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Top 5 Things to Do at Shoptalk 2024

March 11th, 2024 | 8 min. read

Top 5 Things to Do at Shoptalk 2024 Blog Feature

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Next week from March 17–20, over 10,000 retail leaders and innovators will gather in Las Vegas for Shoptalk 2024. The content-rich event is the industry’s biggest of the year – serving as the ultimate hub for attendees to network and gain actionable insights on industry trends, tech, solutions, and strategies.  


The conference agenda is packed with sessions spanning topics like AI, consumer behavior, ecommerce, marketing innovations, operational efficiencies, and so much more. You know that “I wish I could be in two places at once” feeling? Reading through the lineup of speakers and subject matter will make you wish it was more like five places at once. 


So while you’re compiling your day-to-day Shoptalk game plan, let us suggest our top 5 must-do things at Shoptalk 2024: 


1. The CommerceNext Topgolf Reception

  • When: Sunday, March 17th @ 8:30 PM
  • What: Fastr is proudly sponsoring this exclusive, invite-only reception at Topgolf’s state-of-the-art facility in Las Vegas. In addition to practicing their golf swing, attendees will indulge in a fun evening of drinks, snacks, activities, contests (with awesome prizes!), and casual networking with fellow digital commerce leaders. The fun atmosphere, delicious tastings, and incredible guest list are what make this reception the best way to kick off Shoptalk 2024. Not already on the list? Request a pass here. 


2. Session: Leveraging AI to Scale Personalization 

  • When: Monday, March 18 @ 4:15 PM 
  • What: Alongside leaders from Ulta Beauty and DoorDash, Kamanasish Kundu (“KK”), VP, Head of Digital & Ecommerce for Kendra Scott will be chatting about meeting heightened shopper expectations. Personalization tactics may not be a novelty, but retail teams can now leverage AI to perceive data and create personalized messaging, pricing, and presentation with more speed and scalability than ever before and this session will uncover exactly how these notable brands are doing it.  


3. Session: Fulfillment & Last Mile Tactics that Benefit Shoppers & the Business

  • When: Tuesday, March 19 @ 4:05 PM 
  • What: Rachel Frederick, VP & GM at Sur La Table will be teaming up with leaders from The Habit Burger Grill and Lowe’s to dig into successful fulfillment and delivery performance. From speed and efficiency to customer care and cost, in-house versus outsourcing, this session will discuss how to navigate challenging decisions and their customer satisfaction outcomes. 


4. Shoptalk Retail Zeitgeist

  • When: Tuesday, March 19 @ 2:00 PM
  • What: Every year, the Shoptalk Content team spends months digging into key retail themes, compiling their insights, and sharing their thoughts in a short presentation. Think of it like the Cliff's Notes for retail's current landscape – a summary of the industry's most notable forces, challenges, and opportunities. 


5. Shoptalk Whiteout Beach Party

  • When: Tuesday, March 19 @ 8:00 PM
  • What: It is Las Vegas, after all, so get decked out in all white and get down the the Mandalay Bay Beach for the Shoptalk Whiteout Beach Party! Turn up the volume, dance, mingle with your retail industry peers, and wrap up Shoptalk Day 3 with some fun. Oh, and one other small detail: Ludacris is performing! 


Wherever the events of Shoptalk 2024 lead you, the learnings, connections, and experiences can guide you and your brands toward further savviness and success – and Fastr can help to propel you in that direction. Request a 1-on-1 meeting with the Fastr team to learn how Fastr Frontend enables lean ecommerce teams to enhance their sites' digital shopping experiences and drive sales – faster.


See you in Las Vegas!