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

Networking Events
2:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. - Cincinnati Retail Tours
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. - Welcome Reception & Design Awards Celebration - Supporting PAVE

Wednesday, April 10

10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. – Trade Show Hours
Main Stage Keynotes/Opening Discussions
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. - Opening Keynote: 16 Months, 31 States, Hundreds of Retail Success Stories
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. - Crafting Futures: Generative AI’s Role in Designing Tomorrow’s Brand Experiences
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. - The Formula for Creative Effectiveness: How Behavioral Science Drives Sales
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. - Mentorship and Sponsorship: What it Means for The Future of Retail
Smart Talk Presentations
10:30 a.m. - 10:50 a.m. - Excite the Mind and the Hand will Reach for the Pocketbook
12:30 p.m. - 12:50 p.m. - Lighting: Are You Doing It Right?
2:00 p.m. - 2:20 p.m. - Embracing Digital Signage, Enhancing Customer Experience
2:30 p.m. - 2:50 p.m. - Market Realities vs Glass Tower Ideals: Is Your Brand Experience Living Up to Expectations?
4:00 p.m. - 4:20 p.m. - Designing a Sustainable Retail Culture
Networking Events
5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. - OMA & Global Awards Reception
8:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. - PAVE Social
Experiential Zones - Open During Show Hours
2023 Retail Challenge Brought to Life
Creative Circus Presented by ZenGenius, Inc.
PAVE & Fred Meyer Student Design Challenge
An Artificial Intelligence Playground: Unleash Your Creativity

Thursday, April 11

9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. – Trade Show Hours
Main Stage Keynotes/Opening Discussions
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. - To Be Announced
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Big Box Sustainability: Bringing Concept to Reality
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. - Closing Keynote - Blending Digital and Physical: Influencing Consumer Purchases and Shopper Experiences
Smart Talk Presentations
10:00 a.m. - 10:20 a.m. - Overcoming Limitations on Sustainability in Consumer Environments
10:30 a.m. - 10:50 a.m. - Creative Wellness Strategy
12:00 p.m. - 12:20 p.m. - AI-Infused Craftsmanship: Bridging Tradition and Tech
12:30 p.m. - 12:50 p.m. - To Be Announced
Experiential Zones - Open During Show Hours
2023 Retail Challenge Brought to Life
Creative Circus Presented by ZenGenius, Inc.
PAVE & Fred Meyer Student Design Challenge
An Artificial Intelligence Playground: Unleash Your Creativity

Your Agenda for Shop! MarketPlace

Shop! MarketPlace Offsite Inspiration Tours

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

This year, three exciting offsite tour options will be available for attendees to experience the afternoon of April 9, prior to the Welcome Reception + Design Awards Celebration.

Participants can choose between a guided tour of the American Sign Museum (the largest public museum dedicated to signage in the U.S.); the Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati’s eclectic contemporary arts museum housed in a Zaha Hadid-designed building; or a self-guided walking tour of nearby retail (more information to come) hosted by the Ohio Chapter of the Retail Design Institute. (Note: The American Sign Museum and Contemporary Arts Center are exclusive, limited tours.)

Industry Welcome Reception & Shop! Design Awards Celebration Supporting PAVE

Tuesday, April 9, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Help us kickoff the start of Shop! MarketPlace. See your industry friends and make new connections while enjoying drinks and light appetizers. New for this year, we'll also honor the winners of Shop's 2024 Design Awards.

Included with your trade show pass.

OMA Awards Reception

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

Don`t miss this celebratory evening where we`ll honor the winners of the 66th 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 here

$185

PAVE Social

Wednesday, April 10, 8:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.

After a full day on the show floor, come together to unwind and re-connect over cocktails and virtual golf at the PAVE Social, Wednesday, April 10 at Five Iron Golf. See your industry friends, make new ones - all while supporting student design! For more information and to secure your ticket, click here.

Opening Keynote:
16 Months, 31 States, Hundreds of Retail Success Stories

Wednesday, April 10, 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. ET

As the author of the bestselling book “RETAIL PRIDE,” Ron Thurston has more than three decades of experience under his belt, working at the helm of retail stores and operations for the likes of West Elm, Tory Burch, Apple, Bonobos, Gap, and Saint Laurent. Ron is also the co-founder of OSSY, a retail recruiting agency platform designed to streamline the connection between talented candidates and forward-thinking retailers. During this opening keynote session, Ron will share highlights from his 2022/2023 “Retail in America Tour,” lessons from leaving New York and living in an Airstream. More session details to come.

Ron Thurston, Co-Founder of OSSY; Author, “RETAIL PRIDE”

Education

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.

Included with your trade show pass.

Exhibits

Wednesday, April 10, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. and Thursday, April 11, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 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.



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