Retail Design Expo – the fusion of architecture and design

Retail Design Expo is the new, essential  event for all those responsible for retail design, including designers, architects, marketers, visual merchandisers, property, formats and operations teams, shop fitters and suppliers.

Located at London’s Olympia on March 10th & 11th 2015, Retail Design Expo is taking the industry by storm.   Co-located with RBTE, Europe’s biggest and fastest growing retail technology solutions show, this definitive event is packed with market leading suppliers and thought-leading speakers from around the globe.

A visit to Retail Design Expo will provide you with everything you need.  Whether it’s to find new ideas or suppliers, to benchmark your existing practices, to learn from the headline-grabbing speakers in the extensive conference programme, or to rub shoulders with leading trendsetters, Retail Design Expo will deliver:

● Hundreds of exhibitors – covering every aspect of the in-store customer journey

● Scores of conference sessions – agenda-setting speakers including Procter & Gamble, Boots, John Lewis, Selfridges, House of Fraser, TUI Travel, JD Sports, Dyson, Pentland Group, Dalziel and Pow

and FITCH revealing new insights, innovations, trends, tips … and no sales pitches!

● POPAI Theatre – best practise roundtables and bite-sized shopper marketing training sessions

● Live demonstrations – watch and learn as leading VM specialists demonstrate their craft

● Designer Pavilion - housing cutting-edge design consultancies and architects

● Unique labs – revealing future trends

● Student Awards – discover the winners and stars of tomorrow

● Boundless networking and sales opportunities – catch up with thousands of retailers, designers, marketers and visual merchandisers from the UK and overseas

Visitors already signed up include John Lewis, Burberry, Clarins, COSTA, H&M, Harrods, John Lewis, M&S, McDonalds, P&G, Sainsburys, Selfridges, Sony, Tesco, Waitrose, Zara,  Aurora Fashion, B&Q, Boots, Britvic, Debenhams, Disney Store, Halfords, Harvey Nichols, Kelloggs, L’Oreal, McDonalds, Merlin Entertainments, Moss Bros, Mothercare, Next, Nisa Retail, Paul Smith, Primark, Radley, Ralph Lauren, Revlon, Scotts & Co, Smythson, Spirit Pub Company, Specsavers, Sweaty Betty, The Dune Group, TM Lewin &Sons and World Duty Free…

…and 6,000 attendees  are anticipated over the two days.   There will be over 100 exhibitors showcasing the very latest solutions, products and services, and these include:


Surface finishes specialist Armourcoat will be bringing new colours and finishes to Retail Design Expo 2015.   The company numbers international  brands, including Louis Vuitton, Jimmy Choo and DKNY, among its longstanding clients.

With products that feature high quality finishes the company finds shows and events to be a vital way to reach new customers. “It’s a tactile product and people have to experience how it feels. I was really pleased and intrigued to see that there was going to be this focus on retail design at Retail Design Expo,” says the company’s group marketing director Daniel Nevitt.

The company plans to reach retailers, designers, architects and shopfitters when it unveils its latest product ranges on stand H50.

Dalziel and Pow

Retail design consultancy Dalziel & Pow is set to showcase work from five continents at Retail Design Expo 2015.  Dalziel & Pow creates stores for clients including John Lewis, Jigsaw, Argos, Primark and Debenhams.

“We are really looking forward to Retail Design Expo in 2015,” says company founder David Dalziel. “It comes at a time when we are all reappraising the definition of retail design and its impact on the market. New technology is revolutionising retail, reinventing the way in which people shop and refining the way in which we design for retail brands.”

“Retail Design Expo will be a great chance to showcase that breadth of skills in an integrated and relevant way, to show just how experiential retail design is flourishing,” says Dalziel. “We will be discussing trends and insights, bringing a wealth of experience and knowledge to our stand. Being London based, we can support the event with our full team.”

Come and find out more, at stand G33, which is adjacent to the Designer Pavilion area and close to the main seminar suite.


Global design consultancy FITCH, which has design studios around the world, is exhibiting at Retail Design Expo 2015 to ensure it can be as close as possible to the rapidly changing UK retail sector.

The group has a client list that includes brands from crystal brand Swarovski to food giant Nestle. It has developed downtown store formats for US retailer Target and showrooms for Indian motorcycle brand Bajaj, as well as stores for Ann Summers, the UK’s largest retailer of lingerie and adult accessories.

 “We’re excited that Retail Design Expo is very much about the new and the future.   A new event can really set the tone at an exciting time. It can set a new agenda because it is not tied to the past,”  said FITCH EMEA creative director Alasdair Lennox.

FITCH can be found at DES8


Italian lighting specialist iGuzzini is sponsoring the Invisible Light Lab, a special feature area, at Retail Design Expo 2015.

The educational display will show retailers, brands and retail designers the latest techniques and technology for highlighting merchandise without drawing attention towards the light fixtures.

“We will be talking about how to provide great illumination for the merchandise, directing people’s eyes towards the objects in the shop to maximise their visual impact, but making sure that there is no glare in the ceiling,” says iGuzzini UK sales and marketing director Ian Stanton.

Retail Design Expo – the fusion of architecture and design