The World Alliance for Retail Excellence and Standards (WARES) and Shop!—two of the industry’s top associations for store fixture and consumer goods manufacturers, P-O-P producers, installation companies, retailers, merchandising service organizations, design firms and brand marketers —have come together in a vital partnership to offer members a new educational and networking opportunity, the Shop!X Leadership Forum.

The cross pollination of ideas and analysis of industry challenges has resulted in a robust agenda that will help attendees acquire real-world know how and develop leadership skills.

Reasons to Attend

  • experiential learning
  • analysis of industry challenges
  • facilitated plant tour options
  • vendor showcase
  • invigorated networking pool

Sessions at a Glance

  • Race to Reinvent Retail
  • The Evolving In-Store Experience
  • Creating a Culture of Excellence
  • Digital Innovations in Retail
  • Managing an Intergenerational Workforce

Workshops at a Glance

  • The New ROI of Retail Store Design
  • Financial Transformation for Entrepreneurs
  • Value of Certification Program
  • Workforce Management Solutions

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The Venue - Loews Chicago O’Hare Hotel

Welcome to Loews Chicago O’Hare Hotel, the newest and most luxurious full-service hotel near Chicago’s O’Hare Airport, located five minutes away in Rosemont, IL.

Loews Chicago O’Hare Hotel
5300 N. River Road
Rosemont, IL 60018
Main: (847) 544-5300
Reservations: (877) 868-9134


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