Shoptalk offers a variety of networking programs designed to ignite ​onsite ​conversations and connections among the global community of 7,500+ registered attendees from throughout the world. We​​ will facilitate and curate more than 10,000 interactions at Shoptalk 2018, many of which account for the different geographic regions represented at the event.

Hosted Retailers & Brands Program:
Get Free Tickets & $750 Travel Reimbursement
(€650 if traveling from Europe)

Our Hosted Retailers & Brands Program provides complimentary tickets to individuals from established retailers and brands who agree to up to 8 fifteen-minute meetings with our exhibitors and sponsors. That’s no more than 2 hours of your time. The Hosted Retailers & Brands Program will be held in a dedicated area on Monday, March 19 and Tuesday, March 20, at 10:00-11:00 am and 1:00-2:00 pm each day, and your meeting schedule will be emailed to you prior to the event.

Hosted retailers and brands will also receive up to $750 in travel expenses (€650 if traveling from Europe). Simply submit your travel receipts for reimbursement after the event.

Click here to learn more about the Hosted Retailers & Brands Program.

Funding Founders

Funding Founders is a series of 6-minute meetings that match startup founders with VC investors. The ‘speed-dating’ format maximizes the number of meetings for VCs and startups, and will take place place in two 1-hour sessions on Monday, March 19 and Tuesday, March 20 from 7:15 am to 8:15 am.

For 2018, we will facilitate more than 500 meetings as part of Funding Founders, which is open only to registered Shoptalk attendees. If you're a registered startup founder or VC interested in participating, click the button below to apply. Note that all meetings are double opt in and so we can’t guarantee meetings.

Tech Tours

Thematic exhibit hall tours will be held on Sunday, March 18 from 6:45 pm to 7:45 pm, Monday, March 19 from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm and Tuesday, March 20 from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm for groups based on interests and objectives. Themes include Artificial Intelligence, Grocerytalk, New Marketing Technologies and In-Store Innovation.

Tech Tours are open only to retailers, brands and media. If you’re a registered attendee, click the button below to sign up for a Tech Tour, and we’ll be back to you with more details, including times. Please note that space on Tech Tours is limited and we will let you know which, if any, tours you are approved to join.

Retailers & Brands Dinners

Retailers & Brands Dinners are a series of invitation-only sponsored dinners held Monday, March 19 from 7:30-9:00 pm with thoughtfully selected groupings of retailers and brands. Retailers & Brands Dinner themes include CEO/VIP, Marketing Leaders, Grocerytalk, Ecommerce Leaders, Startup CEOs, CTO/CIO. Dinners also account for countries and other geographic regions represented.

Retailers & Brands Dinners are scheduled in advance and require participants to be registered Shoptalk attendees and to have accepted calendar invites.

These dinners are only for retailers and brands. If you’re a retailer or brand and registered to attend, click the button below to learn more and request an invitation to a Retailers & Brands Dinner.