Shoptalk Europe is just over two months away, and while attention is rightly being placed on the top keynote speakers and industry leaders who will address this year's event, some of the industry's most dynamic direct-to-consumer start-ups will also be in attendance.
The event, which takes place at the Bella Center, Copenhagen, from 9 to 11 October, will welcome start-ups including Farfetch (UK), LoveCrafts (UK), Notonthehighstreet (UK), Eve Sleep (UK), Vestiaire Collective (France), Birchbox (US), M.Gemi (US), Bloomon (Netherlands), Home24 (Germany), Mister Spex (Germany), JUNIQE (Germany), Hawkers (Spain), Fyndiq (Sweden), Kolonial.no (Norway), Trendyol (Turkey) and Ozon.ru (Russia), to name but a few.
Tech companies in attendance will include early-stage companies such as Clarifai (US), Sentient (US), NewStore (US), EVRYTHNG (US/UK), Blippar (UK), Starship Technologies (UK), Stuart (France), Blue Yonder (Germany), Adyen (Netherlands) and InPost (Poland), as well as up-and-coming firms from Israel, including Twiggle, Voyager Labs, Zeekit and Syte.ai.
Put simply, Shoptalk Europe will be THE place to learn about how the technologies of the future are likely to disrupt the retail space, from the leading disruptors themselves.
The speaker line-up for Shoptalk Europe is almost complete, and this show will feature unmissable presentations from companies including HelloFresh (Germany), Hudson’s Bay Company (Canada), Westfield (Australia), Li & Fung (Hong Kong), Harrods (UK), Dixons Carphone (UK), Dollar Shave Club (US), Picnic (Netherlands), Casper (US) and Outfittery (Germany).
Additionally, the show will also play host to presentations from the heads of Europe for Amazon Prime Now, Alibaba and eBay, as well as from the president of Pinterest and the managing director of Google UK.
Finally, leading retailers and brands that are set to address the event include Tesco (UK), John Lewis (UK), Shop Direct (UK), H&M (Sweden), IKEA (Sweden), MediaMarktSaturn (Germany), REWE (Germany), Zalando (Germany), OBI (Germany), Bugaboo (Netherlands), DIA (Spain), La Redoute (France), VF International (US), Kimberly-Clark (US), Pizza Hut (US), Johnson & Johnson (US) and Coop Danmark (Denmark).
All in all, Shoptalk Europe promises to be an unmissable event.
General tickets can be bought here (suitable for anyone who is not a retailer or a start-up), and Retailer & Brand Tickets can be bought here. For more information on how to apply to the Hosted Retailers & Brands programme, click here.
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