5 Can't Miss Events at NRF 2024
Five NRF 2024 Events You Don’t Want to Miss:
- Incisiv Speakeasy
- Supply Chain Summit
- Rock & Roll Underground
It's that time again — it's NRF week. Starting tomorrow, January 13, New York City will once again be the center of the retail universe as retailers, CGers, vendors, manufacturers, and analysts will converge on the Jacob Javits for NRF’s annual Big Show.
The event will draw upwards of 40,000 people, representing over 6,000 brands, and feature more than 1,000 exhibitors and 450 top-notch speakers. With so much going on at the NRF Big Show, it can be daunting to decide which session, events, and booths to visit.
To make things a little bit easier, Grocery Doppio has hand-selected five events outside of the expo floor that every retailer should consider attending.
On Saturday, January 13, RetaiROI with hold its annual SuperSaturday event. The event, also know as “Tech and Tears,” mixes in retailer stories from the front with inspiring and touching reports about the charitable organization and its numerous projects. The keynote speaker at this year’s event is Darryl McDaniels of RunDMC, who will wow the crowd with stories of his illustrious career and life as an adopted child. RetailROI has three primary goals: to bring awareness of the needs of orphans worldwide; encourage companies (retailers, vendors, and manufacturers) to create internal programs to help children in need; and to raise funds for children around the world.
Incisiv’s Speakeasy at NRF has become an annual tradition. The executive networking event held on the evening of January 13 at 6 p.m. at Zuma New York, features an executive roundtable of leading retailers followed by a gourmet Japanese meal. Incisiv’s chief insights officer Gaurav Pant will host the fireside discussion featuring Dave Potter, SVP of technology, DXL Group; Giorgio Pradi, president-GM, Sunglass Hut, Luxottica; and Jenna Flateman Posner, chief digital officer, Solo Brands. The panel will explore key themes that will define the industry in the coming year and beyond. To learn more and to register for the exclusive event click here.
Supply Chain Summit
On Sunday January 14, NRF will host its first ever Supply Chain 360 Summit at the River Pavilion, goTRG Stage inside the Javits Center 10:30 a.m. –3:45 p.m. The day-long program brings together retail supply chain professionals and industry experts to share strategies and tactics, taking a holistic look at the modes and methods needed to build a stronger supply chain. The retailer-only event features eight sessions, a catered lunch, and supply chain professional networking. The speaker agenda is full of high-ranking retail and CG executives from market leaders including Walmart, Target, Kraft Heinz, Macy’s, Stitch Fix, IKEA, and more. The event requires a separate registration.
On Sunday, January 14, 3 p.m. – 6 p.m., Incisiv will host its UnConference @ NRF 2024. A select group of retailers will embark on a store tour across iconic 5th Avenue flagship stores to explore how a memorable store experience can elevate the brand. At Coach House, attendees will see how Coach leverages technology to provide personalized experiences through customization. At the Lego flagship, attendees will learn how the retailer provides omnichannel experiences to its customers through physical and digital integration of products and services, including gamification. The store tour will conclude at Microsoft’s flagship store where attendees will discover how the brand brings connected customer experiences to life through multi-floor product interactions. In addition, the store will play host a networking cocktail reception. Learn more here.
Rock & Roll Underground
NRF’s most exciting networking event rocks on with the 15th annual Rock & Roll Underground. The event, founded by Incisiv’s Dave Weinand, takes place on Monday, January 15 at 8:30 p.m. at The Cutting Room, 44 E 32nd St. The event allows attendees to let their hair down and enjoy a good old-fashioned rock show performed by some of retail’s most talented musicians. “We can’t wait to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the event,” said Weinand. “Our musicians are going to tear the house down and help make NRF 2024 one to remember.” To learn more and register for the event click here.