Loughborough University London partners Europe's largest retail technology festival

Loughborough University London is proud to be a University partner of Tech. powered by Retail Week: a festival celebrating the most influential digital thinkers, investors and practitioners in retail.

Located at Here East from 13th-14th September, Tech. powered by Retail Week is the biggest two-day celebration of digital retailing and technology in Europe. Both days will be filled with workshops and talks from 120 of the world's most iconic technology entrepreneurs and inventors, as well as known venture capital investors, industry analysts and thought leaders from a wealth of industries, including retail, academia, media and digital technologies. 
 
Representatives from over 300 companies, organisations and start-ups will be in attendance, including Tesco, John Lewis, M&S, Dixons Carphone, Shop Direct and EMP. 
 
Across the two days, attendees can:
  • Discover the latest technology-based initiatives from some of the most disruptive techies, entrepreneurs, and retailers;
  • Explore the potential of new technological advances, such as virtual/augmented reality and artificial intelligence 
  • Understand responses to emerging trends such as ‘on demand’ retailing and ‘connected retailing’
  • Experience the application of new technology across the retail sector
  • Network with some of the most influential names in digital, retail and smart technologies

Tickets for Tech. powered by Retail Week are still available, with a limited number of free places available for current Loughborough University London students. To find out more and to book your place, please visit https://tech.retail-week.com/. Enquiries for free tickets for current Loughborough University London students should be made to Ben Cole (b.p.cole@lboro.ac.uk).

Loughborough is one of the country’s leading universities, with an international reputation for research that matters, excellence in teaching, strong links with industry, and unrivalled achievement in sport.

The University has been awarded five stars in all areas according to the independent QS Stars university rating scheme. It has also been named the best university in the world for sports-related subjects in the 2019 QS World University Rankings, top in the country for its student experience in the 2018 THE Student Experience Survey and University of the Year by The Times and Sunday Times University Guide 2019 and the Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2018.

Loughborough is in the top 10 of every national league table, being ranked 4th in the Guardian University League Table 2019, 5th in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019 and 7th in The UK Complete University Guide 2019. It was also named Sports University of the Year by The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide in 2017.

Loughborough has risen to 5th place in the Times Higher Education (THE) ‘Table of Tables’ 2019 and is in the top 10 in England for research intensity according to the latest Research Excellence Framework (2014). In recognition of its contribution to the sector, Loughborough has been awarded seven Queen's Anniversary Prizes.

Specialising exclusively in postgraduate-level study, Loughborough University London is based on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and offers cutting-edge master’s and PhD degrees, as well as business collaboration, research and enterprise opportunities.

The seven specialist institutes at Loughborough University London include: Design Innovation, Digital Technologies, Diplomacy and International Governance, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, International Management, Media and Creative Industries, and Sport Business. Close industry partnerships with a wealth of leading businesses and creative organisations means teaching and learning is informed by real-life challenges and driven by true industry pressures.