Featuring Three Tailored Events Focused on the Topics and Trends Driving New Retail Models & Customer Experiences

CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Registration is officially open for The Retail Innovation Conference & Expo (#RICE22), taking place May 10-12, 2022 at McCormick Place Convention Center in Chicago. The conference & expo, led by leading retail community and media company, Retail TouchPoints, will feature three tailored events that are designed to meet the needs of different business units and functions: Retail Innovation Summit (RIS), Internet Retailer (IRCE) and Design:Retail (DRCE).

Featuring a growing roster of executive and expert speakers, the event is designed to inspire ideation and collaboration, and provide tactical takeaways that attendees will be able to apply as soon as they get back to the office. On Tuesday, May 10, all-access pass holders can register for a variety of pre-conference workshops, enjoy store tours around Chicago, and gather at a VIP meet and greet reception. The first day of the conference agenda will kick off on Wednesday, May 11, featuring notable keynote speakers and tailored track sessions through the afternoon. Several buzzworthy brands and well-known omnichannel retailers are already set to take the stage, including:

  • Estée Lauder
  • Abercrombie & Fitch
  • Adore Me
  • Unilever
  • Foxtrot
  • Francesca’s
  • Coborn’s
  • Rebag
  • goodMRKT
  • ThredUp
  • UNTUCKit
  • Weis Markets

“We know how more than ever, people are looking for ways to connect, but we also know that in-person experiences need to present real value,” said Adam O’Brien, Show Director for the Retail Innovation Conference & Expo. “We designed the event to be a vibrant gathering place for executives across the industry to connect, learn and share ideas with each other. In addition to our incredible programming, we will have an integrated expo experience that will include a mix of solution providers in store design, fulfillment, ecommerce, personalization and even social commerce. We also have some fun partnerships, activations and meet-and-greet opportunities in store to add extra value and excitement for our attendees.”

Attendees have the flexibility to register for an expo hall pass, an individual event pass (which includes access to the expo hall) or for an all-access pass, which grants admission to all events plus the expo hall. Given the variety of unique content across the three tailored events, there also are group discounts available for teams interested in attending sessions in multiple events. Super early-bird pricing rates are in effect through March 8th, 2022. Additionally, if you’re a retailer, brand, student or educator, the expo hall pass is free.

For more information and details regarding pricing, visit the Retail Innovation Conference & Expo registration page.

About Retail TouchPoints: Retail TouchPoints and Design:Retail give all members of the retail world access to a vibrant community that combines insights, inspiration and opportunities to interact with their peers. We sit at the intersection of the art and science of retail strategy, providing granular data, high-value commentary, and aspirational success stories to help readers optimize customer experiences across all channels. Touching all facets of the retail ecosystem, including store experience and design, workforce management, digital marketing and engagement, and omnichannel optimization, our editorial content, multi-media resources and events take timely news and trends and transform them into tactical takeaways that meet the unique needs and priorities of our executive readers.

About Emerald: Emerald’s talented and experienced team grows our customers’ businesses 365 days a year through connections, content, and commerce. We expand connections that drive new business opportunities, product discovery, and relationships with over 140 annual events, matchmaking, and lead-gen services. We create content to ensure that our customers are on the cutting edge of their industries and are continually developing their skills. And we power commerce through efficient year-round buying and selling. We do all this by seamlessly integrating in-person and digital platforms and channels. Emerald is immersed in the industries we serve and committed to supporting the communities in which we operate. As true partners, we create experiences that inspire, amaze, and deliver breakthrough results.


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