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Why Attend #RICE24?

The Retail Innovation Conference & Expo (#RICE24) delves into the changing landscape of the customer journey and the role of technology in bringing together content, community, and commerce. Tailored to meet the evolving needs of retail businesses and their teams #RICE24 provides a platform for collaboration, brainstorming, and discovering new business opportunities.

Through a variety of sessions, including strategic discussions, intimate panels with C-level executives, offsite networking events, and interactive learning experiences, you can explore the trends and topics shaping the future of the retail industry.

Join us as we work together to shape the next decade of retail.

Why Attend #RICE24

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

Relevant & Actionable Sessions

Join us for the #RICE24 conference featuring over 50 sessions across three carefully curated tracks: Content, Community, and Commerce. These tracks explore the evolution of the customer journey and how the rise of new marketing channels, community platforms, and commerce technologies are driving innovation in all aspects of our work. 

Top-Tier 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

#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.

Exclusive Networking

Engage with existing partners, make new connections and explore the latest demos within the expo hall. Immerse yourself in state-of-the-art solutions from our exhibitors and sponsors including Avalara, iAdvize, Shopify, Walmart, ShipStation, The Royal Group, Simpson Print, ShopPOP Displays, and many more. Be inspired, solve problems, and drive your business forward at #RICE24.

You can also win prizes by completing our #RICE24 exhibitor passport. Upon arrival at #RICE24, you’ll receive a printed passport at the registration desk. Visit participating booths in the expo during your time at the event. Upon returning your completed passport, you’ll be entered to win gift cards, swag and more!  

#RICE24 brings together the entire retail ecosystem, from startup/mid-size to big box retailers.  

Join the retail industry’s top decision-makers across ecommerce, social media marketing, store design and omnichannel strategy to have inspirational discussions about the future of commerce and explore how brands are bringing new experiences and business models to life. 

Immerse Yourself in the 2024 Experience

Content-Driven, Educational Sessions

Conference Tracks

Over 50 sessions spanning three carefully curated conference tracks – Content, Community, and Commerce. These three core tracks will provide actionable strategies on new storytelling methods, community-driven tactics and commerce-powered business priorities. 

You can choose a track pass for access to all sessions within the track of your choice. If you’re eager to explore sessions in all tracks, then the All-Access pass is the most valuable pass for you. Learn more about the conference, speakers and sessions here.  

Hands-On Workshops

Our deep-dive workshops on Tuesday, June 4 will foster a relaxed and collaborative environment for you to learn from some of the industry’s top experts alongside your peers. Workshops are available to All-Access and Conference track passes at no additional charge. 

Next Stage Sessions

On the show floor, you can expect content featuring the industry’s most innovative companies discussing the latest and greatest solutions in retail. This is your opportunity to interact with the latest technologies and learn from their client success stories. 

Exclusive Networking Events

Store Tours

Explore buzzing neighborhoods in Chicago led by Insider Trends on Tuesday, June 4! Get a firsthand look at some of the most innovative store concepts in the city and discover how you can apply them to your brand experiences.

Attendee Speed Dating

Experience a fresh approach to networking, designed to help you build connections and set the stage for future discussions with exhibitors. We’re hand-selecting a group of senior retail leaders that we’ll match with relevant exhibitors based on mutual interest and industry relevance. This program is scheduled for Thursday, June 6th, from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., immediately following the morning keynote. If you’re interested in participating in this program, please request an invite here.

Peer Meetings

Book time to meet with other attendees, speakers and solution providers in the Refresh Lounge to connect and swap ideas with likeminded individuals. Once you’re registered for the event, you can book meetings with fellow attendees via the #RICE24 app. 

2024 Featured Exhibitors

Be Inspired

Meet directly with leaders driving groundbreaking work within their organizations, including Avalara, iAdvize, Shopify, Walmart, ShipStation, The Royal Group, Simpson Print, ShopPOP Displays, and many more. 

You can also win prizes by completing our #RICE24 exhibitor passport. Upon arrival at #RICE24, you’ll receive a printed passport at the registration desk. Visit participating booths in the expo during your time at the event. Upon returning your completed passport, you’ll be entered to win gift cards, swag and more! 

Additional Opportunities to Know

Content-Driven

Event Activities

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