Explore the Expo - Retail Innovation Conference & Expo

Explore the EXPO

There’s so much to explore on this year’s show floor – from immersive activations to cutting edge tech providers, emerging solutions, and a journey that can earn you a $500 gift card. We want to make sure you don’t miss these must-see spots. Read on to learn all the ways you can maximize your time on the expo floor.

Expo Hall Times: 
Wednesday, June 14:
9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Thursday, June 15:
9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

EXPERIENCE IMMERSIVE ACTIVATIONS

VM
Versatility

Design:Retail

Experience the new immersive, digital path to purchase! Walk through a series of digital-driven vignettes that showcase how cutting-edge VM techniques can power engagement, conversion and retention. Developed in partnership with CS Hudson and Glass Media

PAVE

Student Mentorship & Activation

Design:Retail

The Retail Innovation Conference & Expo is a proud partner of PAVE, the Planning and Visual Education Partnership. In the design:retail section of the floor, visit the PAVE booth to learn more about their mission, participate in mentorship meetings and check out a cool activation from student members.

Social Commerce

Showcase

IRCE

Experience the power of social commerce and see how brands are embracing shoppable content, powerful advertising and other capabilities. Chat with experts to learn how you can turn social curation and inspiration into tangible action!

The Official Johnny Cupcakes Pop-Up

Powered by Shopify

IRCE

Venture into the whimsical world of Johnny Cupcakes! After Johnny Earle’s keynote at the Retail Innovation Conference & Expo, he’ll be serving customers at his exclusive pop-up experience on the show floor. Powered in partnership with Shopify, this mobile store concept will bring the best of Johnny Cupcakes’ “fakery” to life and give attendees the chance to shop the brand’s deliciously clever collections of t-shirts, stickers and greeting cards. 

DISCOVER INNOVATION LABS:

A centrally located, vibrant space for you to discover up-and-coming solutions across the retail spectrum. You’ll find Innovation Labs in the center line of the expo hall (between aisles 1100 and 1200).

SIGN UP FOR A CURATED EXPO FLOOR TOUR:

Insider Trends

Join us for a guided tour of the #RICE23 Expo Floor, hosted by Insider Trends. During this one-hour tour, we’ll make several short stops at featured vendors within the expo hall so you can learn how our partners are powering the next wave of connected commerce. Spots are limited.

GET YOUR PASSPORT STAMPED TO WIN:

Remember to bring the Prize Pack Passport you received at registration along with you and stop at each booth on the card. Once you get all 19 stamps, you’ll be entered for a chance to win one of 8 Visa gift cards (grand prize is a $500 gift card!)

TAKE A BREAK OR GRAB A DRINK:

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Hit the Refresh Lounge in booth #1819 for morning breaks 9:15 AM – 11:00 AM on Wednesday & Thursday and on Wednesday afternoon 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM! 

Want extra drink tickets for Wednesday afternoon’s reception? Don’t forget to visit these three booths to request drink tickets! 

BOOK YOUR MEETINGS:

Want to take a structured approach to your expo exploration? We’ve got you covered! Use the app to request designated 15-minute meetings with the vendors, experts and peers you want to connect with.

Request to be invited to join us for the #RICE23 Masterclasses!

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