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Who Should Attend

The conference is designed for retail professionals involved in creating and reimagining bricks-and-mortar environments — from traditional retail sectors such as department, grocery and big-box stores to restaurants, pop-ups and specialty shops. Plus emerging sectors and new concepts and formats such as retail-as-a-service and cannabis.

You should attend if you’re a retailer involved 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
  • Student/Educator*
  • Retail Professionals in Transition

… or a non-retailer, whose primary business is:

  • Design/Architecture Firm
  • Consulting Firm (brand development, strategic planning, research, etc.)
  • General Contractor
  • Non-Retailer Professionals in Transition

… or if you’re simply interested in learning about new trends and ideas in online and in-store retail.

 

*To support our partners at PAVE and the future members of our retail design community, we're offering a special student/educator rate! Contact Laura at laura.gay@stmediagroup.com for a special discount code to apply at the time of registration. Requirements will include educator/student photo ID; proof of current class schedule – a minimum of 12 credit hours per semester is required; and proof of age 18 or older.

 

WHO'S ATTENDED IRDC IN THE PAST? 

Check out the roster below to get a glimpse of the types of retailers, designers and other design professionals who attended IRDC 2019. 

5G Studio

Aedifica

AGI

Amazon

Architect of the Capitol / U.S. Capitol Visitor Center Gift Shop

Associated Wholesale Grocers, Inc.

b8ta

Bauer Hockey

Bayer

BD Provisions

Bergmeyer Associates, Inc.

BHDPO Architecture

Big Red Rooster – a JLL company

Bobbi Wegner Psy.D.

Bohme

Boston Properties

Brillante Group

BRR Architecture

Brandstream

Brattle Book Shop

CallisonRTKL

Canopy Growth

CESO

ChangeUp, Inc.

Charles Street Hardware

Chipman Design Architecture

Christian Lahoude Studio

Church’s Chicken

Chute Gerdeman

Clear

Coach

Collaborative Design Strategies

ConsumerX Retail

CorbisStudio

Core Architects Inc.

CrowdedSpaces

Dunkin’ Brands/Baskin-Robbins

DFS Group Limited

E.B. Horn Jewelers

emaz llc

Emerald Tavern Games and Cafe

Envirosell Inc.

Eos Lightmedia

ESI Design

EWI Worldwide

Farm & Feed

Field Paoli Architects

Fitch

Float4

Floor & Decor

FRCH Nelson

Gap

Gensler

Georgia Main Food Group

Global Partners

Guess?, Inc.

Happy Valley

Harvest House of Cannabis

Hauspanther

Headington Companies

Henderson Engineers

Hershey Company

Home Depot

HUSH

IPP

JGA

Johnny Cupcakes

Karena Reusser

KNOCK Inc.

Kraido

Krispy Kreme

L.J. Peretti Cigars

Lancome (at Loreal)

Lifestyle International Pvt. Ltd

Little

Loblaw/Shoppers Drug Mart

Lowe’s Companies, Inc.

LUSH Freshhandmade Cosmetics

Macys Inc.

Manyavar

Marriott International

Mascotti Strategies

MBH Architects

McDonald’s Corporation

McKinley Burkart

Meijer Inc.

MG2 Design

Natasia Moose

NORR

Nothing Bundt Cakes

Ohio State University

Oxford Properties Group

PSI

Panera Bread

PAVE

PSI

Psycho Bunny

Quadrangle

Randoutfitters

Red Wing Shoes

Reitmans Canada LTD

RESTORE Design Private Limited

Retail AMP Design

RRD

Shawmut Design and Construction

Sheridan College

Shop Environments Association

Sight & Sound Theatres, Inc.

Sky Bench

Soft Surroundings

Specialty Lighting Group

Stantec

Studio H2G

Stylus

Summit Architecture + Design

Supervalu

Surenderg Retail

Target Corporation

Tennessee Farmers Cooperative

The Brattle Book Shop

The High Road Design Studio, LLC

The Inutilious Retailer

The Kroger Company

The Taubman Company

The Timberland Company

Thread Collaborative

Timbuk2

TJX

TRG – The Retail Group

Under Armour

UNFI

Unibail Rodamco Westfield

Vedant Fashions Pvt Ltd

Volume Experience

Walt Disney Imagineering

Watt International

WD Partners

Wells Fargo

Whole Foods Market

ZenGenius, Inc.

 

ATTENDANCE POLICY

IRDC is for executive store planners, visual merchandisers and retail designers as well as manufacturers and suppliers to the industry. Manufacturers and suppliers may participate as attendees at a special rate.  If you are a manufacturer or supplier you should also visit the Sponsors page to learn about the many benefits of sponsoring IRDC.

IRDC is an exclusive conference. We reserve the right to deny admittance to non-qualifying registrants.