Expo - Retail Innovation Conference & Expo


This isn’t your typical expo experience. We’ve designed the #RICE22 Expo Floor to be a vibrant, community-driven space filled with the latest and greatest tech, engaging activations, and opportunities for attendees to connect and collaborate.

Expo Hall Times: 

Wednesday, May 11:   9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Thursday, May 12:   9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Featuring two distinct expos united by innovation



Hyper-focused to inspire innovation, collaboration and idea sharing among our store design and experience community.



One of the most recognizable and highly regarded event brands in the digital and e-commerce space.

Expo Hall Activations

Pop-Up Experience
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Pop-ups have become a staple in the brick-and-mortar mix. Want to see how a fast-growing cannabis brand is bringing cutting-edge tech and powerful brand storytelling together? Check out this immersive space, powered by CS Hudson and Cookies. (You also can sit in on a compelling conversation with one of Cookies’ top execs during the design:retail Conference!)
Clicks 2 Bricks
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CPG and DTC brands are exploring new ways to build customer engagement across all channels. Discover how to create a consistent and compelling journey for your customers, whether they’re shopping on your direct ecommerce site, through a marketplace or in a retail partner’s store, with guidance from our friends at Menasha.
Digital Signage Federation
Community Center Pavilion
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Chat with members of the Digital Signage Federation to get non-partisan, unbiased and tailored advice on your in-store tech needs. You’ll also get the chance to test-drive solutions from key DSF partners, including Elo Touch, Sony and more.
Student Mentorship & Activation
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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.
Live Shopping
Live shopping has made its way to the U.S. and that means its revenue impact will accelerate for retailers in the coming years. Test-drive the latest and greatest in live commerce creation using our interactive content studio! Not sure where to start? Don’t worry, we’ll have some content experts in to help.

Buy now, pay later is taking the retail industry by storm. We’re digging into the latest trends in payment experience, including “embedded payment,” with our BNPL Summit. Thanks to our partners at the Canadian Lenders Association, we’ll have a rich agenda, but you can also stop by BNPL Theater to chat with top players and get additional insights and thought leadership at the BNPL Theater.

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