Innovation Awards


  • The RetailEXPO Innovation Trail & Awards


    It’s time to show off your innovation!

    Do you have an innovations that retailers cannot afford to miss? Then put your chosen product, service or solution in the limelight.

    Innovation is pivotal to the success of modern omnichannel retailing, and that is why it sits at the heart of RetailEXPO.

    The Innovation Trail & Awards, is your unique opportunity to showcase your brightest products and solutions and for our visitors to discover YOU.

    Submit your best innovation, either a product or service, free of charge, to an expert independent industry-judging panel. The panel will select the top innovations they believe will set the industry alight.

    Submit your entry now


  • What do you get?

    1) Shortlisted exhibitors stands will be showcased in guided tours run 3 times per day by industry experts:

    Design + Digital Signage Tours


    Alan is an inspirational leader that believes in delivering success through engaging people, who in 2016 was recognised by Retail Week for designing and creating the best large format store.

    Alan is a member of the RetailEXPO Advisory Board.

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    Tech Tours


    As CEO of tech PR, content and digital marketing agency, Fieldworks, and head of a global retail network at Retail Connections, Chris influences on behalf of the tech industry directly to retailers, brand owners, analysts, digital agencies, media, academics and industry bodies.


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    2) Shortlisted entries will be highlighted on the ‘Winners Walls’ located in busy locations at the event. The overall winner will be announced in a ceremony at the Champagne Bars (Tech + Design) at the end of the first day.

    3) In addition to a raised profile at the show, these shortlisted innovations will star in the visitor marketing campaign, including:
    • The Show Preview – posted to visitors before RetailEXPO
    • Featured in Retail Design World and Essential Retail
    • The Show Guides – distributed to visitors at RetailEXPO
    • Innovation Certificate on selected stands
    • Daily hand-out sheets at the show

    Enter now


  • 2018 Tech Winner

    Tokinomo, a motion sensor in-store advertising solution, was announced as the 2018 winner of the Innovation and Trail Awards.

    Tokinomo’s motion sensor advertising solution brings products to life through movement, sound and light at the shelf-edge.

    2018 Tech Shortlisted Entries

    2018 Design Winner

    The Innovation Award for retail design went to Big Group Retail in 2018 for their Structured Light 3D Scanning solution.

    Big Group Retail, part of Big Group Limited, is an independent creative digital marketing agency.

    2018 Design & Digital Signage Shortlisted Entries

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