When retail technology trade fair EuroCIS 2018 opens its doors on 27th February in Düsseldorf, attendees will be treated to an array of solutions for building brand loyalty and delivering a seamless omnichannel experience. The exhibition’s theme, “Technology Never Sleeps”, speaks volumes about the rapid pace of change that is revolutionising retail.
Taking place from 27 February to 1 March at the Düsseldorf Exhibition Centre in Germany, EuroCIS will feature approximately 450 retail technology exhibitors from 26 countries and is expected to draw some 11,000 international attendees. Cegid will be there, co-exhibiting with CegidPartner, German technology firm, MS POS GmbH, in Hall 9, Stand F40.
All retailers are invited to schedule a meeting or simply stop by to see demonstrations of our unified commerce solutions, including Yourcegid Retail Y2 & our latest product Shopping; the new in-store, unified commerce solution for sales associates. Ensure you NEVER miss a sale and grow your reputation by delivering a frictionless, personalised and secure shopping experience regardless of channel (online, mobile, in-store) or where inventory resides, both domestically and internationally.
The digitisation of the store will be a major focal point at EuroCIS. “Only the most seamless IT infrastructure and consistently designed MIS and CRM systems lay the foundation for forward-looking [retail] services,” according to EuroCIS Magazine’s “EuroCIS: The Digital POS.” The article cites results of EHI’s IT Trends in Retail 2017 study, in which retailers ranked the following as top trends and priorities:
1. Projects for implementing omnichannel strategy
2. Digital store
3. Digital transformation
New this year is the EuroCIS START-UP HUB, a special exhibition area dedicated to retail IT solution newcomers. Among entrepreneurs taking part will be providers of electronic article surveillance (EAS), in-store mobile apps and a solution for virtual retail and real-time fashion.
EuroCIS will offer many real-world case studies and presentations as part of its educational forums. Two forums, the EuroCIS Forum and Omnichannel Forum, will run concurrently throughout the exhibition. Covering topics such as robotics, smart mirrors and shelves, digital assistants, RFID, machine learning, payment automation and beacons, these forums offer a packed agenda of 30-minute sessions. Here are just a few of the scheduled talks:
• “Omnichannel Made Easy”
• “How Data Is Driving the Future of In-store Innovation”
• “New Insights, Better Customer Experiences”
• Control Experiences: Transforming to the Era of Conversational Commerce”
• “Digitisation in Fashion Retail — How Digital Links Bring the Decision Advantage”
• “From Lost Sale to Loyal Shopper”
• “The Internet of Things (IoT) — Retailing in a Changing World”
• “Retail Is Dead, Long Live Retail — Thanks to IoT”
• “Individual Promotions — Increasing Retailers’ Efficiency by Artificial Intelligence”
To learn more or register for EuroCIS, please visit https://www.eurocis-tradefair.com/. If you’d like to schedule a meeting with Cegid at the event, contact us. Let’s get together to discuss your store’s immediate needs and future goals.