IRDC 2022 REGISTRATION IS NOW LIVE!

The 22nd annual International Retail Design Conference will take place Oct. 26-27 in Columbus, Ohio at the Hilton Columbus Downtown Hotel. Register today with Super Early Bird pricing!

Touted as the fastest-growing city in the Midwest, Columbus is one of the nation’s most innovative and up-and-coming destinations. Known as the creative hub of the retail design communities, the city is also home to many key brands as well as design and architecture firms. Join your retail design peers at IRDC for its renowned program – but be sure to take in the city’s scenic riverfront views, top-ranked culinary offerings and vibrant neighborhoods bustling with art, entertainment and fashion.

IRDC’s program features two full days of engaging educational and networking experiences for visual merchandising and store design professionals from across the globe. Mark your calendar for IRDC 2022 and join the Insider List below to save on your registration – plus we’ll keep you updated on the latest conference happenings.

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS

DIAMOND

EMERALD

SUPPORTING LEVEL

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Interested in sponsoring IRDC 2022? Great – we’d love to chat! Email VMSD’s
Senior Market Strategist, Linda D’Adamo at [email protected] to learn more.

 

DOWNLOAD THE 2022 SPONSORSHIP PROSPECTUS HERE

VMSD and ZenGenius Inc. Present:

IRON MERCHANT CHALLENGE

The annual Iron Merchant Challenge (now in its 16th year) is a mashup of improvisation, creativity and design science – plus one secret ingredient guaranteed to shake things up! Team spirit and audience participation add to the excitement.

Are you ready for the challenge? Sign up to participate in this year’s Iron Merchant Challenge during the registration process.

LOCAL CULTURE, RETAIL, AND ARCHITECTURE HIGHLIGHTS

Retail Inspiration Walking Tour

Always an audience favorite, leave behind the conference room setting for an outdoor adventure during IRDC’s Retail Inspiration Walking Tour! This year, our tours will feature some of the city’s most vibrant neighborhoods highlighting inspiring artwork and murals, engaging local stores and restaurants, the coolest cultural spots and scenic riverfront views. Pack your walking shoes (and an umbrella just in case) and be ready to explore! Some of the most interesting areas in this up-and-coming city are just steps away from the Hilton Columbus Downtown Hotel.

WHAT OUR ATTENDEES SAY

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

Join the most creative minds in retail in one of America’s most progressive cities.

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Retailers with Experience in:

Visual Merchandising / Presentation / Display Store Design / Environment Retail / Customer Experience Store Planning Brand Management / In-store Marketing Corporate Management Creative Services / Graphic Design / Architectural Design / Strategic Planning / Retail Professionals in Transition

Contract Design/Specifiers in:

Interior Design/Architecture / Environmental Graphic Design / Consulting / General Contractor / Non-Retailer Professionals in Transition

About our Audience:

75% are senior level executives

85% work at corporate headquarters

HAVE QUESTIONS?

IRDC serves executives, planners, merchandisers and designers from every retail sector—from department stores and discount chains to grocery stores and specialty boutiques—as well as designers, architects, consultants and contractors who specialize in creating and maintaining retail environments. If you are a manufacturer or supplier, you must be a sponsor to attend. Please contact Linda D'Adamo at [email protected] if you are interested in sponsorship opportunities.

Almost. If you’re a supplier to the retail design industry (fixtures, lighting, etc), you must be a sponsor to attend the conference. (To learn more, visit the Become a Sponsor page or contact Linda D'Adamo at [email protected] for more information.) Otherwise, anyone interested in learning about new trends and ideas in retail is invited to attend.

No. At IRDC, the focus is on education and networking, so the program is comprised of general sessions, breakout sessions, workshops, roundtable discussions and networking events—all designed to facilitate the exchange of ideas and information.

Please contact us with program recommendations. We welcome your input.

We’re sorry, we are not able to administer AIA credits for conference sessions.

We’ll post the list of 2021 registrants (companies only) here soon. In the final weeks leading up to the conference, the list will be automatically updated as registrations are received.

Yes. We make sure our facility has total accessibility, and we do whatever is needed to make attending the conference as convenient as possible for all attendees. If you have a special need, please contact us after you have registered and we’ll make any necessary arrangements.

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JOIN US AT IRDC 2022 IN COLUMBUS

Conference Venue

Hilton Columbus Downtown

IRDC 2022 will be held at the modern 4-star Hilton Columbus Downtown Hotel. The Hilton is conveniently situated on High Street, the city’s main drag. This popular 5-mile stretch is packed with 300+ local restaurants, bars, clubs, boutiques and art districts — many just steps away from the host hotel! Book your hotel stay in the IRDC Room Block to take advantage of our special nightly rate.

401 North High Street | Columbus, OH 43215 | Phone: (614) 384-8600

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