Networking Programs

Shoptalk Europe’s Networking Programs are designed to ignite conversations and connections onsite at Shoptalk Europe in three primary pre-arranged formats open to registered attendees:

  • Hosted Retailers & Brands

    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 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.

    Click here to learn more about the Hosted Retailers & Brands Program.

  • Funding

    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.

  • Retailers & Brands

    Retailers & Brands Dinners are a series of invitation-only dinners held Monday, 9 October from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm with thoughtfully selected groupings of retailers and brands. Retailers & Brands Dinner themes include CEO/VIP, Marketing Leaders, Ecommerce Leaders, Startup CEOs, CTO/CIO.

    Retailers & Brands 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 Dinner.