The Ultimate 3-Day Conversation About Retail Experience

What do consumers want from retail? How can we adapt to meet those changing expectations? What role will leading brands play in retail evolution? Join us at Shop! MarketPlace 2024 to explore what it means to create memorable experiences at retail!

Check Out Our 2023 OMA Award Winners!

The Shop! Outstanding Merchandising Achievement (OMA) Awards are the Marketing at Retail Industry's most prestigious, largest and longest-running awards contest. The OMAs honor excellent displays that set the merchandising and design precedents of today and  become the standards of tomorrow. Entries vie for gold, silver and bronze honors in their respective categories and divisions. In addition, all gold winners are eligible for "Display of the Year," which represents the highest recognition the industry can bestow upon an at-retail display.

Come for the Experience

Shop! MarketPlace is the must-attend trade event for retail industry professionals creating the in-store experiences consumers want today.

It’s where you can experiment, get hands-on with store concepts, talk with fellow retail experience creators, and engage with award-winning designers and retail thought leaders.

Come to  Shop! MarketPlace, where the brands you know share their knowledge in deep-dive presentations, hands-on workshops, powerful Smart! Talks and keynotes. Then take it to the show floor to discover ways to put your new ideas to work.

Join us in Cincinnati, Ohio

The Duke Energy Center in Cincinnati, Ohio is where retailers, brand owners and design professionals from across the globe will be energized by the education, networking and the discovery of the latest curated products, services and innovations impacting the future of consumer experience. 

This is a must-attend opportunity to connect with industry peers in a uniquely sophisticated and experiential setting.

We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we're curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.

Walt Disney

Why You Should Join Us

1. Discover

Shop! MarketPlace is the event dedicated to elevating the in-store experience. The concept of retail continues to rapidly evolve, and we're bringing all the elements together to make sure you don't miss a beat.

2. Network

Shop! MarketPlace brings together the suppliers, manufacturers and service providers that can help you design your retail experience. Immerse yourself in the collaborative energy of your peers and come away with new contacts, concepts and motivation.

3. Experience

Interactive displays and education sessions on the show floor bring new retail concepts to life. This is more than a trade event. This is where people designing the new retail gather to spark new ideas through the power of networking and collaboration.

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

Who Should Exhibit

Attendees are seeking industry suppliers, manufacturers and service providers that offer goods and services to facilitate in-store consumer experience, including among others:

  • Fixtures

  • Lighting

  • In-Store Technology

  • Architecture & Facades

  • Decorative Props

  • Mannequins & Forms

  • Flooring

  • Surface Material

  • Signage & Graphics

  • Permanent, Semi-Permanent, and Temporary Displays

  • Aisle Enhancers (End Caps, etc.)

  • On-Shelf Promotions

  • Foreign Trade Commissions

  • BOPIS/BORIS/ROPIS Solution Providers

  • Furniture

  • Store Design

  • Visual Merchandising Design

  • Promotions

  • Materials

OMA Awards

The OMA Awards were LIVE for the first time since 2019, and it was a thrill! 

Now in their 65th year, the OMAs are the Marketing at Retail Industry's most prestigious, largest and longest-running awards contest. The OMAs recognize and honor excellent displays that set the merchandising and design precedents of today to become the standards of tomorrow.

2024 Entry Deadline to be Announced Soon


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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