The Retail Innovation Center Stage

Our 2021 Theme: Investing in the Future

Be the first to experience the Retail Innovation Center Stage, a first of its kind addition to this year’s conference!

Located in the Expo Experience, The RIC Stage will bring to life the theme of “Investing in the Future” that will spark curiosity and understanding around retail’s innovation ecosystem, looks at technology applications, as well as research and trends. You will also experience session expansions on this stage, where we dive deeper into some of the conference’s most impactful topics. Learning will be broken out into micro-sessions of 15 to 30 minutes for short-format, high-impact education.

Experience the stage and discover something new Wednesday 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. and Thursday 10:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Retail Innovation Center Stage content is broken into four themes:

  • Research and Trends
    Learn about emerging trends focused on consumers, shipping, e-commerce, and the science behind many of today’s operations. You will also explore the company-wide impact of different business models.

  • Applied Technologies 
    Learn how innovative technologies are applied in practical use. We will help you navigate the cycles of trending technologies, distilling the hype from the impact on retail.

  • Breakout Session Deep-Dives
    Ever left a session wanting more…? Session expansions are an opportunity to do a deeper dive on some the technical solutions and operational rollouts introduced during conference sessions. Bring your questions and enjoy this 200-level conference track.

  • Retail Ecosystems
    An important opportunity to hear from VCs, Startup Award Winners, and retailers about partnerships and experiences that you can draw on and apply to your own roles.

About the RIC

RILA’s Retail Innovation Center (RIC) equips leading retailers to navigate transformation through innovation and reorient the innovation ecosystem toward retail needs. The RIC connects innovative technologies, investors, startups and retail companies by leveraging its RTech Networks.

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