Sponsor a Dinner

Regional dinners are a unique opportunity to meet retailers in a one-on-one setting.

NRF hosts regional dinners exclusively for retailers to get together, network, learn and enjoy a relaxing meal in a great local restaurant. Target audience for these dinners include all retailers who have a digital, ecommerce, innovation, marketing, supply chain, and technology roles (title levels – manager and up).

Dinner sponsorship benefits
  • Sponsor may bring three attendees (employees from your company)
  • Sponsor may bring a gift item to hand out
  • Sponsor can provide a three-minute introduction before dinner
  • NRF will also send invitations to a list of US-based contacts provided by sponsor (max of 75 retailers)
  • Sponsor logo is included on any event signage, webpage, or marketing materials promoting the dinner
  • Sponsor will receive a list of dinner attendees' company and job title
  • Speaker can raffle off a gift to collect business cards. Gift must have a value of at least $150.
  • NRF will send a follow up note to all attendees and can include a link to the sponsor website and contact information for sponsor representatives who attend the dinner. Note will be sent within one week of the dinner date.
Past attendees include:

Alex and Ani, Apple, Barnes & Noble, Blue Nile, Costco, Dollar Shave Club, Etsy, Hayneedle, Macy's, McDonald's, Nike, Nordstrom, REI, RocksBox, Shutterfly, Sur La Table, Teleflora, Tiffany & Co., Wayfair, Williams-Sonoma, Zumiez.

sponsor a dinner benefits
Upcoming dinners
  • Seattle, WA - February 5, 2019 - SOLD
  • Los Angeles, CA - February 7, 2019 - SOLD
  • San Francisco, CA - March 14, 2019
  • New York, NY - April 9, 2019
  • Seattle, WA - May 2, 2019
  • Chicago, IL - June 24, 2019
  • New York, NY - June 25, 2019 
  • Los Angeles, CA - September 10, 2019
  • Jersey City, NJ - September 26, 2019
  • Columbus, OH - October 10, 2019
  • San Francisco, CA - October 22, 2019
  • Seattle, WA - October 24, 2019

Dinner agenda

Cocktails: 6:00 - 7:00 pm
Dinner: 7:00 - 9:00 pm


Sponsorship opportunities are available to Associate (non-retail) members and are limited to one (1) dinner between March 2018 and February 2019. For more information, email Tami Sakell, Sr. Director of Exhibit & Sponsorship Sales or call 202-661-3044.