Shop! Marketplace is the can’t-miss event for accessing the future of retail!

Marketplace 2021 will bring together leading professionals from all disciplines of the retail industry to debut and demonstrate the latest innovations driving the evolution of the customer experience.  Retailers, producers, designers, specifiers and trade guests will connect with customers and suppliers to find advancements, future trends and creative solutions to grow their business.

Shop! is the only trade association representing all aspects of the retail buying experience.  Marketplace is the only trade experience where retail design ideas come to life.

What will I experience at Marketplace?

In addition to proven modernizations, experiential displays will be on display for learnings related to both their successes and failures.  No fear of failure exists at Marketplace, only the courage to try the unexpected to help drive invention towards a more enriching and purposeful consumer shopping.

Creative solutions to the future of retail will be presented at Marketplace, where industry professionals are granted exclusive access to experience the latest innovations, above and beyond concept or mere discussion.  Marketplace will also offer interactive education sessions in a peer-to-peer exchange format.  Designed to activate creativity, sessions will pitch segment professionals against each other to challenge the status quo for design, pop-up display, fabrication and online.

Interested in exhibiting at Shop! Marketplace?

To learn more and reserve your booth space, contact John Enright, jenright@staff.shopassociation.org

Save the Date! And watch this page for the opening of registration for Shop! Marketplace

Pricing (Member/Non-Member)*

Full Conference Registration with Retail Challenge:  $395/$595
Full Conference Group Registration (3+) with Retail Challenge: $249/$449 per person
Retail Challenge only (full conference not included): $ 199/$399
The Exchange Seller Pass (full conference not included): $500
The Exchange Buyers Pass (full conference not included): $0

* Participation in Retail Challenge and The Exchange has closed due to preregistration requirement deadlines on Nov. 2

For additional details about registration types, please click here

Contact John Enright, jenright@staff.shopassociation.org, to reserve your virtual exhibit booth

Eastern Time Pacific Time CET Type* Event

Wednesday, Nov. 4

11:00am-3:00pm 8:00am-12:00pm 5:00pm-9:00pm Retail Challenge Brief, Introduction of Teams,
Team networking
Join colleagues in a fun, insightful virtual retail design competition to tackle real-world challenges. In this competition, you will be teamed up with some of the industry’s best designers and fixture and display professionals from around the globe to create innovative design solutions, many of which can be implemented post event for you and your brand’s in-store experience.

Last year’s Retail Challenge brought together top brands like Marriott, Home Depot, Coca-Cola, Carnival, Chick-Fil-A and more, working together to create an innovative retail experience at a Times Square location that leveraged current retail industry trends. What will participants create this year?

Thursday, Nov. 5

11:00am-3:00pm 8:00am-12:00pm 5:00pm-9:00pm Retail Challenge

Monday, Nov. 9

10:00am-11:00am 7:00am-8:00am 4:00pm-5:00pm P Shop! Annual Membership Meeting
Hear the latest on the goals and plans for Shop! Association for the year ahead. Listen in to opening ShopX remarks during a State of Shop! by Shop! current Chairman, Joel Katterhagen. During this time, participants can also take part in the Shop! Board of Directors Election and Voting to help determine the future of Shop! leadership.Participants will also hear all about Shop!’s latest offering – SHOP Marketplace. Hear the vision for the 2021 event and start to look ahead for how you can get involved in this next level industry event.
11:00am-11:30am 8:00am-8:30am 5:00pm-5:30pm Shop! Honors & Recognition Awards Ceremony
Join us as we celebrate new inductees into the Shop! Hall of Fame, announce the Andrea Martin Volunteer of the Year, and recognize Shop! Woman of Distinction honorees. All attendees and association members are welcome to help celebrate those who go the extra mile in their contributions to Shop! and its programs.
11:45am-1:30pm 8:45am-10:30am 5:45pm-7:30pm Retail Challenge Video Screenings & Networking Event

Tuesday, Nov. 10

10:00am-11:00am 7:00am-8:00am 4:00pm-5:00pm P Ken Nisch keynote/panel discussion
Following Shop!X’s theme of sustainability, Ken Nisch, Chairman of JGA Branded Environments, will share insights in retail design and highlights from his new book Sustainability for Retail: How Global Retail Leaders Create Successful Environmental, Social, and Cultural Innovations.
11:00am-11:15am 8:00am-8:15am 5:00am-5:15pm Break
11:15am-12:15pm 8:15am-9:15am 5:15pm-6:15pm W Innovation Labs
Join facilitated group sessions discussing issues that will shape the future of the industry and inform the design of the Shop! Marketplace event in early 2021. Producers, suppliers, and brand representatives will take on topics like Sustainability & wellness; Brand transparency & values (fair trade, racial justice, and other corporate social responsibility commitments); Phygital & omnichannel environments; Stores transforming into showrooms; and Resilience to environmental threats and societal disruptions; among others.
12:15pm-12:30am 9:15am-9:30am 6:15am-6:30pm Break
12:30pm-1:30pm 9:30am-10:30am 6:30pm-7:30pm P Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Retailers: Adapting to the New Environment
This session will spotlight two retailers, The Home Depot and Timberland, and the efforts they’re making to be meaningful for their customers. Not only by reducing their environmental impact, but also through a strong belief in their social responsibility in the community, which is of essence for retailers to deliver relevance to customers. From a holistic point of view, they will cover how they’re adapting products, people, services, initiatives and stores based on their strong company philosophy. All aspects of their retail activities are aligned to be purposeful to meet the needs of their customers and extended community. This inside look at two major retailers will be a not-to-miss session.

Wednesday, Nov. 11

10:00am-11:00am 7:00am-8:00am 4:00pm-5:00pm P
Equality expert. Truth teller. Social Innovator. Michelle King is this and so much more. As a globally recognized gender

equality and organizational culture expert, Michelle believes that to tackle inequality, we need to fix workplace cultures so that they work for everyone. Whether you’re trying to motivate your leadership teams or foster greater understanding of how all 

employees can put equality into and create a culture of inclusion, Michelle will not only inspire change, but will explain how to do this.

Join the Shop! Women’s League presentation at this year’s Shop!X event to hear directly from Michelle about inequality and the workplace and how to fix it.

You can also read more about Michelle and her work in equality in the workplace in her book, The Fix: Overcome the Invisible Barriers that are Holding Women Back at Work

 

11:00am-11:15am 8:00am-8:15am 5:00pm-5:15pm Break
11:15am-12:15pm 8:15am-9:15am 5:15pm-6:15pm W Innovation Labs
Join facilitated group sessions discussing issues that will shape the future of the industry and inform the design of the Shop! Marketplace event in early 2021. Producers, suppliers, and brand representatives will take on topics like Sustainability & wellness; Brand transparency & values (fair trade, racial justice, and other corporate social responsibility commitments); Phygital & omnichannel environments; Stores transforming into showrooms; and Resilience to environmental threats and societal disruptions; among others.
12:15pm-12:30am 9:15am-9:30am 6:15pm-6:30pm Break
12:30pm-2:00pm 9:30am-11:00am 6:30pm-8:00pm N The Exchange
Join this member-to-member speed networking event that allows attendees to meet with potential customers and participate as a Buyer, a Seller, or both! Note – you will need two people in attendance to participate on both sides of the process.

Buyers will meet with up to 10 suppliers of technology, materials, lighting, logistics and more. You select the categories you are interested in learning about and we’ll provide the match. All members participating as a buyer will receive a discount to a future Shop! event.

Once you have applied to be a Buyer, you can also apply to be a Seller. Sellers – network and collaborate with fellow members on an entirely new level. As a participating product or service provider, we will match you with up to 10 POP producers, fixture manufacturers, and design firms.

Thursday, Nov. 12

10:00am-11:00am 7:00am-8:00am 4:00pm-5:00pm P ITR Economics: Looking Past the Fear and the Noise: 2020-2022
Never has it been more critical for decision makers to have a clear, impartial, and data-driven perspective of how factors such as COVID-19, the potential second-wave impact, and the re-opened economies will impact companies moving forward. This session lead by Taylor St. Germain, Economic Advisor at ITR Economics, will help you determine the best course of action for the most important part of the economy – you and your business.

We will:

  1. Look at a system of leading indicators proven to signal cyclical turns in the economy and markets.
  2. Present the outlook for the market segments most important to your industry.
  3. Assess interest rate and other financial market trends, including the latest information on stock market performance.
  4. Cut through the noise and present our expectation of both the human and the business impact of these black swan events.
11:00am-11:15am 8:00pm-8:15am 5:00pm-5:15pm Break
11:15am-12:15pm 8:15am-9:15am 5:15pm-6:15pm W Innovation Labs
Join facilitated group sessions discussing issues that will shape the future of the industry and inform the design of the Shop! Marketplace event in early 2021. Producers, suppliers, and brand representatives will take on topics like Sustainability & wellness; Brand transparency & values (fair trade, racial justice, and other corporate social responsibility commitments); Phygital & omnichannel environments; Stores transforming into showrooms; and Resilience to environmental threats and societal disruptions; among others.
12:15pm-12:30am 9:15am-9:30am 6:15pm-6:30pm Break
12:30pm-1:30pm 9:30am-10:30am 6:30pm-7:30pm P Closing Comments & Retail Challenge Winner Announced
We’ll wrap up ShopX by reviewing the Innovation Lab findings and revealing the winners of the Retail Challenge, including Judge’s Choice and People’s Choice! Join us in congratulating the winners and looking forward to our next big Shop! event, Shop! Marketplace.
*Type
P = Plenary      W = Workgroups       N = Networking

Calling all retailers and brands!

Join us for Shop!X Retail Challenge

Join us for the Shop!X 2020 Retail Challenge, a fun, insightful retail design competition that will provide you with new ideas for you and your brand’s in-store experience, while solving some of the industry’s toughest challenges. You will be teamed up with some of the best designers and fixtures and display professionals from around the globe to create the most innovative design solutions. Each team will submit their work and judges will award winners on their creativity and innovation.  Please email  Andrew VanWasshnova Shop! Program Director AVanWasshnova@staff.shopassociation.org, to reserve your spot and learn more.

Take a look at one of last year’s winners, below.

For information about The Exchange or Shop!X sponsorships, contact sales@shopassociation.org.

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