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Networking

Make a vision. Meet a visionary.

NRF 2020 Vision: Retail's Big Show is the one event where people make more than just contacts, they make cohorts. And with more than 38,000 people converging in NYC, we've created special events and programs to make it easy to meet and greet (and collaborate). 

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Opening Party

Start the show off right.

New for NRF 2020, the Opening Party will be held on Saturday, January 11. 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.



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Expo Hall Tours

Navigate the Expo like a pro.

Get a clear vision of today's latest tech with guided tours of the Expo floor. Discover products from top solution providers in the industry with your choice of four different tour options - Future Tech + Innovative New Products, In Store & Customer Experience Tech, Digital Commerce, Acquisition & Blockchain, and Logistics, Supply Chain & Fulfillment. This program is powered by CIM Tours.



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NRF Sunrise Breakfast

An exclusive event for NRF Retail Members.

Join us for breakfast, networking and dynamic presentations from retail executives and IDC Retail Insights. Presentations will include the latest research and trends on technology challenges and opportunities facing retailers, modern retail IT architectures and aligning strategic infrastructure to enable digitally transformed omnichannel processes. NRF retail members will be able to add this program to their cart during the registration process at no additional cost. If you have any questions, please contact programs@nrf.com.



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The FQ Lounge @ NRF 2020

Meet the women rewriting retail.

Powered by The Female Quotient, The FQ Lounge @ NRF 2020 creates experiential pop-ups at global conferences, corporations and college campuses where women connect, collaborate and activate change together. There is power in the pack!



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Retail's CIO Party

An exclusive event for retail CIOs.

Top off the opening of NRF 2019 by joining us for an exclusive networking event open to retail CIOs only. 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 programs@nrf.com.



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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 your choice of five different tours, you'll be able to see the future of retail first-hand. This program is powered by Retail Store Tours.



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International Reception

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.



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Retail Connect

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 2020 has to offer together.

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