Networking Programs

Make it matter by meeting the people who matter most

Kick off Retail's Big Show with Spice & Ice

This year's Opening Party at Retail's Big Show is so hot, it’s cool! Join us Saturday, Jan. 13 starting at 5:30pm for our biggest Opening party ever. Spread over two levels at the New York Marriott Marquis in Times Square, you can check out live DJs, win a prize on the Spin & Win wheel and choose the level that fits your mood.

Feeling cool? Come to Level 6 for selfies with ICE-T, visit polar bears and enjoy chilly cocktails created using custom ice luges. Meet sports stars Bryant McKinnie of the NFL and pro snowboarder Barrett Christy for selfies and autographs.

Feeling spicy? Level 5 has caliente cocktails, samba dancers, a salsa shop and sports stars Jose Calderon of the NFL, Damjan Rudež of the NBA and international tennis star Ivo Karlovic.

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What's in store for Retail Media Networks

Join retailers, in-store experience and technology experts, brands and agencies 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.

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NRF Supply Chain 360 Summit

New in 2024! This special one-day program is built specifically for retailers with responsibilities in supply chain, distribution and reverse logistics. Features include eight sessions, a networking lunch and more.

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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.

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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.

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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 2024. Pre-registration required.

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Retail's CIO Party

Connect with retail technology executives while enjoying classic hors d’oeuvres and refreshing cocktails. This is an invite-only event.

 

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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.

 

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NRF Retail Week

Surrounding NRF 2024: Retail’s Big Show, NRF Retail Week is a week-long celebration of parties, high-profile partner events, innovative store tours, experiential tech, workshops, educational sessions and more.

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