Networking Programs

Make connections that
make a difference

 

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Consumer Product Showcase

New in 2023! The Consumer Product Showcase offers retail buyers and merchandisers the chance to meet with carefully selected small business owners to learn about their businesses and explore their products.

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Opening Party

Celebrate the first day of Retail's Big Show with our Opening Party. Attendees connect with old friends and make new ones during this cocktail party held at the Marriott Marquis in Times Square.

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Expo Tours

NRF provides unique 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.

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Guided Retail Store Tours

These retailer-only experiences provide curated, guided walking tours of cutting-edge spaces by global retail leaders. Learn how retailers are using their understanding of changing behaviors and technology to enhance the customer experience. Experience the future of retail firsthand!

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NRF Retail Law Workshop

Learn and collaborate with those providing legal aid to the retail industry. The NRF Retail Law Workshop will help guide in-house attorneys and their peers who deal in the legal matters of their organization.

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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 Innovation Lab and Startup Zone at NRF 2023. Pre-registration required.

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Retail's CIO Party

Attendees enjoy classic hors d’oeuvres and refreshing cocktails with the industry’s premier technology leaders. This is an invite-only event. 

 

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Retailer Table Talks

Retailer These retailer-only small group discussions connect people with like challenges to share solutions and experiences to help one another move forward. Topics are crowdsourced by retailers and discussions are led by retailers.

 

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Retailer-to-Retailer Connections

When different voices come together, lessons are learned and an industry moves forward. Retailers get inspired by connecting with peers through the NRF Events mobile app.