Why You Should

Attend Shop!

Explore. Collaborate. Grow.

Come Together

  • Meet with vendors on the cutting edge of retail solutions.

  • Explore new partners to help you reach the next level.

  • Expand your knowledge in the innovative education program.

  • Network with other top retail professionals.

Engagement at the Intersection of People and Spaces

Everything You Need to Help You Innovate

All attendees have access to the exhibit hall, keynote sessions and the inaugural networking reception on Tuesday,  April 25. Join fellow attendees and industry leaders for an evening of networking!

  • Tuesday, April 25: Austin Retail Tours, 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. | Industry Welcome Reception, 6 to 7:30 p.m.

  • Wednesday, April 26: Trade Floor Hours, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • Thursday, April 27: Trade Floor Hours, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Even the Space is Inspiring!

Palmer Events Center

The Palmer Events Center is nestled next to one of Austin's most lovely green spaces with a gorgeous view of downtown Austin. Easily walkable from nearby hotels, it offers the best of outdoor/indoor experience, from its expansive showroom floor to the park and the pond just outside.

900 Barton Springs Road
Austin, Texas 78704

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

Your Agenda for Shop! MarketPlace

Retail Tours

Tuesday, April 25, 2:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Join us for an afternoon of exploring some of Austin’s most up-and-coming retailers. The tours are complimentary for registered attendees and will begin and end at the Palmer Events Center.

Included with your trade show pass.

Industry Welcome Reception supporting PAVE

Tuesday, April 25, 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. You'll be supporting PAVE while you enjoy drinks and light appetizers.

Included with your trade show pass.

Shop! Retail Design Awards

Wednesday, April 26, 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Join us on the show floor to celebrate some of our industry's most influential members.

OMA Awards Reception

Don`t miss this celebratory evening where we`ll honor the winners of the 64th 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. 


Wednesday, April 26, 8:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.

Let your hair down and party "after hours" Austin style with live music, an open bar, and light snacks with your industry peers in a truly unique setting, all while supporting PAVE, The Planning and Visual Education Partnership non-profit. 
Location: The Rustic Tap

Tickets available for purchase and sponsorships available. 



Stayed tuned, we'll be announcing our keynote sessions soon!



We'll be sharing our full education program soon, You won't want to miss it!

People do not buy goods and services. They buy relationships, stories, and magic.

Seth Godin

Those relationships, stories, and magic start with your trade relationships. There is no better way to strengthen bonds and find new trusted sources than trade conferences and exhibitions.


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