Meet industry executives and the world’s best corporate retail innovators. Get a shot at the $30,000 first prize. Be named as a Top Student Retail Innovator of 2012. If that’s not enough, we’ll even pay for room and board. On the day of the event, each team will deliver two separate two-minute pitches while literally riding in an elevator! Don’t let the cameras psych you out because your pitch will be uploaded to the web in almost real-time for the online community to view. A special prize goes to the fan favorite.

We are not looking for new products to put on retail shelves. We are looking for ideas that change the way we do retail – something that disrupts the current retail model, something new and different. Ideas could include new ways to leverage technology, mobile phones, data, or social media in today’s rapidly evolving retail environment.



First prize: $30,000
Cash prizes for top three plans.


Important Dates

October 31, 2012: Registration Deadline
November 14, 2012: Retail 2020 Conference
November 15, 2012: Competition in Winston Salem, NC



More info »