The 2019 Retail Innovation Conference will include compelling speakers spread across multiple keynote sessions and four focused content tracks, as well as the latest innovations in retail technology and plenty of networking opportunities with industry influencers. But attendees will also have a one-of-a-kind opportunity to experience the latest in cutting-edge retailing on May 6, the first day of the conference, through an exclusive Store Tours event at the recently opened Hudson Yards on Manhattan’s West Side.
Hudson Yards features seven stories and nearly 720,000 square feet of leasable space that will soon be home to nearly 100 luxury and specialty stores. The complex also will feature a hotel, unique restaurant concepts and an exhibition space.
RIC19 attendees will receive guided tours from executives representing each retail brand on the tour, who will explain the store’s operations and answer attendees’ questions. The event will be capped off by an opening night cocktail reception. The conference will continue at Convene on May 7 and 8.
#RIC18 Store Tours Recap
RIC attendees have been enjoying exclusive, informative store tours for years. Most recently, the 2018 event included a tour of The Shops at Columbus Circle, where attendees received a behind-the-scenes look at five of the city’s most fascinating retail locations:
New Year, New Retail Space To Explore
Every iteration brings a unique set of store tours and corresponding insights, giving RIC veterans a reason to attend every year. For instance, RIC17 featured a visit to the Westfield World Trade Center mall, located inside the one-of-a-kind Oculus structure, with its own slate of world-class retail destinations:
For many, this represents the first opportunity to see New York City’s new luxury shopping center in operation, and to learn how some of the country’s top retailers are taking advantage of the unique space. Interesting in attending? Purchase your ticket before prices go up on March 30.