Retail is undergoing a fundamental transformation. We started the conversation in 2015—before anyone else—and we’ve led the dialogue ever since. That’s helped make Shoptalk the fastest-growing event in retail history: we grew to over 8,000 attendees in less than 36 months. Our attendees consistently tell us that Shoptalk is Retail’s Best Show, and our Net Promoter Score (NPS) is over 50, a score pretty much unheard of in the events industry. We’re especially proud that as we’ve grown, our NPS has increased every year.

Shoptalk 2020 will kick off the next decade of retail innovation. Join the world’s largest community of retail changemakers on March 22-25 at the Venetian, Las Vegas.

Get to know us better:

Read the 2019 issue of The Retail Zeitgeist—our annual post-event summary—for unparalleled transparency and quantitative insights into what took place at Shoptalk.

Check out 1,300+ photos and some of the extensive media coverage of Shoptalk 2019, including articles in The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times.

Click here to learn more about our values and uncompromised standards.

We know old habits die hard! We’ve reshaped the global retail events landscape and no matter which shows you’ve attended in the past, it’s time you put Shoptalk on your annual calendar.

Join Retail’s Community Of Changemakers:

Hear And Be Heard

Shoptalk is where retail changemakers come together to create the future of retail based on the latest trends, technologies and business models. Our industry-defining agenda and world-class speaker lineup as well as unique networking and collaboration programs ensure you’ll learn in both small and large groups, including in groundbreaking sessions, peer roundtables, curated dinners and double opt-in one-to-one meetings. We’ll ensure that your voice is heard and that you get to hear other important perspectives. You’ll connect with your peers as well as potential new partners, and engage with a large and diverse audience.

Collectively, these activities are a catalyst for the retail revolution, and help both you and your organization grow. Our unprecedented Annual Retail Education Certificate helps you get recognized industry-wide for your investment in your professional development and the digital future of retail.

Core to what makes Shoptalk so special is technology that powers key aspects of our event, including bringing together thousands of industry professionals for tens of thousands of personalized interactions. Read more here.

Join us on March 22-25, 2020 for unmatched strategic and tactical takeaways

Who Attends?

Everyone who’s anyone is at Shoptalk. Over 8,000 individuals attend Shoptalk each year from almost 3,000 established retailers and brands, startups, tech companies, investors, real estate operators, media, Wall Street analyst firms and more. They come to learn, collaborate and create the future of retail with four days of highly relevant content, curated meetings, productive networking and facilitated social engagements.

Our attendees consistently describe their Shoptalk experience as amazing, educational, energizing, exciting, insightful, inspiring, productive and fun.

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Retailers & Brands:

Get Free Tickets & Travel

Thousands of individuals from hundreds of retailers and brands around the world attend Shoptalk every year to improve their knowledge of retail’s latest technologies, trends and business models as well as to collaborate with peers, startups, tech companies, investors, real estate operators and others in an open, friendly environment.

If you’re with a retailer or brand, you may qualify for complimentary Shoptalk tickets plus up to $750 in hotel/travel reimbursement with our Hosted Retailers & Brands Program. The travel/hotel reimbursement is based on receipts submitted following the event. To date, we’ve reimbursed retailers and brands over $3 million in hotel/travel and provided free tickets worth an additional $5 million. To qualify, you must be responsible for buying or evaluating retail or ecommerce technology, and take up to eight 15-minute onsite meetings. Enroll on time and you’ll get to pick the companies you want to meet from over 450 participating sponsors as part of our double opt-in process. You will not need to miss any agenda sessions for these meetings. Our Hosted Program is the largest meetings program in the global retail industry and has an NPS of over 60. Click here to apply now for free tickets and up to $750 in hotel/travel reimbursement. Space is limited and decisions are made on a rolling basis.

Retailers and brands may also qualify for special individual and bulk purchase rate tickets available here.

Direct-To-Consumer & Tech Startups

More than 1,000 direct-to-consumer and tech startups redefining retail attend Shoptalk each year from major global hubs. Shoptalk provides startups with an unparalleled opportunity to form important fundraising, product, distribution and other partnerships with retailers, brands, tech companies, investors, real estate operators, media, analysts and more.

Startups less than two years old that have raised under $2 million at the time of Shoptalk can apply here for a limited number of startup rate tickets and here for discounted exhibiting and sponsorship opportunities.

We also hold an onsite Startup Pitch contest with significant cash prizes. Only 15 spots are available, so apply here now.

Startups can also participate in Funding Founders, a networking program that introduces investors and startups for onsite meetings. To qualify, you must be a registered attendee and apply here. All meetings require investors to opt-in so cannot be guaranteed. In 2019, we made over 1,300 introductions to more than 150 investors for over 200 startups.

Investors:

VCs, PE, Hedge Funds, Lenders and More

More than 150 venture capital, private equity, hedge funds, lenders and other private and public company investment firms attend Shoptalk each year. There's no better place to find the latest innovations, meet the greatest disrupters and hear perspectives from established leaders to help evaluate investment opportunities.

Investors can also participate in Funding Founders, a networking program that introduces investors and startups for onsite meetings. To qualify, you must be a registered attendee and apply here. In 2019, we made over 1,300 introductions to more than 150 investors for over 200 startups.

Exhibitors & Sponsors:

600 Tech and Other Companies

More than 600 companies exhibit at and sponsor Shoptalk each year. Shoptalk 2020 will be the world’s largest retail conference, offering technology companies and solution providers a uniquely large and exceptionally senior as well as international audience. Our exhibit hall will feature over 250 exhibitors and our Hosted Retailers & Brands Program will curate approximately 10,000 onsite meetings.

Shoptalk presents an unparalleled opportunity to:

  • Build brand awareness
  • Engage decision makers
  • Launch new products and services

Speakers:

The Industry’s Leading Lineup

With the industry’s preeminent lineup, Shoptalk’s speakers are industry leaders and innovators from a broad cross-section of companies. Ranging from established retailers and brands to innovative new startups and prolific investors, over half of Shoptalk speakers are CEOs or founders. Read our 2019 issue of The Retail Zeitgeist for additional insights into our speakers.

Agenda:

Knowledge Is Power—Get Yours At Shoptalk

Shoptalk’s content covers the latest technologies, trends and business models as well as the rapid transformation of how consumers discover, shop for and buy everything—ranging from apparel and electronics to grocery and luxury. Read our 2019 issue of The Retail Zeitgeist for additional insights into our agenda and sessions.

With approximately 100 groundbreaking sessions across a wide variety of tracks with important insights and perspectives shared by an unparalleled group of leaders and innovators, Shoptalk’s agenda leads the retail industry narrative.

As a retailer or brand, you can also learn from your peers in small roundtable settings by joining Tabletalks group discussions. You also have the opportunity to vastly improve your knowledge of new technologies by joining our Hosted Retailers & Brands Program as well as Techtalks (Techtalks are open to all).

By participating in our various educational programs, you can qualify for our Annual Retail Education Certificate to distinguish yourself at a time when retail industry professionals are divided in their knowledge of digital innovation.

Editorial Media & Equity Analysts:

Cover Shoptalk Onsite

More than 300 editorial staff from retail, ecommerce, tech, mainstream and other media as well as Wall Street analysts from every major institution attend Shoptalk. They cover more than 200 announcements coordinated with Shoptalk along with ​commentary from hundreds of speakers and one​-​to​-​one interviews. Click here to see past Shoptalk coverage.

Approved editorial media and equity analysts are eligible for a complimentary Shoptalk ticket—note that when approving tickets for media and analysts who have attended previously, we review any publishing history with Shoptalk. Please note that research analyst firms do not qualify for editorial media and equity analyst tickets.

Attending Media Have Included: