Media Partner Event
Held annually at the Business Design Centre in Islington, the VM & Display Show is the longest running exhibition for the industry.
Whether you are a retailer, designer, in the leisure and entertainment industry or in fact use visual merchandising to promote your products or services in any way, this show is a must visit for everyone involved. The exhibition covers everything within visual merchandising and display from mannequins, print, Christmas decorations, display services, props, design, graphics, bust forms, turnKey service, POP, lighting, fabrics and everything in between.
The show will welcome new features in 2018. Introducing the Retail Focus Forum, where visitors can gain insight on the latest trends in visual merchandising and design from senior forward-thinking individuals. The seminars run over two days during the show. The schedule so far...
Wednesday 18 April
11.00 - Keynote by Harrods
13.00 - Are you effectively understanding your audience and securing true connection?
Katie Mitchell, Client Services Director, Seen Displays
15:00 - Destination denim: Behind the story of a new VM look.
Suzanne Tanner, Senior Retail Project Manager, Visual Thinking
16:00 - Panel Discussion (TBC).
Chair: Suzanne Tanner, Senior Retail Project Manager, Visual Thinking
Thursday 19 April
11:00 - How to Create a Truly Immersive Experience.
Tom Philipson, Co-Founder, YourStudio & TopShop
13:00 - Making and Saving Money from New Store Concepts, VM & Display.
Tim Radley, Founder, VM-Unleashed
14:30 - L'Occitane Regent Street: A Store to Tantalise all Five Senses.
George Gottl, CEO, FutureBrand UXUS & Jamie Taylor, Retail, Property and Wholesale Director, L'Occitane
The show will also introduce the Display Team Challenge, which will see some of the UK's biggest retailers compete to be crowned Display Team of the Year. The teams will start with a blank canvas and have to create an eye-catching display for the judges to score.
Photography: Melvyn Vincent