Why You Should

Attend Shop!

Everything You Need to Help You Innovate

All attendees have access to the exhibit hall, keynote sessions and the inaugural networking reception on Tuesday, April 25. Join fellow attendees and industry leaders for an evening of networking!

  • Tuesday, April 25: Austin Retail Tours, 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. | Industry Welcome Reception, 6 to 7:30 p.m.

  • Wednesday, April 26: Trade Floor Hours, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. | Conference Hours 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

  • Thursday, April 27: Trade Floor Hours, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. | Conference Hours 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Participate in the Ultimate 3-Day Conversation About Retail Experience

Hands On. Heads Together.

Be Part of the Conversation

  • Immerse yourself in Ideation’s Retail Challenge winner brought to life

  • Interact with the latest in store tech with Brand Experience Lab

  • Explore 3,000 sq. feet of award winning POP displays and store designs

  • Network with top brand representatives and retail innovators

  • Participate in retail tours hosted by Retail Design Institute

  • Compete in a variety of retail experience-creation challenges

  • Meet with vendors on the cutting edge of retail solutions

Even the Space is Inspiring!

Palmer Events Center

The Palmer Events Center is nestled next to one of Austin's most lovely green spaces with a gorgeous view of downtown Austin. Easily walkable from nearby hotels, it offers the best of outdoor/indoor experience, from its expansive showroom floor to the park and the pond just outside.

900 Barton Springs Road
Austin, Texas 78704

Who's Exhibiting?

Visit often for updates!

Who Should Attend

Professionals from every sector of the retail/in-store experience industry including:

  • Independent Retailers

  • Chain Retailers

  • Consumer Package Goods Companies

  • Brand Owners

  • Design and Architectural Firms

  • Consulting and Branding Firms

  • Shop Association Members and Non-Members

Your Agenda for Shop! MarketPlace

Retail Tours

Tuesday, April 25, 2:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Join us for an afternoon of exploring some of Austin’s most up-and-coming retailers. The tours are complimentary for registered attendees and will begin and end at the Palmer Events Center. Hosted by the Retail Design Institute.

Included with your trade show pass.

Industry Welcome Reception supporting PAVE

Tuesday, April 25, 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

See your industry friends. Make new ones. Nobody understands your work world as well as your peers. You'll be supporting PAVE while you enjoy drinks and light appetizers.

Included with your trade show pass.

Shop! Retail Design Awards

Wednesday, April 26, 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Join us on the show floor to celebrate some of our industry's most influential members.

Included with your trade show pass.

OMA Awards Reception

Don`t miss this celebratory evening where we`ll honor the winners of the 65th annual Outstanding Merchandising Achievement (OMA) Awards. The OMA Award is the Marketing at Retail Industry's most prestigious, largest and longest-running awards contest. Your ticket includes hors d`oeuvres, open bar cocktails and networking with industry greats!

For more information, click here.

Tickets available for purchase and sponsorships available. 


PAVE Social

Wednesday, April 26, 8:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.

Join us for LIVE music, refreshing, ice-cold cocktails, tasty Texas-inspired bites, and networking over everyone's favorite yard games - all in the name of supporting the future of our industry! Come play with your industry peers while supporting PAVE, The Planning and Visual Education Partnership non-profit.
Location: The Rustic Tap

To learn more, purchase tickets and become a sponsor, click here.

Opening Keynote

Wednesday, April 26, 9:00 - 9:45 a.m.

Joe Lanzisero, former Creative SVP of Walt Disney Imagineering, brings is enthusiasm and experience as he talks about the importance of creating human connection through story. Learn more.

Included with your trade show pass.


Wednesday, April 26 & Thursday, April 27

We're serious about providing you with inspiring, meaningful, actionable content. Check out the Shop! MarketPlace conference lineup and make plans to join us. Click here for the conference schedule.

Included with your trade show pass.


Wednesday, April 26: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. and Thursday, April 27: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Our trade floor will have the industry suppliers, manufacturers and service providers that offer goods and services to facilitate in-store consumer experience. Meet with vendors on the cutting edge of retail solutions. 

Included with your trade show pass.

People do not buy goods and services. They buy relationships, stories, and magic.

Seth Godin

Those relationships, stories, and magic start with your trade relationships. There is no better way to strengthen bonds and find new trusted sources than trade conferences and exhibitions.


Become a MarketPlace Insider

We intend to make this the best trade experience ever for our Shop! community. Sign up to become a MarketPlace insider, get all the latest news and contribute to the conversation about what the Shop! MarketPlace should be.

We're giving away 10 FREE trade show tickets through random drawings to qualified attendees, just for our MarketPlace Insiders! Shouldn't that be you? Sign-up today.

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