What's on in October?

It's nice to plan ahead, so to help you out we have a round up of some of the key events coming up in the retail and hospitality industries next month. If you're running an event and would like it featured just contact us.

2 – 3 October

eCommerce Expo - Olympia London - www.ecommerceexpo.co.uk

As one of the UK’s leading events dedicated to all aspects of selling online, eCommerce Expo is a must for anyone looking to keep a finger on the pulse of industry innovation, have the latest technology at their fingertips and develop the most effective online strategy. For its seventh year, eCommerce Expo is guaranteed to be bigger and better than ever. It will offer a wealth of practical advice in the most comprehensive free education programme across Europe including case-study led seminars and the opportunity to hear about the latest technologies plus thought-provoking Keynote presentations from inspirational speakers.

7 October

Hospitality Guild Apprenticeship Awards nomination closing date - www.hospitalityguild.co.uk

These awards promote the industry as a great place to work and recognise the value apprenticeships offer to both the learners and employers.

Nominations for the second annual Hospitality Guild Apprenticeship Awards close on this date, so make sure that if you know an apprentice or a mentor who deserves recognition, make sure you visit hospitalityguild.co.uk/awards to download a nomination form.

7 – 9 October

The Restaurant Show - Earls Court Two - www.eco.co.uk

The Restaurant Show is a unique trade event that caters to those owning, operating and working in restaurants, hotels, dining pubs and catering companies across the UK.

Whether you are comparing products, sourcing new opportunities, looking for information, guidance or inspiration from top chefs, business leaders and experts, The Restaurant Show is the event you and your business cannot afford to miss.

7 - 9 October

World Retail Congress - cnit, Paris La Défense - www.worldretailcongress.com

This year, the event is held in Paris; one of the world's top shopping destinations and one of the few stable economies in the Eurozone, with Paris accounting for 30% of the total GDP of metropolitan France. The event offers over 20 hours of quality networking opportunities at briefings, masterclasses, lunch seminars, receptions, guided retail study tours and a gala dinner and awards ceremony.

It also features over 100 inspirational, world-class speakers including representatives from N Brown Group, Waitrose, John Lewis, Sainsbury’s Galeries Lafayette, Hamleys, Arcadia, Morrisons, Boots, Mothercare and La Perla.

7 – 13 October

London Cocktail Week - Seven Dials, London - www.diffordsguide.com

London Cocktail Week is a unique celebration of the capital's cocktail culture. Through a host of seminars, pop-up bars, tastings, parties and master-classes, aimed at both novices and experienced professionals, London Cocktail Week will inspire, educate and unite cocktail lovers with some of the best cocktail bars in the world.

9 – 10 October

Food Safety Europe 2013 - Hotel Okura, Amsterdam

Food Safety Europe 2013 is a two day Conference that will deliver invaluable insights and high-level, constructive knowledge share, designed specifically to improve European food safety management in retail, food service and manufacturing environments. The launch of the BRC Food Safety Europe series this year will deliver a strong focus on the security issues surrounding managing an extended supply chain.

16 October

Internet Retailing Expo 2013 - NEC Birmingham - internetretailingconference.com

IRX is the only opportunity in the UK to blend marketing with technology, logistics with customer facing design, mobile with in-store experience – the full range of skills and capabilities to sell in the multichannel era. It contains all the elements to deliver a high quality and highly targeted visitor audience and will generate significant ROI for exhibitors and sponsors.

It comprises a traditional trade show with an unrivalled programme of learning and trade opportunities so blending the need to see the latest solutions and hear the most strategic thinking available in the retail sector.

23 October

Leeds Metropolitan University - retailgraduatefair.co.uk

The first National Retail Graduate Careers Fair was held at Aston University last year, when over 20 retail employers turned out in force to meet students who had travelled from universities around the UK to attend. The event attracted approximately 350 students many of whom were studying a Retail Management or Retail related degree. They made a fantastic impression on the employers and had clearly completed their research before attending.

30 – 31 October

Independent Hotel Show - Olympia London - www.independenthotelshow.co.uk

Launched in 2012, the Independent Hotel Show has filled a gap in the market, connecting the highest quality suppliers with luxury and boutique hotel decision makers from all over the UK. Packed full of expert insight and advice, from informative business sessions to trend reports and new product and service showcases, the Independent Hotel Show is designed to be a one-stop business platform for the luxury and boutique hotel industry.

Sophie MacIntyre

Tuesday, 17 September 2013 at 11:33am

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