On October 2nd, the UK’s leading event for e-commerce, Internet Retailing, will be held at the Novotel in Hammersmith. Now in its second year, the event which is organised by Retail Events, has already established itself as a must-attend conference and exhibition for businesses involved in retail from pure play, multi-channel and bricks and mortar to suppliers and analysts.

Designed to bring together pioneers, industry leaders and agenda setters to exchange experiences and knowledge, the 2006 event attracted a full complement of exhibitors including over 350 delegates from across the e-commerce spectrum including Amazon, Barclays Bank, Google, Harvey Nichols and The National Trust. An additional 400 professional visitors from the UK’s retail industry also attended the exhibition and registrations for 2007 indicate that numbers will exceed last year.

With all exhibition places for 2007 already booked, Internet Retailing promises to deliver a specialist, niche event clearly focused on the major issues affecting retailing online today and what will make an impact on business tomorrow.

Running in conjunction with the exhibition will be Internet Retailing’s visionary conference programme concentrating on three streams: maximising ROI, retail integration and future strategy. In addition, the event will include a workshop programme focussing on issues such as: the benefits and risks of user generated content; customer magazines and on-line targeting by demographics using search and display campaigns.

Event organiser, Mark Pigou of Retail Events says: “We had a fantastic response to last year’s show from both exhibitors and visitors and over 90% of last year’s delegates said they would attend this year’s show. With online sales predicted to increase by 40% in 2007 and to account for 25% of all retail sales by 2009, retail businesses cannot afford to miss the opportunity to be at the heart of an event that brings together the issues from all sides of the e-retail business and focuses on the customer at a strategic level where decisions can be made.”

Visitors can pre-register for the event by going to www.retailevents.co.uk

Published on: 12:00AM on 24th July 2007