GlobalShop, the world’s largest annual event for shopper-facing retail design, technology, and in-store marketing, announced an agreement to co-locate with the Internet Retailer Conference & Exhibition, the world’s largest e-commerce event, and RFID Journal LIVE! Retail, the world’s only RFID event dedicated specifically to retail application next year as RetailX.
RetailX will bring together three distinct shows to create an intersection of e-commerce, store design and innovation. The event will take place June 25-27, 2019, at McCormick Place in Chicago. “RetailX gives us an opportunity to provide solutions for retailers in both brick and mortar and e-commerce destinations and allows exhibitors from all aspects of retail to showcase innovations that will drive the future of our industry. The new, exciting format will give our attendees a more vibrant show floor of over 400,000 sq. ft. and expansive learning opportunities,” says Doug Hope, GlobalShop show founder.
“As long-time partners of GlobalShop, we hope the integrated approach of RetailX will benefit our members and provide more insight into trends and tech than ever before,” says Steven Weiss, CEO
of Shop!, the global trade association focused on enhancing retail environments and experiences.
RetailX is expected to attract and inspire more than 20,000 attendees and more than 1,200 exhibiting brands, based on recent trends from each show. Educational tracks will provide a broader scope with intent to give attendees a significant competitive edge in the rapidly evolving retail world. More information about RetailX will be available at the conclusion of both GlobalShop 2018 (which, this year, will run March 27-29 at McCormick Place in Chicago) and IRCE 2018 (which will run June 5-8 at McCormick Place West in Chicago).
GlobalShop is the nation’s largest trade show and conference dedicated to store design, merchandising and shopper-facing marketing and technology, bringing together retailers, brand marketers and industry suppliers each year since 1993. GlobalShop’s conference program is led by top retail experts, who provide insight, advice and best practices on how to create sustainable brands and memorable shopper experiences. GlobalShop is owned by Emerald Expositions, a leading operator of business-to-business trade shows in the U.S. The company currently operates more than 55 trade shows, as well as numerous other face-toface events. In 2017, Emerald’s events connected over 500,000 global attendees and exhibitors and occupied more than 6.9 million NSF of exhibition space. For more info, visit www.globalshop.org.