Networking

When You Rub Elbows With 30,000 Retail Friends, There’s Bound to Be Creative Sparks

From the kick-off, opening night reception to EXPO Hall happy hours to more intimate working lunches, the BIG Show offers networking opportunities for attendees to make valuable connections with colleagues, competitors and solution providers alike. There's an unparalleled wealth of industry experience and knowledge just waiting to be mined.

NRF Members have the extra benefit of taking their networking to the NRF Members Coca-Cola Happiness Lounge to RELAX, REFRESH, & RECHARGE.

Check out who is already on the list for New York City.

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Saturday, January 11

5:30 - 7:00pm
Saturday

Galleria, Level 4, Convention Center

With retailers from more than 82 countries in attendance, it’s no secret that Retail's BIG Show is a big hit with internationals. To welcome International attendees to the U.S. and to our annual convention, NRF hosts an International... more

Sunday, January 12

9:30 - 10:00am
Sunday

Room: North Hall

11:30 - 12:30pm
Sunday

Special Events Hall (1DMR)

Who you know is often just as important as what you know, and the best place to make new connections? Retail’s BIG Show. NRF’s annual convention and EXPO attracts the brightest people in the retail industry and from around the globe.... more

5:30 - 7:30pm
Sunday

Location: Marriott Marquis Times Square

The Opening Night Reception kicks off Retail’s BIG Show in the best way possible: by bringing everyone together - retailers and solution providers, big box and Main Street - for a night of invigorating networking that sets the tone for... more

Monday, January 13

8:00 - 8:30am
Monday

Room: North Hall

12:00 - 1:45pm
Monday

Room: North Hall

Five important movements have changed retail forever, and yet the vast majority of brands have done nothing about it. These movements include technology, data, new media channels, new platforms, and the opportunity to publish whatever... more

5:30 - 6:30pm
Monday

EXPO Hall

Enjoy refreshing beverages as you network with solution providers and retailers from around the world. The EXPO is open to all attendees and happy hour activities will be held in both EXPO Level 1 & Level 3.

Tuesday, January 14

8:00 - 8:30am
Tuesday

Room: North Hall

4:15 - 5:00pm
Tuesday

EXPO Hall

Enjoy refreshing beverages as you network with solution providers and retailers from around the world. The EXPO is open to all attendees and happy hour activities will be held in both EXPO Level 1 & Level 3.