SPECS is formatted to provide optimum opportunities for learning and growth, as well as meaningful dialog, best practice-sharing, and strategic face-to-face interactions – all under one roof.
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.
EDUCATIONAL BREAKOUT SESSIONS
Concurrent breakout sessions cover a variety of relevant topics, including big ideas, nuts-and-bolts solutions, design trends, professional development subjects, talent discussions, experiential retail, technology trends, and interactive demonstrations. Sessions range from 25-minute “quick hits” to more in-depth 50-minute presentations and workshops.
FACE2FACE 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 90-plus minutes on Tuesday) for retailers and sponsors to determine if a working relationship is practical for both.
**Offers an opportunity to make quick introductions and exchange contact information as desired for future follow-up.
Within the SPECS agenda are multiple opportunities to meet and mingle with other guests in meaningful ways. SPECS is all about relationship-building through interactive functions, such as:
♦ Retailer-only and Supplier-only networking receptions
♦ Evening receptions
♦ Networking breakfasts and round-table discussions
♦ Face2Face information exchanges (require advance sign‑up)
♦ Networking lunches on the Exhibit Hall floor
♦ Women-in-Retail networking reception
♦ Wrap-up meetings for both retailers and suppliers