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Additional Programs

Getting to NYC early? We've got unique events planned to get you ready for NRF 2018.

Additional Programs

Getting to NYC early or staying after NRF 2018? Check out these unique experiences that are available pre and post show.



Retail Innovation Lounge

Saturday, January 13, 4:00pm - 7:00pm
Channel V Media Office | 80 Eigth Ave, Suite 206, New York, NY 10011

Retail Innovation Lounge is partnering with the NRF to bring a lounge and learn experience that connects innovators, changemakers and disruptors in a cool space with a relaxed vibe. Join for an evening of networking and presenting insights from leading industry innovators over classic cocktails.

Learn more and register here

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The Global Influencer Open Studios

Brought to you by Getting to Global
Saturday, January 13, 2:00pm - 5:00pm, Room #1E05, Jacob K. Javits Center

NRF has partnered with the Getting to Global Initiative, now one of the largest public/private partnerships in the U.S. with partners such as Facebook, Google, eBay, Pitney Bowes and USPS to host Getting to Global’s Global Influencer Open Studios prior to NRF 2018.

Building on the success of the Getting to Global Interview Series, GtG creator and host Josh Halpern and Carl Miller, Managing Director of the Global Retail Insights Network will be holding court throughout the week starting January 13th from 2-5 at the Javits Center where they will be interviewing thought leaders and brands in global retail to share their insights. Apply here if you would like to be interviewed.

Can't make it to the event? Watch it live on Facebook.

Learn more and register here

Guided NYC Store Tours

Saturday, January 13 & Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Experience innovative retail at premiere New York City stores. Retail Store Tours provide personalized curated tours of cutting edge retail spaces at the Oculus (Westfield World Trade Center) and in SoHo.

See how innovative retailers are driving traffic to their stores, leveraging the latest technology, and integrating omni-channel strategies to maximize the store experience, and set themselves apart.

The Retail Store Tours take place on Saturday, January 13 and Wednesday, January 17, 2018. The complete program is available here.

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Retail Store Tours - Oculus

With 365,000 square feet (33,900 m2) of retail space, the Oculus is the newest and largest shopping mall in Manhattan.

Visit up to ten carefully curated cutting-edge retailers that are using new technology and consumer insights combined with innovative store designs to drive retail engagement and sales.

Meet fellow retail innovators from around the world who will be attending the Big Show. Gather the insights, connections and knowledge to drive innovation in your organization.

Retail Store Tours - SoHo

SoHo boasts some of the world’s most innovative stores, which are rewriting the rules of retail engagement through avant-garde technology and design.

Join us as we learn about the in-store customer experience at up to ten retail locations. We will examine brands in the context of their store environments. Prepare to experience best practices for designing product displays, services, and technologies and crafting the right atmosphere for your brand. We will examine each brand approach and identify insights that could help your organization.

Self-Guided Store Tours

Explore cutting edge retail stores in NYC at your leisure

We did all the hard work for you on this year’s exciting tour of NYC Stores! We’ve researched this year’s list of new must see locations—taking into consideration design features, in-store technology and innovation elements. Then, we put them into searchable categories for your easy usability. Choose the type of stores you’d like to visit including Fashion/Luxury, Omnichannel/Tech, and Food--or search by neighborhood if that’s your preference. Visit any and all of these stores at your convenience while in NYC. Check back soon for an up to date store lisiting.

Store Tours will be available in the NRF 2018 mobile app, which you can download from the App Store and Google Play. You can also find more information on the Accenture website.

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