Must-Attend Retail Events in the US and Abroad

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Must-Attend Retail Events in the US and Abroad

Want to explore new concepts and challenge your digital roadmap? Check out those must-attend retail events.

B.D.C. supports you while planning and visiting the event: We select conferences and lectures which you definitely can’t miss, we organize one-to-one meetings with key players and disruptors of the industry.

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Should we really introduce a new time the CES, happening from 9 to 12 January 2018 in Vegas: The world most important show dedicated to Tech & Innovation. 3,800 exhibitors and 165,000 visitors attended the previous 2017 edition.

NRF, from 14 to 16 january 2018, in New York: One of the biggest and major show in the US revealing new technologies of connected retail that will renew the client experience and reshape the future of the industry.

IRCE, from 5 to 8 June 2018, in Chicago: The Internet Retailer Conference and Exhibition features latest e-commerce innovations (more than $400 billions in 2016). More than 10,000 professionals are expected each year. Digital Retail Conference (previously Retail’s Digital Summit) in Los Angeles: The annual e-commerce conference of the National Retail Federation delivers insights into the future of digital retail and demonstrates how they are applicable in today’s marketplace as more than 4,000 retailers gathered at the Los Angeles Convention Center September 25-27.


Retail Asia Expo, from 12 to 14 June 2018, in Hong Kong: Created nine years ago, the must-attend retail event of Asia mainly focuses on 3 topics – tech retail, design & in-store marketing and e-commerce.

RBTE in London, on 2 and 3 may 2018: This event showcases latest innovations related to online and offline retail. 16 000 attendees are expected next year.

Mapic Cannes, from 15 to 17 November: The leading worldwide event dedicated to commercial real-estate. The right place to create new partnerships and source latest innovation of the industry.

Mobile World Congress, from 26 February to 1st march 2018, in Barcelona: The major show dedicated to mobile. It gathers around 50,000 visitors each year.

Vivatech, June 2018, in Paris: The EU startups show, an essential with more than 50,000 attendees.

Connected Day, on November 23rd in Lille: organized by our Partner, the Connected Commerce Institute in partnership with B.D.C., the Connected Day is THE French human-sized event dedicated to connected retail which gathers CEOs and Senior Directors and Executives of both Retail industry and top innovation scene. Creating unique encouters and collaborations between startups and retailers. A must-attend to add AI to your marketing mix if you are a Retailer or to scale fast if you are a startup.