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14 March 2019

EuroCIS: IT investment in retail is booming

At EuroCIS 2019, the leading trade fair for retail technology, 482 exhibitors from 39 nations presented IT solutions for all areas of retail. More than 13,000 experts travelled to the Rhine to browse the ranges specifically tailored to retailers and their partners. This corresponds to a 10 per cent increase in visitors hailing from some 94 nations.

Photo: Messe Düsseldorf / ctillmannPhoto: Messe Düsseldorf / ctillmann
At EuroCIS 2019, the leading trade fair for retail technology, 482 exhibitors from 39 nations presented IT solutions for all areas of retail.
According to a study published by the EHI Retail Institute for EuroCIS 2019, retailers’ IT budgets continue to rise. They focus on projects that make retailers’ IT infrastructures future-proof; however, the optimisation of merchandise information systems and omnichannel solutions also ranked at the very top of retailers’ to-do lists.

“EuroCIS is the most important hotspot for decision makers in the national and international retail industry. It is enormously important as a networking, innovation and trend platform,” comments Ulrich Spaan, member of the board at the EHI Retail Institute, and explains: “One of the key retail trends that EuroCIS 2019 reflected is the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI). In addition, self checkout, payment methods and the Internet of Things (IoT) played a prominent role at the trade fair. Chatbots, for example, use Artificial Intelligence to communicate with shoppers while the IoT is a valuable tool in data analytics for retailers.”

Supporting the exhibits, both the EuroCIS Forum and the Omnichannel Forum registered high attendance levels and provided plenty of inspirations for IT managers in retail with practical insights as well as lectures on innovations. The Start-up hub, in turn, also scored points with creative ideas at its second edition. “The Stage” – a forum embedded in the Start-up hub for the first time where newcomers introduced themselves to the expert audience and discussed their solutions – was well attended throughout and was streamed live at www.eurocis.com as well as by the online magazine mag.euroshop.de.

The next EuroCIS will be held as part of EuroShop 2020, The World’s No 1 Retail Trade Fair, in Düsseldorf from 16 to 20 February 2020.

https://www.eurocis.com/
https://www.euroshop.de/

 


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