Networking Programs

  • Hosted Retailers & Brands
    Program (Program Full)

    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 up to 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 on Monday (October 9) and Wednesday (October 11), and for two hours on Tuesday (October 10).

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

    Click here to learn more about the Hosted Retailers & Brands Program. Terms and Conditions are available here.

  • Retailers & Brands
    Networking Dinners

    Retailers & Brands Networking Dinners are a series of invitation-only dinners held Monday, 9 October from 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm with thoughtfully selected groupings of retailers and brands.

    Retailers & Brands Networking Dinners are scheduled in advance and require participants to be registered Shoptalk Europe attendees and have accepted calendar invitations.

    These dinners are only for retailers and brands. If you’re a retailer or brand, click the button below to learn more and request an invitation to a Retailers & Brands Networking Dinner.

Other Networking Opportunities & Activities

Shoptalk Europe organizes a number of networking opportunities onsite as well as several informal opportunities to interact with other attendees. To be a part of these, you do not have to pre-register or pre-qualify.

We invite you to join the following scheduled networking events:

  • Welcome Reception on Sunday, 8 October at 7:00 - 9:00 PM - Held in the Main Foyer*
    • This is a great opportunity to meet attendees from all over the world, and enjoy drinks and food in a relaxed and friendly environment.

  • Networking Reception on Monday, 9 October at 6:00 - 7:30 PM - Held in the Exhibit Hall*
    • Mingle with other attendees in the Exhibit Hall while enjoying food, drinks and great music.

  • Networking Reception on Tuesday, 10 October at 6:00 - 7:30 PM - Held in the Exhibit Hall*
    • A second opportunity to continue the fun from Monday.

  • Evening Reception Hosted by Google on Tuesday, 10 October at 7:30 - 9:30 PM - Held in the Main Atrium*
    • Right after the Networking Reception in the Exhibit Hall, the fun continues in the Main Atrium with an Evening Reception Hosted by Google. You won’t want to miss this!
* All locations are within the Bella Center where Shoptalk Europe is held.


Shoptalk Europe also offers lots of opportunities for informal networking. Here are some of the options:

  • Networking lounges are located throughout the Exhibit Hall and the broader venue. Simply drop into a lounge to and meet others. Don’t forget to check out:
    • Mastercard’s “Hygge” Lounge to experience some true Danish hospitality, and
    • Infor Retail Attendee Lounge where you can pop in to charge your devices and yourself, and meet others doing the same

  • Meals: We encourage you to talk to other attendees at your table during lunches and breakfasts. Everyone at Shoptalk is there to network and make new connections!