Join us for Shop!X 2018

Nov. 12-14, 2018

Shop!X is so much more than an annual association meeting. The two-day conference is packed with sessions and interactive workshops that directly relate to real-world retail experiences and business practices to help keep your operations relevant. Shop!X is also a celebration of our remarkable members, an opportunity to meet new business partners or network with old friends. And this year, it’s a chance to enjoy the culture and cuisine of New Orleans.


Sunday, Nov 11
12:00 pm 4:00 pm Historic NOLA Retail Tour (Cost $65pp)
6:30 pm 9:30 pm Board Reception & Dinner – Board Members only
Monday, Nov 12
7:00 am 12:30 pm Shop! Board Meeting
7:30 am 8:30 am Morning Yoga – benefitting PAVE – (Royal A, Cost $25pp)
9:30 am 5:30 pm Registration Open(Iberville Mezzaine)
12:30 pm 5:30 pm Golf Tournament benefitting PAVE – (Bayou Oaks/South Course, Cost $179pp)
12:30 pm 3:30 pm NASA Manufacturing Tour – (NASA Michoud Assembly Facility, Cost $65pp)
6:00 pm 6:30 pm First Time Attendees Meet & Greet Cocktails – by invitation only
6:30 pm 7:30 pm Welcome Cocktail Reception(Queen Anne Parlor)
7:30 pm 10:30 pm Shop! Night of Honors Awards Dinner – (Queen Anne Ballroom)
Tuesday, Nov 13
7:00 am 8:00 am Exhibitors Set Up – (Iberville A&B)
8:00 am 9:00 am Networking Breakfast – (Queen Anne Ballroom)
9:00 am 9:45 am Shop! Annual Membership Meeting- (Iberville A&B)
10:00 am 11:00 am Keynote Session: Creative Thinking – The Being & Doing of Innovation- (Iberville A&B)
Duncan Wardle, id8 & innov8, LLC (former Head of Innovation, Disney)
11:00 am 11:15 am Refreshment Break
11:15 am 12:15 pm Keynote Session: History & Future of b8ta- (Iberville A&B)
Phillip Raub, President & Co-Founder, b8ta stores
12:30 pm 2:00 pm Networking Lunch – (Queen Anne Ballroom)
12:30 pm 5:00 pm Experience Area Open
2:00 pm 3:00 pm Keynote Session: Retail Technology- (Iberville A&B)
Scott Emmons, Head of The Neiman Marcus iLab & Ignaz Gorischek, Vice President, CallisonRTKL
3:00 pm 3:15 pm Refreshment Break
3:15 pm 4:00 pm Breakout Trend Workshops Breakout Speakers from Future of Retail Task Force- (Iberville A&B)
Trend Workshop #1: Blurring the Line Between Work & Life.
Myra Vaughn AIA, LEED AP, Principal, MG2 (Royal B)
Trend Workshop #2: Co-Creation / Personalization
Tara Liong, Marketing Manager, JGA (Royal C)
Trend Workshop #3: AI & Big Data.
Bruce A. Barteldt, Jr., AIA, LEED BD+C, Partner,
Global Practice Leader, Retail, Little (Royal D)
3:15 pm 4:45 pm Presentation: Sponsored by Shop! Women’s League (Royal Salon)
4:15 pm 6:00 pm Networking Free Time
6:00 pm 7:00 pm Cocktail Reception – (Queen Anne Parlor)
7:30 pm 10:30 pm Mardi Gras Dinner Party – (Queen Anne Ballroom, Costumes are encouraged)
Wednesday, Nov 14
8:00 am 9:00 am Group Breakfast – (Queen Anne Ballroom)
8:00 am 9:00 am Group Council Breakfast – (Queen Anne Ballroom)
9:00 am 10:15 am Keynote Session: Retails’ New Flywheel and the Technologies that Will Shape the Future of the In-Store Experience (Iberville A&B)
Chris Walton, CEO & Founder, Red Archer Retail
10:15 am 10:30 am Refreshment Break
10:30 am 11:30 am Keynote Session: Economic Update (Iberville A&B)
Alex Chausovsky, Sr. Analyst, ITR Economics
11:30 am 11:45 am Closing Comments and Survey Drawing