Event Details

Dates & Pricing

2018 Event Info Coming Soon!

What’s Included:

Registration fee includes trade show entry, Retail Live! Trade book, great food, drinks and reception, which includes 2 drink tickets per registrant and Live! entertainment!

Retail Live! Event Program 2017

Date: Thursday, March 2, 2017, 2PM-7PM Location: Chicago Marriott Oakbrook, 1401 West 22nd Street, Oak Brook, IL 60523, 630-573-8555 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM:  Registration opens 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM:  Retail Live! Trade Show 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM:  Reception & Entertainment

About Retail Live! Chicago

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. 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 over 100+ retailers, they attend. In less than a day, participants get a chance to network directly with retailers actively expanding in the Great Lakes and Midwest Regions, including Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. 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.

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 region, 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 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 Chicago, network with people from all over the Midwest and Great Lakes region with minimal time commitment, and experience Live! entertainment. We look forward to seeing you at Retail Live! Chicago 2017. See the 2017 Retailer Attendees Below!


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Location Details

chicago-marriott-oak-brookDiscover exceptional service and luxurious accommodations at the Chicago Marriott Oak Brook hotel, situated near Lombard, Naperville and Downers Grove. From shopping at Oakbrook Center to visiting Brookfield Zoo, discover all there is to do during your stay. Follow this link to Book your group rate for Retail Live Chicago

Chicago Marriott Oakbrook, 1401 West 22nd Street, Oak Brook, IL 60523, 630-573-8555