Taking place on Thursday 15 March, the event will be moving into QEII’s flagship conference room, The Churchill. Providing space for up to 700 delegates theatre-style, the change of room will allow Retail Without Borders to build on the success of the 2017 event and welcome even more retailers for a day of tips, insights and actions to accelerate global sales.
Retail Without Borders introduces global marketplaces to sellers, attracting key decision makers from more than 30 marketplaces. Throughout the day delegates can attend ‘quick pitch’ sessions, regional panels, keynote talks and an exhibition.
New for 2018 will be marketplace speed dating and a ‘Logistics Lounge’, designed to tackle fundamental issues relating to the delivery cycle, from international returns and global warehousing to passing customs in harder to reach markets.
Stuart Drummond, event manager at QEII said: “We’re delighted to be welcoming Retail Without Borders back in 2018, after a hugely successful conference in 2017 and the earlier ‘Fashion Without Borders’ conference, also organised by Pentagon, in 2016. We love to see our returning clients grow their events year-on-year, and with our 32 flexible event spaces we have the capacity to accommodate their increasing number of delegates and event requirements.”
Jenni Day, head of marketing from We Are Pentagon, organiser of Retail Without Borders, said: “The QEII has been a fantastic venue to help Retail Without Borders grow year-on-year, and has become synonymous with the event. The team have always been exceptionally helpful and a delight to work with. As well as having excellent and flexible venue spaces, fantastic transport links due to its central location and great branding opportunities to showcase our brand, the team have been instrumental in our return to the QEII because they make the whole experience seamless. We are looking forward to our continued success with Retail Without Borders and the QEII.”