Technology doesn’t stand still, and nor do we. We are constantly enhancing our knowledge using the latest tools, research and events to gain actionable insights within the omnichannel space. Our attention is always focused on helping you get the most relevant information to make better decisions today.
Here's a list of the latest industry events, some of which we’ll be exhibiting at:
Future Focus 2017
Maginus User Conference – Tuesday 16th May
Venue: Maginus Offices, Manchester
Date: 8th February 2017
RSVP: 14th April
We're delighted to invite you to 'Future Focus' our upcoming User Conference on Tuesday 16th May 2017, here in Manchester. We're in the process of finalising the agenda, which will be released in Feb. To register and suggest topics for the day please click here.
As a thank you for your business, we've arranged a Pre-Event Dinner on Monday the 15th May at the Hilton Hotel, Manchester Airport, (about a 10 min drive from our offices).
We have negotiated a heavy discount on the rooms, £80 including breakfast. If you’d like us to book a room on your behalf please let us know here.
We do hope you’ll come along to see our lineup which will combine thought-provoking speakers, industry analysis and an overview of our future product direction.
We'll send out an email with a link to the agenda as soon as that's agreed.
Microsoft to host UKWA Technology Advisory Board
Venue: Microsoft UK Head Office, London
Date: 8th February 2017
The first UKWA Technology Advisory Board will be hosted by software giant Microsoft at the company’s London based UK Head Office on Weds 8th February 2017.
Led by Associate Member Maginus, the newly established Advisory Board will be looking at the importance of cloud technology to the logistics industry going forward, in particular how 3PLs can harness the technology to manage rapidly emerging B2B eCommerce demands.
Joining Maginus to contribute to the debate will be specially selected UKWA members who lead the technology field as well as exclusively invited contributors from the retailing and manufacturing sectors.
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Maginus Host B2B and B2C eCommerce Sector Table at EPiServer Ascend Europe 2016
Venue: King’s Place, London
Date: 15th November 2016
We’re excited to announce that Maginus will be hosting the B2B and B2C eCommerce Sector Table at Episerver’s User Conference, Ascend Europe 2016, 15th November 2016.
Ascend Europe 2016 will mark the first large-scale event gathering of Episerver customers and partners from all over the UK, Ireland and Continental Europe. On November 15th, the one-day conference will blend inspiring keynote presentations, along with case studies and sessions from marketing and commerce innovators.
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Future Decoded | Microsoft
Venue: Excel London, E16 1XL
Date: 1-2nd Nov
Future Decoded 2016 at the Excel, London on 1-2 November 2016 will be entirely dedicated to showing how any business can become a digital business, highlighting where to start and the challenges that will be faced along with the benefits from a symbiotic relationship with technology that combines the best of human capacity with the best of digital capability.
Over two days, the event will focus on key phases including, Inspiring – Designing – and Building the Digital Business. Each phase will provide business leaders with the insight, motivation and skills to build the next generation of their organisation.
Don't miss the headline sponsor - theoretical physicist, Professor Stephen Hawking.
Venue: Novotel London West
Date: 11th October 2016
As we look across the InternetRetailing IRUK Top500 omnichannel retailers we see the increasing role that S-O-L-D plays in success.
“S-O-L-D” – Supply Chain, Operations, Logistics and Delivery.
Ecommerce growth within retail has been enabled by click and collect and cross-channel capabilities. There is now more focus on omnichannel retail and insight into the logistics, operations and supply chain professionals. We want to know what exactly happens ‘behind the buy button’.
The approach at the eDelivery Conference is to reflect the board-level conversation in omnichannel retail. We will celebrate the collaboration, imagination and rigour of supply chain professionals and explore how today, tomorrow and in the coming years they can truly fulfil the omnichannel promise.
Internet Retailing – New Horizons
Venue: Novotel London West
Date: 12th October 2016
Now into its second decade at the forefront of omnichannel, our 11th Annual Conference explores ‘New Horizons’ to look at how omnichannel retail must strive for both excellence in today’s priorities, and also embrace the ‘new’. For 2016 we’re looking to new horizons that the modern digitally-enabled retailer can scan as we seek to satisfy the demands of the connected, savvy customer.
In exploring the theme, the sessions will be:
- Practitioner-led: we hear from those professionals who have led and delivered significant projects for globally-renowned retailers, brands and services
- Case-study based: our speakers will focus upon what they’ve done, what they’re doing, and assess the results
- Research-led: the agenda, case studies, comparators and evaluations will be referenced to the researched performance and capabilities of the Top500.
eCommerce Expo – The Only Event Dedicated to the Entire Breadth of eCommerce
Venue: Olympia National, London
Date: 28th-29th September 2016
eCommerce expo consists of 3 events under 1 roof – Your customers expect to move seamlessly between marketing, ecommerce and customer service channels. That is why from 2016, eCommerce Expo will run alongside Technology for Marketing and Customer Contact Expo.
If you work in eCommerce, this exhibition is an unmissable event where thousands of eCommerce professionals come together with some of the most innovative suppliers of ecommerce technologies and services for two days of networking, business, education and inspiration.
The event is themed across the core areas within ecommerce: marketing, platforms, payment, logistics & delivery, customer service, cross-border trade and the more general areas of ecommerce and omni-channel business operations.
UKWA: National Conference
Venue: CASA Hotel in Chesterfield
Date: 28th - 29th September 2016
This year UKWA will hold their National Conference for members at CASA Hotel in Chesterfield, 28th-29th September. This will include thought leadership presentations, best practice case studies and one-to-one business matching sessions, with a Gala Dinner on Wednesday 28th September.
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IMRG & Maginus Report Launch: Omnichannel Wholesale in 2016, “The Magic in the Mix”.
Venue: The Blue Boar, Tothill Street, London
Date: 22nd September 2016, 18:00 – 22:00
This report focuses on three core areas – customer expectation and behaviour, B2B propositions and how to execute change in a digital future. It is being launched at an exclusive dinner event where you will get in-depth insight and knowledge from key industry players who have contributed to the report.
Who Should Attend?
This report and dinner is designed to focus on the role of digital in B2B trading. If your role or responsibility falls into one of the below, you will benefit from attending.
- Trading Directors / Manager
- eCommerce Directors / Managers
This event is open to all registered B2B businesses. Final confirmation of attendance will be sent direct.
Register to attend
The BRC: Annual Retail Industry Dinner
Venue: Grosvenor House Hotel, London
Date: 21st September 2016
The most illustrious night in the retail calendar. Each year the Grosvenor is impressively transformed to host the biggest night in retail and every year the event grows in size and influence. Last year, the dinner was a resounding success with approximately 1100 guests providing an excellent opportunity to entertain valued colleagues, existing clients, and to network with prospective customers and generate new business contacts.
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Maginus User Conference
Venue: Maginus Offices, Manchester, M23 9PL
Date: 14th September 2016
We're delighted to announce that our upcoming User Conference is set to take place on Wednesday 14th September, here in Manchester. As a thank you for your business, we've arranged a Complimentary Dinner on Tuesday the 13th September at the Hilton Hotel, Manchester Airport, (about a 10 min drive from our offices).
We do hope you’ll come along to see our line-up which combines thought-provoking speakers, industry analysis and an overview of our future product direction. Click here to view the full agenda.
Up Close and Personal: The Challenges of Cross Border Expansion - Paul Spinks, MD of LuLu Guiness, and Former-MD of Cath Kidston.
Digital Transformation - Sean O'Donelly, Senior Analyst, eConsultancy.
The Smeg Story - Simon Jarvis, IT & Operations Director at Smeg.
Justerini & Brooks: A Customer Story - David Brown, Data Manager, Justerini & Brooks.
RSVP: 14th August 2016
*Maginus Customers Only
IMHX – The UK’s Largest Intralogistex Event
Venue: NEC, Birmingham
Date: 13-16th September 2016
IMHX is the premier meeting place for the UK’s intralogistics industry. This September over 20,000 supply chain professionals will gather to evaluate cutting edge technologies, explore the latest industry solutions and discuss how to increase efficiencies within supply chain operations. It is also an opportunity to network with industry colleagues and debate the industry's hottest topics.
IMHX 2016 takes place at the NEC, Birmingham from 13th-16th September. Demand for stand space has been exceptional and IMHX 2016 will be the biggest and most comprehensive in the show’s history. With over 450 exhibitors, free-to-attend seminars, RTITB International Operator of the Year Competition and a Future Skills Zone, IMHX is the only intralogistics event that you need to attend in 2016.
eTail Europe 2016
Venue: Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, London
Date: 21-23rd June 2016
Transforming Retail. Together
This event for eCommere & Omnichannel Innovators.
eTail Europe is your one-stop shop for everything omnichannel and eCommerce; an event where you’ll learn, be inspired, find innovative solutions for your business and build lasting friendships. Across 80+ keynotes, panels, workshops and social gatherings, you’ll never forget the three days you spend here.
Whatever your pain point, eTail have definitely got you covered. Their sessions cover each area impacting your business – customer centricity, personalisation, attribution, delivery, offline/online data, mobile engagement, content marketing and everything in between. You’ll discover new ways to boost your bottom line and return to your office ready to shake things up.
IMRG Managing Peak Performance Connect Conference
Venue: Cavendish Conference Centre
Date: 15th June 2016
In 2014 the scale of Black Friday caused logistical and performance issues for many retailers. 2015 ran far more efficiently - but it felt like an event that was evolving rather than something settled and straightforward to predict.
So what can we expect to happen in 2016?
For the first time, IMRG are hosting a Connect conference focused entirely on peak - providing a wide-ranging view of the issues, opportunities and challenges to ensure your strategy is built on solid foundations.
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The BRC: Annual Retail Lecture 2016
Venue: The Willis Buillding, London
Date: 15th June 2016
No other single speech in the retail calendar has the power to set the agenda – and motivate its audience – quite like the Annual Retail Lecture. This year The BRC are delighted to announce Lord Wolfson, Chief Executive, Next Plc. Now in its eighth year, the BRC’s Retail Lecture is held for the industry to challenge thinking, inspire fresh ideas and present new possibilities. The event has been organised for senior retail executives from across the core business functions.
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DCA Annual Summit & ECMOD Direct Commerce Awards 2016
Venue: Hurlingham Club, London
Date: 2nd June 2016
The 2016 Awards take place at the exclusive Hurlingham Club, London on Thursday 2nd June.
The Direct Commerce Association will be holding its 10th Annual Summit prior to the Awards.
Established in 1998, the Awards have become a ‘must attend’ event in the omnichannel retail calendar; attracting highly successful brands in the catalogue, home shopping and direct commerce sectors.
The Awards are also celebrated via a widely read commemorative print and digital publication, with video content and interviews with winning businesses; delivering an on-going presence for the winning brands, and for our sponsors. Previous winners include Boden, The Handpicked Collection, International Dance Supplies, Naked Wines, Notonthehighstreet.com, Thompson & Morgan, Laithwaites, Worldstores, The Original Gift Company, Charles Tyrwhitt, Findel Education, Bombay Duck, House of Bath.
Rates to attend: £195(+VAT) per person or book a table of 10 for £1950 (+VAT)
For more information please email direct commerce on: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01271 866 112.
eCommerce Worldwide Cross-Border Summit by IMRG
Venue: ExCeL London, E16 1XL
Date: 18th May 2016
Whether you are new to cross-border trading, already dipping your toes in international waters, or want to expand your current cross-border strategy, then the eCommerce Worldwide Cross-Border Summit will give you the information and contacts that you need. Packed with first-hand experience, leading international brands and retailers will be sharing their insights and lessons learned on their international eCommerce journeys.
Internet Retailing Expo with eDelivery 2016
Venue: NEC, Birmingham
Date: 27th-28th April
Internet Retailing Expo is the place to find a complete range of products and services essential in omnichannel retail. Over 6000 European retailers and 300+ exhibitors from UK and abroad who specialise in the retail, leisure and hospitality sectors.
IRX is for CEO’s, Directors, Senior Managers and Executives who are responsible for delivering omnichannel strategies.
The conference is rich in relevant content, sourcing and fact-finding intelligence providing a profitable, enjoyable and valuable day out of the office.
Marketing Week Live 2016
Venue: Olympia, Central London
Date: 27th-28th April
Marketing Week Live brings together a handpicked list of the most innovative and forward thinking names in the business. Looking beyond the segmentation and silos of traditional marketing, Centre Stage will deliver invaluable discussions and case studies touching on the industry’s hottest trends and challenges at the very forefront of the craft, with one key theme: The collaboration of marketing, insight and data teams. Tailored specifically for forward thinkers and industry trailblazers, this conference will reflect the increasingly collaborative nature of the disciplines, while tackling some of the most prevalent industry topics, including the rise of ad-blocking, the changing nature of customer loyalty, and leveraging opportunities in wearable technology.
DCA Operations & Fulfilment Forum
Venue: The Queen’s Club, London
Date: 21st April 2016
This will be the third consecutive year DCA's Spring event has been held at The Queen's Club on the 21st April 2016.
Will O'Brien, Sales Director at Maginus, will be presenting, "Selecting technology that fits your requirement" at the event. Other confirmed speakers include: Andy Cable, Martin Harvey, Carl Bowman, David Cole, Mark Wilby, Simon Beeching, Pierre D'Arbost, Grant Stevens & Paul Hill.
IoT Enterprise Summit 2016 | IoT University
Venue: New Zealand House, 80 Haymarket, London, SW1Y 4TQ
Date: 22nd March
Once a high level framework has been outlined in the opening keynotes, we explore IoT in the context of specific physical settings across the value chain and business functions to see how it can yield real business value and innovation.
See IoT brought to life in real world settings in your business: In store, the factory, the warehouse, the plant, supply chain and mobile. Discover the real-world applications that you can apply to your business today that will transform how you do business.
The IoT University will show you the achievable steps you can take today to embed data at the centre of your business and place you at the forefront of this innovation.
Venue: Ricoh Arena, Coventry
Date: 16th & 17th March 2016
We would like to invite you to join us on Stand 215 at IntraLogisteX 2016, taking place in Jaguar Exhibition Hall 2 of the Ricoh Arena, Coventry, UK on the 16th and 17th March 2016.
IntraLogisteX is for logistics professionals who are looking for solutions to current and future challenges, from the latest materials handling technologies to full-scale warehouse automation options.
Date: 16th-17th March 2016
Venue: Intercontinental London, The O2
Retail Week Live gives retail’s smartest minds the opportunity to explore new strategies, understand business disruptors, chart technological progress and uncover the future roadmap of the industry. The event attracts more than 1200 people across two jam-packed days and features over 150 inspiring speakers.
Retail Week Live 2017 will take place on the 8-9 March 2017. Register your interest now to save 20% on your delegate place.
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RBTE - Retail Business Technology Expo
Venue: Olympia, London, UK
Date: 9th – 10th March
RBTE is a must visit event for European retail, hospitality, travel, entertainment and leisure operators and etailers who want to keep up to date with all the latest solutions as well as take advantage of the strategic and tactical advice that will be available to help them. It is relevant for all members of the team responsible for taking or influencing purchasing decisions, including IT, eCommerce, payments, marketing, loss prevention, finance, supply chain, profit protection, operations, HR and security.
Venue: The British Museum, London
Date: 9th March 2016
Delegates can expect winning case studies, on a range of topics, showcasing operational excellence. The carefully-selected venue The British Museum, a beacon for learning, reflects the educational agenda which delegates will experience on Wednesday the 9th of March 2016.
Martec International - Microsoft Dynamics AX in Retail Event
Date: 24th February 2016
A one day event in central London providing an independent view of Microsoft Dynamics AX for Retail. Martec cover its functionality, strengths, weaknesses, partners and implementation options. Three retail users of Dynamics AX for Retail will be sharing their experiences and answering your questions - Mike Wilks, Head of IT for Joules Clothing, Alan Parsons, Head of AX Retail Implementation and Deployment, Mole Valley Farmers, Marie Anderson, IT Programme Manager, Wyevale and David Pogrund, Group IT Director, Sally.
The Internet of Retail Conference
Venue: Crowne Plaza Gerrards Cross, Oxford Road, Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, HP9 2XE
Date: 9-10th February 2016
Get behind the IoT hype! See how leading retailers are enhancing customer experience and generating new revenue streams with the Internet of Retail.
The Delivery Conference, powered by MetaPack
Venue: Park Plaza Westminster Bridge
200 Westminster Bridge Rd, London, SE1 7UT
Date: 2nd February 2016
With delivery top of the agenda for many of the world’s largest retail brands, The Delivery Conference offers a unique opportunity for you to learn about the latest innovations and industry trends from leading experts.
Venue: Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester
Date: 2nd February 2016
ProlificNorthLive was a one-day expo that took place at Emirates Old Trafford on Tuesday 2 February 2016, showcasing the very best in digital, broadcasting, marketing, PR, publishing and advertising from across the North.