The Retail Technology Show (RTS), the leading industry event that connects retail’s changemakers and leading tech innovators, has announced a series of special events, new for 2024.

From showcasing emerging retail formats and examples of stores delivering new and exciting shopping experiences, the series of exclusive events from the RTS, retail’s flagship event which takes place at London Olympia on the 24th and 25th April 2024, will offer even more chances to see best practice and innovation in action while providing important networking opportunities.

For the first time the RTS will be offering up a London Store Tour, exclusively for brands and retailers attending the show.  Taking place on Tuesday 23rd April, the day before the RTS opens its doors, retailers can sign up to join a limited number of exclusive tours, allowing them to experience first-hand London’s best physical retail. With a focus on  design, technology and experiential activations, the RTS London Store Tours, sponsored by Newstore, will be expertly curated and hosted by retail influencer, Ian Scott.

In addition to the London Store Tours, the RTS will also be hosting a special Retail Media Networks focused event, sponsored by digital signage specialist, Scala.  This will also take place the day before RTS on 23rd April.  Retailers can join their peers, in-store experience and technology experts, brands and agencies at this full-day event focused entirely on what’s widely considered the most important channel in the white-hot retail media network (RMN) ecosystem  – the physical store.

New for 2024, RTS will be partnering with ecommerce event and networking specialists, Commerce Futures, who will curate its ‘ecommerce excellence and omnichannel’ conference stream, dedicated to digital best practice.  The partnership will also see RTS and Commerce Futures host a private retailer dinner on Day 1 of the show (24th April), where brands and retail leaders can share learnings under ‘Chatham House’ rules.  To sign up, retailers register by contacting:

Matt Bradley, Event Director at the Retail Technology Show, commented: “Retailers and brands will already know the RTS as a key industry platform for making the connections that matter – from the 400+ tech innovators we showcase on the exhibition floor to our all-star line-up of speakers on our conference programme.  This year, we wanted to go further and offer even more opportunities for our visitors to connect with their peers, experience first-hand retail best practice and game-changing innovations, which is why we’re excited to deliver our new programme of special events.”

As a hub for the retail community, technology providers, exhibitors and media partners will also be hosting ‘satellite’ events over the period of the RTS. will host a VIP Retailer Dinner on 24th April, offering the chance for senior retailers to enjoy relaxed discussions and networking in a sales-pitch-free environment, while Apptension and Kestronics will host Happy Hours between 1530 – 1630 on Day 1 of the show.  The Retail Bulletin, a media partner of RTS,  will also be hosting a private lunch for the judges of its popular People in Retail Awards during RTS, offering the unique opportunity for its judges to convene, deliberate and network.

In addition, the RTS will once again deliver its  trademark opportunities for unrivalled networking at the show  – from the Big Party on Day 1 hosted at the Champagne Bar, to private lunches and roundtables sponsored by Natwest BOXED, Mastercard and Zebra, for peer-to-peer discussion, and the chance to unwind in the Retailers’ Lounge.

Register for free to attend the industry’s flagship event which bring s the magic of retail to life, here.


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