Event Sponsorship

Event sponsorship offers you opportunities to connect face-to-face with industry professionals who attend Shop! events annually. Target the audience that’s right for your company.

Shop!X Annual Meeting

At the association’s Annual Meeting for members, attendees gain insight from presentations by economic, manufacturing, retail business and industry experts. Networking results in shared best practices, collaborative problem-solving and mutually beneficial business bonds.

Audience: Shop! Members
Impressions: More than 800,000 impressions from print ads, e-blasts, website, invitations, social media, on-site recognition, and pre- and post-editorial coverage on Member Connect
Exposure: Five months (July-November)

West Coast POP Show

For more than 70 years, West Coast agencies and display companies have been coming together to share their most creative retail marketing work in San Francisco. The annual in-store marketing and display event includes an onsite awards competition, educational presentation, and a reception for optimum networking.

Audience: West Coast retailers, brands, creative agencies, POP producers
Impressions: More than 500,000 impressions from print ads, e-blasts, website, social media, on-site recognition, editorial coverage in Retail Environments magazine.
Exposure: Six months (May-October)


Shop!talk brings together store planning, design, visual merchandising and retail communities in cities across North America. Participants tour local retail, discuss issues relative to retail design, and network with other industry professionals.

Audience: Attendance varies by city but averages 50-75 retailers, brands, designers, and a limited number of sponsoring Shop! member suppliers.
Impressions: An estimated 100,000 including aggressive local grass-roots marketing campaigns and numerous social media platforms, print ads and e-blasts.
Exposure: Three months per city

Member Reception at GlobalShop

Each year, around 300 Shop! members step away from booth set-up and mingle with other members during this informal cocktail reception.

Audience: Shop! Members
Impressions: e-blasts, website, invitations, on-site recognition, and pre- and post-editorial coverage on Member Connect
Exposure: Five months (July-November)

Shop! Women’s League

The Women’s League hosts networking and educational events throughout the year designed the help participants grow, think and empower their strengths. Some are aligned with other Shop! networking events, such as Shop!X and West Coast POP, others are stand-alone local events in cities across North America. Visit the Partnership page for more details on sponsorship opportunities.

Shop! Awards

Known as the Academy Awards of the retail environments and experiences industry, the annual Shop! Awards celebrate the best store designs and in-store marketing displays in the industry. Shop! honors winners from four competitions during one night of celebration during GlobalShop.

To learn more about reaching your audience via Shop! marketing opportunities, contact:

Susan Kimelman, Director of Member Marketing and Partnerships / skimelman@shopassociation.org
Julie Barnett, Manager of Member Marketing and Partnerships / jbarnett@shopassociation.org
Roni Lloyd, Marketing and Partnership Specialist / rlloyd@shopassociation.org