World’s largest retail trade association, National Retail Federation reported its exhibition and conference will be held in-person at Jacob Javits Convention Centre in New York City from 6-8 June 2021.

It also reported that it will also host a virtual event from 12-14 January, 19th January, 21-22 January 2021. Both events will be based on the theme “Forward Together”

NRF received unanimous support from its major exhibitors, sponsors and partners regarding the decision to move the “in-person” exposition and conference to June 2021. The June exposition and conference will include self-guided store tours, expo tours, membership and red carpet lounges, workshops, and social events both on and off the show floor in New York City. The January 2021 virtual event will be hosted entirely online, and feature robust content combined with a digital exposition.

“For over 100 years, NRF’s annual convention has been the biggest, best and most impactful event that convenes industry leaders to exchange visionary ideas, build partnerships, and experience new technologies. In 2021, we are able to double down on our efforts to explore an exciting future for retail with two unique events,” Shay said. “This is the time for creative and practical ideas that will shape retail’s future, and these are the events that will showcase those ideas with our visionary and innovative retail leaders and industry partners as we chart the path forward together.”