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+I are organizing an exclusive digital retail innovation mission to the UK on 24 February 2021.
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.
To ensure the quality and exclusivity of interactions, the number of companies is capped at 15.
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 Business Hub UK+I/ Embassy of Switzerland in the UK and Switzerland Global Enterprise|
|Cost of participating||S-GE Member CHF 450.- // Non-Member: CHF 530.- // Startups: CHF 350.-|
Media and communication
Active social media campaign in the run-up, during and after the event, using the UK Embassy’s Facebook and Twitter channels, as well as Switzerland Global Enterprise and the Swiss Business Hub’s LinkedIn channels.