Networking Programs

Meet the players who are changing the game

NRF 2025 is where game changers converge! Whether you're connecting with fellow peers in retail, forging partnerships with innovative vendors or engaging with industry experts who redefine the landscape, this conference is the ideal place to cultivate the connections that can shape the future of your career.

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Networking at NRF - Retail's Big Show
Opening Party at NRF - Retails Big Show

Opening Party

Celebrate the first day of Retail's Big Show with our Opening Party in Times Square. With activities spread over two levels at the New York Marriott Marquis, you can grab a signature cocktail, check out live DJs, win a prize on the Spin & Win wheel and snap selfies with celebrities.

Expo Happy Hour at NRF - Retails Big Show

Expo Happy Hours

Before leaving the Javits Center for a night out, grab a drink in our Expo. Discuss the day's big “a-ha” moments with colleagues and get hands-on with futuristic tech from the most innovative solution providers on the planet.

Retail Media Networks session at NRF - Retails Big Show

What's in Store for Retail Media Networks

Join retailers, agencies and in-store experience and technology experts at this full-day event focused entirely on what's widely considered the most important channel in the white-hot retail media network (RMN) ecosystem — the physical store. NRF and STRATACACHE are partnering to take a deep dive into how in-store media networks will deliver significant streams of new revenue from the physical store.

NRF Supply Chain 360 Summit at NRF - Retails Big Show

NRF Supply Chain 360 Summit

This special one-day program is built specifically for retailers with responsibilities in supply chain, distribution and reverse logistics. Take a deep dive into the important topics that will help you build a stronger, more sustainable supply chain.

Expo Tours at NRF - Retails Big Show

Expo Tours

NRF provides unique guided Expo Tour experiences that help attendees easily find the solutions they are searching for. Each two-hour walking tour offers an in-depth study of retail technology across specific business disciplines. Check back soon for specific tour details.

Retail Store Tours at NRF - Retails Big Show

Retail Store Tours

These retailer-only guided walking tours show off New York City’s most cutting-edge retail spaces created by global retail leaders. Learn how retailers are using their understanding of changing behaviors and technology to enhance the customer experience. Check back soon for a list of available tours.

VC Startup Meetups at NRF - Retails Big Show

VC Startup Meetups

VC and startup collaborations begin here! NRF will match innovative startups and investors for one-on-one meetings. Participating startups will be sourced from the NRF Innovators 2025 and Startup Hub at NRF 2025. Pre-registration required.

Retail CIO Party at NRF - Retails Big Show

Retail's CIO Party

Connect with retail technology executives while enjoying beautiful views of the New York City skyline, classic hors d’oeuvres and signature cocktails. This is an invite-only event.

Donut Dunks at NRF - Retails Big Show

Donut Dunks

Rise and shine, it’s coffee time! Grab a bite, fuel up and connect with peers before Keynote Sessions start each morning. This event is open to attendees with an All-Access Pass.