Best UK Retail and Hospitality Conferences of Fall 2023

With over a half of summer already behind us, it’s the perfect moment to shift our focus towards the exciting opportunities that lie ahead in the coming fall months.

For professionals across various industries, it is time to start planning for the season’s highly anticipated conferences. So, let’s gear up and explore what awaits us!

Top Retail & Hospitality Events in the UK

Starting early in September and carrying through the entirety of October, sometimes even November, the premier retail and hospitality conferences offer a strategic advantage for businesses and professionals, fully energized after the summer break.

This year, TRIFFT centers its focus on retail and hospitality events in the United Kingdom. With a wide selection of conferences available, we’ve handpicked our top choices to make your experience truly exceptional.

Join us as we explore the best of what (mostly) London has to offer this fall.

London Retail Hospitality Conferences 2023

Future of Retail

September 19, 2023 – Convene, London

FT Live Retail Summit brings together top-notch experts, thought leaders, and innovators, offering invaluable insights into the latest trends, emerging technologies, and best practices driving retail success.

With a diverse range of topics covered through engaging panel discussions, keynote presentations, and interactive sessions, attendees can explore new strategies to enhance customer experience, optimize supply chains, and navigate the challenges of the modern retail world. 

Top speakers, including CEOs of renowned companies like Tapestry, Harvey Nichols, and Frasers Group, are set to grace this prestigious conference. Together with other speakers, they will delve into critical topics such as “What is the best way to reach customers in 2023?”, “What will retail look like in 10 years time?”, and “What new technologies can be used to deliver secure and sustainable supply chains?” 

At the event, you’ll have the opportunity to connect with fellow professionals, including C-Suite executives, Managing Directors, VPs, “Head of” in various retail sectors.

Tickets: Digital pass for £249, In-person tickets for £1,299 (retailers), and £1,599 (non-retailers)

More info about the event can be found here.

Lunch Show

September 27 – 28, 2023 – ExCeL, London

A not-to-be-missed event for professionals in the food-to-go and out-of-home dining industry.

The conference presents the opportunity to connect with a vibrant community of food and beverage suppliers, retailers, and innovators, all gathered under one roof to showcase the latest culinary trends, innovative products, and cutting-edge technologies.

Valuable insights can be gained through dynamic seminars, captivating live demonstrations, and networking sessions with representatives of companies such as Pret, GAIL’s, BP, or Holland & Barrett, which have already been confirmed at the speaker line-up. 

The event is perfect for café owners, sandwich bars, food-to-go chains, coffee shops, delis, contract caterers, wholesalers, supermarkets, and travel caterers. 

Moreover, you can also explore the co-located sister shows: Commercial Kitchen and Casual Dining Show.

Tickets: Free until Wednesday 27 September. A £50 registration fee if applied later.

More info about the event can be found here.

Lunch Show London

eCommerce Expo

September 27 – 28, 2023 – ExCeL, London

The eCommerce Expo, co-located with the Technology for Marketing show, is a dynamic gathering of industry experts, retailers, and tech enthusiasts, all converging to showcase the latest trends, innovations, and best practices driving online success.

Through engaging seminars, thought-provoking keynote presentations, and interactive workshops, the eCommerce Expo offers invaluable insights into customer experience optimization, digital marketing strategies, and the latest e-commerce technologies. 

Over 11 000 B2B and B2C senior eCommerce professionals are expected to arrive over the two-day event, more than 300 exhibitors will attend, and over 200 hours of discussions will be present at any of 12 conference theatres. 

MarTech, customer retention, omnichannel commerce, multichannel marketing are just a few topics to be covered by speakers representing companies such as Specsavers, Flying Tiger, Ralph Lauren, Condé Nast, HubSpot, and many others.

Tickets: Free

More info about the event can be found here.

Technology for Marketing

27 – 28 September 2023 – ExCeL, London

The event, co-located with the eCommerce Expo, caters to marketing professionals, offering an immersive showcase of cutting-edge technologies, trends, and strategies shaping the future of marketing.

Engage with industry leaders, experts, and visionaries in insightful seminars, keynote speeches, and interactive workshops. From marketing automation to data analytics, customer engagement tools, and more, TFM presents a comprehensive platform to explore the latest advancements.

The main sessions will cover the topics of Data, Analytics & Personalisation, Marketing Execution: Automation, Optimisation & Campaign Management, Content: Creation, Management & Advertising, and The Future of Digital Marketing.

Tickets: Free

More info about the event can be found here.

Street Food Business Expo

10 – 11 October, 2023 – ExCeL, London

Savor the vibrant world of street food at the Street Food Expo, a delectable event celebrating the dynamic culinary scene. The expo brings together an array of street food vendors, culinary entrepreneurs, and food enthusiasts.

You will be able to engage with industry experts, attend live cooking demonstrations, and discover the latest trends in the street food industry. The Street Food Expo provides an ideal platform to connect with like-minded individuals, gain valuable insights, and explore opportunities to elevate your street food venture. 

Tickets: Free

More info about the event can be found here.

Street Food Conference London

Café Business Expo

10 – 11 October, 2023 – ExCeL, London

The Café Business Show will shine the spotlight on the world of café business. It is an engaging event designed for coffee shop owners, baristas, and café enthusiasts, offering a diverse array of exhibitors showcasing the latest coffee brewing equipment, artisanal products, and cutting-edge technology to elevate your café offerings.

Talk to industry experts, attend insightful seminars, and witness live demonstrations from renowned baristas. The Café Business Show creates an ideal environment to network, exchange ideas, and discover strategies for business growth and success.

Tickets: Free

More info about the event can be found here.

Hotel and Resort Innovation Expo

10 – 11 October, 2023 – ExCeL, London

The Hotel Innovation Expo is exclusively designed for hoteliers and hospitality professionals. It presents a dynamic showcase of the latest trends, technologies, and strategies reshaping the hotel industry, offering a comprehensive platform to elevate your hotel business.

Do not miss a chance to talk to industry experts, attend enlightening seminars, and witness live demonstrations of innovative products and services. The Hotel Innovation Expo provides an invaluable opportunity to network with like-minded peers and forge strategic partnerships.

Tickets: Free

More info about the event can be found here.

Let’s meet in London!

This fall holds a myriad of exciting opportunities as numerous amazing events are lined up, many of which offer free attendance. With such a diverse range of conferences and trade shows to choose from, there’s no reason not to participate.

TRIFFT will be present at most of these gatherings, so if you wish to engage in meaningful discussions, don’t hesitate to reach out and connect with us.

Let’s make this fall an extraordinary season of growth and inspiration together!

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