Event Details

Retail Live Austin 2018

Coming Soon!

Retail Live! Event Program

11:00 AM – 1:00 PM   Onsite Registration and Pre Registered Badge Pickup/Retailer Sponsor Set up

1:00 PM – 5:00 PM     Retail Live! Trade Show

5:00 PM – 8:00 PM    Reception and Live! Entertainment

What’s Included:

Registration Fee includes Trade Show entry, Retail Live! Trade book, Great Food and Reception which includes 2 drink tickets per registrant and Live! entertainment!

About Retail Live! Austin 2018

Retail Live! is similar to many regional networking events; there is an exhibit part of the program as well as a reception. The key difference is that ONLY retailers are allowed to have an exhibit at the Retail Live! trade show other than a few VIP sponsors. This allows the brokers, landlords, developers, and other related industry professionals who attend the program to present their projects or services to only these retailers. The reason this is important is that it drives the attendance; when people know they are getting in front of hundreds of retailers, they attend. In less than a day, participants get a chance to network directly with retailers actively expanding in Texas, Oklahoma, Colorado, Louisiana, New Mexico, Mississippi, and Arkansas. In many ways, this is the opposite of a typical industry event; it is laid back, attire is casual, meetings are impromptu, and the ambiance is festive. For more info visit our website

What To Expect

At registration, each registrant receives a Retail Live! Trade Book with each participating retailer’s site specifications, areas of expansion in the Southwest and Gulf South regions, and real estate contact information (and broker when applicable). This is where it benefits the retailers and their real estate partners- they get a chance to get their contact information out together with their client’s site criteria to hundreds of people in less than a full day’s work. It is much more productive than cold calling and email blasts, or 30 minute meeting blocks. Such is the case at more traditional event programs where you can only fit in 20 meetings, assuming your schedule is completely full. At Retail Live!, registrants get the chance to speak to at least 5 times that amount at a 3 or 4 hour trade show. The trade show is immediately followed by a reception with great food, cocktails and Live! entertainment for additional opportunities to network with all the retailers and industry professionals.

Register early; space is limited

Retail Live! is a great excuse for people to visit Austin, network with people from all over the Southwest and Gulf South region with minimal time commitment, and experience Live! entertainment. And who isn’t looking for an excuse to come to Austin? We look forward to seeing you at Retail Live Austin! Check out the Retail Live Austin 2017 Retailers and Sponsors below!


Are you interested in sponsorship opportunities for this Retail Live! event?

Join other sponsors and industry professionals at this exciting networking event. Submit your request using our online form or contact us at for more information!

Location Details

JW Marriott AustinJW Marriott Austin

110 E. Second St.
Austin, TX 78701
Phone: (512) 474-4777


Situated in the heart of the downtown area, the JW Marriott is just a 15-minute drive from Austin International Airport.  Reserve Your Room Here!

  • Located on Congress Avenue between 2nd and 3rd Streets
  • Within walking distance of enticing restaurants and bars, the Capitol, and exciting attractions!