Welcome!

News Feed Item

18th Annual # vadconext Trade Show: a Fully Connected Event Providing Insights into the E-Trends of the Future

As the showcase event for a now fully connected retail industry, the # vadconext trade show will once again this year be offering an overview of the latest techniques being adopted across the sector, whether in the field of e-commerce, multi-channel distance selling, direct marketing, social media or e-logistics. Featured this year are a host of concrete solutions aimed at stakeholders across the commercial chain, be they companies with a background in traditional distance selling, pure plays or retailers. Organised jointly by La Poste, the Grand Lille CCI, SKEMA Business School, GL Events and their partners, #vadconext will be casting the spotlight on 4 central themes this year, namely Data, Commerce, Logistics and Customer Relations. # vadconext is set once again to host a rich programme of high-quality events supported by top-notch speakers, contributions from world-leading retailers, and an innovation area that has been redesigned and enhanced for an even more realistic experience of shopping in tomorrow's world.

vadconext: Reflecting the current and future challenges facing all forms of commerce.
Gone are the days of building the shopping experience around a single channel. Today, the shopping experience is envisaged as a combination of all the interactions engaged in with a brand, whether through a store, an e-commerce website or a mobile application. Digital technology is the main driver of change in the retail sector, and is quickly closing the gap between physical and digital touch points. The digital and real worlds now not only coexist side-by-side, they overlap and interweave to offer consumers a more open, seamless and instantaneous experience. Showrooming, multiple touch points, cross-channel consumption, the new challenges posed by web-POS convergence, generation of in-store traffic via digital media… These are just some of the issues faced by e-merchants and retailers today, and will be explored through a rich and varied programme of events over the three days.

Start-ups, research laboratories and major retailers, all united under the banner of innovation to provide a foretaste of the future of retailing.
Universally acknowledged as a distinguishing feature of the trade show, innovation will once again be the central focus of the event. Cutting-edge technology, prototypes, purchase-path simulation... Innovation will be ever-present, in all its forms.

The Innovation Space: Home of innovative start-ups.
The Connected Innovation Village, coordinated by Pôle Ubiquitaire-EuraTechnologies, will host 20 regional start-ups – as well as several others from around France – selected for their innovative solutions in 4 areas of application in the field of connected commerce, namely: Smart Shopping Solutions, Digital Shopping, Social Shopping and Innovation Lab. The Innovation Lab, hosted by the CITC-EuraRFID, will be the showcase venue for innovations developed by research laboratories.

New Shopping Experience 5.0: Imagining new approaches to engaging customers in a connected commerce environment - Hosted by PICOM.
Through its event entitled "New Shopping Experience 5.0", PICOM – the French competitiveness cluster for the retail sector – will provide visitors with a unique opportunity to experience new approaches to engaging customers in tomorrow's retail sector. Seven projects, developed by six innovative SMBs in collaboration with six major retail chains and a research laboratory, will be on exhibit. A technology showcase as well as a real laboratory for testing and conducting experiments on new approaches to engaging customers in stores, at home and on the move.

An international congress on innovation in the retail sector.
Addressing the question, "What’s next in retail?", the Conext Innovation Congress will serve as a forum for major retailers and international experts to share their vision of the future of retailing. Connected Objects, Big Data, and the current state of play in international retail are just some of the topics that will be addressed on Wednesday October 22.

Highlights of # vadconext 2014
The workshops, conferences and seminars scheduled for this year's # vadconext will focus on 4 key themes, namely Data, Commerce, Logistics and Customer Relations. Over the three-day event, French and international experts, companies and decision-makers will be on hand to provide an expected 10,000 visitors with a 360° view of current and emerging trends, techniques and innovations in the field of connected commerce, enabling them to form a global view of the sector.

Among the feature events this year are:

> The opening Conference, hosted by FEVAD.

> The "Conext Innovation Congress", on the theme, "What’s next in retail?"

> ISMD International Congress (Innovation Service and Digital Marketing): A multi-disciplinary congress which seeks to promote the dissemination of research findings in the fields of Innovation Service, e-Commerce and e-Services.

> Awards: Digital Commerce Stars, Prix Qualité Commerce, Retail Innovation and Research Awards, Digital, Creativity Awards...

> The Web Analytics Rendez-Vous: One of Europe's foremost social gatherings in the field.

> Workshops: A series of workshops in which experts will be given the opportunity to share their views on a number of issues that are specific to multi-channel distance selling and e-commerce.

> Business Meetings: one-to-one meetings to create new business opportunities.

 

KEY FIGURES FOR THE 2014 EDITION

> 190 exhibitors

> 10,000 professional visitors

> 1 international congress
Conext Innovation Congress

> More than 100 conferences, debates, customer case studies

More Stories By Business Wire

Copyright © 2009 Business Wire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of Business Wire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of Business Wire. Business Wire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Latest Stories
SYS-CON Events announced today that Datanami has been named “Media Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo, which will take place on Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Datanami is a communication channel dedicated to providing insight, analysis and up-to-the-minute information about emerging trends and solutions in Big Data. The publication sheds light on all cutting-edge technologies including networking, storage and applications, and the...
After more than five years of DevOps, definitions are evolving, boundaries are expanding, ‘unicorns’ are no longer rare, enterprises are on board, and pundits are moving on. Can we now look at an evolution of DevOps? Should we? Is the foundation of DevOps ‘done’, or is there still too much left to do? What is mature, and what is still missing? What does the next 5 years of DevOps look like? In this Power Panel at DevOps Summit, moderated by DevOps Summit Conference Chair Andi Mann, panelists loo...
SYS-CON Events announced today that EnterpriseTech has been named “Media Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo, which will take place on Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. EnterpriseTech is a professional resource for news and intelligence covering the migration of high-end technologies into the enterprise and business-IT industry, with a special focus on high-tech solutions in new product development, workload management, increased effi...
You know you need the cloud, but you’re hesitant to simply dump everything at Amazon since you know that not all workloads are suitable for cloud. You know that you want the kind of ease of use and scalability that you get with public cloud, but your applications are architected in a way that makes the public cloud a non-starter. You’re looking at private cloud solutions based on hyperconverged infrastructure, but you’re concerned with the limits inherent in those technologies.
For organizations that have amassed large sums of software complexity, taking a microservices approach is the first step toward DevOps and continuous improvement / development. Integrating system-level analysis with microservices makes it easier to change and add functionality to applications at any time without the increase of risk. Before you start big transformation projects or a cloud migration, make sure these changes won’t take down your entire organization.
Cloud promises the agility required by today’s digital businesses. As organizations adopt cloud based infrastructures and services, their IT resources become increasingly dynamic and hybrid in nature. Managing these require modern IT operations and tools. In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Raj Sundaram, Senior Principal Product Manager at CA Technologies, will discuss how to modernize your IT operations in order to proactively manage your hybrid cloud and IT environments. He will be sharing bes...
A look across the tech landscape at the disruptive technologies that are increasing in prominence and speculate as to which will be most impactful for communications – namely, AI and Cloud Computing. In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Curtis Peterson, VP of Operations at RingCentral, highlighted the current challenges of these transformative technologies and shared strategies for preparing your organization for these changes. This “view from the top” outlined the latest trends and developments i...
Automation is enabling enterprises to design, deploy, and manage more complex, hybrid cloud environments. Yet the people who manage these environments must be trained in and understanding these environments better than ever before. A new era of analytics and cognitive computing is adding intelligence, but also more complexity, to these cloud environments. How smart is your cloud? How smart should it be? In this power panel at 20th Cloud Expo, moderated by Conference Chair Roger Strukhoff, paneli...
Hardware virtualization and cloud computing allowed us to increase resource utilization and increase our flexibility to respond to business demand. Docker Containers are the next quantum leap - Are they?! Databases always represented an additional set of challenges unique to running workloads requiring a maximum of I/O, network, CPU resources combined with data locality.
SYS-CON Events announced today that MobiDev, a client-oriented software development company, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place October 31-November 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. MobiDev is a software company that develops and delivers turn-key mobile apps, websites, web services, and complex software systems for startups and enterprises. Since 2009 it has grown from a small group of passionate engineers and business...
SYS-CON Events announced today that GrapeUp, the leading provider of rapid product development at the speed of business, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place October 31-November 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Grape Up is a software company, specialized in cloud native application development and professional services related to Cloud Foundry PaaS. With five expert teams that operate in various sectors of the market acr...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Ayehu will exhibit at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on October 31 - November 2, 2017 at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara California. Ayehu provides IT Process Automation & Orchestration solutions for IT and Security professionals to identify and resolve critical incidents and enable rapid containment, eradication, and recovery from cyber security breaches. Ayehu provides customers greater control over IT infras...
Artificial intelligence, machine learning, neural networks. We’re in the midst of a wave of excitement around AI such as hasn’t been seen for a few decades. But those previous periods of inflated expectations led to troughs of disappointment. Will this time be different? Most likely. Applications of AI such as predictive analytics are already decreasing costs and improving reliability of industrial machinery. Furthermore, the funding and research going into AI now comes from a wide range of com...
SYS-CON Events announced today that SourceForge has been named “Media Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo, which will take place on Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. SourceForge is the largest, most trusted destination for Open Source Software development, collaboration, discovery and download on the web serving over 32 million viewers, 150 million downloads and over 460,000 active development projects each and every month.
In this presentation, Striim CTO and founder Steve Wilkes will discuss practical strategies for counteracting fraud and cyberattacks by leveraging real-time streaming analytics. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Steve Wilkes, Founder and Chief Technology Officer at Striim, will provide a detailed look into leveraging streaming data management to correlate events in real time, and identify potential breaches across IoT and non-IoT systems throughout the enterprise. Strategies for processing massive ...