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Tech. Catalysts

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Tech. recognises that there is a huge shortage of STEM talent across the commerce industry. To accelerate the time it takes for the industry to reduce this gap, Tech. has created Tech. Catalysts. 

Tech. Catalysts is a comprehensive programme, designed to provide learning, skills and support for the next generation of technology leaders in the commerce space. A cohort of 50 people will be hand chosen to take part in a curated programme. As well as attending the regular programme, those chosen will also have access to bespoke content sessions run by partners and supporters, unique networking opportunities, and meet and greets with keynote speakers. 

TECH. CATALYSTS AIMS TO:

  • Accelerate the learning and development of future tech leaders
  • Empower tech talent with skills and contacts that can accelerate their career
  • Embrace diversity as a strategic goal to drive forward the industry
  • Shine a spotlight on the commerce industry as a dynamic and exciting place to carve out a technology career
     

TECH. CATALYSTS RECEIVE:

  • A speed mentoring session from the Catalyst Mentors who will share short, sharp bursts of wisdom and insight on key leadership learnings and qualities. 
  • An exclusive meet and greet with one of the keynote speakers. This is a fantastic opportunity to understand these speakers’ careers and what they look for when hiring future leaders
  • A bespoke guided tour of the show floor by a leading technology expert, to understand about the latest innovations driving the commerce industry
  • Exposure & Marketing on Tech. website
  • Access to the Tech. House – a VIP networking lounge
  • Access to all the Tech. Series for the next 12 months

Tech. Campus

BRINGING STEM GRADUATES AND BUSINESSES TOGETHER

New for 2019 the Tech. Campus is a place for retail partners to meet with graduates and to help change the perception of the sector as a stimulating place to build a career. Retail partners can showcase graduate opportunities and deliver sessions to help inspire the future tech talent of the industry. This is the hub for our graduate's attendees and university partners to understand more about what a dynamic and exciting industry the retail and commerce space is. 

UNIVERSITIES TAKING PART

  • Bath
  • Cardiff
  • Coventry
  • Essex
  • Kingston
  • Liverpool
  • London Metropolitan
  • Loughborough
  • Manchester
  • Oxford Brookes
  • Pathway
  • Portsmouth
  • Queen Mary
  • Westminster

Floor Plan

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Industry Party

SHAKE YOUR BOT AT THE INDUSTRY PARTY OF THE YEAR!

On the evening of the 2nd October, the Party is the industry bash that will give you serious FOMO if you don't attend! Complimentary drinks, music and plenty of entertainment, makes this the perfect opportunity to network, dance, eat, drink and just have fun following a jam-packed first day at Tech. This is your chance to meet new people, build connections and establish long-lasting relationships that could make a real difference to your business, so don't miss it.

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Tech. House

New for 2019 the Tech. House is the ultimate space for networking, catching up on emails (we know work goes on!), and taking 5 minutes away from the hustle and bustle of the Tech. show floor - no queues and no fuss.

The Tech. House has a ton of seating, complimentary food and drinks served throughout the day, as well as meetings space that can be booked on a 30-minute basis. With over 2000 people to meet with, we know you're going to want somewhere to have meetings, find a place to sit and absorb the great content you have heard or take that all important business call. 

Reserved just for those who have the Tech. House bolt on and their guests (during the time in the booked meeting rooms). Buy your Tech. House bolt on now.

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Tech. Tours

Liz Baclear, Founder of Current Global and host of The Innovators Podcast will take tours of retailers and brands round to exhibitors which she believes are ahead of the curve or just nailing great retailing. She will curate the tours based on key themes and retail challenges, and based on her knowledge and research. A great way to see the show floor and hear from an expert on the technology reinventing and redefining the sector.

Liz will run 7 tours per day and are based on a first come first served basis. Tech. Tours are reserved solely for retailers and brands.

Tours will meet by the Tech. Campus.

2nd October
Tour 1: 10.35 - 11.15
Tour 2: 11.40 - 12.20
Tour 3: 14.00 - 14.40
Tour 4: 15.00 - 15.40

3rd October
Tour 1: 10.35 - 11.15
Tour 2: 11.40 - 12.20
Tour 3: 14.20 - 15.00

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Start-up Speed Dating

START-UP MATCHMAKING

There’s a reason why Tech. is the biggest event in the retail calendar. It is the only event where retailers, tech suppliers, FMCGs, start-ups, investors and analysts join forces to work out how they will not only survive the digital revolution, but nail it. But with so much going on, how do you make sure you don’t miss out on the real stars of the show? - the entrepreneurs and startups shaking up the industry.

For the second year running we are delighted to inform you that the innovation experts, CO:CUBED, will be hosting start-up matchmaking at Tech. to help connect retailers, with a passion for innovation, to stellar start-ups with a solution that fits your needs.

Retailers can either can join an existing session (which can be found on the PDF booklet) or Co:cubed can run bespoke sessions for you and your team, which can be up to 10 people. The deadline for signing up for bespoke sessions is Friday 20th September

To book your sessions please contact Louise from Co:cubed and let her know whether you would like to join an existing session or if you would like Co:cubed to run a bespoke session for you and your team. Click here to view the PDF booklet for more information regarding the above, however if you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact Louise.

START-UPS TAKING PART

Appointedd
Aura Vision
Bidnamic
BOON Spotlight
BotsAndUs
BrightCodes
C2RO
Djungle
Duel
Emotif.ai
Envopap
Finverity
Go Instore
GoodCustomers
GreyHairWorks
Hastee Pay
Increasingly
Intelistyle
LiSA
LoyaltyLab
Mediar Europe
Personify XP
PIXEVIA
PostTag
Pro Alliance
RECASH Limited
Receet
RevLifter
Shoodoo Analytics
Size Me Up Limited
Startle International
Streetify
Taggstar
Texel
TokyWoky
Voxel Worlds
Widget Brain
Winning CIO
WiseShelf
ZyseMe

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