Postponed due to coronavirus. New dates: 22.09.2020 - 23.09.2020
The health of our customers, partners and employees is a top priority for Switzerland Global Enterprise. Against the background of the current situation regarding the spread of the coronavirus, we are therefore postponing our Fact Finding Mission to September. Alternatively, we offer our customers an exchange with our experts via digital channels at any time - Nadja Kolb is at your disposal and will also be happy to answer your questions.
A mission for Swiss Retailers and Tech providers who want to learn more about Europe’s trendsetter in retail innovation
Switzerland Global Enterprise, the Swiss Embassy in UK and the Swiss Business Hub UK are organizing an exclusive retail innovation mission to London from September 22-23, 2020.
The UK retail sector is a leader in innovation and a trendsetter in Europe. Flexible retail, engagement, experience and personalisation are key themes driving retailers to develop innovative solutions that are both customer-centric and productivity gains enablers. The rise of omni-channel consumers and the industry’s effort to provide frictionless customers’ journeys open up a range of opportunities for collaboration both for legacy retailers and emerging tech companies.
Who should participate?
The mission is for all those who are interested to generating long-term business and R&D collaboration with UK organisations. The Swiss delegation will be composed of Swiss Retailers with an interest in technology scouting and benchmarking, and of Swiss Technology looking at exporting or piloting their innovations in the UK.
For logistical reasons and to ensure the quality of the interactions, the number of delegates is capped at 10.
What to expect?
While engaging with and innovative retailers and initiating strategic alliances and business collaborations between Switzerland and UK institutions, the program will have a special focus on:
- Accelerating business by enabling Swiss companies to benchmark their solutions with those of their UK competition, supporting Swiss companies with their market strategy as well as initiating productive discussions with UK opinion leaders and potential buyers or investors.
- Promoting the Swiss expertise of enhancing the position of Switzerland as an innovation leader, with technologies that benefit, the transformation of the retail sector, exploring the role of artificial intelligence in retail innovation, and validate the value proposition of leading Swiss innovators
|Target audience||Large retailers (Heads of Corporate Strategy, Heads of Innovation), innovative Swiss companies with AI-based solutions for retail like start-ups, mature new players and incumbents looking at renewing their position|
|Organizer||Swiss Embassy in UK, the Swiss Business Hub UK and Switzerland Global Enterprise|
Included in the price:
- Local transport
- Accomodation for 1 night
- Full participation in the 2 days activites
Not included in the Price:
- Travel arrangements to the UK (and return)
The health of our customers, partners and employees is a top priority for Switzerland Global Enterprise. Due to the spread of the coronavirus in Switzerland, we therefore reserve the right to hold the Swiss Retail Innovation Mission to the UK in a different format or to cancel it altogether. We will proactively inform all participants accordingly.
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