The Best Retail Conferences to Attend in 2019

The future of technology is top of mind considering the breakthroughs that made waves last year. Join the discussion by attending some of the best retail conferences happening in 2019.

It’s the best way to stay ahead of new trends, challenges, and opportunities. It will also provide  actionable education to help you build a healthy and sustainable retail business.

Here’s a list of the best retail conferences to look forward to in 2019:


NRF 2019 (January 13-15 in NYC) Learn from some of the biggest players transforming retail today. This two-day event will give you the chance to immerse yourself in a global audience to create partnerships, discover the focus of retail, and network with nearly 40 thousand retailers, vendors, and industry experts.


Future Stores (February 5-7 in Miami, FL) Reimagine retail in a new light after announcements of major store closures like Brookstone, Toys R’ Us and Foot Locker last year. This event will help you prepare for changes in operations, marketing, digital, and technology surrounding the future of retail.

eTail West (February 19-22 in Palm Springs, CA) Takeaway retail strategies and growth plans for 2019. Meet, collaborate, and learn about what’s disrupting the industry and what changes to anticipate.


Shoptalk (March 3-6 in Las Vegas, NV) Join retail’s 8,000+ community of Innovators. Shoptalk provides a large platform for large retailers, manufacturers, startups, tech companies, investors, media, and analysts who aim to reshape how consumers discover, shop, and buy.

(Note: This is the fourth year Dropoff will participate in Shoptalk, find us at our booth #4509)

Independent Retailer Conference (March 17-20 in Las Vegas, NV) Find a comprehensive B2B trade show experience with a variety of retail merchandise in one efficient shopping experience. (Note: this event is for indie store owners)


B2B Online (April 29 – May 1 in Chicago, IL) Develop the right strategy that works for you by joining 1,100 B2B peers in networking sessions, ice-breakers, think tanks, tastings, and parties.


Pulse 2019 (May 21-24 in San Francisco, CA) Learn best practices and perspectives concentrated on Customer Success from industry leaders and executives. Network with 5000+ Customer Success peers and attend hands-on workshops and keynotes.

Retail Innovation Conference (May 6-8 in Convene, NY) Stay up to speed and gain actionable takeaways with the game-changing technologies and tactics being applied at all levels of retail this year.

D3 Retail Supply Chain Summit (May 6-8 in NYC) Discuss topics that will guide your end-to-end supply chain roadmap. Collaborate in a mix of discussions related to best practices and technology.


Future Stores (June 5-7 in Seattle, WA) Join an event full of innovative executives who strive to provide their customers with a world-class, in-store experience.

The Internet Retailer Conference & Exhibition (IRCE) (June 5-8 in Chicago, IL) Cater to all of your e-retail needs by discussing the latest in e-commerce. The conference features over 600 exhibitors, 130 conference sessions, and 200 speakers offering successful insights and solutions.

Outdoor Retailer Summer Market (June 18-20 in Denver, CO) Join the outdoor industry to talk about buying, sourcing, strategic meetings, trends, and education. Attendees include decision-makers, influencers, stakeholders, key buyers, and athletes that influence the outdoor market.


Commerce Next (July 31- August 1 in NYC) Discover a retail ecommerce conference curated for marketers. Top-tier retail and ecommerce brands are ready to share, learn, and evolve their customer acquisition strategies.


Retail Delivery Connect (August 5-7 in Ft. Lauderdale, FL) Get solutions from innovative industry leaders and build new strategies that will help your business reach its 2019 goals.

(Note: This is an invite-only forum)

eTail East (August 19-22 in Boston, MA) Gather together with 800 retailers and 400 different retail companies to learn about emerging technology and how it can help your retail business become reach its goals this year.


Outdoor Retailer Winter Market (November 5-7 in Denver, CO) Make informed buying decisions by learning industry trends and initiatives that are pushing the boundaries of the outdoor retail industry.  

Final notes: This reputable list of best retail conferences offers opportunities to see and learn from decision-makers, key buyers, and stakeholders from some of the largest brands in retail. Do some research and find a conference that best fits your company’s needs.

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