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IRCE to Co-Locate with GlobalShop and RFID Under New RetailX Concept in 2019

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Sophia Weiss Lapat

CHICAGO, IL (March 19, 2018) -  Internet Retailer Conference & Exhibition (IRCE), the industry’s largest and most well-known e-commerce event, announced an agreement today to co-locate with GlobalShop, the largest annual event for shopper facing retail design, technology and in-store marketing, and RFID Journal LIVE!  Retail, the only RFID event dedicated specifically to retail application. This new, enhanced event concept will operate under the name RetailX.

RetailX will bring together three distinct shows to create an intersection of e-commerce, store design, and innovation. The event will take place June 25-28, 2019, at McCormick Place in Chicago.


The world of e-commerce and retail is evolving and converging. As e-retail business grows, there is more interest in creating a long-lasting integrated customer experience –whether that means enhancing online strategies or expanding to physical stores. At the same time, more legacy brick-and-mortar retailers are investing heavily in e-commerce expansion.

The need for cutting-edge technology and education to seamlessly operate all facets of business – while maintaining a unified, customer-centric experience –is crucial to long-term success, and that’s where RetailX comes in.

RetailX means more knowledge, thoughtful leaders, and design experts in one location, all while attracting a wider, more diverse customer base than ever before.


RetailX is the only industry event that gives you the opportunity to experience the integration of e-commerce and retail in today’s ever-evolving market. RetailX is expected to attract and inspire more than 20,000 attendees and more than 1,200 exhibitors, based on recent trends from each show.

A concurrent conference agenda will cover the most pressing topics and trends with intent to give attendees a significant competitive edge in the ever-evolving world of e-commerce and retail. More information about RetailX will be available at the conclusion of IRCE 2018.


Since 2005, IRCE has been the flagship event of the e-commerce industry. IRCE delivers high value and industry-leading content – boasting over 130 sessions and 200 speakers – and produces the largest and most diverse trade show in the industry. IRCE welcomes thousands of attendees every year to Chicago.

IRCE is owned by Emerald Expositions, a leading operator of business-to-business trade shows in the United States. The company currently operates more than 55 trade shows, as well as numbers other face-to-face events. In 2017, Emerald’s event connected over 500,000 global attendees and exhibitors and occupied more than 6.9 million NSF of exhibition space.

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