What to Expect at Shoptalk 2023
An attendee guide on what this retail extravaganza has to offer…
Shoptalk 2023 is one of the biggest events in the retail industry, taking place this year at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas from March 20th to March 23rd. The show promises to be a great opportunity for attendees to learn about the latest trends, technologies, and strategies in the retail industry. Last year’s Shoptalk 2022 event marked a “Return to Retail” as the first version of the event to be held in-person in 2019. Be sure to check out our Shoptalk 2022 recap and highlights blog and video to catch-up.
Whether this is your first Shoptalk ever or you’re an experienced Shoptalk veteran,, here’s what you can expect for the 2023 event:
Educational Sessions and Content
Over 100 educational sessions will be on offer at Shoptalk 2023, ranging from keynotes to breakout sessions, roundtables, and fireside chats. The sessions will cover various topics, including retail innovation, digital transformation, third-party commerce, customer experience, and sustainability, among others. The speakers at the event will include industry leaders, experts, and executives, who will share their insights and experiences with the attendees.
Exhibits and Demonstrations
Shoptalk also features a large exhibit hall where attendees can see the latest technologies, products, and services in the retail industry. The exhibitors will include retailers, startups, tech companies, and service providers like McFadyen Digital, all showcasing their innovations and solutions. There will also be live demonstrations, media appearances, product launches, and interactive displays that attendees can participate in. Plus there’s always a ton of great branded swag to be had. Be sure to visit McFadyen Digital at booth 1605 (shameless plug alert!) to get your copy of our Marketplace Best Practices book and some branded giveaways.
Workshops and Roundtables
In addition to the educational sessions, Shoptalk 2023 will offer workshops and roundtables, which are more interactive and hands-on than the educational sessions. These workshops will provide attendees with practical skills and strategies to implement in their businesses, while the roundtables will allow for more in-depth discussions and networking opportunities.
One of the main benefits of attending Shoptalk 2023 is the opportunity to network with other professionals and thought leaders in the industry. With thousands of attendees from all over the world, you’ll have plenty of chances to connect with peers, share ideas, and learn from others. The show provides various networking events, including breakfasts, lunches, and cocktail receptions, where you can meet and mingle with other attendees.
Fun and Entertainment
What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas, so – of course – Shoptalk 2023 won’t be all work and no play. The show will offer various entertainment options, including parties, concerts, and fun activities. These events provide attendees with a chance to unwind, relax, and have fun after a long day of learning and networking. Retail executives should be sure to register for the exclusive Sunset Social @ Skyfall event on Sunday evening and no one should miss the big pool party on Tuesday night.
Shoptalk 2023 promises to be a great event for anyone in the retail industry. With a wide range of educational sessions, networking opportunities, exhibits, and entertainment options, attendees can expect to leave the show with valuable insights, new connections, and renewed enthusiasm.
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