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Technology and Solutions Showcase

Stoller Hall, Manchester
9:30am - 1:30pm
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The Tech and Solutions Showcase puts new technological innovations in front of an audience of retailers, with quick fire presentations and an opportunity to get invaluable feedback. 

The Technology & Solutions Showcase highlights the latest technological developments and services that can make life easier for retailers, improve their bottom line, and take their businesses to the next level. The Showcase looks at all aspects of what’s involved in running a local shop and how technology can enhance the experience for customers, colleagues and retailers alike.

The following companies were selected by ACS’ Independent Board and have been shortlisted to demonstrate their product or service at the event:

  1. Chirp-protect is a retail security solution with minimal setup required, the system is designed for stores where traditional EAS solutions don't quite cut it. Chirp-edge is an out-of-the-box alarm tagging system to bridge the gap for convenience stores that do not have EAS gates installed.
  2. AURA delivers industry-leading response times that benefit us all, from large businesses and construction sites, to individual homeowners. The Retail Response App can be used by retail workers to request the assistance of the nearest vetted SIA security officer to provide support for a range of incidents.
  3. ERS Group specialise in all elements of renewable energy, offering comprehensive services from design to installation and servicing of solar panels, battery storage and EV Chargers.
  4. Fuel Guardian is software to handle, drive off's and no means of payment, which allows them to log issues and for Fuel Guardian to chase the monies owing
  5. develops and implements ML/AI & Big Data based End-To-End solutions for the retail digital ecosystem. Retano Solutions, the Retano Digital Ecosystem is a pre-packaged suite of seamlessly interconnected systems designed to tackle a wide range of contemporary retail automation tasks.
  6. Vusion technology digitalizes your store from floor to ceiling to create a sustainable, hybrid model that’s driven by data. Vusion 360 store is the solution harnessing the full potential of IoT, Cloud, Data, Computer Vision and Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies, the 360 Vusion Store benefits from a unique portfolio of retail applications to improve its daily operations – enhancing shopper satisfaction through a 360° view on all store activities and delivering valuable data and feedback on actions in store.

The event will be co-chaired by Sarah C Johnson from ACS and independent retailer Amit Puntambekar. There will also be a panel of retailers discussing the showcase entries and wider retail technology issues.

Joining Information

The Showcase will be taking place at The Stoller Hall, Hunts Bank, Manchester, M3 1DA, directions to which can be found here -

There will be tea and coffee served from 9:30am in the foyer where you can visit the stands of those who were highly commended as well as those who were shortlisted. The Showcase will commence at 10am and there will be a networking lunch when you will have chance to visit the stands again. The event is due to conclude at 2pm.

If you need to book accommodation, you can use the link below to access special rates -

If you have any dietary requirements or special needs, please do let me know.

Dress code for the event is smart casual.

Information about our Standards and Dignity Charter can be found here.

We look forward to welcoming you on the day.

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