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Important Association Announcement




Dear members,

I hope all is well! I wanted to reach out and share a few updates regarding the latest association happenings. As you know, the inaugural Shop! MarketPlace trade show was slated for this May; however, in an effort to produce the best possible trade experience for Shop! Association members, attendees, and to better serve the industry, Shop! MarketPlace will be rescheduled for spring of 2023. This change will ultimately allow more time for our exhibitors, partners, and internal event teams to plan a truly curated experience for everyone.

We have had a tremendous number of conversations with current and prospective exhibiting members who would prefer more time to prepare their booth experiences so they can fully support the creative requirements of Shop! MarketPlace. Contributing to the decision to move MarketPlace to April 2023, our industry is navigating ongoing supply chain issues, making it difficult, if not impossible, for several of our exhibitors to secure the materials and products they need to prepare for the show this year.

Shop! Association is determined to create a unique trade show experience where retail brands and all stakeholders can participate in an industry show that delivers ideas, knowledge, product showcases, and networking opportunities in a can’t-miss event. We look forward to hosting you April 25-27, 2023, at the Palmer Events Center in Austin, TX. Please save the date and we hope to see you there!

Also, stay tuned for updates on these upcoming 2022 Shop! events and initiatives:

  • New Shop! Committee Activation, April 2022
  • A New Online Member Platform, May 2022
  • Updated Shop! Website, May 2022
  • Design Awards Celebration, May 2022
  • New Member Newsletter, May 2022
  • Live OMA Awards Celebration, June 2022
  • Shop! Ideation, October 2022

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to me directly. Thank you for your understanding and continued support. Keep reading below for additional Shop! announcements.



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