General frequently asked questions 

When and where is IRX (InternetRetailing Expo)?

IRX will take place at the NEC, Birmingham on Wednesday 11 and Thursday 12 May 2022.

What is the IRX Engage Summit?

The IRX Engage Summit took place on 5-9 July 2021 on the IRX Engage digital platform. It was packed with big-name speakers, fascinating panel discussions, and practical workshops, the digital event had something for everyone. All content is now available on-demand. If you have already registered please log-on to the IRX Engage platform to watch, or alternatively register today for free.

What are the opening times for IRX & eDX?

Wednesday 11 May 2022: 09.30 – 17.00 (free networking drinks from 17.00-18.30)
Thursday 12 May: 09.30 – 16.00

Do I need to register for both IRX and eDX?

You will only need to register once to visit both eDX and IRX. 

Is it completely free?

Yes, both IRX and eDX are completely free to attend, as are all the conference sessions, workshops, expert clinics and the party on the evening of Wednesday 11 May 2022. 

How do I get to IRX?

Find out all the ways to get to IRX here

How can I exhibit at IRX or eDX?

Download the Exhibitor Brochure and a member of the sales team will be touch soon.

When and where are the networking drinks?

The drinks will be served on the show floor on Wednesday 11 May 2022 from 17:00. It is free for everyone to attend. Find out more here

How do I become a VIP?

The VIP programme, open to senior-level players from the UK's top retailers. No need to apply, just register and, should you qualify, we will email you to let you know you have been upgraded.

How will Clarion Events (organisers of IRX & eDX 2022) deliver a safe face-to-face event?

The IRX & eDX team at Clarion Events are working very closely with all stakeholders, venue and local authorities to deliver the event. Please find below a snapshot of some of the elements to expect when you arrive at IRX & eDX this year.

The condition of entry to IRX & eDX 2022 will be that everyone (aged 11 and over) will be required to show proof of COVID status upon entry, either in the form of both vaccinations (first and second dose), and with the second dose 14 days ago; or a negative NHS lateral flow test.

Extra space has been created with larger gangways and additional seating areas and there will also be additional cleaning in place.

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