Last updated on July 15th, 2022
Retail is one of the most rapidly growing industries, frequently transforming with advancements in technology. Staying ahead and being updated with the latest trends is the key to thrive in the fierce competition in the industry and keeping an edge over competitors.
If you aspire to ace in the industry, it is always best to learn about new trends and innovations from the experts who are already succeeding.
Nowadays, attending conferences, webinars, and events has become an essential routine, which is to be followed by the retail business owners to keep themselves up to date and run their business with the leading technologies, market trends, and new strategies.
2020 is expected to be the year for personalized customers’ experiences, like never before. With the frequently changing customer buying habits, you have to be one step ahead thinking of transforming the customer experiences, building a loyal customer base, and removing the friction from the buyer’s journey.
Here are some of the conferences and events to be held in 2020 that the retailer must attend.
1. ETAIL West 2020
ETAIL West is a four-day treat for the retailers to increase their business profits. Retailers get to connect with top minds of America’s other successful retailers and strategize their business operations. This event is one of a kind and comprises of retailers from the billion-dollar club to startups.
Date: 24-27 Feb 2020
Venue: JW Marriot Palm Springs, CA
2. The Retail Summit
The Retail Summit is one of the largest global gatherings that unites the global, C-level executives from the retail industry and parallel industries to explore the merging of retail with technology and customer experience. In 2020, the summit will focus on the hyper-connected consumer who needs a fast, convenient, frictionless shopping experience on the go.
Date: 10-11 March 2020
Venue: Atlantis Dubai, UAE
3. Adobe Summit
Adobe Summit is a great event for retailers to expand their global commerce experience. In this summit, leading brands and biggest retailers connect and interact for better marketing automation, analytics, advertising, and customer experience.
Date: 29 March- 2 April 2020
Venue: Las Vegas, Nevada
4. Savant eCommerce Amsterdam
Savant eCommerce Amsterdam is a cross-industry event for all the verticals in retail. In this event, leading executives will focus on the best practices in CX, omnichannel strategy, profiting of marketplaces, data analytics, and how to operate in the complex digital world.
Date: 10–11 Mar 2020
5. DX3 2020
DX3 2020 is Canada’s biggest retail, marketing, and technology event where international speakers and industry experts interact with each other for innovative solutions and tech demonstrations. You will get to hear stories, case studies, tips, and expert insights from leaders to get a new perspective on managing your retail business.
Date: 10-11 March 2020
Venue: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Toronto, Canada
6. Shoptalk 2020
Shoptalk is one of the biggest retail events with 8000+ retailers who come together to create the future of retail with startups, tech companies, investors, real estate operators, wall street analyst firms, and more. It is the best platform to learn, collaborate, and innovate digital retail.
Date: 22-25 March 2020
Venue: Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, USA
7. Retail Asia Conference & Expo (RACE)
Retail Asia Conference & Expo(RACE) is a must-attend event for the retailers, which brings together industry leaders to explore revolutionary ideas and cutting-edge technologies transforming the retail industry in Asia. With 600+ brands and 2000+ products & solutions, RACE allows exhibitors to interact with 9000+ buyers and get educated via more than 100 educational seminar hours.
Date: 6 – 8 May 2020
Venue: Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong
8. Retail Innovation Conference 2020
Retail Innovation Conference attracts America’s largest retailers every year, where keynote speakers like Brian Solis, Jeff Fromm, share their industry experience and technological innovations with them. Retailers get insights into customer engagement, retail innovation, digital strategies, customer experience, and omnichannel commerce.
Date: May 2020
Venue: New York City, NY
9. Future Stores Seattle
Future Stores brings together retail business owners from all around the globe to talk about in-store experience design, technologies enhancing customers’ buying journey, and innovation. Retail executives get to interact with the Big Box retailers, disruptors, and trailblazers who are reimagining the retail store experiences.
Date: 15-18 June 2020
Venue: The SheratonSeattle, WA
10. IRCE at RetailX Expo and Conference
RetailX brings together online and offline retailers to transform the retail experience and boost retail growth. They can collaborate and interact to discover digital retail solutions to optimize the business in a rapidly changing retail landscape.
Date: 9-11 June 2020
Venue: McCormick Place, Chicago
Conferences, now, are not just constrained to motivational speeches. Instead, they allow you to expand your network, and interact with people who are industry leaders and innovators. These conferences will help you to grow as a retailer and achieve exponential growth.
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