Are you the next retail innovator?



Enter for a chance to WIN $1,000 and be recognized as SPECS TANK Innovator of the Year!


SPECS Show 2018 is featuring a special edition of “SPECS Tank,” a 1-hour presentation that will feature up to six contestants vying for a cash prize in front of our judges.

The presentation is slated for Tuesday, March 19, from 4:10pm-5:00pm at the Gaylord Texan in Grapevine (Dallas), Texas. 

If you have developed an idea, solution or product for the retail industry that has not been mass-produced on any scale and is intended for use in retail design, construction, or facilities management, here is your chance to show off your ingenuity. Selected contestants will demonstrate the product concept, mock-up or solution to the panel of judges, and will have approximately three minutes to quickly explain the product or solution, what it does, and how it would be used.

The judges will pick their favorite product/solution among the group, and the winner will receive $1,000 and be presented with the "SPECS Tank Innovator of the Year" Award! Each of the remaining finalists will receive $100.

This contest is open to all retailers and 2018 participating exhibit companies.
If you have any questions, please email to: KBoccaccio@ChainStoreAge.com

For entertainment purposes only. American Express gift card in the amount of $1,000 awarded to winner but no further action will be taken toward bringing a product or solution to market. Products and solutions cannot be in current production. A special attendance package will be provided to each selected contestant to facilitate participation. Any contestant who cannot accept prize monies per company policy may designate a charity of choice to which the prize will be donated in the contestant’s name.

SPECS delivers one of the retail industry's longest-running and most impactful events, covering the full gamut of the physical space. SPECS focuses on what is next, and what is shaping the future of retail. Exclusively produced by Chain Store Age, SPECS brings together the nation's top retailers and top suppliers to learn, share ideas, develop business partnerships and solve problems. At SPECS, retailers involved in the planning, design, construction and maintenance of stores and restaurants come to grapple with the challenges facing their brands, their buildings and their businesses – finding new solutions and forging new relationships.

SPECS SHOW • MARCH 18-20, 2018