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Sustainability at IRX and eDX

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IRX and eDX promotes eco-friendly retailing, and so naturally leads by example by having the most sustainable event possible. To host a sustainable event, we carry out the following actions:

  • Avoiding single-use plastics: Drinks will be served in reusable glass glasses. The food will also be delivered in very little packaging.
  • Going paperless: IRX and eDX has gone digital. You no longer have to print off your tickets, you can now just use your email confirmation on your phone. As well as digital tickets the show guide has followed suit and moved online. The plan your day guide containing the conference programme is now all stored on an app. This app allows you to plan your day more efficiently and in a more sustainable manner.
  • Using an eco-friendly venue: In the last ten years the NEC have saved 927 million litres of water with the Ureco system.
  • Reducing CO2 emissions: Anyone attending the event has access to a train discount to encourage less cars to be on the road.
  • Recycling: Recycling bins are all around the NEC to encourage recycling. As well as this all badges are recyclable.

Exhibitors: you can do your bit too

How exhibitors can become more sustainable








Content Hours

2020 speakers



  • There are so many innovative companies, so much variation, great content and the speakers are talking about relevant business problems.
    Stuart Eames, Retail Innovation Lead
    Waitrose & Partners
  • The most exciting thing I’ve seen at IRX this year are the new products, new plugins and tools that are now becoming available that perhaps we’d never considered before.
    Agata Styczen, Senior Online Merchandising Manager
    O2 (Telefónica UK)
  • It’s interesting to know what’s happening in the industry… There’s a friendly atmosphere, a number of keynote speakers, a number of theatres so a lot of opportunities to engage and talk to people.
    Munish Khurmi IT Delivery Manager
  • You can talk to different retailers, visitors and you can share knowledge with them. It’s worth coming to IRX.
    Muhammed Aslam, Finance Manager
    Kiddies Kingdom
  • It’s really important to be here to really understand what’s going to be our next challenge.
    Carlos Larraz, Co-Founder & CEO


Location & opening times

Hall 2
The NEC Birmingham

Wednesday 17 March 2021 | 09:30 - 17:00
Thursday 18 March 2021 | 09:30 - 16:00


Clarion LogoIRX is organised by Internet Retailing Events, registered in England and Wales, Company Number 07081797, VAT No. GB 843845601 

Registered Office: Bedford House, 69-79 Fulham High Street, London, SW6 3JW, United Kingdom

Internet Retailing Events are a subsidiary of Clarion Events Limited.