February 8 2017

At the end of April, LS Retail experts, partners and customers will meet up in Madrid, Spain, to attend conneXion, the LS Retail and Hospitality yearly conference and expo. We can’t wait for April 26 to come!

And we are sure we are not alone – this is the key networking event for the whole LS Retail community. It is at conneXion that new business partners meet, deals are closed, and retailers and restaurateurs find solutions to the problems caused by their outdated software systems.

If you haven’t registered yet, here are 5 reasons why you should do it, now:

1. See retail innovation from the brands disrupting the industry

Sportswear brand adidas is known for its constant focus on innovation. Dominik Meier, Senior Software Engineer at adidas, will be on the conneXion main stage on Thursday, April 27, to share how LS Retail and adidas are uniting to create technology that wows customers by making service in-store more rapid and personalized.

2. Get the whole story about Microsoft Dynamics 365

On Wednesday April 26, Marko Perisic, General Manager of Dynamics 365 and Dynamics SMB, and Dadi Karason, CTO at LS Retail, will have an exclusive open discussion about the future of LS Retail, Dynamics NAV and Dynamics 365. This is unique opportunity to discover the road the Dynamics solutions will take – and an unmissable session for any Microsoft Dynamics professional.

3. Prepare for the future of retail

The why, where, and how of shopping are changing. The retail store of the future won’t be about selling products – it will be about creating amazing experiences. On, Thursday, April 27, retail industry futurist Doug Stephens will be on the main stage to show conneXion attendees how the most innovative brands are responding to changing consumer expectations, and what retailers need to do to thrive in this brave new world.

4. Discover how AI will revolutionize the world

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is one of the biggest game-changers in the retail and hospitality industry. Machine learning algorithms are being used to better track, segment, understand, recognize and analyze shoppers. Companies communicate with shoppers via chatbots; diners are served by voice-activated robot assistants. There’s a new world ahead of us — and we are standing on the threshold. Luis Cabrera, Senior Program Manager for Azure Machine Learning/Cortana Intelligence, will give us a peek through the door at the possibilities machine learning opens for retailers and customers alike. We are very excited to see Luis return as a conneXion keynote speaker. Last year his session was voted as one of the best by conneXion attendees – this is a keynote you do not want to miss!

5. Learn, share and network

This year’s program offers countless opportunities to interact and network with other attendees. Join a roundtable discussion on your favorite LS Retail product, and ask your questions to the product experts on stage or to other LS Retail partners. Stop at the Expo to have a chat with an innovative exhibitor or get a one-to-one product demonstration from an LS Retail expert. And finally, don’t forget to mix work and play: grab some tapas, dance, socialize and perhaps while at it you will close a new, profitable deal with like-minded peers.

We look forward to seeing you in Madrid!