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New and Enriched Programs

We're always looking for ways to take our current programs to the next level as well as add new elements to the show. For 2017, we added a ton of new programs and gave big boosts to a few fan favorites.

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Retail's BIG Show 2017 - New Programs

New Programs & Offerings

EXPO Tours

We offered 4 custom and private (limit 20 per tour) EXPO tours for our retail attendees.



We’ve researched this year’s list of new must-see NYC locations and made the tour available electronically.

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Feature Stage

The Feature Stage was our second largest session venue and featured serious retail movers and shakers.

Who's taking the stage?


Podcast Studio

Some of the industry's most talkative and talked-about podcasters were onsite recording live from the NRF Clubhouse.

2017 Podcasters


Virtual Reality Pavilion

Attendees learned more about the realistic and immersive simulation of a three-dimensional environment. Plus, they got test drive some really cool technology! 


Retail Teams

Retailers took full advantage of special team rates for NRF members and non-members.  


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Retail's BIG Show - Enhanced Programs

Enhanced Fan Favorites

NRF Innovation Lab

The testing ground for cool and inspiring technology, the Innovation Lab had a new location in the NRF Clubhouse on Level 4. This year, the Innovation Lab showcased the latest in 3D printing, AI, AR/VR, drones, robotics and wearables.

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Retailer Meet-ups

Retailers took part in a variety of roundtables for honest and unfiltered discussions on the industry's latest trends and issues.


Exhibitor Insights

These exhibitor produced sessions were reorganized to deliver one of three types of sessions: a case study, product demo, or success story.

Review Exhibitor Insights


Food Truck Alley

New York's finest food trucks came back! And this year, there were more trucks and more food for all three days!


NRF Clubhouse

The ultimate hangout and networking zone, the NRF Clubhouse, made a repeat appearance in 2017 with lots of cool improvements.

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