Smart Stores Expo 2018 concludes on high note
Region’s premier event for retail innovation sets sight on next year
Dubai, United Arab Emirates: The 2018 edition of Smart Stores Expo proved to be a bigger success than last year’s inaugural show with the event attracting hundreds of retail professionals, service providers, manufacturers buyers, and end-use operators. The region’s premier event for retail innovation created excitement as it witnessed new collaborations, discussions and a vast showcase of the latest retail solutions and technologies.
The show, which carried the theme ‘Explore the Future of Smart Retail’, saw a good mix of attendees that included, government officials, private companies, business leaders, international delegates and top retails brands such as Union Coop, Al Tayer, Landmark and Majid Al Futtaim.
The exhibit offered a first-hand look at some of the latest and most unique products and solutions in the market. It delighted both exhibitors and visitors alike with more networking opportunities and greater immersion into the latest innovations in retail.
The conference, meanwhile, featured the industry’s most dynamic speakers who inspired attendees to embrace new strategies and welcome disruption into their businesses in order to survive the ever-changing retail landscape. Complementing individual expert presentations were lively panel discussions teaching the audience to transform everyday challenges into winning opportunities.
Jayaraman Nair, Chairman of VIS Exhibition, organizers of the event, “With technology moving at a rapid pace, innovation is no longer a choice but a sheer necessity for retailers. We are proud to have taken Smart Stores Expo up a notch higher this year and rightly address the need for industry players to push the boundaries and chart greater success with new business perspective and game-changing concepts.”
Nair added, “I would like to extend as well a sincere thank you to our generous sponsors and partners, and our pool of talented and dedicated committee members, volunteers, speakers and attendees, all of whom collectively made this event a rousing success.”
Reshmi Raj, Managing Director, InfoQuest, said, “Smart Stores Expo provided the most comprehensive opportunity for buyers and suppliers to meet at one event. It offers everyone an inside look at technology and how it is at the core of providing customers a unique shopping experience. I’m thrilled to have this opportunity to offer the visitors a unique experience, and showcase our latest products and solutions.” InfoQuest is a leading supplier of retail antitheft systems, people counting solutions, RFID and other retail technology solutions to some of the biggest retail brands in the region.
The three-day event concludes today, and according to organisers, work on the next edition of Smart Stores Expo has already begun with more retailers expected to be a part of this event.