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Why visit a Retail Trade Show in 2022?

Posted:

18/11/2021

Author:

Amy Bastow

Tagged::

Retail Operations , StorIQ news

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— 2 minute read

If you work in retail operations or retail management, you probably work long hours, sometimes late into the evenings, and often through weekends and bank holidays to support your store teams.

So why would you want to take time out to visit a trade show?

The retail industry has been talking about transformation for years, but now it’s finally happening, and it’s happening fast.  Leading retailers and brands are making bold changes to their organisational structures and ways of working, shifting focus to streamline processes and supporting teams to drive productivity.

Giving yourself a day or two to explore, learn and think about how to make these changes come to life in your company will give you the perspective you need to help navigate the shifting retail landscape.

And new technology is key to all of this – the digital transformation has finally hit brick and mortar stores, and the way leading retailers tackle task management, team engagement and learning, brand standards and compliance has changed forever.

Retail Technology trade shows bring together the most innovative tools and solutions, so you can see how they actually work and understand exactly how you could use new technology in your business to make life easier for you and your store teams.

As well as the insight into new technology and services, the best retail shows host keynote talks, seminars and panels covering everything from supply chain and operations – through customer and brand experience – to people, equality and diversity.    You’ll be able to listen to industry leaders, and often speakers with a new perspective from outside retail – and if you want to get involved, you’ll be able to ask questions, network and compare notes with retail professionals from all over the world.

The cancellation of big events through the pandemic means that the 2022 trade shows will be the first opportunity for 2 years for the industry to gather. It’s never been more important to be part of the conversation, to reconnect, learn and plan how to innovate and move forward with confidence.

So whether you’re a retail operations professional or in a retail leadership role – or you aspire to be! – or you’re in finance or even HR, you’re certain to find enough ideas and new perspectives for a day or two at one of the leading trade shows to be a worthwhile investment of your precious time.

StorIQ are exhibiting at the NRF BigShow on 16th-18th January 2022 at the Javits Centre in NYC. Pop along and see us on stand 1037!

Be our guest at the show and get 20% off your full conference pass. Contact marketing.team@storiq.net for your discount code.


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