SPECS is designed to provide opportunities for learning and growth, meaningful dialogue, and best practice-sharing among all members of the store development community.
EDUCATIONAL BREAKOUT SESSIONS
Concurrent breakout sessions cover a variety of relevant topics, including big ideas, nuts-and-bolts solutions, design trends, talent discussions, experiential retail, technology trends, environmental and sustainability discussions, and much more!
RETAILER/SUPPLIER INFORMATION EXCHANGES* (Requires advance sign-up**)
Retail companies each have a designated meeting table, and sponsors move from table-to-table in a musical-chair, speed dating-style format. *Provides uninterrupted time (90-plus minutes on Monday and Tuesday) for retailers and sponsors to determine if a working relationship is practicable.
**Offers an opportunity to make quick introductions and exchange contact information as desired for future follow-up.
SPECS is all about relationship-building, and offers an abundance of opportunities to make new connections at:
♦ Evening receptions
♦ Networking breakfasts and roundtable discussions
♦ Information Exchanges (require advance sign‑up)
♦ Conversations on the Exhibit Hall floor
♦ Women-in-Retail networking reception
♦ Closing Night SPECS Appreciation Party
KEYNOTE ADDRESSES AND MAIN STAGE PRESENTATIONS
Headlining speakers deliver inspirational and actionable content specifically geared toward retail design and construction, planning, development and facilities executives.