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The Ultimate List of Retail Conferences

It’s critical for your brand to stay on top of the latest trends and technologies to drive customer engagement.

And there’s no better place to do that than at retail conferences.

Attending retail conferences is a great way to meet some of the foremost minds in the industry and make valuable contacts.

Learning about how to best interact with your customers in this “instant culture” is why we compiled this list of must-attend retail conferences for 2024.

eTail Palm Springs 2024

Summary: eTail is where the top minds in retail meet, collaborate and learn about what’s disrupting the industry and what will change tomorrow. eTail is designed to build your business and profits, cutting out the fluff and providing content from retail innovators in the trenches.

eTail is a three-day retreat designed to help you increase the profits from your business. You’ll get action-packed strategies and make connections with America’s most successful retailers.

Dates: Feb. 26-Feb. 29, 2024

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Springs

Location: Palm Springs, CA


Shoptalk 2024

Summary: Shoptalk’s speakers are industry leaders and innovators from a broad cross-section of companies, ranging from established retailers and brands to innovative new startups and prolific investors.

Shoptalk 2024 will also feature brand new Shoptalk Original Content—this includes 100% independent research, data, frameworks, benchmarking studies and visual guides developed in-house by the Shoptalk team.

Thousands attend Shoptalk each year from almost 3,000 established retailers and brands, startups, tech companies, investors, real estate operators, media, Wall Street analyst firms and more.

Dates: March 17-20, 2024

Venue: Mandalay Bay

Location: Las Vegas, NV


World Retail Congress 2024

Summary: The World Retail Congress attracts the leaders of today’s global retail industry – from multi-national powerhouses to game-changing start-ups and disruptors.

This conference provides a high-level forum for senior retailers to learn, share insights, form powerful connections and shape the future of global retail.

Dates:  April 16-18, 2024

Venue: Hyatt Regency Paris Étoile

Location: Paris, France


Retail Innovation Conference & Expo 2024

Summary: #RICE23 features three-days of compelling keynotes, informative breakouts, collaborative workshops and more!

Dates: June 3-5, 2024

Venue: McCormick Place Convention Center

Location: Chicago, IL


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Retail Supply Chain & Logistics Expo 2024

Summary: Brands need to adapt their supply chains and operate seamless warehousing and distribution systems.

That’s because customers want faster delivery times and an easier return system.

The Retail Supply Chain & Logistics Expo Las Vegas provides a hub to help businesses meet these expectations and stay ahead in this demanding industry.

The two-day, in-person conference includes 100 expert speakers, 200 innovative suppliers, more than 100 seminars from industry experts and 3,000 visitors.

Dates: May 8-9, 2024

Venue: Las Vegas Convention Center

Location: Las Vegas, NV


Future Stores 2024

Summary: This intimate conference has drawn plenty of accolades since it began in 2013 and is the leading in-store experience event.

The conference focuses on reimagining physical stores as the key to growth in today’s retail environment. Attendees hear great success stories and insights to build strong omnichannel strategies.

Whether it’s an interactive roundtable discussion, case study presentation, panel or 1-on-1 Q&As, attendees can find the solutions they’re looking for.

Dates: June 3-5, 2024

Venue: JW Marriott

Location: Los Angeles, CA


NRF Nexus 2024

Summary: NRF Nexus brings together leaders from the intersecting retail roles of tech, marketing and digital to advance the future of retail and innovate around the customer experience.

This in-person event expands on NRF’s previous events, NRF NXT and NRFtech, to provide even more enriching, compelling and inspirational experiences that explore the following topics:

  • Omnichannel technologies and strategies
  • MarTech innovation
  • Next-gen customer experience
  • Hyper-personalization and CRM
  • Emerging payment ecosystems

Dates: July 15-17, 2024

Venue: Terranea Resort

Location: Ranchos Palos Verdes, CA


Groceryshop 2024

Summary: Groceryshop brings together 2,500+ leaders across the ecosystem from established and startup CPG brands, supermarkets, c-stores, drug stores, general merchandise stores, discount stores, ecommerce players, warehouse clubs, grocerants and non-traditional grocery retailers.

Across three days, the jam-packed agenda will feature informative, unrivaled talks on the changing grocery landscape from 175+ industry leaders as well as opportunities to connect and network with peers and potential partners.

Dates: Oct. 7-9, 2024

Venue: Mandalay Bay

Location: Las Vegas, NV


Shoptalk Fall 

Summary: Like Shoptalk in Las Vegas, Shoptalk Fall will shine a spotlight on the most innovative retail brands and help you make so many valuable connections. The launch of Shoptalk Fall is going to help all of you drive the retail industry even faster into the future. 

Dates: Oct. 16-18, 2024 

Venue: McCormick Place 

Location: Chicago, IL 


Retailers, Stay Informed for the Sake of Your Customers

You can stay in the loop by attending some of these great retail conferences this year. It will be exciting to see some of your old friends at retail conferences again.

If you’d like to share your thoughts about any retail conference you’ve attended, we’d love to hear them. And let us know if there are any we missed. Which retail conferences do you plan to attend in 2024?

If you’re looking for more industry conferences, check out The Ultimate List of Loyalty Conferences.


ebbo helps brands achieve their customer loyalty goals with full-service, end-to-end solutions and also creates original educational content straight from the experts to help loyalty marketers stay on the cutting edge of customer engagement.

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