Retail Business Technology Expo (RBTE) 2017

Retail Business Technology Expo 2017

SML is the signature sponsor at the Retail Business Technology Expo on May 8-9 in Olympia, London, UK. This year’s event will be the biggest yet, bringing together hundreds of retail professionals and technology providers for two days of product exhibitions, panel discussions, and keynote speeches.

Please visit SML at stand #430 where we’ll be demoing our Clarity Software as well as our latest RFID retail inlays. Be sure to stop by our stand to discuss how our end-to-end RFID solution is allowing retailers to increase sales, decrease shrink, implement omnichannel and improve inventory visibility throughout their entire supply chain.

Click Here to Register for RBTE 2017

Webinar: Learn What Differentiates Successful Retail RFID Deployments

  • Webinar: Learn What Differentiates Successful Retail RFID Deployments
  • Date: March 28, 2017
  • Time: 2:00 to 3:00 PM EST
  • Registration:

Please join SML Group’s Chief Technology Officer and Senior VP for RFID Solutions, Dean Frew, for a new webinar, where he’ll walk through a survey of the last six years of RFID’s significant year-over-year adoption growth in the global retail apparel and footwear market. He’ll discuss all components that make up RFID deployments, such as ROI analysis, technology selection, business-process change when using the technology, tagging methodologies, the importance of standards, and project team structures that produce best results.

The webinar will also feature a focused segment on the role and impact that RFID solutions have in new and essential omnichannel retail models. The goal is to provide attendees with a complete picture of best practices, while pointing out common costly mistakes to avoid when striving for technology-driven business-performance improvement. Register for the webinar here.

Internet of Supply Chain Conference

internet of supply chain conference

The Internet of Supply Chain conference, taking place in Amsterdam in May, is an event that will bring together strategic, operational and IT professionals to explore how Internet of Things technology is improving supply chains now and in the future. Many different keynote speakers, panel discussions and case studies will be presented in relation to industries such as retail, manufacturing, logistics and transportation. One of the featured presenters is Richard Haig, CIO/CTO Herman Kay, who SML RFID is proud to call a partner. As part of his presentation, Haig will discuss how SML RFID’s solutions have benefited Herman Kay.

Please click here to register for the Internet of Supply Chain conference – registering early can save you hundreds on the admission fee.


World Retail Elite Summit

world retail elite summit

Please join SML RFID at the World Retail Elite Summit in Shanghai. SML RFID’s CTO & SVP RFID Solutions, Dean Frew, will be giving a presentation related to “Retail IT Global Development and Perspective” on Monday, January 9. The World Retail Elite event brings together hundreds of corporate technology professionals and retail industry thought leaders to discuss emerging IT strategies in retail, including topics related to social, mobile, cloud, analytics and much more. Find out more about the event here.

Also, if you’re attending, be sure to contact us to set up a visit to the SML RFID Shanghai Technology Center.

London SML RFID Retail Pop Up

rfid retail pop up

Come see RFID in action at SML’s London RFID Retail Pop Up Store. SML and partners will be demonstrating the latest in RFID retail technology that they’ve implemented with some of the largest global retailers that has proven to increase inventory tracking, decrease losses, improve customer service and boost profitability by getting in-demand items in the hands of customers when they want them. There are two days of demonstrations for brand owners and retailers only.

Click here to register for a private meeting slot on Tuesday, October 25th, 2016 from 12pm to 6pm and Wednesday, October 26th from 9am to 6:00pm, as well as the reception on Tuesday the 25th at 6:00pm.

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RFID in Retail: Fast Emerging as the Most Impactful ROI in Retail

  • Webinar: RFID in Retail: Fast Emerging as the Most Impactful ROI in Retail
  • Date: Thursday, October 13, 2016
  • Time: 2:00pm – 3:00pm EST

Please join SML’s Sr. VP for RFID Solutions & Chief Technology Officer, Dean Frew, for a live webinar discussing how RFID is quickly emerging as the retail solution that has the biggest ROI. Benefits such as reduced shrink, improved inventory accuracy and elimination of out of stocks are well-known, but RFID will continue to provide new and unexpected benefits as retailers use the data accuracy provided by RFID to revolutionize the management of inventory throughout their entire supply chain.

Frew, along with Andy Robson of NTL World and Susan Nichols of Apparel Magazine, will form a panel that can address your concerns about RFID deployment using real-world evidence and case studies to show how RFID can achieve the highest ROI in retail – often in a matter of months. Register for the webinar to reserve your spot today.

SML RFID Pop-up Retail Store

pop-up retail storeSML will host an RFID Pop-up Retail Store in New York on Oct. 5-6 in conjunction with RFID Journal’s RFID in Retail and Apparel event.

Retailers and brand owners are invited to come see the latest RFID tags and hardware in action, as well as Clarity software, which is currently deployed at over 1,000 stores throughout the world. In addition, SML will hold a reception on the evening of Oct. 5 for brand owners and retailers only.

To make a reservation for the RFID Pop-up Retail Store, please register here.

Webinar: SML and Draper’s Discuss RFID in Retail

  • rfid in retailWebinar: RFID in Retail – Learn why apparel retailers are adopting RFID at such an accelerating rate
  • Date: Thursday, September 22
  • Time: 2:00pm – 3:00pm GMT

Join SML’s Chief Technology Officer and Sr. Vice President of RFID Solutions, Dean Frew and Online Content Editor for Draper’s, James Knowles as they discuss the growing trend of RFID implementation in fashion retail. The one-hour live webinar will explore the common challenges that the fashion industry faces and how RFID is the top solution. They’ll also discuss the potential business benefits of RFID in retail, successful deployment strategies and much more. Register for the webinar here.

RFID in Retail and Apparel

rfid in retail and apparel

Please join SML at the RFID in Retail and Apparel conference on October 6 at the Helen Mills Theater in New York. The event will be comprised of panels, speakers and exhibitions that address the latest questions, topics, business challenges, goals and product developments related to RFID in the retail industry. The conference agenda is sure to bring real value to attendees by presenting a plethora of information about how RFID saves retailers money and solves real business problems. Because RFID is becoming a critical technology in retail, this one-day-only event should not be missed by any retailer looking to stay competitive. Register for the event here.

AutoID & Communication Expo 2016

autoid and communication expo 2016

SML will be in booth D6 for this year’s AutoID & Communication Expo in Tokyo, Japan. 2016 marks the the 18th edition of this event, recognized as Japan’s only trade show dedicated to automatic identification technology and solutions. According to, Taro Ozawa, Chairman of the Japan Automatic Identification Systems Association, “the main goal of the Expo is to offer optimal solutions to issues faced by users through new products and technologies.” The exhibition area will be divided into the Mobile & Wearable Zone, Imaging Zone, and Sensor Network Zone, where visitors can experience first-hand the latest technologies in automatic identification and IoT. Register for the event here.