Conferences & Sessions - Retail Innovation Conference & Expo

Conference

Known for curating a robust agenda full of candid conversations on the most pressing topics in retail, #RICE24 is improved this year with simplified programming. The new agenda will be streamlined into 3 content tracks (Content, Community and Commerce), emphasizing quality vs. quantity.  

Track sessions will take place in the conference breakout rooms, while innovative technology case-studies will be presented in the Expo Hall. The best part? Conference sessions and Expo Hall sessions will NOT overlap this year, making it easier for you to experience and digest all the content we’ll have available! 

Agenda At-A-Glance:

(Note: the agenda is subject to change)

Tuesday, June 4: "Pre-Conference"

TBD

TBD

Registration & Check-In

1:00 PM

5:30 PM

Chicago Store Tours

2:00 PM

3:15 PM

Workshops - Open to Qualifying Retail/Brand Execs Only

2:00 PM

2:40 PM

Roundtables

2:50 PM

3:35 PM

Roundtables

3:30 PM

4:45 PM

Workshops - Open to Qualifying Retail/Brand Execs Only

3:40 PM

4:20 PM

Roundtables

5:30 PM

6:30 PM

Curated Cocktails & Conversations

Wednesday, June 5

7:00 AM

4:00 PM

Registration & Check-In

8:00 AM

9:00 AM

Press Breakfast (Invite Only)

9:30 AM

10:00 AM

Track Breakouts

10:15 AM

10:45 AM

Track Breakouts

11:00 AM

11:30 AM

Track Breakouts

11:45 AM

12:15 PM

Track Breakouts

12:30 PM

1:45 PM

Lunch & Networking

2:00 PM

2:05 PM

Welcome Remarks

2:05 PM

2:50 PM

Keynote & General Session

3:00 PM

EXPO HALL OPENS

3:30 PM

4:00 PM

Expo Stage Sessions

4:15 PM

4:45 PM

Expo Stage Sessions

4:30 PM

6:00 PM

Networking Cocktail Reception

6:00 PM

EXPO HALL CLOSES

Thursday, June 6

9:10 AM

9:15 AM

Welcome Remarks

9:15 AM

10:00 AM

Keynote Session

10:00 AM

EXPO HALL OPENS

10:30 AM

11:00 AM

Expo Stage Sessions

11:15 AM

11:45 AM

Expo Stage Sessions

12:00 PM

12:30 PM

Expo Stage Sessions

12:30 PM

1:15 PM

Lunch & Expo Exploration

1:30 PM

2:00 PM

Track Breakouts

2:15 PM

2:45 PM

Track Breakouts

3:00 PM

3:30 PM

Track Breakouts

4:00 PM

EXPO HALL CLOSES

The Special Programming

Included w/ All-Access Pass

Decentralization Deciphered, the ultimate educational platform that connects businesses with Web3 content and insights, is coming to RICE! Dig into the latest thought leadership, expert perspectives and real-life examples driving innovation in NFTs, metaverse experiences, digital goods and so much more!

Deep-Dive

Workshops

Included w/ All-Access Pass

Looking for a more collaborative environment to get deep-dive learnings with fellow retail/brand peers? We’ve curated distinct programming for retail/brand executives only to engage in interactive and solutions-oriented workshops. Be part of the knowledge-exchange, make new connections and walk away with playbooks tailored to your needs!

Roundtables

Included w/ All-Access Pass

Connect with your peers and discuss the latest trends in retail in an intimate roundtable setting. During these 40-minute interactive sessions, you’ll participate in a guided, theme-based discussion led by an executive thought leader. Our #RICE24 roundtables are a great way to build your network and dive deep into relevant topics for your business in an authentic and collaborative environment.

Store Tours

Included w/ All-Access Pass

Explore buzzing neighborhoods in Chicago with Insider Trends! Get a firsthand look at some of the most innovative store concepts in the city and examine how you can apply them to your brand experiences.

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