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Where an entire industry collaborates.

NRF 2021: Retail's Big Show is the one event where people make more than just contacts, they make cohorts. And with more than 40,000 people converging in NYC for NRF Retail Week, we create special events and programs
to make it easy to meet and greet (and collaborate). 


Opening Party

Start the show off right.

New for NRF 2021, the Opening Party was held on Saturday, January 16. Get into the city early to connect with friends and create new partnerships before Big Show even starts. Held at the Marriott Marquis in Times Square.


Expo Tours

Navigate the Expo like a pro.

NRF, in partnership with Consumers in Motion, provides unique Expo tour experiences. Each two-hour walking tour in the Expo Hall offers an in-depth study of retail technology across multiple business disciplines.

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Deep dive on the topics you'll be talking about.

Add greater focus by going deep on the topics that matter most. There are three unique workshops to choose from, and all workshops are open to retailers only.


The FQ Lounge @ NRF 2021

Meet the women rewriting retail.

Powered by The Female Quotient, The FQ Lounge @ NRF 2021 is an experiential pop-up where women connect, collaborate and activate change together. There is power in the pack!


Curated VC/Startup Meetings

Your next great partner awaits.

VC and Startup collaborations begin here. NRF matches innovative startups and investors for one-on-one meetings, helping make the most of their time at NRF 2021.


Retail's CIO Party

An exclusive event for retail CIOs.

Retail CIOs enjoy classic hors d’oeuvres and refreshing cocktails while watching the NFL playoffs and networking with the industry’s premier technology leaders. For any questions regarding this event or to be added to the invite list please reach out to


Guided Retail Store Tours

Embark on a tour of innovation.

New York City is home to some of the most cutting edge retail stores in the world. With five different tours offered, people experience the future of retail first-hand. This program is powered by Retail Store Tours.

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International Attendee Mix & Mingle

Expand your hemisphere of influence.

Build your network with people from across the globe as we welcome you to the
Big Apple. All International attendees are encouraged to attend.


Retailer Meetings

Find your people. Forge your path.

When different voices come together, lessons are learned and new ideas are ignited. Retailers can get inspired by connecting with peers through the NRF events mobile app. Meet for coffee, cocktails or check out all NRF 2021 has to offer together.

The networking feature will only be available for retailers several weeks prior to the show.


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