Changing how small retailers connect forever – Retail Fest Hosted launches

Are you a small-business owner in the ecommerce or retail space, striving to carve a niche and make impactful connections? The challenge of being in the right place at the right time is all too familiar. Retail Fest 2024 is addressing this very obstacle for small retailers. Introducing Retail Fest Hosted, a brand-new initiative from Retail Global, tailored to the unique needs and aspirations of small businesses. With up to $800 in travel and accommodation credits and a Retailer Pass, this initiative is part of a burgeoning list of features designed to transform Retail Fest 2024 into an unmissable event for small retailers and brands.

Decoding Retail Fest Hosted

The idea is simple: Help retailers foster connections that matter. To achieve this, Retail Global is giving attendees the chance to receive a Retail Fest Retailer Pass and up to $800 travel reimbursements by sitting eight hosted meetings. These will be double opt-in meetings where both retailer and sponsor agree to meet for 15 minutes and talk about the solutions each can provide. These are designed to solve your businesses problems, in an environment that couldn’t be more conducive to collaboration.

The changing face of retail networking

Conferences have shifted from small intimate community events to large scale events driven by the bottom line. Retail Fest Hosted bucks this trend, creating a focused, results-driven networking experience. Instead of leaving connections to chance, we’re providing a structured way for retailers to forge meaningful partnerships.

The essence of this program isn’t just about making any connection – it’s about making the right connection. By offering double opt-in meetings, we’re ensuring that both parties are keenly interested in what the other has to offer. This isn’t your average meet-and-greet; it’s a purposeful exchange of ideas, solutions, and potential collaborations.

Benefits for retailers: What’s in it for you?

The retail world continually shifts beneath our feet, often making it challenging for retailers to stay ahead of the curve. At Retail Fest Hosted, it’s not just talking about innovation; it’s facilitating it. Let’s delve into the benefits retailers can expect from this initiative:

1. Priority access to leading solutions

You’re not just in the room; you’re at the front of the queue. Engage firsthand with solution providers primed with a purpose, to hear from and collaborate with you. Solutions, not pitches.

2. Financial incentives

The news is awash with talk of a poor financial climate and ongoing recession. We know it isn’t easy for retailers to grow right now, but education is key. Retail Fest is helping to create opportunities even in a harsh financial climate through up to $800 travel credit reimbursements.

3. Efficient networking

No more aimless wandering or hoping to bump into the right contact. Our pre-scheduled, double opt-in meetings make certain that every interaction is valuable, pivoting on mutual interest.

4. Time optimisation

We understand the importance of both networking and absorbing the knowledge from Retail Fest’s rockstar lineup. That’s why all meetings are meticulously planned around agenda sessions, ensuring you don’t miss out on any part of the conference.

5. Insight into new products and technologies

Stay ahead in the retail game. Engage with eager sponsors, all set to share their cutting-edge, solution driven innovations, helping you stay one step ahead of market trends.

6. Market insight

The retail world is vast and evolving. The opportunities are there, but you need to be in the room when they come up. Retail Fest Hosted provides an unparalleled opportunity to gain a deep understanding of the latest trends, solutions, and potential partnerships.

Get involved

Attending Retail Fest 2024 as part of the Retail Fest Hosted initiative is going to be a game changer for you and your business. Seize the moment, leverage opportunities, and foster partnerships that resonate. Retail Fest is not just an event – it’s going to be a gateway, a bridge to your next business milestone.

Are you ready to be at the forefront of retail’s next wave? Don’t let this unique opportunity pass you by. Discover what Retail Fest Hosted has in store for you. Be there. Lead. Innovate.

Apply now and be part of the retail evolution. See you on the Gold Coast in April 2024!