Top 10 Retail Trade Shows You Can’t Miss in 2019

October 2, 2018

Traditional, brick-and-mortar retail is undergoing rapid changes as today’s consumer becomes increasingly mobile. To keep up with the latest retail industry news and forge the connections you need to succeed in 2019, here’s a look at the top 10 retail trade shows you should attend:


NRF’s Big Show (NYC)

When: Jan 13-15, 2019

Cost: Early bird starts at $1,075

The gold standard of retail trade shows, the National Retail Federation’s Big Show in Manhattan’s Javits Center is one of the industry’s largest, with an attendance of over 35K expected over the course of three days. Billed as “a marketplace for ideas and relationships,” the Big Show is THE place to learn from (and meet!) the biggest players transforming retail today, with executives from Target to Neiman Marcus.



NRFtech (San Francisco)

When: July or August 2019

Cost: FREE – $1,695

Another great event from the National Retail Federation, NRFtech is for retail CIOs, CDOs and senior IT executives that are driving in-store tech innovation. Attend to discover the latest retail technologies (like phone charging stations!) and how technology can be leveraged to deliver marketing messages and personalized communications to the modern, mobile-first consumer. (Las Vegas)

When: September 2019

Cost: $1,875 for a Non-Member Individual Pass is the National Retail Federation’s star-studded, digital-focused conference. Get inspired by best-in-class retail business leaders specializing in strategic planning, e-commerce, marketing, IT and analytics so you can drive revenue and ROI for your store, Blending content with panel discussions and networking opportunities, has featured executives from the biggest retailers as well as celebrity moguls like Tyra Banks and Kobe Bryant. At, you can mingle with stars, discover the latest in retail and network in a fun atmosphere that won’t feel like work. What’s not to love?