Shoptalk offers a variety of networking programs designed to ignite ​onsite ​conversations and connections among the global community of 7,500+ registered attendees from throughout the world. We​​ will facilitate and curate more than 10,000 interactions at Shoptalk 2018, many of which account for the different geographic regions represented at the event.

Hosted Retailers & Brands Program—PROGRAM CLOSED TO NEW PARTICIPANTS

Qualified Retailers & Brands Can Get Free Shoptalk Tickets & Up To $750 Travel/Hotel Reimbursement ($1,000 Reimbursement If You Stay Onsite At The Venetian)

Shoptalk’s Hosted Retailers & Brands Program provides complimentary Shoptalk tickets and a travel/hotel allowance of up to $750 ($1,000 if you stay onsite at the Venetian) for qualifying individuals from retailers and brands.

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.

The reimbursement of up to $750 ($1,000 if you stay onsite at the Venetian) in travel/hotel expenses is based on receipts which must be submitted electronically following the event.

Click here to learn more about the Hosted Retailers & Brands Program. Terms and Conditions are available here.

Funding Founders

With our Funding Founders Program, we match startup founders with VCs, accelerators and other investors for introductions and onsite meetings. In 2018, we will facilitate more than 1,000 introductions as part of Funding Founders, which is open only to registered Shoptalk attendees. If you're a registered startup founder or investor interested in participating, click the button below to apply. Note that all introductions require investor approval, so we can’t guarantee startups any specific introductions or any minimum number of introductions.


Separate from the main Shoptalk agenda featuring 300+ world-class speakers, we will host Techtalks. Techtalks include 200+ presenters from our exhibitors and sponsors, showcasing the latest technologies and solutions in 6-minute sessions so that you can stay current on everything new. These Techtalks take place in the Exhibit Hall and run during breaks in the agenda and cover a wide range of technologies and solutions.

Techtalks are aggregated by themes and held on concurrent stages. Everyone can attend Techtalks, which are a great way to quickly get introduced to our sponsors and exhibitors for follow up conversations.

To do a Techtalk at Shoptalk, click below to apply to become a sponsor or exhibitor.

Retailers & Brands Networking Dinners

Shoptalk's Retailers & Brands Networking Dinners are a series of invitation-only sponsored dinners held on Monday, March 19, from 7:00pm to 10:00 pm. 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 an independent, respected industry executive—a Shoptalk Ambassador.

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 and request an invitation to a Retailers & Brands Networking Dinner.