Networking Programs

Shoptalk Europe’s Networking Program is designed to ignite conversations and connections onsite at Shoptalk Europe in four primary pre-arranged formats open to registered attendees:

  • Hosted Retailers & Brands Program

    Free Tickets + €650 Travel Reimbursement for Retailers & Brands

    Our Hosted Retailer Program provides free tickets to individuals from large, established retailers and brands who agree to have at least 8 15-minute meetings with our exhibitors. That’s just 2 hours of your time over the 3 days at Shoptalk Europe. The Hosted Retailer Program will be held in a dedicated area and will run for one hour each day (Monday 9, Tuesday 10 and Wednesday 11 October).

    Hosted Retailers will also receive up to €650 in travel expenses. Simply submit your travel receipts for reimbursement after the event.

  • Funding Founders

    Funding Founders is a series of 6-minute meetings that match startup founders with leading VC investors. The ‘speed-dating’ format maximizes the number of meetings for VC and startups, and will take place place in two 1-hour sessions on Tuesday 10th October (7.45 am - 8.45 am) and Wednesday 11th October (8.15am - 9.15 am).

    At Shoptalk US in 2016, we facilitated more than 400 meetings as part of Funding Founders. Funding Founders is open to registered Shoptalk Europe attendees. If you're a startup founder or VC interested in participating, click the button below to apply.