Shoptalk 2023 is bigger and better than ever!

Why? We’re facilitating 50,000+ double opt-in meetings so you can meet everyone, for any reason!

Everyone knows that every year Shoptalk delivers:

  • The best speaker lineup and agenda that leads the industry narrative with unprecedented insights, ensuring you future-proof your business across ecommerce, marketing, merchandising, physical stores, supply chain, payments and more
  • The best experience and venue, with activities, entertainment and programs–from our thrilling Industry Night to our world-famous Hosted Program and Tabletalks–that ensure connections are forged and memories are made
  • The best value for money, with measurable ROI through facilitated meetings as well as free tickets and millions of dollars in travel expenses reimbursed each year to retailers and brands

That’s made us retail’s best show year after year for over 7 years since we launched.

For 2023, we’re upping our game even more! We’re adding an onsite Meetup so that we now also deliver the best networking and collaboration for everyone across every use case. Everyone will get to meet new people, discover new organizations and create incredible new opportunities.

With Meetup, you’ll have access to efficient networking and collaboration across every use case:

  • Connect efficiently with new and familiar faces including clients, vendors, partners and friends
  • Meet potential customers and partners, including retailers and brands
  • Buy, sell and discover products, services and solutions
  • Uncover the newest and hottest startups
  • Launch products, make announcements and share news
  • Make new friends
  • Participate in media and analyst interviews
  • Fund startups
  • Raise capital
  • Reach out to potential acquirers or acquisition targets
  • Recruit and hire or find a job

Serendipity may be great, but it’s way more powerful when it’s engineered. You won’t want to miss the biggest meetings program in retail history.

Shoptalk - Hosted Retailers & Brands Program

What about Shoptalk’s world famous Hosted Retailers & Brands Program?

Our previous Hosted Retailers & Brands Program will become part of the onsite Meetup (that’s right, sponsors can continue to buy meetings with retailers and brands, and retailers and brands can continue to qualify for free tickets and travel/hotel reimbursement). It’s a win-win.

And, hosted retailers and brands can now join other types of double opt-in meetings–they can meet anyone they want to meet who also wants to meet them.

See how to participate in the Hosted Program here.

Meetup

How can I get involved in Meetup?

Meetup is open to all Shoptalk attendees (at no additional cost), and will facilitate more than 50,000 double opt-in 15-minute on-site meetings. It is the best way to meet everyone you want to meet at Shoptalk 2023.

To participate, just get your ticket and complete the pre-event process leading up to the event, and get ready to meet new people, discover new organizations and create incredible new opportunities at the biggest meetings program ever held in the retail industry. You don’t want to miss it!

Shoptalk Meetup

How does Meetup's pre-event process work?

On Monday, February 27, 2023 (that’s 4 weeks before Shoptalk starts) we’ll reach out to guide you step-by-step through a simple process to participate in Meetup:

  • Step 1: Profile Completion. Complete your profile, letting all participants know about you, your organization and your goals.
  • Step 2: Meeting Selection & Opt-In. Review thousands of profiles and select who you want to meet with–use filters, lists and searches to make it easy. Thousands of other attendees will be doing the same. Then opt-in to the meeting requests you receive.
  • Step 3: Meeting Acceptance & Scheduling. After you review and accept your meetings, we’ll automatically schedule them and send you calendar invites.

Then, simply join your meetings onsite. And remember, all meetings are double opt-in, guaranteeing you'll only meet people you want to meet who also want to meet you.

Meetup

Where and when is Meetup?

Meetup meetings will take place onsite during Shoptalk 2023 in a dedicated area (the size of more than five football fields!) located in the Exhibit Hall near the General Session stage.

All meetings will be scheduled based on everyone’s individual availability during the following times (note that all meetings are pre-scheduled):

  • Monday March 27, 2023: 12.15pm - 1.30pm PT
  • Monday March 27, 2023: 2.35pm - 3.50pm PT
  • Tuesday March 28, 2023: 12.15pm - 1.30pm PT
  • Tuesday March 28, 2023: 2.35pm - 3.50pm PT