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Saturday, June 5

10:00am12:00pm
Networking Event

Guided Retail Store Tours

10:00am12:00pm

Separate registration and additional fee required. Retailers only.

Guided Retail Store Tours can be purchased when you register for NRF 2021: Chapter 2 or through the dashboard after registration has been completed.

Retail Store Tours provide curated, two-hour guided walking tours of cutting-edge spaces by global retail leaders. See firsthand how these retailers are using their understanding of our changing behaviors and technology to enhance the customer experience.
1:00pm3:00pm
Networking Event

Guided Retail Store Tours

1:00pm3:00pm

Separate registration and additional fee required. Retailers only.

Guided Retail Store Tours can be purchased when you register for NRF 2021: Chapter 2 or through the dashboard after registration has been completed.

Retail Store Tours provide curated, two-hour guided walking tours of cutting-edge spaces by global retail leaders. See firsthand how these retailers are using their understanding of our changing behaviors and technology to enhance the customer experience.
4:00pm6:00pm
Networking Event

Guided Retail Store Tours

4:00pm6:00pm

Separate registration and additional fee required. Retailers only.

Guided Retail Store Tours can be purchased when you register for NRF 2021: Chapter 2 or through the dashboard after registration has been completed.

Retail Store Tours provide curated, two-hour guided walking tours of cutting-edge spaces by global retail leaders. See firsthand how these retailers are using their understanding of our changing behaviors and technology to enhance the customer experience.

Sunday, June 6

10:30am12:30pm
Networking Event

Expo tours

10:30am12:30pm

Open to Retailers only. Separate registration and fee required.

NRF, in partnership with CIM Tours, is providing four unique Expo Tour experiences. Each curated, two-hour tour will visit exhibitors recognized for delivering the latest in retail technology across multiple business disciplines.

10:30am4:00pm
General Info

Expo open

10:30am4:00pm
If you have a challenge, you'll find a solution in the Expo. Browse the floor and discover the latest retail technology and solutions.

Innovation Lab

10:30am4:00pm
The NRF Innovation Lab showcases the latest applications in artificial intelligence, augmented reality, machine learning, facial recognition, robotics, and more. This immersive exhibit, which includes over 50 visionaries from around the globe, tracks the latest developments in retail’s tech transformation.

Startup Zone

10:30am4:00pm
From AI and AR advancements to the latest applications, the Startup Zone lets attendees experience emerging tech from the industry’s best startups.
11:30am1:30pm
Networking Event

Lunch on your own

11:30am1:30pm
Enjoy the many lunch options available throughout the Javits. Options include Food Truck Alley on Level 2, outside the shuttle drop off area in front of the building, the food court located on Level 1, or various concession stands throughout the building.
1:00pm3:00pm
Networking Event

Expo tours

1:00pm3:00pm

Open to Retailers only. Separate registration and fee required.

NRF, in partnership with CIM Tours, is providing four unique Expo Tour experiences. Each curated, two-hour tour will visit exhibitors recognized for delivering the latest in retail technology across multiple business disciplines.

3:00pm4:00pm
Networking Event

Expo Happy Hour

3:00pm4:00pm
Time for a drink! Unwind from a busy day and stroll through the aisles to take in the latest visionary retail tech.
5:15pm6:00pm
Networking Event

International Attendee Mix & Mingle

5:15pm6:00pm
Connect with retailers from around the world as NRF welcomes our international attendees to NRF 2021.
5:30pm7:30pm
Networking Event

Retail's CIO Party (by invitation only)

5:30pm7:30pm

By invitation only.

Top off the opening of NRF 2021: Retail's Big Show by joining us for an exclusive networking event on Sunday, June 6, from 5:30p – 7:30p, powered by the NRF CIO Council.

Mingle with the industry's premier retail technology leaders while enjoying classic hors d'oeuvres and refreshing cocktails. 

For any questions or to be added to the invitation list, please contact programs@nrf.com.

6:00pm7:30pm
Networking Event

Opening Party

6:00pm7:30pm
Let us treat you to drinks and hors d'oeuvres to welcome you to NRF 2021. Celebrate the industry as we propel forward and build the future of retail together.

Monday, June 7

8:00am8:45am
Networking Event

Donut Dunk

8:00am8:45am
'Donut' miss free coffee and donuts to start your day.
8:45am9:00am
9:00am9:45am
9:45am10:15am
10:30am12:30pm
Networking Event

Expo tours

10:30am12:30pm

Open to Retailers only. Separate registration and fee required.

NRF, in partnership with CIM Tours, is providing four unique Expo Tour experiences. Each curated, two-hour tour will visit exhibitors recognized for delivering the latest in retail technology across multiple business disciplines.

10:30am4:00pm
General Info

Expo open

10:30am4:00pm
If you have a challenge, you'll find a solution in the Expo. Browse the floor and discover the latest retail technology and solutions.

Innovation Lab

10:30am4:00pm
The NRF Innovation Lab showcases the latest applications in artificial intelligence, augmented reality, machine learning, facial recognition, robotics, and more. This immersive exhibit, which includes over 50 visionaries from around the globe, tracks the latest developments in retail’s tech transformation.

Startup Zone

10:30am4:00pm
From AI and AR advancements to the latest applications, the Startup Zone lets attendees experience emerging tech from the industry’s best startups.
11:00am11:30am
Featured Session

After the great accelerator: Research tells us what customers want from the new physical store

Digital payment innovations driving consumer spending

NRF curated session

11:00am2:00pm
Additional Attendee Program

Startup Meetups

11:00am2:00pm

Pre-registration required.

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.

11:30am1:30pm
Networking Event

Lunch on your own

11:30am1:30pm
Enjoy the many lunch options available throughout the Javits. Options include Food Truck Alley on Level 2, outside the shuttle drop off area in front of the building, the food court located on Level 1, or various concession stands throughout the building.
1:00pm1:30pm
Featured Session

Inclusion for all = Design for all

The future of the mall: How to survive and thrive

1:00pm3:00pm
Networking Event

Expo tours

1:00pm3:00pm

Open to Retailers only. Separate registration and fee required.

NRF, in partnership with CIM Tours, is providing four unique Expo Tour experiences. Each curated, two-hour tour will visit exhibitors recognized for delivering the latest in retail technology across multiple business disciplines.

1:45pm2:15pm
Featured Session

The future of apparel

Three retailers discuss how one-to-one marketing engagement is being propelled by AI

2:15pm3:15pm
Networking Event

Snack Attack

2:15pm3:15pm
Grab a snack while strolling through the aisles to take in the latest cool retail tech.
2:30pm3:00pm
Featured Session

Contactless retail: Using robots & autonomous technology

TikTok: The phenomenon that is

3:00pm4:00pm
Networking Event

Expo Happy Hour

3:00pm4:00pm
Time for a drink! Unwind from a busy day and stroll through the aisles to take in the latest visionary retail tech.
3:15pm4:00pm
4:00pm4:30pm
6:00pm8:00pm
Networking Event

Guided Retail Store Tours

6:00pm8:00pm

Separate registration and additional fee required. Retailers only.

Guided Retail Store Tours can be purchased when you register for NRF 2021: Chapter 2 or through the dashboard after registration has been completed.

Retail Store Tours provide curated, two-hour guided walking tours of cutting-edge spaces by global retail leaders. See firsthand how these retailers are using their understanding of our changing behaviors and technology to enhance the customer experience.

Tuesday, June 8

8:00am8:45am
Networking Event

Donut Dunk

8:00am8:45am
'Donut' miss free coffee and donuts to start your day.
9:00am9:45am
9:45am10:15am
10:30am12:30pm
Networking Event

Expo tours

10:30am12:30pm

Open to Retailers only. Separate registration and fee required.

NRF, in partnership with CIM Tours, is providing four unique Expo Tour experiences. Each curated, two-hour tour will visit exhibitors recognized for delivering the latest in retail technology across multiple business disciplines.

10:30am4:00pm
General Info

Expo open

10:30am4:00pm
If you have a challenge, you'll find a solution in the Expo. Browse the floor and discover the latest retail technology and solutions.

Innovation Lab

10:30am4:00pm
The NRF Innovation Lab showcases the latest applications in artificial intelligence, augmented reality, machine learning, facial recognition, robotics, and more. This immersive exhibit, which includes over 50 visionaries from around the globe, tracks the latest developments in retail’s tech transformation.

Startup Zone

10:30am4:00pm
From AI and AR advancements to the latest applications, the Startup Zone lets attendees experience emerging tech from the industry’s best startups.
11:00am11:30am
Featured Session

Meeting customers where they are: The next generation of pop-up experiences and the power of discovery

NRF curated session

The consumerization of healthcare: Transforming the patient experience

11:00am2:00pm
Additional Attendee Program

Startup Meetups

11:00am2:00pm

Pre-registration required.

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.

11:30am1:30pm
Networking Event

Lunch on your own

11:30am1:30pm
Enjoy the many lunch options available throughout the Javits. Options include Food Truck Alley on Level 2, outside the shuttle drop off area in front of the building, the food court located on Level 1, or various concession stands throughout the building.
1:00pm1:30pm
no-session-type
Featured Session

How Gap Inc. and Total Wine & More successfully navigated the greatest disruptor of our lifetime, evolved and prepared for future changes

2:15pm3:15pm
Networking Event

Snack Attack

2:15pm3:15pm
Grab a snack while strolling through the aisles to take in the latest cool retail tech.
2:30pm3:00pm
3:00pm4:00pm
Networking Event

Expo Happy Hour

3:00pm4:00pm
Time for a drink! Unwind from a busy day and stroll through the aisles to take in the latest visionary retail tech.
3:15pm4:00pm
4:00pm4:30pm