WIRED Retail Partners

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Headline Partner

ValtechToday’s world is ever-changing – it’s faster, fully global and increasingly complex. Businesses face huge challenges, with users expecting to consume what they want – whenever and wherever they want it. At this exciting time, brands must embrace this new economic era – the economy of experience – and move beyond pushing product-centric mass messages. They must begin designing services and co-creating engaging, meaningful and customised experiences with consumers – or face the risk of irrelevance in an increasingly noisy world.

And that’s exactly what Valtech does: engineer experiences for the digital age, whatever the channel, from web to mobile, in-store, in-car or even in a space shuttle. In a world full of clumsy valtech.co.uk experiences, cumbersome legacy IT systems and consumers flooded with information, Valtech’s innovative vision – known as “Agile Marketing” – helps marketers create and deliver meaningful and personalised customer experiences. Driven by data and a fully integrated end-to-end approach, performance is accurately measured and time-to-market cycles are dramatically shortened.

It’s not just about big ideas: it’s all about customer value, too. Valtech’s unique approach, coupled with deep industry expertise – in Luxury, Pharma, Retail, Media and Automotive – ensures they’re together every step of the way, blending with teams, reacting to data, optimising performance and evolving with brands and their consumers.


Startup Stage Partner

Today, 99 per cent of the world remains unconnected — it’s Cisco’s mission to change that statistic. True progress only happens when everything works together. Cisco creates and connects the solutions that make the Internet of Everything possible, because we know that when we connect the previously unconnected, amazing things will happen.

Cisco always has disruption and innovation in its heart, and is delighted to showcase early-stage companies and entrepreneurs vying for the WIRED Retail audience’s attention. Let’s build the leading companies of tomorrow today.

Join the conversation at #TOMORROWstartshere.


Ticketing Partner

Eventbrite-smallEventbrite is the world’s largest self-service ticketing platform and enables people all over the world to manage, sell and promote tickets to any sort of event.

Eventbrite has processed over 170 million tickets and registrations in 187 countries worldwide, totalling more than £1.2 billion in gross ticket sales. The online event registration service makes it easy for everyone to discover events, and to share the events they’re attending with the people they know.


Event Partner

L39Level39 is Europe’s largest accelerator for finance, retail and future cities technology companies. Launched in March 2013, Level39 member companies meet experienced entrepreneurs, technology investors, and industry experts in order to accelerate their traction. In September 2013, Level39 opened the High Growth Space on the 42nd floor, which is designed to suit Level39 graduates with teams between 8-100.


Media Partners


Published 11 times a year, A1 Retail magazine brings you up to the minute news, inspiring projects, comment from leading voices in retail, where to stay when away on business, as well as extensive coverage of industry events, exhibitions and awards. With an ABC certified circulation, A1 Retail hits the desks of all the important figures in the industry, including active retail buyers and specifiers, shopfitters, manufacturers, interior designers and architects.



Card & Payments World provides in depth information on all aspects of mobile payments, mobile Loyalty, cards & online payments. Card & Payments World has a strong focus on building a business case, returning a profit, successful marketing and customer insight. They produce monthly country reports, publish charts and data, and report on regulatory and legal issues, acquiring and networks.



ERA is the trade association representing a large majority of retailers and digital services offering music, video and games. Its members include independent record shops, internet retailers, specialist high street operators, supermarkets and digital services. ERA co-owns the Official Charts Company and organises Record Store Day in the UK.



Loyalty Magazine covers the whole subject of customer retention, including retail loyalty, business loyalty, car loyalty, financial loyalty, airline and hotel loyalty, green loyalty and employee loyalty. Subscribers receive daily news, a weekly email, regular features, contributed articles, book reviews, analysis, data reports and editorial comment – as well as three glossy magazines.



Talk Business is a magazine with inspiration, tips and advice to assist those battling through the day-to-day struggles of the current climate. Although informative, the content, style and design makes for a light read and easily digestible information bites. Brimming with key talks from successful entrepreneurs and a multitude of informative features, the title advises today’s startups on how they can continue to grow and improve their business. As well as the hard copy, the website is full of useful features and need-to-know information to ensure professionals are constantly kept up to date.



Retail & Loyalty is distributed by subscription through the Editorial Office and agencies, and among the attendees of industry-specific events supported by the journal on the territory of the Russian Federation, the CIS and other countries. The journal audience includes managers of food, non-food, DIY, fashion, HoReCa and e-Commerce retail businesses; leading experts in online and offline retail; staff of airlines, insurance companies, fuel stations, tour operators; services and solutions providers; and market regulators and other entities.



Retail Gazette is a dedicated retail news website delivering up to the minute coverage of the entire sector completely free of charge, 24 hours a day. It publishes independently sourced unbiased articles covering all retail sector industries, employment trends, surveys, city news, property, technology and supply chain. As a dedicated retail information hub, Retail Gazette also publishes services directory, jobs and high profile interviews with leading industry figures.



Seedcamp is a new kind of fund, supporting startups from the pre-seed and seed stage. They back ambitious founders from around the world and help them build billion-dollar global companies by providing them with the right access at the right time to Learning, Network, and Capital. They invest initially up to $250K and accelerate them from seed funding to IPO.



The Paypers is the Netherlands-based leading independent source of news and intelligence for professionals in the global payment community. Aimed at merchants, payment services providers, processors, financial institutions, startups, technology vendors and payment professionals, The Paypers has a special focus on all major trends and developments in payments-related industries – including online and mobile payments, online/mobile banking, cards, online fraud prevention, cross-border e-commerce, e-invoicing and SEPA.



Vendorcom is a European membership organisation which connects all stakeholders in the payments community. Vendorcom’s primary aims are to promote innovation, create a platform for thought leadership, provide a forum for knowledge sharing and resolve issues for members, generally enabling the payments community to better understand and more effectively meet market needs.