After record results in 2015, further growth is already anticipated for the next staging of EuroCIS, The Leading Trade Fair for Retail Technology, to be held from Feb. 23 – 25, 2016 at the fairgrounds in Düsseldorf, Germany. Exhibit space demand is continually increasing and stand allocations have started in September 2015. Companies can still sign up online at www.eurocis.com/2330.
Between 2013 and 2015 alone, the number of exhibitors at EuroCIS rose by 36 percent. In February 2015, EuroCIS attracted more exhibitors and visitors than ever before: 320 companies from the retail technology industry and 8,782 international trade visitors – 85 percent of which were top decision-makers from the international retail sector.
EuroCIS has become the leading trade fair for retail technology in Europe in just 10 years, featuring a unique product range reflecting the current, dynamic technological developments in retail and presenting retail technology in all its forms and functions. The event covers the entire retail-specific spectrum of the IT sector: Omni-Channel Management, Business Analytics/Big Data, Payment Systems, Cash Management, E-Commerce/E-Business Solutions, ERP/Supply Chain Management, Mobile Solutions & Technologies and POS Software/Hardware as well as Checkout Management, Digital Marketing/Digital Signage, Workforce Management, Loss Prevention, Retail Security, Weighing Technology and Food Service.
EuroCIS picked up on the Omni-Channel theme early on and it is now a firm fixture in the trade fair since retail needs a broad range of services across all channels. In the specially created Omni-Channel Area and the integrated Omni-Channel Forum (held in German and English), exhibitors will provide answers to questions such as: How can you successfully make the technical connection between E-commerce and bricks and mortar retail? How can you keep staff on board in the transformation into an Omni-Channel retailer? And what is actually the next step?
A well-established feature is the EuroCIS Forum, offering informative lectures on interesting developments in retail technology. Topical case studies and trends will be jointly presented by exhibitors and their customers (bilingual in German and English).
After the successful start in 2015, EuroCIS 2016 will again offer the “Guided Innovation Tours” organized by PlanetRetail to selected exhibitors (90 minutes). Particular focus will be on start-ups and companies with innovative product and process solutions.
The highlight of the EuroCIS supporting program will be the presentation of the popular retail technology awards europe (reta europe) by the EHI Retail Institute on Feb. 23. These awards will be presented for excellent and innovative use of information technology in retail. In addition, the EHI and GS1 will hand out the retail science award “Wissenschaftspreis Handel” on Feb. 24 for outstanding scientific work that picks up on innovative ideas and is transferable to retail.