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 last year’s event:
A + I, Ahold USA, Arcvision, Bank of America, Barnes & Noble, Bergmeyer Associates, BHDP, Big Red Rooster (a JLL company), C Spire, CallisonRTKL,CBX, Changeup, Charles Sparks + Company, Chick-Fil-A, Christian Lahoude Studio, Chute Gerdeman, CVS Health, Dash Design, Energetic Retail, FIT, FITCH, Foot Locker, FRCH Design Worldwide, Gap Inc., Gensler, Godiva Chocolatier, Gordmans, Grid/3 International, Hershey, Househam Henderson, Hudson Group/Dufry/Nuance, ID & Design Intl., Interbrand, JGA, Kate Spade & Company, Kilwins Chocolates, Krispy Kreme, Kroger, L’oreal Redken, Lightstone Group, Little, LPB Design, M&T Bank, Mattel, MBH Architects, McDonald’s USA, MG2, Michael Kors, Michaels Stores, Nordstrom, Park Ave Consulting, Payless Shoesource, Ralph Lauren, Richemont, rue21, Saloncentric, Samsung Electronics America, Santander Bank, Sargenti Architects, Save-A-Lot, Schwitzke & Partner Gmbh, Sears Holdings, Shawmut Design And Construction, Sleep Number, Starbucks Coffee, Studio V Architecture, Target, TD Bank Group, Total Wine & More, TUMI, Vera Bradley, VSP Global, Walgreens, Watt Intl and more!

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