Networking & Collaboration Programs With our networking and collaboration programs, you’ll learn and engage in small and large groups that ensure your voice is heard and that you hear other important perspectives. These programs connect you with your peers as well as potential new partners curated from a large and diverse audience. Many of our programs are powered by technology that brings thousands of you together for tens of thousands of personalized interactions.

Hosted Retailers & Brands Program Qualified Retailers & Brands Get Free Shoptalk Tickets & Up To $750 Travel/Hotel Reimbursement

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 reimbursement amount of $750 is the same whether you stay onsite at Mandalay Bay or offsite at any other hotel—for 2020, we have secured hotel room rates lower than those available in previous years. 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. Your eight (8) 15-minute meetings (total of up to only two hours) will be held during dedicated hours on Monday and Tuesday of Shoptalk. Your final schedule will be sent to you the week before the event.

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.

Funding Founders

With our Funding Founders program, we match startups and investors for pre-show introductions and onsite meetings. In 2019, we facilitate more than 1,300 introductions as part of Funding Founders, which is open only to registered Shoptalk attendees. If you're a registered startup or investor interested in participating, apply below. Note that all introductions require investor approval, so we cannot guarantee startups any specific introductions or any minimum number of introductions.

Retailers & Brands Networking Dinners

Shoptalk's Retailers & Brands Networking Dinners are a series of invitation-only sponsored dinners held on Monday, March 23, 2020, at 7:30-9:30pm. These dinners take place at high-end Las Vegas restaurants and bring together groups of approximately 15-20 individuals from retailers and brands. While Retailers & Brands Networking Dinners are sponsored, each dinner is facilitated by a Shoptalk Ambassador, an independent, respected industry executive.

Retailers & Brands Networking 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 Shoptalk, click the button below to learn more about and request an invitation for a Retailers & Brands Networking Dinner.


Tabletalks are interactive peer-to-peer 45-minute roundtables that enable deep dive discussions and learnings. Tabletalks bring together 5-8 individuals from retailers and brands to share insights, address issues and generate actionable takeaways that help drive their businesses forward.

Each Tabletalk covers one of 10 topics, all of which are based on the industry’s most pressing challenges and opportunities. Tabletalks are powered by our unparalleled proprietary technology and personalization algorithms.

Tabletalks do not conflict with our agenda content and take place at the times set forth in our Schedule.

Invitations to join Tabletalks will be sent to qualifying registered retailer and brand attendees in mid-February 2020.


Shophop is a networking program designed to bring hundreds of retailers and brands together in a fun, social environment conducive to creating new peer connections as well as deepening existing relationships--vendor attendance is limited to a small number of supporting sponsors. Best described as a high-end “pub crawl”, Shophop will take place during Shoptalk in the evening of Tuesday, March 24, 2020, at the best onsite venues at Mandalay Bay.

Shophop is only open to attending retailers and brands. No sign-up is required and further details will be provided to registered attending retailers and brands immediately prior to the start of Shoptalk.