About the Forum

As the longest-running event of its kind in the industry, the design:retail Forum covers topics and discussions of the most pressing issues among thought leaders in the retail design community.

The event brings together the cream of the crop from the retail design industry, including store design, architecture and visual merchandising retail executives as well as design/architecture firm principals. Attendees* include the high-profile members of design:retail’s Editorial Advisory Board (See the full list of Advisors), in addition to invited guests, registered attendees, our sponsors and our magazine staff.

Attendees can expect to see talk show style settings, live audience participation, interactive conversation and breakout group discussions. Focused heavily on audience interaction, information and inspiration, this intimate event allows the opportunity to build relationships, discover the latest trends and learn from the leading minds of the industry.

Be part of this can’t-miss retail design event!

Check out who attended the 2017 event:

AEDIFICA, Ahold USA, Ann Inc. (Lou & Grey), Ann Sacks, Apple, ArcVision, b8ta, Bergmeyer Associates Inc., BHDP, Big Red Rooster – a JLL company, CaliChi Design Group, CallisonRTKL, CESO, ChangeUp, Charles Sparks + Co., Chick-fil-A, Chipman Design Architecture, CVS Health, Don Penn Consulting Engineer, Eataly, Energetic Retail, Envirosell, Eyecenter Optometric, Fashion Institute of Technology, FITCH, FRCH Design Worldwide, Gabe’s, GANT, Gap Inc., Gensler, Giorgio Borruso Design, Godiva Chocolatier Inc., Heights Venture Architects, Hershey’s, High Road Design Studio, HomeStreet Bank, IA Interior Architects, Interbrand, JGA, Jhipo Hong Design Studio, Kroger Co., Levi Strauss & Co., Lextant, Little, Mattel Inc., MBH Architects, McDonald’s Corp., MG2, Michaels Stores Inc., Ministry of Supply, Nike, Nordstrom, Oliver’s Market, Park Ave Consulting, Perry Ellis Intl., pgav destinations, Pottery Barn, Quantumrun, Ralph Lauren, Ross Stores, SalonCentric- L’Oreal, Sargenti Architects, Sephora Americas, Shawmut Design & Construction, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co., Sweetgreen, Target, The Buckle Inc., The North Face, Timberland, Total Wine & More, Vera Bradley, VSP Global, Walgreens, Watt Intl., WD Partners, ZenGenius Inc. and more!

* Vendors, suppliers and distributors are not permitted to attend unless they are paid sponsors of the event.