Come For RIC18, Stay For NYC

With the Retail Innovation Conference approaching, there is a lot to be excited about: keynotes with leaders from Walmart, BJ’s Wholesale Club, Dunkin’ Brands and West Elm; the guided NYC Store Tours; numerous networking opportunities; and a total of more than 35 sessions featuring retail innovators and disruptors. Be sure to save your seat and register to attend #RIC18 today (you can check out the full agenda here).   

But the excitement doesn’t end at the conference. Located in New York City, the retail capital of the world, there is plenty to do and see in the city that never sleeps!  

Whether you live nearby, are a frequent visitor, or are coming to the Big Apple for the first time, there is a never-ending list of fabulous dining options, entertainment and site seeing to enjoy during your stay. We have put together a curated insiders’ look at what the city has to offer, featuring Retail TouchPoints staff favorites. Check it out below, and don’t forget to register for the conference today!

For The Foodies

  • Grab a beer and enjoy playoff hockey at Stout, an Irish pub right outside of Madison Square Garden.

  • Explore an eclectic variety of cuisines at the iconic Chelsea Marketa shopping and dining mecca that encompasses an entire NYC block.

  • Pull up a chair at Black Tap for burgers, craft beers and crazy milkshakes full of ingredients like Fruity Pebbles, Funfetti cake and lollipops. 

For The History Buffs

  • Step on board the USS Intrepid at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, home to the legendary aircraft carrier, the space shuttle Enterprise, numerous jets, and a guided missile submarine. 

For The Nature Lovers

  • Walk The High Line, a famous linear public park built on an elevated rail line. 

  • Unleash your wild side at the Central Park Zoo and visit animals like red pandas, snow leopards, and snow monkeys. 

  • Take a stroll through Bryant Park, a green oasis in Midtown.

For the Entertainment Seekers 

  • Enjoy incomparable NYC stand-up comedy at Caroline’s, one of the most recognized comedy clubs in the world. 

  • Catch a ball game at Yankee Stadium, home of the 27-time world series champion baseball team. Star Wars night is taking place during the week of RIC! 

  • Check out TKTS to get half-priced tickets to Broadway and Off-Broadway shows. 

  • Take in dinner and an immersive show at The McKittrick Hotel, where Sleep No More, an award winning theatrical experience based on Shakespeare’s Macbeth, currently is playing.

The Retail Innovation Conference is set for April 30-May 2. Register now and don’t miss out on all the fun New York City has to offer! 

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