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The Ultimate Guide to 2024’s Can’t-Miss Retail Conferences

Ready to supercharge your 2024 with the most dynamic and influential retail events and conferences? Look no further, as RETHINK Retail is here to guide you through next year’s calendar.

These events are where supply chain logistics meet groundbreaking AI innovations, where the pulse of the fashion industry’s latest trends beats, and where the bustling realm of eCommerce evolves. We’ve handpicked the crème de la crème of retail shows, offering not just insights but unparalleled networking opportunities with the brightest minds and trailblazers in technology and retail. 

The National Retail Federation’s Big Show

With more than 40,000 attendees, the National Retailer Federation Show (NRF) is one of the most notable retail conferences around the globe. NRF brings the retail industry together to hear from the biggest changemakers, experience the latest innovations, and make lasting industry relationships. This year, NRF will also host an Asia Pacific event in June. 

Location: New York City, NY
Dates: January 13th – 16th, 2024
Who Should Attend: Retailers, Tech Solution Providers & Vendors, Industry Leaders
Website: https://nrfbigshow.nrf.com/ 

If you’re already planning on attending, don’t miss RETHINK Retail’s exclusive Gala event, and be sure to check out our 2023 Recap Video: 

eTail West

eTail West is a four-day retreat featuring some of America’s most successful e-commerce leaders, providing innovative insights and strategies in the e-commerce and omnichannel spaces. The conference offers great networking opportunities to connect, enhance relationships, strategize, and be at the forefront of the best in retail innovation. 

Location: Palm Springs, California
Dates: February 26th – February 29th, 2024
Who Should Attend: Retailers, Brands, Solution Providers, Venture Capital Firms

Website: https://etailwest.wbresearch.com/ 

Take a look at our highlights from 2024:


EuroCIS t is all about innovation and technology. Bringing 12,000 visitors from 90 countries, EuroCIS is an expansive international trade fair that highlights retail technology and trends from across the globe. 

Location: Dusseldorf, Germany

Dates: February 27th – 29th, 2023

Who Should Attend: Retailers, Tech Solution Providers and vendors, Industry Leaders

Website: https://www.eurocis-tradefair.com/en/Exhibit

Shoptalk U.S.

Shoptalk 2024 promises to host its largest gathering of retailers and brands to date. With its renowned on-site Meetup platform, boasting 75,000 double opt-in meetings, and the presence of leading tech companies, attendees can explore the expansive show floor, offering valuable opportunities for face-to-face meetings with key decision-makers. 

In addition to a diverse range of engaging events, including parties, receptions, and dinners, Shoptalk provides the ultimate platform for building brand awareness and fostering new business connections with an esteemed senior audience. Don’t forget about the brand new Shoptalk Fall, which will take place on October 16th – 18th, 2024 in Chicago. 

Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Dates: March 17th – 20th, 2023
Who Should Attend: Retailers, Brands, Tech Solution Providers, Start-Ups, Investors, Non-Profits

Website: https://shoptalk.com/us/community 

In case you missed Shoptalk 2023, here is a look at some of the highlights: 

World Retail Congress

Since its inception in 2007, the World Retail Congress has consistently stood as the foremost platform for comprehensive research, engaging content, and impactful events. Each year, the World Retail Congress curates a program that addresses the fundamental challenges in retail leadership, uniting the brightest minds from both within and outside the retail sphere, including experts from economics, academia, politics, and NGOs.

Location: Paris, France
Dates: April 16th -18th, 2024
Who Should Attend: Retailers, Tech Solution Providers, Innovators, Academics

Website: https://www.worldretailcongress.com/about-world-retail-congress 

Retail Technology Show

The Retail Technology (RTS) show focuses on providing technology solutions, educational series, and networking opportunities for retail and hospitality industries. RTS is facilitated as an opportunity to propel the future of retail by bringing together retailers with key players in the tech industry that bring solutions and innovation to the retail space and is a must-attend for any industry professional, focusing on their UK presence. 

Location: Olympia, London
Dates: April 24th & 25th, 2023
Who Should Attend: Retailers, Hospitality Organizations, Tech Solution Providers & Innovators

Website: https://www.retailtechnologyshow.com/

Shoptalk Europe 

Shoptalk Europe brings together more than 3500 attendees from all sectors of the retail industry to collaborate, network, learn, and evolve. On the stage, industry leaders will speak about trends and critical opportunities. Speakers include Jerome Dubreuil (Group Chief Digital Officer: Decathlon), Robert Gentz (Co-Founder & Co-CEO: Zalando), Fernando Cornago (VP, Digital Tech: Adidas), and Ekta Chopra (Chief Digital Officer: e.l.f Beauty). 

Location: Barcelona, Spain
Dates: June 3rd – 5th, 2024
Who Should Attend: Retailers, Brands, Exhibitors, Investors, Start-Ups

Website: https://shoptalkeurope.com/

Check out our Shoptalk Europe 2023 Recap Video:

RCC STORE Conference

The biggest retail conference in Canada, RCC STORE offers 2 days of discussion, conversation, and learning about the most important topics in the industry, and the newest strategies for retailer success. Speakers will discuss key issues facing retail leadership including global economics, the latest trends and research, and innovative technology.

Location: Toronto, Canada
Dates: May 28th – 29th, 2024
Who Should Attend: Retailers, Industry Leaders, Analysts
Website: https://storeconference.ca/

eTail East 

eTail East, much like eTail West, features some of America’s most successful retailers, providing innovative insights and strategies in the e-commerce and omnichannel spaces. The conference offers great networking opportunities to connect, enhance relationships, strategize, and be at the forefront of the best in retail innovation. It’s worth noting that eTail hosts several additional events, including eTail West (listed above), eTail Canada, and eTail Connect. 

Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Dates: August 12th – 15th, 2024
Who Should Attend: Retailers, Brands, Solution Providers, Industry Leaders
Website: https://etaileast.wbresearch.com/ 


This is a must-attend event that’s set to redefine the retail landscape for grocery retailers. With a carefully curated lineup of speakers, Groceryshop provides valuable insights into the rapid evolution of the grocery retail sector, encompassing supermarkets, mass merchants, convenience stores, drug stores, club/warehouse stores, discount stores, and e-commerce players. Moreover, this event will tackle the transformations in the production and distribution of consumer products, spanning from fresh and packaged foods to beverages, beauty, household, and health products. 

Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Dates: September 7th – 9th, 2024
Who Should Attend: Grocery Retailers, Brands, Industry Leaders, Tech Solution Providers

Website: https://groceryshop.com/ RETHINK Retail Groceryshop 2023 Recap Video

National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) Show 

The NACS Show is the convenience and fuel retailing premiere event, providing industry professionals with four days of learning, buying and selling, networking, and fun. Building upon the immense success of the 2023 event that drew over 24,000 attendees to the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, the 2024 edition promises even more insights and innovation. Delve into the latest trends in convenience stores, covering areas like food integration, digitalization, and strategies for enhancing in-store conversions to align with the ever-evolving preferences of consumers. 

Location: Las Vegas, Nevada

Dates: October 7th – 10th, 2024

Who Should Attend: Convenience Store and Fuel Retailers, Brands, Distributors, Industry Professionals, Technology Vendors

Website: https://www.nacsshow.com/ 

Take a look at our Retail NACS 2023 Recap Video:

Paris Retail Week

Paris Retail Week focuses on omnichannel commerce and brings around 20,000 retail professionals together. The robust program features an emphasis on sharing knowledge, experiences, and best practices. At this event, you can elect to be part of 1:1 meetings,  keynotes, workshops, innovation tours, awards, and more. 

Location: Paris, France
Dates: September 17th – 19th, 2024
Who Should Attend: Retailers, Industry Leaders

Website: https://en.parisretailweek.com/ 

Found our 2024 top retail events list helpful? For guidance on maximizing your event strategy, reach out to us directly at media@rethink.industries.

We’re here to help you navigate and make the absolute most of your retail event experiences.