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Technology Showcase 2021

10th February 2021
9:00am - 11:00am
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Entries are now open for our 2021 Technology Showcase

ACS’ Technology Showcase is the unique chance for retailers and suppliers to come together to explore the latest products and services set to transform the sector.

Suppliers can enter for a chance to demonstrate their product to a group of the UK’s leading convenience retailers.

To enter, suppliers must submit a two-minute video which demonstrates their product or service and entries will then be judged by ACS' Independent Board.

Those shortlisted will be given a 10 minute slot, including eight minutes for a pre-recorded presentation and two minutes for questions (live).

Entry deadline is the 22nd January.

For more information and to enter, please email Sarah C Johnson,


The Showcase will feature presentations from:

  • Cate Trotter, Founder and Head of Trends, Insider Trends
  • Jason Perry, Head of Online Development, Co-operative Group
  • Emma Sutton, Social Media Executive, Costcutter Supermarkets Group

Attendees will hear from a group of shortlisted suppliers selected by ACS’ Independent Board about the latest advancements in technology designed to improve customer experience and assist with the day to day running of stores.

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Event Speakers

Cate Trotter, Founder and Head of Trends, Insider Trends

The Founder and Head of Trends at Insider Trends, as well as a Future 100 entrepreneur, Cate Trotter is an expert in retail, trends and technology; as a keynote speaker, she draws on her knowledge of the latest innovations and her experience of setting up successful businesses to help global brands create seamless and profitable customer experiences.

Emma Sutton, Social Media Executive, Costcutter Supermarkets Group

Emma works at Costcutter Supermarkets Group and looks after all of their consumer facing social media.  She has worked there for nearly two years now and her ultimate goal is to help their independent retailers thrive. She is also Instagram obsessed and her phone screen time is a number she’d rather not share.