Finalists in the Retail Design Expo and Retail Digital Signage Expo Innovation Trail and Awards, sponsored by design group 20.20, have been announced

Retail Design Expo,  Europe’s leading annual event for innovation and inspiration in retail design, marketing, visual merchandising  and shopfitting  has announced the shortlist of it’s inaugural Innovation Trail and Awards, sponsored by 20.20.

Exhibitors at Retail Design Expo, and the co-located Retail Digital Signage Expo, were invited to submit the innovative solutions, services and products that will be on display at both shows.  A specially selected judging panel shortlisted the entries, resulting in the  18 innovations that will be  on display at Retail Design Expo and Retail Digital Signage Expo , encouraging visitors to seek out the ideas and products that could drive future changes to the industry and their businesses. The innovations will also be displayed in a dedicated innovation area, while an overall winner of the scheme will be announced at Retail Design Expo.

“Retailers need to reinvent themselves. They have spent many years improving internal processes, but today’s customers are asking retailers to focus on them, not on the systems,” says 20.20 director of retail Mariann Wenckheim. “Retailers must become more extrovert, more people focused, more generous, and more innovative.”

Annie Swift, Event Director, Retail Design Expo and Retail Digital Signage Expo said, “Innovation is crucial to the success of modern multichannel retailing, and that is why it sits at the heart of both Retail Design Expo and Retail Digital Signage Expo.   We were overwhelmed by the quantity and quality of the entries, and our judging panel had a tough job in selected the final shortlist.”


Innovation Trail and Awards finalists:

Armourcoat ArmourFX modular surface solutions Stand H50


Bright Goods LED retrofit filament light bulbs Stand E55
CJ Retail Solutions POPsysPRO field agent reporting platform Stand F40
Glassolutions Saint-Gobain VS-I mullion only curtain wall/screen Stand H72
Global Display Eco Mannequin Stand E40
Green Hippo Par4Keet Player for video playback Stand F73


Green Room Digital concept store – Sun & Sand Sports Stand H40
Icon Meshh hyperlocal wifi network Stand P10
Iconeme VMBeacon Stand P6
Innonet Light and Intelligent Digital Signage Stand B51


Leach Impact Vision 3D non-flat tension fabric systems Stand E70


Office Twelve Making a splash with trash for Converse Design Pavilion


PosterFix No tools display system Stand F74
RTF Europe SmartCircle multi platform sales tool Stand P1


Strata Tiles Trinity Collection for Harvey Nichols Stand F61


Umdasch Shopfitting Group ESL Inclusive electronic price labelling Stand E50
Unibox Retail Kontakt no wires no connectors lit shelving Stand G31


WBC BRIX  modular display system Stand F31


The Judging Panel:

  • Alan Taylor, Head of Retail Design, B&Q
  • Nick Widdowson, Range and Merchandising Manager, Unilever
  • Simon Bentley, Former head of Store Development, Desing and Merchandising, Telefonica O2
  • Liz Silvester, Head of Visual Identity, Liberty

Retail Design Expo and Retail Digital Signage Expo, London’s Olympia, March 9th & 10th 2016.  Register today for FREE entry at

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