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Alongside the official networking opportunities at the Retail Technology Show, exhibitors & partners are hosting their own exciting fringe and onsite events.


Discover all #RTS2023 has to offer below: 

Retail Connect Rendez-Vous pitching & networking - 24th April


Business France Retail Connect Rendez-Vous

Join us on Monday 24th April from 4.30pm at Brettenham House in central London for the Retail Connect Rendez-Vous pitching & networking event (last entry at 5pm). Hear 8 French startups across data, AI, payments, marketing, & UX for retail pitch their solutions to industry leaders, score their performances and network with the movers & shakers from the UK retail tech scene before the winning startup is crowned!

Meet the 8 startups on the line-up:

  • Memory: data & analytics
  • Miam: e-commerce
  • Popmii: marketing
  • Shopopop: supply chain & logistics
  • Paytweak: payments
  • Gridbees: e-commerce
  • Paarly: data & analytics
  • Dartagnan: marketing

Business France UK's 'Retail & E-commerce Tech Tour' is coming to London from Monday 24th April to Thursday 27th April, with a stop at the Retail Technology Show!

This tour is dedicated to retail, e-commerce and fintech French startups who wish to learn more about the UK market and boost their activity here.

Sign up to attend:

When: Monday 24th April
Where: Business France UK, Brettenham House, 2-19 Lancaster Place, London, WC2E 7EN

London Store Tours - 25th April


Join RETHINK Retail + Retail Technology Show London Store Tours

Apply to join a limited number of exclusive store tours around London the day before RTS. 

Experience first-hand the best design, technology, and practices in physical retail on a tour across the best stores London has to offer.

Delivered with the help of store expert and Top Retail Influencer, Ian Scott.

Select your interest in attending one of these private Store Tours when you register for RTS2023 and email to learn more.

When: Tuesday 25th April

Retailer Lunch - 26th April


Mastercard Retailer Lunch

Mastercard will host a private retailer lunch on Day 1 for a select group of senior retailers away from the busy show floor. 

Discussion: Macro Trends and Consumer Payment Expectations’

where we’ll be covering the latest consumer spending trends, technology insights and our 5 year predictions

If you are interested in attending this lunch, please confirm your interest when you complete your visitor registration form.  

Where: Grand Hall Gallery
When: 12:00-13:00
When: Wednesday 26th April

Hospitality Happy Hours - 26th April


Join Happy Hour

Join us at our happy hour on Wednesday 26th April at 3pm and learn how can streamline and simplify your global transactions. Our platform supports a wide range of payment methods and currencies, making it easy for businesses to expand into new markets and increase revenue. Come grab a drink and chat with our experts to see how we can help your business grow. Don’t miss this opportunity to network and learn more about the future of global payments.

Where: Stand 6G78
When: 15:00-16:00
Wednesday 26th April


Join Extenda Retail Happy Hour

Join us for a relaxing afternoon of champagne and treats. Come unwind after a long day and experience the future of shopping with our checkout journey show by Extenda Retail. Good vibes, magic tricks, bubbles and tasty snacks guaranteed! Don't miss out on this exclusive Happy Hour event - see you there!

Where: Stand 6C78 
When: 15:00-16:00
Wednesday 26th April 


Drinks with Kestronics

Kestronics, the leading provider of retail technology solutions, are excited to invite you to join us at for a few drinks on our stand. This is a great opportunity to take advantage and network with like-minded professionals, whilst enjoying complimentary drinks and snacks on us.

Our team will be on hand to answer any questions about our latest innovations and how we can help transform your supply chain process. We look forward to welcoming you there!

Where: Stand 6B38 
When: 15:30-16:30
Wednesday 26th April 


Join Verifone Happy Hour

Don't miss your chance to have a drink and meet the Verifone team on their stand.

Where: Stand 5D40 
When: 16:00-17:00
Wednesday 26th April 


Post-show Pub meet up with YOOBIC

Join YOOBIC for a happy hour on April 26th at The Cumberland Arms. We promise not to talk your ear off about the latest retail technology (unless you want us to). Instead, let’s raise a glass to a successful show and a bright future for retail! Only 5 minute walk from the show! For more information and to register please click this link:

Where: The Cumberland Arms 
When: 17:00-19:00
Wednesday 26th April 


TPP Retail After Party 

TPP Retail is bringing retailers and technology partners together for an after-party on Wednesday 26th April.

To attend this invite-only event, please visit the TPP Retail team on stand 6D30 for full details and to claim your invite before places run out!


Where: Secret Location
When: 18:00 onwards 
Wednesday 26th April 


Goodays Launch: Exclusive Drinks in the RTS Speaker lounge

Join us for an exclusive drinks reception to toast the new Goodays brand, at the end of Day 1 at the Retail Technology Show. 

Away from the exhibitor floor (before the official networking drinks), mingle with retail trailblazers in the exclusive speaker lounge. Enjoy complimentary nibbles, drinks and goody bags in the company of retail royalty. 

Request an invitation via the form, and we will be in touch to confirm your place.

To secure your place REGISTER HERE


Where: Press and Speaker Lounge at RTS, Olympia London
When: 15.45 ONWARDS 
Wednesday 26th April 


Vista Drinks & Nibbles 

We're inviting you for some drinks and nibbles after the Retail Technology Show. 

This is open to Retail and Hospitality Industry professionals. Limited Spaces available. 

See you there!

Contact for details


Where: Secret Location
When: 18:00 onwards 
Wednesday 26th April 

Hospitality Happy Hour - 27th April


Join us for complimentary networking drinks at the Recharge Cafe Bar

Join us during lunch of Day 2 of the Retail Technology Show for an hour of networking, free drinks and relaxation in the Recharge Cafe Bar.

Where: Recharge Cafe Bar, sponsored by Aptos
When: 12:00-13:00
Thursday 27th April

Retailer Lunch - 27th April


Zebra Retailer Lunch

Zebra will host a private retailer lunch on Day 2 for a select group of senior retailers away from the busy show floor. 

Join Zebra for this exclusive lunch with expert speakers from the retail industry you won’t want to miss!

Where: Grand Hall Gallery
When: 12:00-13:00
When: Thursday 27th April

Retailer Breakfast - 27th April


Exclusive Breakfast with Quorso & Petsmart 

Join us for breakfast and discussion with Shawn Jenkins, Innovation & Strategy program manager at Petsmart. 

This is a private event, by invitation only. 

To secure your place SCAN HERE:  

Scan to Register: Quorso Breakfast

Where: Megan's on the High Street
When:  08.00 - 09.30
When: Thursday 27th April