When? 

30th April – 2nd May 2019

2019 French Retail Tech delegation revealed...

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25 February 2019

Where?

London, United Kingdom

When the vibrant French Retail Tech ecosystem
meets innovation-driven British retailers!

 

 

France gathers a powerful ecosystem in the Retail Tech industry with more than 1,300 innovative companies who have raised €275 million in the first semester of 2018 alone. According to Spring Invest, €801 million has been invested in 210 operations since early 2017 – the average round of fundraising amounting to €5.7 million.

Innovation is key to retailers. We are in an age where it’s a struggle to maintain profits and retain customers who are easily swayed by new giant online pureplayers. British retail is no exception. The 2nd European retail market is also Europe’s leading e-commerce market where households spend on average £4,600 annually on online purchases. Online retail sales are predicted to make up around 18% of all retail sales by the end of the year. It is therefore no surprise that British retailers have prioritised e-commerce, customer experience and mobile in terms of investment for the year 2018, according to Retail Week.

French Retail Tech start-ups understand what is at stake and offer solutions that best fit retailers’ needs:
– customer acquisition and loyalty solutions
– logistics and delivery solutions
– data analytics solutions for a more personalised offering
– in-store digital solutions for enhancing the physical shopping experience as well as creating a seamless omnichannel journey from mobile to store.

Already working with the biggest retailers in France, these Retail Tech champions are now looking to bring their solutions abroad, starting with the UK!

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We spoke to Cyrus Tchahardehi, serial entrepreneur, Head of Marketing for Kokoon and presenter of the ‘Voie des Grands’ podcast, about today’s challenges and opportunities for French Tech start-ups in the UK.

What is the French Retail Tech Tour?

The French Retail Tech Tour is a unique chance to connect with the vibrant French RetailTech ecosystem and major retailers in the UK. A 3-day event designed to showcase the best solutions French Retail Tech has to offer to the British retail industry and to foster collaboration between the two ecosystems.

What to expect if you are a French Retail Tech company?

  • 2-days in the French Tech area at RetailEXPO with a dedicated space for one-to-one meetings onsite
  • Bespoke meetings with prospects, potential clients and partners at Retail Expo
  • Speaking opportunities at Retail Expo Conferences
  • A ‘Store Tour’ of 2 or 3 innovative retailers’ branches
  • An ‘Accelerator Tour’ at a major retail accelerator 
  • A special networking cocktail bringing together the French & British Retail Tech ecosystems

Retail Tech Tour package : €4850 HT.

For a chance to be part of the Tour, get in touch with us to register:

 

What to expect if you are a UK company?

  • A tailored programme of meetings with the French delegation of start-ups & scale-ups at RetailEXPO
  • French Retail Tech speakers at RetailEXPO Conferences
  • A special networking cocktail bringing together the French & British Retail Tech ecosystems

Looking for 8 champions in 10 categories

AR/VR
New payments
Data & Analytics
Omnichannel Services
Sustainable Consumption
Staff Health & Wellbeing
Personalisation
Voice Commerce
In-store Experience
Supply Chain & Logistics

Programme

8th February: Application deadline for French Retail Tech start-ups & scale-ups

 

25th February: Announcement of the 8 start-ups & scale-ups selected to be part of the French delegation

 

26th February – 30th April: Preparation of the Retail Tech Tour. Between 1st of March and the beginning of the event, we will be working with you on tailoring the perfect programme for you.

– Are you a start-up or a scale-up? We will work with you to find the best contacts and to organise meetings during the French Retail Tech Tour. We will also help you to prepare as much as possible to ensure you make the most of the tour.
– Do you work in the retail industry? To ensure you meet only the start-ups that really are of interest to you, we will give you all the information you need about the delegation and work with you in advance to make the most of your visit on the French Pavilion at RetailEXPO.

4th April
: Bootcamp at Lafayette Plug & Play in Paris. A day dedicated to start-ups & scale-ups: presentation of the British market, advice on your go-to-market strategy and pitch coaching sessions.

 

30th April: A DAY OF DISCOVERY*

 

1st and 2nd May: TWO DAYS OF MEETINGS AND NETWORKING AT RetailEXPO*

*The full programme of the Tour will be disclosed very soon.

The 2019 Selection Committee

Business France has established a Selection Committee composed of retail leaders to choose the 8 French Retail Tech champions that will follow us on this Tour.

Matt Bradley
Event Director
RetailEXPO

 

Charlie Robinson
Scale Program Manager
PwC UK
Pieter Lammens
Director
Lafayette Plug & Play Paris

 

Oksana Stowe
Principal of Growth Fund
True UK
Marie-Axelle Loustalot-Forest
Chief Commercial Officer
Ocado UK
Cyrus Tchahardehi
Head of Marketing Innovation
Kokoon
Joel Palix
CEO
FeelUnique.com

 

Our institutional jury :

Eric Morand
Director of Tech & Services Department
Business France
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The leading event for the Retail industry in Europe

On 1st and 2nd of May, come and meet the French innovative startups at the unmissable event for European retail.

 

 
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Visitors

 

More than 18,400 attendees in 2018

 
 
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Global reach

97% of attendees came from Europe reflecting the strong European nature of the event.

The show attracted visitors from 76 different countries globally.

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Exhibitors and Speakers

Over 380 suppliers showcasing the latest emerging technologies.
1 French Tech Pavilion with 13 solution providers.
Key speakers from major brands and retailers includind ASOS, Amazon, John Lewis and Google and independant expert speakers.

 
 

LOCATION

 

See you at the French Pavilion!

OLYMPIA

Hammersmith Rd, London W14 8UX, United-Kingdom

Web Summit

FIL – Feira Internacional de Lisboa
R. Bojador,
1998-010 Santa Maria dos Olivais,
Lisboa, Portugal

French Delegation 2018

Our Partners

 
 

Contacts

 

Elodie Gaillard
Trade Development Advisor
Business France UK – London

elodie.gaillard@businessfrance.fr
Tel: +44 (0)20 7024 3643

 
 
 

About Business France

Business France contributes to the development and success of French and foreign businesses wishing to expand abroad by supporting them throughout the lifetime of their projects, and is driven by an efficient, result-oriented working culture. Focused on creating value in France and across the world, Business France supports the international development of the French economy.

 

1,500 experienced personnel ready to help you and analyze your needs, offering customized services for all your development projects 91 offices and correspondents worldwide. 28 partners in France’s regions. 

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