Shoptalk and Groceryshop, key US events organised by the Hyve Group for the retail, grocery and consumer packaged goods industries, will return to in-person events starting this autumn, alongside a permanent lineup of their virtual meetup counterparts. Shoptalk has also announced the relaunch of Shoptalk Europe, to be held in 2022 at ExCeL London.
“We’re announcing the full lineup of events now so our sponsors, attendees and other partners can mark their calendars and set their budgets for the remainder of 2021 and all of 2022 as they continue to manage through unprecedented changes, including in technology adoption, in the retail and grocery industries,” said Rebecca Sausner, general manager, Shoptalk and Groceryshop.
Shoptalk and Groceryshop Meetups bring large, curated groups together for double opt-in virtual meetings and peer group discussions, and have facilitated an aggregate of more than 33,000 online meetings for more than 4,000 participants. “Our Meetups experienced unprecedented success over the past nine months, and achieved more than 90% satisfaction rate for meetings. Participants have told us they want to continue to connect post-pandemic and year-round with these efficient, cost-effective formats, which is why we’re making them part of our permanent lineup of events,” said Katie Dominesey, vice-president, commercial, at Shoptalk.
Shoptalk Fall Meetup, which will also include European participants, fills a major gap in the post-Labor Day schedule, which has been devoid of any large-scale US retail events since 2018. “Given how busy retailers are in the fall preparing for the holiday season, a virtual event is the perfect solution to their ongoing need to make connections and do business, without the additional time out of office or travel requirements,” Sausner added.
Shoptalk Europe, which was first launched for 2017 in Copenhagen, will be relaunched in 2022. “The European market is in great need of a top-quality retail event,” said Katy Fryatt, launch director for Shoptalk Europe. “We expect more than 2,500 attendees and more than 250 sponsoring companies to come together to learn, network and trade at Shoptalk Europe 2022.”
Event Date Location
Groceryshop 19-22 September, 2021 Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas
Shoptalk Fall Meetup 19-21 October, 2021 Online
Shoptalk 27-30 March, 2022 Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas
Groceryshop Spring Meetup 10-12 May, 2022 Online
Shoptalk Europe 6-8 June, 2022 ExCeL London
Shoptalk Meetup for Women 21-23 June, 2022 Online
Groceryshop 18-21 September, 2022 Aria, Las Vegas
Shoptalk Fall Meetup 25-27 October, 2022 Online