About - Retail Innovation Conference & Expo

About RICE

About #RICE24

The Retail Innovation Conference & Expo (#RICE24) explores the evolved customer journey and how technology enables the convergence of content, community and commerce. The event is designed to speak to the new needs of retail businesses and their teams, creating a forum for the community to collaborate, ideate and uncover new business possibilities. Through strategic sessions, intimate C-level panels, meaningful offsite networking events and interactive learning experiences, attendees will be able to dig into topics and trends that are shaping the future of the retail industry.


Presented by

Retail TouchPoints

Join decision-makers at #RICE24 from today's top brands!

Why Attend #RICE24?

#RICE24 is where the future of retail is shaped through insightful sessions, hands-on learning, and exclusive networking events. Whether you’re looking to innovate, connect, or discover, the Retail Innovation Conference & Expo offers a platform for growth and inspiration. 

Relevant & Actionable Sessions

#RICE24 offers more than 50 sessions spanning three carefully curated conference tracks – Content, Community, and Commerce. These three core tracks will will explore the evolution of the customer journey and how new marketing channels, community platforms and commerce technologies are putting innovation at the forefront of everything we do.

Speakers & Brands

Join us at #RICE24 to hear from keynote speakers Marcus Collins and Rebecca Minkoff, as well as retail leaders from brands like Michaels, Zappos, Uber, IKEA, Reddit, Pinterest, Petco and more.

Hands-On Learning and Innovation 

Beyond our conference content, #RICE24 offers deep-dive workshops, Chicago Store Tours, and networking opportunities within the expo hall. Join us on Tuesday, June 4 for pre-event programming to explore the latest innovations in store design and solve problems in real time with your peers.

Exhibit At #RICE24

#RICE24 offers exhibitors and sponsors a chance to showcase their brand’s role in the omnichannel customer journey through thought leadership, onsite networking and a reimagined expo experience. 

The #RICE24 expo floor is designed as a community-centric hub, showcasing industry-leading technology, activations, and solution providers. Our Expo aims to foster intimate connections and offer exhibitors direct access to key decision makers within the retail space. Whether you’re aiming to generate pipeline via a booth or to create interactive opportunities on the show floor, our team is ready to assist in crafting a strategy that brings your brand’s narrative to life.  

Exhibitor Opportunities At #RICE24

Sponsorship at #RICE24 opens a gateway to elevated brand visibility and industry thought leadership, extending beyond the expo floor. Opportunities range from speaking engagements that position your brand at the forefront of relevant discussions, to digital and onsite branding, and exclusive networking events. Embrace the chance to connect with retail’s decision-makers in unique settings, including offsite events that explore Chicago’s vibrant scene.  

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Presented By Retail TouchPoints

The Retail Innovation Conference & Expo is proudly presented by Retail TouchPoints (RTP), the industry’s go-to source for the latest in retail insights, trends, and innovations. Retail TouchPoints provides retail leaders with the critical information they need to excel in today’s rapidly evolving market. From in-depth analyses on consumer behaviors to expert opinions on emerging retail technologies, RTP serves as a valuable resource for understanding how to navigate the complexities of the retail industry. 

Retail TouchPoints not only offers a wealth of knowledge through its digital content platform but also recognizes industry leaders who are setting new benchmarks in innovation and customer engagement. Join us in celebrating the best in retail innovation through the various awards programs presented in partnership with the Retail Innovation Conference & Expo.  

Our Advisory Boards

The RICE & RTP Advisory Boards represent emerging and established leaders from a diverse range of businesses and functions in the retail industry. They are instrumental in helping us shape the agenda for our in-person event (Retail Innovation Conference & Expo), providing guidance to create the most compelling conversations in store design and marketing/ecommerce, as well as content coverage across Retail TouchPoints. View the advisory board members here.

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