With new technologies rapidly bringing opportunities to the retail world, we’ve opened up our diary to give you a heads up on some of the must-attend retail technology events for 2017.

Fashion Connect Conference

A one-day event covering topics such as the best channels for customer recruitment, varying customer demographics and their expectations and how personalisation is key to developing relationships. You will be sure to pick up beneficial insight on strengthening and maintaining your customer relationships, with speakers from Wool Overs and Jack Wills.
Where: 1 America Square, London
When: 23rd February 2017

Retail Week Live

Now in its 23rd year Retail Week Live is packed full of insightful speeches, interviews, workshops and discussions focusing on three key strategies and tactics to improve your online store: Connect, Inspire and Advance. With speakers from Shop Direct, Crew Clothing, Boden and La Redoute.
Where: InterContinental O2, London
When: 8th – 9th March 2017

eCommerce eXpo Ireland

Set in the historic city of Dublin, eCommerce eXpo Ireland will focus on key issues such as bringing together online and offline, SEO, eCommerce platforms and Digital Marketing. Past speakers have included Google, Lifestyle Sports and Buy4Now.
Where: Croke Park, Dublin
When: April 4th 2017

Internet Retailing Expo

For 2017 IRX are tempting us with a conference that will be “unveiling the future of the retail nation”. This is a must attend event on the retail calendar, including speakers from Feelunique, John Lewis, Ocado and Harrods.
Where: NEC, Birmingham
When: 5th – 6th April 2017

Drapers Digital Festival

Described as “The world’s largest gathering of fashion ecommerce and digital professionals” the theme for 2017 is the personal approach to fashion ecommerce and all things digital. Join the likes of Missguided, Michael Kors, Joseph and John Lewis.
Where: Hilton Bankside, London
When: 25th April 2017

Retail Global

Focused on real solutions for retailers, this event created by retailers for retailers adds measurable value to the online retail community. Taking place in Sin City, with speakers from Amazon, eBay and Fedex last year’s event was stated to be “a Top Ten must attend eCommerce conference in 2016” by Entrepreneur!
Where: Rio Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas
When: 12th-14th September 2017

eCommerce Expo

Now running alongside TFM and Customer Contact Expo, Ecommerce Expo brings you all the latest information on technology and trends for ecommerce. Covering a range of topics from marketing, to platforms, to delivery all designed to help optimise your ecommerce strategy.
Where: Olympia, London
When: 27th-28th September 2017

There’s plenty going on in 2017 in terms of retail and tech events – make sure you’re involved and if you’re a retail brand wanting to incorporate tech into your offering, speak to us at The Filter to find out how we can help. To find out more, head here.

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