Retail's Big Show Overview

Make it matter in 2024

Retail’s Big Show is the one event that consistently delivers the lasting insights and connections you need to not just stand out today but stand the test of time. Here retailers of all kinds come together to hear from the biggest changemakers, experience the latest innovations and make the relationships that matter most. It’s a place where brave thinking is shared and unexpected conversations are sparked. A place to get inspired, get connected and then get to work. 

In a world of ever-growing uncertainty, the next act will be written by those who take meaningful action now. Just as proving your worth is vital, this show has never been more worthwhile.

NRF 2024: Retail’s Big Show. Make it here and make it matter.

NRF 2023 by the numbers

Networking at NRF Big Show

Connections that matter

NRF 2024 was the perfect opportunity to make the relationships that matter most — from retailers to vendors and industry experts. The opportunities were limitless when attendees joined special networking programs like:

  • The Opening Party in Times Square, featured music, specialty cocktails, prizes and the chance to connect with the biggest players in the retail industry
  • Retail Store Tours that took you on guided walking tours of cutting-edge spaces by global retail leaders
  • Expo Tours that gave you a guided, an in-depth study of retail technology across specific business disciplines
  • NRF Retail Week, a week-long celebration of parties, high-profile partner events, innovative store tours, experiential tech, workshops, educational sessions and more


Keynote speaker

Inspiration that matters

Retail’s Big Show brings together top minds on critical topics, providing new insights and perspectives to help you make bold choices in the year ahead. Educational programming includes:

  • 50+ NRF-curated keynote and featured sessions led by 170+ industry experts
  • 100+ Exhibitor Big Ideas sessions where solution providers share case studies and product demos
  • The Foodservice Tech Stage, featuring content focused on technology used in food and beverage with an emphasis on innovation, operations and digital technology
  • Partner Perspective sessions that feature a mix of retailers and solution providers sharing valuable insights into future retail trends


NRF 2024 Expo

Experiences that matter

The NRF 2024 Expo was the retail industry’s largest marketplace, where attendees didn't just learn about what’s next, but experienced it firsthand. Retail’s future came to life through these Expo features:

  • 1,000+ exhibitors covered more than 300,000 square feet of Expo space
  • The NRF Innovation Lab, featured future-forward tech that’s new to market
  • The Startup Hub with the newest, most promising companies
  • An expanded Foodservice Innovation Zone with immersive activations that dropped you in the middle of real-world demonstrations of the newest food and beverage technology