#RICE22 Standout Stats & Attendee Buzz  - Retail Innovation Conference & Expo

#RICE22 Standout Stats & Attendee Buzz 

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As the conference team takes the time to assess and analyze the post-event data and feedback, we couldn’t help but share some of the noteworthy stats and ongoing buzz from attendees! 

  • 76% increase in attendee satisfaction over 2021 
  • Over 50% of attendees were new to the Retail Innovation Conference & Expo 
  • Over 35% of attendees were VP level and above 
  • 200+ speakers shared their expertise and powerful experiences on our stages from retailers/brands like: Coach, Target, Clinique, M&Ms, Foot Locker, Crate & Barrel, Abercrombie & Fitch, e.l.f beauty, & more!  

See What Your Industry Peers Think About #RICE22

“This was my first-time attending the Retail Innovation Conference & Expo, and I was very impressed with the quality of content, the engagement, and the networking opportunities that were provided. The perks/giveaways were great too!”
Alicia Littleton
Gerber Childrenswear
“There is a level of intimacy the audience gets from the speakers at RICE that is so unique and important. RICE feels like you’re in the boardroom with executives while they explain how they make decisions. You don’t get that anywhere else!”
Melissa Minkow
CI&T
“The RICE event checked all the boxes. As a traditional brick and mortar retailer, it is exciting to meet and learn from other businesses and emerging technologies to build relevant and engaging experiences for our clients.”
Mary Todd-McGinnis
Ben Bridge Jeweler
“It was great to visit my first ever Retail Innovation Conference in person! It was a well-organized and smooth event.”




Steven Tokarski
Kohls Department Store
"It is clear that the Retail Innovation Conference & Expo is THE conference to attend if you work in the retail space. From the speakers to the incredible vendor hall to the general atmosphere and networking opportunities, every detail of this event has been planned for an ideal attendee experience."





Dan Gingiss
The Experience Maker, LLC
“RICE22 was fabulous. It’s great to have a return to events, but this one was a little different as it felt very authentic. I built more authentic connections here from retailers, retail partners, and vendors alike than I have at some of the other conferences. It was comfortable, just the right size, and plenty of choices of great speakers across the tracks. As a speaker, the team were outstanding and super helpful leading up to and during the event. Well done to all involved.”
Andrew Smith
ThinkUncommon

2023 Event Planning…Loading!

While we uncover improvement areas from the 2022 survey feedback and data, we’re ecstatic to carry the momentum and continue to build our 2023 show! As the retail industry continues to rapidly evolve, we’re excited at the number of opportunities for our team to explore and we look forward to digging even deeper into the latest and greatest in retail.

Additionally, we have good news! If you registered for #RICE22 you can now access the video recordings of the sessions within the app. Keep an eye out for an email with the details!

Finally, be sure to mark the 2023 dates on your calendars now, June 13-15, 2023.  

Interested in speaking on stage in 2023 or know an industry expert that would be a perfect fit? Be sure to submit here. Stay tuned to this blog as we begin to release early details and info for the 2023 show. See you all in Chicago next year!

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