What's on? | RDE - Retail Design Expo

What's on?

  • What's on?

    There's so much to see and do at RDE. Discover what's on, and make sure you don't miss a beat.

    Check out the 2018 Show Preview to see what's happening at RDE, and why you should join us.

    2018 Show Preview

  • Meet your match

    Find the solutions to your business' challenges - hundreds of providers will be at RDE showcasing the retail design innovations that your customers need.

    Exhibitor directory


    The latest solutions

    Browse the products listed in our directory which will be among those on offer from exhibitors at RDE. Which solutions will help drive your business?

    product directory


    Networking opportunities

    Your time is precious, so we understand it's important for you to meet the people that will make the biggest difference to your business. Find out how...

    smart networking

  • Conference Programme

    Be inspired by 75+ sessions from top retailers, brands and visual merchandisers. There are two theatres dedicated to Retail Design and Branding together with an exclusive VM conference and a Shopper theatre.

    see programme


    Innovation Trail & Awards

    Visitors experience first-hand our exhibitors' very best solutions, products and services that are shaping the way that the retail industry will evolve. Shortlisted entries are featured in the Innovation Trail at the show.

    discover innovations


    Networking breakfast

    Mix and mingle with the retail design community over breakfast. With early access to the Expo Hall, it is a great way to start your day. 

    Only registered visitors may RSVP.


  • The Bubbly Bar & The Big Party

    Celebrating their 90th birthday, SMP Group created a Great Gatsby themed bar experience, rebranded ‘The Bubbly Bar’. SMP also put on The Big Party, which took place on the first evening of the show. Watch out for some exciting surprises for 2019!

    The Bubbly Bar


    The International VM Awards

    The International VM Awards by RDE recognises and rewards the very best examples of VM displays, whether in windows or in-store. All shortlisted entries are displayed at Retail Design Expo and the winners announced at a spectacular ceremony at the show.

    vm awards

    POPAI Awards

    The nominated entries of this year’s prestigious POPAI Awards were announced on the first day of Retail Design Expo 2018.

    Visitors and exhibitors came together in May to celebrate in store creativity, innovation, best practice and excellence.

    POPAI Awards

  • Visitor Lounge

    The visitor lounge, brought to you by Kesslers, is exclusively for retailers, brands, visual merchandisers, architects and shopfitters. It is the perfect place to relax and to meet up with friends, colleagues and contacts. There is also free wifi!

    more about networking


    Designer Coffee Shop

    With so much to see at Retail Design Expo, you are bound to need the occasional breather. The Designer Coffee Shop is located on the exhibition floor and is the perfect place to relax with friends or meet with colleagues, clients and suppliers.

    more about networking


    Student Awards

    Designed to celebrate, encourage and promote the future stars of retail design, students compete for internships at leading retailers and design consultancies. All shortlisted work is displayed at Retail Design Expo and the winners announced on the first day of the conference.

    student awards

  • Thinking about visiting?

    Are you looking for an opportunity to discover new innovations in retail design and expand your professional network?

    Register today

    Thinking about exhibiting?

    Get your products in front of the people that matter and give your company a competitive edge.

    Exhibiting Information

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