Now in its 3rd successful year, KioskCom Self Service Expo Europe, Europes premier event for customer facing technologies, has gone from strength to strength, quickly becoming the European business portal for the latest in self service and kiosk technology. 

Plus, for 2008, The Digital Signage Show Europe will run alongside Self Service Expo Europe for the first time reflecting the growing synergy between these two technologies.

Its an exciting year for customer facing technologies and a time of considerable change driven by our current economic climate and a need to reduce costs, increase revenues and improve customer service the three biggest benefits of self service technology deployment.  Particularly this year, we have seen a move towards interactivity in public space digital advertising be it Bluetooth, touch or text involvement a sector that is ripe for huge growth.

In retail, on the shop floors themselves, we are also set to witness the adoption of technology on a huge scale the appearance in Europe of electronic shelf-edge labelling, to give one example.  One major UK supermarket retailer is currently trialling the system which allows central control of shelf-edge labels across its entire network of stores a huge efficiency move but one that also opens up a new form of revenue generation through instantly changeable advertising.

Also, with contactless and mobile payment just around the corner something that could well play a significant role in leisure and entertainment retailing there will be a raft of new products and technologies to be seen throughout the show.  As well as, of course, the extensive free seminar programme which will address hot industry topics. 

This years show will bring together key decision makers and property managers within the retail, financial, travel, hospitality, catering, local government and healthcare sectors to discover the latest innovations in kiosk, self service, digital signage and customer facing technology.  The diversity of exhibitors ensures that there is something there for everyone.

Returning to the show for 2008 are companies such as 3M, Key Technology, Protouch, Dicoll, Ritall, Verifone, GWD Media, YesPay, Rafi, St Clair and Star Micronics among many others, and visitors will benefit from the shows expansion with first time exhibitors including the likes of Box Technologies, New Vision, Storefront.com, Roku, Next Window, Nexcom, Wincor Nixdorf, Ingenico and the leading RFID provider, Freedom Shopping.

As well as providing great education and networking opportunities through its seminar programme,  Self Service Expo Europe and The Digital Signage Show Europe represents a unique opportunity for visitors to benefit from the depth of experience and expertise on offer from exhibitors in what can seem a baffling array of technology to the untrained eye.

Visit Londons Olympia, UK, on 1-2 October and take a look at how your organisation can get ahead with the latest in customer facing technologies.

Register free at www.selfserviceexpo.co.uk

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