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Shoptalk is where the entire retail ecosystem comes together to create the future of retail based on the latest trends, technologies and business models, including changes in consumer expectations.

You’ll learn in both small groups and large, including sessions, roundtables, dinners and 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. We enable much of this with an industry-leading agenda and speaker lineup as well as with networking and collaboration programs powered by technology that brings thousands of you together for tens of thousands of personalized interactions.

Collectively, these activities are a catalyst for the retail revolution, and help both you and your organization grow. That’s what makes Shoptalk retail’s best show.

Join us on March 3-6, 2019 for unmatched strategic and tactical takeaways, and be recognized industry-wide for investing in your professional development with our Annual Retail Education Certificate.

Who Attends?

Everyone who’s anyone is at Shoptalk! 8,000+ individuals attend Shoptalk each year from established retailers and brands, startups, tech companies, investors, real estate operators, media, Wall Street analysts and more. They come to learn, collaborate and create the future of retail with four days of 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

Thousands of individuals from hundreds of retailers and brands around the world attend Shoptalk every year to strengthen 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 ($1,000 if you stay onsite at the Venetian/Palazzo) in hotel/travel reimbursement with our Hosted Retailers & Brands Program. 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 400+ participating sponsors. Meetings do not overlap with agenda sessions. THIS PROGRAM IS NO LONGER ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS.

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 and ecommerce 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. To qualify, you must be a registered attendee and apply here. All meetings require investors to opt-in so cannot be guaranteed.


More than 150 venture capital, private equity and other 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. In 2019, we will facilitate more than 1,000 introductions and onsite meetings as part of Funding Founders. Apply here.

Exhibit & Sponsor

More than 500 companies exhibit at and sponsor Shoptalk each year. Shoptalk 2019 will be the world’s largest retail and ecommerce 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 approx. 10,000 onsite meetings.


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.


Strengthen Your Knowledge at Shoptalk

Shoptalk covers the latest technologies, trends and business models as well as the rapid transformation of how consumers discover, shop and buy everything, ranging from apparel and electronics to grocery and luxury.

With over 100 groundbreaking sessions across more than a dozen 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 and you have the opportunity to improve your knowledge of new technologies by joining our Hosted Retailers & Brands Program as well as Techtalks (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.

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 300+ speakers and one​-​to​-​one interviews.

Approved editorial media are eligible for a complimentary Shoptalk ticket. Apply here.

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