i2i Events Group will introduce the new multi-channel Retail Shop e-commerce zone at Spring Fair International and sister event Autumn Fair International.

Exhibitors will represent a multitude of products and services that are essential to successful multi-channel retailing, such as in-store and online solutions, logistics and fulfillment experts, marketing platforms, payment providers and specialists in packaging. 

Retail Shop will provide a full-spectrum offering dedicated to cutting-edge technology and retail sector solutions. 33 companies have already signed up to the show, including Alibaba, Wirecard, Lil Packaging and Brightpearl. 

Retail Shop has developed from the success of the E-commerce Seminar Theatres and technology zones which made their debut at this year’s Spring and Autumn fairs, also complementing the e-exporter programme launched by UK Trade & Investment at Autumn Fair.

Minister of State for Trade & Investment, Lord Livingston, spoke at Autumn Fair about “accelerating UK retailers' online presence to compete globally”. During his presentation at the E-commerce Seminar Theatre, Lord Livingston drew attention to the UK’s global position as the number one country for e-commerce, and emphasised the “enormous opportunities” now open to UK companies in this multi-billion-pound trading market.

The director of the i2i Events Group Retail Portfolio, Louise Young, comments: “The dramatic evolution of consumer spending patterns and shopping behaviour has created a truly multi-channel retail environment. The launch of Retail Shop at Spring Fair International 2015 will be an essential resource for our customers on both the supply and retail sides who are seeking to stay abreast of evolving technology and consumer behaviour, enabling them capitalise on the e-commerce market and huge growth in mobile shopping.”