Location data specialist Yext has become the headline partner for Retail Week Live 2017.

Yext managing director Jon Buss said he could “not be more excited” to support Retail Week Live, taking place on March 8 and 9, where the line-up includes big industry names such as Sainsbury’s chief executive Mike Coupe, Ikea country manager Gillian Drakeford, Halfords chief executive Jill McDonald and Shop Direct chief executive Alex Baldock.

Retail Week managing director Chris Brook-Carter said: “Yext is a forward-thinking and creative business, and with Retail Week shares an inspiring vision for retail’s future.

“In an industry as dynamic as retail, innovation is essential to create a simple, seamless experience for customers. Yext is a business that perfectly embodies the desire to create simplicity for customers through innovation. I believe their commitment to our industry makes them the perfect match for Retail Week Live.”

Buss said: “Yext looks forward to partnering with Retail Week on this premier event.

“Retail Week is the trusted source for the industry and a trusted partner for Yext as we rapidly grow our footprint across Europe.

“Yext puts businesses on the map with a suite of technology solutions. We are delighted to bring a dynamic look at the future of retail and technology to the Retail Week Live programme.”

Retail Week Live, the UK’s premier festival of retail and consumer commerce, takes place in London on March 8-9, 2017. The event attracts over 1,200 retail chiefs and leading business personalities who gather to experience the unique combination of networking, inspiring content, strategic thinking and innovation. To book your ticket visit: www.live.retail-week.com