Top 5 Things To Do at Shoptalk 2023: A Guide to Maximizing Your Experience

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ShopTalk is one of the biggest events of the year for anyone in the ecommerce and retail industry. It brings together some of the brightest minds and most innovative companies to discuss the latest trends, technologies and best practices. This year’s event takes place on March 26-29, 2023 in Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas.

With so much to see and do at the conference, it can be overwhelming to decide what to prioritize. That’s why we’ve put together this guide to help you make the most of your time at ShopTalk 2023. From networking opportunities to cutting-edge sessions, these are the top five things you will want to take advantage of. So, let’s dive in and start planning your ShopTalk 2023 experience today!

Trailblazing Agenda

Shoptalk 2023 will feature a wide range of sessions led by 275+ senior-level speakers, providing attendees with valuable insights and expertise on the latest trends and developments in the retail industry. The sessions will cover a wide range of topics, including marketing and ecommerce, physical stores, merchandising and the supply chain. The sessions will explore fresh perspectives on these themes, such as next-generation retail media offerings, ecommerce customer experience improvements and building resilience in global supply chains.

In addition to these traditional themes, Shoptalk 2023 will introduce all-new topics and approaches to learning. One of the new topics is the economy, providing attendees with insights into the current economic climate and how it impacts the retail industry. Another new topic is integrating ESG and DEI, which will help attendees understand how to make their retail operations more sustainable and inclusive.

CommerceNext Topgolf Reception

Attending the CommerceNext Topgolf Reception at Shoptalk is a must for anyone looking to network and have fun with top industry executives. This year, we are returning to the ultra-modern Topgolf Las Vegas facility, which is perfect for golfers of all skill levels. Whether you’re a seasoned pro or have never played before, Topgolf offers a unique and enjoyable experience. In addition to golf, there will be a variety of other activities such as tastings and prize competitions in the beautifully appointed Topgolf lounge. This is a great opportunity to connect with other retail and brand executives in a relaxed and fun environment. Don’t miss out on the chance to network, socialize and have a great time at the CommerceNext Topgolf Reception on Sunday, March 26th from 8:30pm-11:30pm at the Las Vegas Topgolf. Apply to attend today!

Shoptalk Original Content

Shoptalk 2023 will feature new original content developed in-house by the Shoptalk team, including the Retail Zeitgeist framework, independent research and data, video content and visual guides. The Retail Zeitgeist provides a holistic understanding of the most important forces shaping the retail industry and covers the latest trends in consumer behavior, technology and operations. The research covers topics such as ecommerce, omnichannel retail and store innovation, providing attendees with actionable insights to drive their business forward. The video content and visual guides provide a deeper understanding of key topics and offer an interactive learning experience. The content is designed to help attendees stay ahead of the curve and adapt to the ever-evolving retail landscape.

Meetup at Shoptalk

Shoptalk is implementing a brand new networking system at this year’s event called Meetup at Shoptalk. Participating in Meetup at Shoptalk is a must for any retail professional looking to stay ahead of the curve and make valuable connections. The sheer scale and diversity of the event means that you will have access to a wide range of industry experts, innovative technology providers and potential business partners. The double opt-in system ensures that you will only be connected with individuals and companies that are relevant to your specific needs, saving you time and energy. Whether you’re looking to make strategic partnerships, find new customers or stay informed on the latest trends, Meetup at Shoptalk is the perfect platform to help you achieve your business goals!

Get Certified!

The Shoptalk 2023 Retail Education Certificate is an excellent opportunity for attendees to distinguish themselves in the retail industry by gaining knowledge and insight into digital innovation. The certificate is awarded to attendees who complete at least 10 credits of approved continuing education at Shoptalk. Earning the certificate is simple; all you have to do is attend enough keynote, track and Tabletalk sessions to earn 10 credits. Your presence will be logged via the RFID beacon affixed to your badge and after the event, electronic badges will be sent to all who qualify.

The certificate is a valuable asset, as it helps recipients stand out at a time when the retail industry is rapidly changing and knowledge of digital innovation is essential. The certificate can be added to your LinkedIn profile and can also be downloaded as a badge or PDF.


We are so excited to see our community in Vegas this March for Shoptalk 2023. Be sure to join us at the CommerceNext Topgolf Reception on Sunday, March 26th from 8:30pm-11:30pm by applying here!

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