2024 Schedule At-a-Glance

Below is a preliminary agenda to give an overview of our program offerings. Please check back on this page for updates and more information. 

Tuesday, April 9

Retail Tours, 2:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Industry Welcome Reception, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, April 10

Opening Keynote, 9:00 - 9:45 a.m.
Show Floor Exhibits, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Conference Session, 11:00 a.m. - Noon
Shop! Design Awards, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Conference Session, 2:30 - 3:30 p.m.
OMA and Global Awards Reception, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
PAVE Social, 8:30 - 11:00 p.m.

Thursday, April 11

Show Floor Exhibits, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Conference Session, 11:00 a.m. - Noon
Conference Session, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Closing Keynote, 2:30 - 3:30 p.m.

Retail Tours

Tuesday, April 9, 2:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Join us for an afternoon of exploring some of Austin’s most up-and-coming retailers in the South Congress Ave. area. 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. Pre-registration is required and space is limited on a first come, first serve basis.

Industry Welcome Reception supporting PAVE

Tuesday, April 9, 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. Enjoy light appetizers and drinks while supporting PAVE.

Included with your trade show pass.

Opening Keynote

Wednesday, April 10, 9:00 - 9:45 a.m.

Joe Lanzisero, former Creative SVP of Walt Disney Imagineering, brings his 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 10: 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.


Wednesday, April 10 & Thursday, April 11

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 conference schedule.

Included with your trade show pass.

Shop! Design Awards

Wednesday, April 10, 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

Wednesday, April 10, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

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.


Shop! Global Awards

Wednesday, April 10, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

The Shop! Global Awards winners will be announced during the OMA Awards Reception and will appear in an exclusive online gallery hosted on shopawards.org that will be distributed to Shop’s U.S. and global networks via email.

For more information, click here.

Included with your OMA Awards Reception ticket, sponsorships available.

PAVE Social

Wednesday, April 10, 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.


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