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Time to shine: the new C-star 2020 coming soon in Shanghai
Three special zones for design, equipment, and technology, all in one place
As the retail industry evolves rapidly, C-star 2020 works to expand its portfolio once again by launching three special zones with upgraded features. The ReTailor Hub, H!Tech Hub, and Designer Village provide a platform for retail solution providers and retailers to make business and exchange ideas.
ReTailor Hub, as a brand event of C-star, will create an S.Engine Café on-site with smart retail technologies such as EPSON technology, Hanshow digital signage, and Colorfuls front-projected holographic display, all for a new and out-of-the-box customer experience. In the special zone, Cloudpick Technology will also apply its rich experience and cutting-edge technology to creating an unmanned grab-and-go store with AI vision that disrupts conventional consumption patterns.
The H!Tech Hub will make its debut at C-star 2020. It brings together renowned companies of retail technology such as SUNMI, cloudpick, T-Scale, Kiton, CCL Tech, Koscar, and Zkong. In addition to showcasing cutting-edge technologies, the exhibitors will also give presentations at the H!Tech Stage in the central area to share future development trend of retail technologies.
The Designer Village brings together unique booth designs by many outstanding design firms as well as the 30 finalist projects of the EuroShop Retail Design Award China for display, highlighting the strength of Chinese design.
supporting programmes to share future retail trends from multiple topics and perspectives
C-star has always been committed to creating a sophisticated and premium retail trade fair. In addition to quality exhibitors, the extensive supporting programmes have been a major highlight of this highly acclaimed show.
Due to the covid-19 pandemic, the retail sector is facing new challenges as well as opportunities. Considering the situation, C-star and China Commerce Association for General Merchandise (CCAGM) will co-host the C-star Retail Stage with participation from leading retail brands, shopping mall executives and academic experts to share insights and explore core values of retail business.
In addition to the C-star Retail Stage, C-star 2020 will set up the H!Tech Stage to explore advanced technologies and development trends in the field of smart retail technology. The stage will invite renowned technology companies and industry professionals to share their views.
C-star also works with Retail Observation to launch the 2020 Store Upgrade and Design Open Course to help supermarkets solve challenges in store upgrade with a clear focus on key points, difficulties, and solutions.
In parallel with the exciting forum, two major competitions are attracting much attention. The EuroShop RetailDesign Award China has started its general jury and public and expert jury assessment process. The final winners will be announced at the award dinner gala on September 2nd. The inaugural VM Challenge 2020 is currently in the selection phase, and the selected teams will have four hours on-site to create a themed shop window design for PINKO, an Italian fashion brand. Behold as the competitions reveal the final winners.
Two-week countdown to visitor pre-registration: seize the opportunity and embrace the next retail boom
Visitor pre-registration is now open and the countdown is on. Click https://www.c-star-expo.com/links?id=358 to pre-register and receive your free ticket and catalogue, and enjoy priority registration for the exciting supporting programmes.
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