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Shoptalk is the World's Largest Conference for Retail & Ecommerce

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Shoptalk Is The World’s Largest Conference For Retail & Ecommerce Innovation

Shoptalk covers the rapid evolution of how consumers discover, shop and buy—from new technologies and business models to the latest trends in consumer behaviors, preferences and expectations.

Established retailers and brands, startups, tech companies, investors, media, analysts and others come together at Shoptalk to learn, collaborate and evolve. Everyone benefits from rich interactions over four days packed with incredible content, wide-ranging exhibitors and productive networking.

Shoptalk 2018 will have more than 7,500 attendees, up almost 40% from 5,500 in 2017. As Shoptalk gets bigger, it only gets better by (1) maintaining audience seniority, (2) increasing facilitated and curated interactions, and (3) freshening content and speakers.

For 2018, we’re bringing our U.S. and European events together into one expansive event in Las Vegas to create the industry’s first global dialogue and community.

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The 10 most common words program participants used to describe the program in a post-event survey:
  • Total Retail“Shoptalk, the retail and e-commerce mega conference that launched in 2016...has become a major player in the space.”
  • WWD“The inaugural Shoptalk conference… highlighted the discourse taking place from within, ranging from the broader macro trends impacting retail to diving into the weeds of high technology.”
  • The Robin Report“Shoptalk 2016 gave me immense confidence that the talent is out there. Anil Aggarwal is a genius because he provided a forum for the convergence of these eclectic voices that will provide a playbook for the future of retail.”
  • The Huffington Post“If the retail world can agree on one thing, it is that the line up at Shoptalk 2016 is impressive… The retail industry has been waiting for an event like this.”
  • The Seattle Times“If one thing is clear at this gathering of the retail industry’s top brass, it is that pretty much everyone in the sector is figuring out how to beat, collaborate with or be the next”
  • Inc.“As someone who has attended or spoken at hundreds of conferences globally spanning more than two decades, I was blown away. Had you been there, you wouldn’t have believed that Shoptalk was in its inaugural year.”
  • WGSN“Only in its first year, the conference is generating loads of buzz, with tickets selling out, even after organisers added an additional 1,000 slots.”
  • Glossy“At Shoptalk, practical tech is grabbing more dollars than sexy tech.”
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Retailers & Brands

You're Never Too Old To Learn!

With disruptive changes throughout retail and ecommerce, now is the time to innovate, collaborate and partner in entirely new ways.

Thousands of individuals from hundreds of retailers and brands around the world attend Shoptalk to meet with their peers as well as with startups, tech companies, investors and others. Shoptalk’s environment is open, friendly and conducive to: (1) learning about the latest technologies, trends and business models and (2) interacting with the ecosystem to embrace innovation.

Established retailers and brands may qualify for complimentary tickets plus up to $750 in travel reimbursement ($1,000 if you stay onsite at the Venetian) as part of our Hosted Retailers & Brands Program. To qualify, you must be responsible for buying or evaluating retail or ecommerce technology or other solutions for their companies, and:

  1. Take up to eight (8) 15-minute onsite meetings with our exhibitors and sponsors, which we base on a combined opt-in and opt-out process so that they are useful to you (a total of up to two hours),
  2. Visit at least two of four Discovery Zones in the Exhibit Hall where we will showcase the latest in Artificial Intelligence, Store of the Future, Emerging Technologies and Grocerytalk (estimated one hour).

Your eight (8) 15-minute meetings (total of up to only two hours) will be held during two to four of the following slots: 3/18 (Sunday) at 4:00-5:00 PM; 3/19 (Monday) at 8:00-9:00 AM; 3/19 at 12:40-1:40 PM; 3/20 (Tuesday) at 8:00-9:00 AM; 3/20 at 12:40-1:40 PM; and 3/21 (Wednesday) at 8:00-9:00 AM. Your final schedule will be sent to you prior to the event. You will not need to miss any agenda sessions for these meetings.

Retailers and brands also qualify for special individual and group ticket rates. Subject to approval and available here.

B2C & Tech Startups

Step Up To A New Conversation & Community!

More than 1,000 B2C 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, media, analysts and more.

Startups less than two years old that have raised less than $2 million at the time of Shoptalk, can apply here for a limited number of special startup rate tickets and here for discounted startup exhibiting opportunities (including participation in the Hosted Retailers & Brands Program).

We also hold an onsite Startup Pitch contest with significant cash prizes. Only 15 spots are available so apply now.

Startups may also qualify for Funding Founders, a networking program that matches investors and startups at the right stage and from the right sector. To apply for Funding Founders, you must be a registered attendee and apply here. Note that all meetings require investors to opt-in so they can’t be guaranteed.

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More than 150 VC and PE firms attend Shoptalk each year from major global hubs. There's no better place for investors to find the latest innovations, meet the greatest disrupters and hear perspectives from established leaders to evaluate opportunities in the context of the market.

Investors also qualify for Funding Founders, a networking program where we match investors and startups at the right stage and from the right sector. In 2018, we will facilitate more than 1,000 introductions and onsite meetings as part of Funding Founders. Apply here.

Exhibit & Sponsor

Don't Miss The Bus! Reach The Global Retail & Ecommerce Ecosystem

More than 400 companies exhibit at and sponsor Shoptalk. Shoptalk 2018 will be world’s biggest retail and ecommerce conference, offering technology companies and solution providers a uniquely large and exceptionally senior as well as international audience.

SHOPTALK Presents an Unparalleled Opportunity To:

Build Brand Awareness

Engage With Decision Makers

Launch New Products To The Industry and Media

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Our Faculty Is TransformingRetail & Ecommerce!

Shoptalk is primetime and Shoptalk’s 300+ speakers are industry leaders and innovators from a broad cross-section of countries and companies. Ranging from established retailers and brands to innovative new startups and prolific investors, over half of Shoptalk speakers are CEOs or founders and almost a quarter are from outside the U.S. We are no longer accepting speaker applications.


Go Back To School At Shoptalk!

With over 100 groundbreaking sessions across more than a dozen tracks, Shoptalk leads the global retail and ecommerce industry narrative. It covers the latest technologies, trends and business models from across the globe as well as the rapid transformation of how consumers discover, shop and buy physical products, ranging from grocery to luxury and everything in between. The Shoptalk agenda includes important perspectives from an unparalleled group of U.S. and international leaders and innovators.


Cover Shoptalk Onsite

More than 200 editorial staff from retail, ecommerce, tech, mainstream and other industry media as well as Wall Street analysts attend Shoptalk from the U.S., Europe, Asia and other regions. They cover more than 175 onsite announcements along with ​commentary from 300+ speakers and one​-​to​-​one interviews.

Approved editorial media are eligible for a complimentary Shoptalk ticket.

Attending Media Includes: