real Estate Market, International Development, Retail and Digital trends. MAPIC amasses more than 8,400 participants with real estate developers in the forefront, followed closely by retailers and investors. The event boasts 135 stands and more than 100 conferences over 3 days.

In this exclusive event, Geoblink will pitch about the importance of Location Intelligence and how it can help improve business strategies.

10. Digital Tech


Date: 8th of December 2017

Place: Opéra de Rennes, Place de la Mairie, 35000 Rennes

The Digital Tech conference focuses on the following trends: robots and blockchain. The aim is to explore the field of possibilities in the world of tomorrow through these two revolutions. 

Today, the digitisation is an established subject and its effects are undeniable, more importantly, with regards to manually done previous processes. Thus, crossing the world of retail and digital allows an optimisation of both as the problem of one advances the solution of the other.

Our main goal is to help everyone in the organization optimise and improve their business: from retailers maximising their business performance and expansion strategy, to real estate professionals ensuring they execute the correct investment and management strategies.

If you’d like to see the power of a ready-to-use location intelligence platform, don’t hesitate to contact us or request a live demo.

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