Terms & Conditions for Retailers and Brands (subject to change):

 

Last Revised: January 24, 2024

As a registered retailer and brand attendee or participant (“you”) in Shoptalk’s 2024 Hosted Retailers and Brands Program (the “Program”), you hereby agree to these terms and conditions (collectively, this “Agreement”) with Shoptalk Commerce, LLC (“Shoptalk” or “we”). If you are completing registration on behalf of another person or individual, you represent and warrant that you have made the attendee or participant aware of this Agreement and that he/she/they has/have accepted this Agreement.

  1. Free Tickets & Travel Allowance: The Program provides each retailer and brands attendee that qualify for the Program to receive (i) one (1) complimentary ticket to attend Shoptalk 2024 (the “Event”) and (ii) a one-time travel/hotel allowance of up to the amount we agreed to reimburse you at the time you registered for the Event to cover your Event-related travel/hotel expenses. 

  2. Qualifications: To qualify for the Program, individuals must: (a) be responsible for buying or evaluating retail or ecommerce technology or other solutions for their companies, and (b) take up to eight (8) 15-minute onsite meetings with participating sponsors through the Program, which are based on a double opt-in process (meaning both parties must agree via the Platform to attend each onsite meeting) so that they are useful to everyone.

  3. Meeting Times: You commit to being available for all four time blocks dedicated for Hosted Program meetings on Monday, March 18, and Tuesday, March 19 of the Event until you receive your final schedule immediately prior to the Event. Your final set of eight (8) 15-minute meetings per day may be spread across all four hours of dedicated time blocks for Program meetings, and they may not be back-to-back. You will not need to miss any agenda sessions for these meetings.

  4. Travel Arrangements: You are responsible for making your own travel and accommodation arrangements to attend the Event. You can book an onsite hotel room in our dedicated room block at Mandalay Bay by clicking here. Rooms (including any cancellation fees or deposits) are not refundable if canceled less than 72 hours of your arrival date. We do not guarantee the availability of our hotel room block, and recommend you book early.

  5. Program Participation: We will contact you prior to the Event to arrange your meetings using our Shoptalk Meetup platform (the “Platform”). You agree that you must use the Platform to participate in this process, including (a) completing a short survey with questions about your company and job role (b) participating in a double opt-in process to select sponsors for potential meetings, and (c) adding meetings to your calendar. Following the Event, you agree to provide post-event feedback on the Program and each meeting and to provide receipts for expenses. You agree to respond to all of our requests within our stated deadlines. Unresponsiveness to our stated deadlines and other requirements included in our outreach to you may result in you being placed on a blacklist that will prevent you from qualifying for the Program or attending the Event for one or more future years (in our sole discretion). Further, participation in the Program requires attendance of the Event, which means you must abide by all of our Terms of Attendance and Participation (which are available at https://shoptalk.com/us/page/terms-of-attendance-and-participation), and which may be amended by Shoptalk from time to time and are hereby incorporated into this Agreement by reference.

  6. One-to-One Meetings: We do not entertain requests to combine meetings with other individuals from your organization that might also be participating in the Program. If more than one person from your organization is enrolled in the Program, each person must complete his or her own set of up to eight (8) one-to-one meetings to qualify for the Program. If you are unable to attend your meetings alone for any reason, you will be determined ineligible for the Program and you will not be eligible to receive a travel/hotel reimbursement or complimentary Event ticket. If you are scheduled for less than eight (8) meetings, you are only required to attend the number of meetings we have expressly scheduled for you. 

  7. Failure to Complete Meetings: If you complete the Program registration process via the Platform and schedule your meetings, pick up your Shoptalk badge onsite or otherwise attend the Event but do not complete or attend any of your scheduled meetings: (a) we will not be responsible for any costs associated with your travel or hotel and you will not receive any corresponding reimbursement, (b) your credit or debit card will be charged full price for your Event ticket at the rate set forth on the Shoptalk website at the time of the Event per the authorization you agree to below, and (c) you may also be placed on a blacklist (in our sole discretion) that will prevent you from qualifying for the Program for one or more future years. Notwithstanding the foregoing, we reserve the right at our sole discretion to prorate your travel/hotel reimbursement calculated based on the total meetings for which you were scheduled. You acknowledge and agree that in order to receive your travel or hotel reimbursement outlined hereunder, you must (i) complete the Program registration process via the Platform and schedule your meetings, (ii) attend the Event, and (iii) complete at least fifty percent (50%) of your scheduled meetings onsite at the Event. Failure to complete at least fifty (50%) of your scheduled meetings onsite at the Event (or taking such meetings offsite from the Event premises) will result in you not receiving your travel or hotel reimbursement.

  8. Cancellation & Substitutes: If you are approved for the Program but become unable to participate even though you are still with your organization, you agree to suggest one or more substitutes from your organization as your replacement in the Program. Acceptance of any substitute is subject to our prior approval via email. If you cancel your participation in the Program and are not able to provide a substitute approved by us, this may result in you being placed on a blacklist that will prevent you from qualifying for the Program for one or more future years. If you cancel your participation in the Program after Shoptalk has initiated the meeting selection process via the Platform (as outlined in the Program guidelines) and are no longer able to attend the Event or send an approved substitute from your organization as your replacement to participate in the Program on your behalf, then Shoptalk reserves the right to charge your credit or debit card per the authorization you agree to below a one-time cancellation fee of two hundred and fifty dollars ($250) and you will not be eligible for any travel/hotel reimbursement outlined hereunder.

  9. Notice of Employment Change: If you (a) are no longer employed by, or (b) become aware prior to the Event that you will no longer be employed at the time of the Event or after the Event by the retailer or brand based upon which you were approved to participate in the Program, you must let us know immediately upon your becoming aware so that we can cancel your participation in the Program. In such cases, you will immediately no longer be deemed qualified to participate in the Program or to receive any corresponding travel/hotel reimbursement or complimentary Event ticket. Failure to notify us may result in you being placed on a blacklist that will prevent you from qualifying for the Program for one or more future years. At all times, including following the Event, we reserve the right to only communicate with you at your work email address regardless of any other email address you may have provided or we may have otherwise used.

  10. Reimbursement Process: As the final step to receiving your travel and hotel reimbursement up to the amount we agreed to reimburse you at the time you registered for the Event, we require that you complete a feedback form providing specific evaluations of each meeting (we will also ask participating sponsors to provide feedback on their meetings with you). Please note that Shoptalk will require up to 90 days following the Event to provide payment to you, and will not reimburse for any mileage, points or rewards used for travel. Reimbursement is conditioned upon completing all of your scheduled meetings and submitting the feedback survey(s) and all travel/hotel receipts following the Event within 30 days following the Event. Failure to comply with the deadline stated in the previous sentence will result in you not being eligible to receive any reimbursement outlined herein. 

  11. Credit Card Details: You agree that you must provide your credit or debit card information to successfully register for the Program, and in connection therewith you hereby authorize Shoptalk (and/or its designated third-party service providers) to process a $1 charge on your credit or debit card as part of your Event ticket and Program registration. You also hereby authorize us to charge the full price of your ticket at the rate set forth on the Shoptalk website at the time of the Event to your credit or debit card if you do not complete your scheduled meetings as described in section 7 above or charge the cost of any cancellation fees to your credit or debit card described in Section 8 above.

  12. Information Sharing: Shoptalk reserves the right to share any information you provide to us with participating sponsors at various stages of the Program process. Notwithstanding the foregoing, we will share your email address only after the event with those participating sponsors that you met with and/or were scheduled to meet with as part of the Program. Furthermore, Shoptalk is committed to protecting the privacy of its attendees and participants in the Program. Accordingly, by participating in the Program and providing us with your information, you represent that you have read, understand and agree to the terms of our privacy policy (which may be found at http://shoptalk.com/page/privacy).

Qualification for the Program is determined solely by Shoptalk and may be revoked at any time (without notice to you). By completing registration, you agree to this Agreement. Any and all rights not specifically granted under this Agreement by Shoptalk are hereby reserved by Shoptalk.