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About IRCE

The One-Stop-Shop for E-Retailers

The Internet Retailer Conference & Exhibition – better known as IRCE – is your one-stop-shop for all of your e-retail needs. This conference and trade show offers you everything your business needs to stay ahead of your competition, in one simple location. IRCE 2018 will take place in the world-class city of Chicago, June 5-8, at McCormick Place West.

A Conference Like None Other

IRCE’s conference offers strategic educational sessions on the topics that matter to you most. With over 130 sessions covering various topics and trends, your needs are met at IRCE. What makes our content unique is that it is curated, which means our speakers are not only knowledgeable but prepared with helpful, actionable presentations for you to learn from. Our agenda is created in part with the editorial experts from Internet Retailer magazine, so you know all of the latest and greatest in the e-commerce industry will be covered here. With multiple tracks and in-depth workshops covering topics that matter to you, your perfect agenda yet is waiting.

Find the Business Solutions You Need in the Exhibit Hall

The exhibit hall at IRCE features 600+ top solution and technology vendors, ready to help your business succeed in every facet. The exhibit hall at IRCE is the largest in the industry – ensuring you’ll find the solutions you need here. Whether you’re looking for new vendors, from shipping to email marketing to payment solutions, the hall has a solution provider for you.

The exhibit hall also features lounges and other break areas to ensure you’re getting the breaks you need. Take time to catch up with old friends, grab a much-needed cup of coffee, or simply charge your phone.

Join Us in June

E-commerce is always evolving, and new trends are constantly emerging. Keep your finger on the pulse of the industry with IRCE.

Floor Plan / Exhibitor List

Find the Solutions Your Business Needs

The exhibit hall at IRCE features hundreds of e-commerce vendors offering the latest technologies and retail solutions for your business. With online retail growing exponentially year over year, technology is ever-changing and ever-improving. IRCE provides the largest display of solutions and technology in the industry – with vendors in nearly every category including marketing, fulfillment, retail technologies and more – ensuring you’ll find exactly what you need here.

An Exhibit Hall Designed for You

The Exhibit Hall at IRCE has been designed with you in mind, providing attendees with all of the necessary amenities and spaces – including lounges for you to relax, network, or simply charge your device in.

The exhibit hall features:

  • 600+ vendors
  • Cocktail Receptions
  • Lounges for focused work, charging, snacking and refreshing!

The current floor plan is reflective of exhibitors that have been plotted so far in the booth selection process. Booths represented as BLUE are available. All other spaces are reserved.

If you are looking to exhibit please reach out to the Exhibition Sales team at exhibit@irce.com to reserve your space now.

Featured Areas

Networking, Coffee and More in the Exhibit Hall

The exhibit hall is designed to be a gathering place for all attendees of IRCE – to relax, meet new friends, catch up with old contacts or grab a cup of coffee. IRCE offers various featured areas and lounges throughout the hall to meet all of the needs of our attendees.

Take a look at our full list of featured areas in the exhibit hall below.

Interested in sponsoring one of these spaces below? Please contact exhibit@irce.com to get in touch with our exhibition sales team or view sponsorships here.

Backyard Lounge

The Backyard Lounge is the place to relax after a day of sessions and play some fun old-school backyard games! Located in the back of the exhibit hall, drop by to play your fellow attendees and have some fun!

Gourmet Coffee Station

Grab a pick-me-up while you browse the Exhibit Hall. The specialty coffee station will be located in the Exhibit Hall, and will be brewing complimentary gourmet coffee for all conference attendees.

Headshot Lounge

Come visit the Headshot Lounge, located in the Exhibit Hall, and have your complimentary professional headshot taken. We’ll have an expert photographer on hand to take your headshot, which will be emailed to you soon after. Perfect for updating your LinkedIn or other social pages, an updated – and professional – headshot is a must!

Hospitality Lounge

Come visit the Hospitality Lounge and see what’s in store.

Relaxation Station 

Take a moment to unwind and re-energize in this lounge made just for your relaxation!

Sponsored by

Refresh Lounge

Quench your thirst as you visit with the many exhibitors within the Exhibit Hall. There will be complimentary water and beverages distributed during the morning and afternoon breaks on the two main days of the conference.

Sponsored by

Interested in attending IRCE 2018?

The sooner you register, the more you save!

Special Guest: Seth Godin joins the agenda!

Join us Wednesday, June 6 and hear from Seth Godin, Author, “What To Do When It’s Your Turn”.

Join us in welcoming Dave Gilboa!

Wednesday, June 6 Dave Gilboa, co-founder and co-CEO of Warby Parker, will take the stage!

Featured Address: Mariah Chase, CEO, Eloquii

IRCE welcomes Mariah Chase, CEO, Eloquii to the agenda!

IRCE Welcomes Alon Cohen!

Join us Thursday, June 7 and hear from Alon Cohen, President and Co-Founder, HOUZZ.

Interested in exhibiting at IRCE 2018?

With over 6,300 qualified retailers from 3,100+ unique companies in attendance last year, IRCE provides exhibitors the ability to connect with thousands of qualified e-retailers during the course of the event.

Conference Agenda

IRCE’s conference agenda is a step above the rest – offering strategic, on-trend sessions for e-retailers of every size.

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Exhibit Hall

Only IRCE offers 600+ exhibiting companies in our exhibit hall. You’ll find every solution you need to support your business under one roof.

Read more »

FAQs

Does IRCE accept check and wire payments for registration?

IRCE does not accept checks or wire payments from domestic attendees and will not issue invoices for vendor-style payments.  If you are based outside the U.S. and have restrictions on the method of payment, please contact Laura Porter at laura.porter@irce.com.

Can I give my badge to someone else if I’m unable to attend?

Absolutely. Badges may be transferred to another individual, provided they are a colleague within your organization. Substituting a different person on an existing registration can be done by calling IRCE registration customer service at (800) 465-5514.

Are there refunds if I am unable to attend?

Attendee Cancellation Policy:

Cancellations and refund requests must be made in writing and emailed to customerservice@irce.com. All refunds are subject to a processing fee equal to 3% of the value of the pass at the date of purchase.  Cancellation requests made within 48 hours of registration will be refunded 100%, less the above-stated processing fee.

Please note, no cancellations or refunds will be issues for attendees registered under the group discount program. Should the need arise, we would be happy to substitute another member of your organization for an existing registration. Please submit group substitution requests via email only to jim.dezutel@irce.com.

Refund requests will otherwise be honored as follows:

  • By February 1, 2018:  Full refund
  • From February 2, 2018, to May 7, 2018: 50% refund
  • After May 7, 2018: No refunds, no exceptions

I misplaced my badge. Can I have it reprinted? Can I pick up my colleague’s badge?

Badges may be picked up on-site only.

Badge Reprint Policy:

PLEASE TREAT YOUR BADGE LIKE AN EVENT TICKET.  ONCE PRINTED, IT CANNOT BE REPLACED OR TRANSFERRED TO ANOTHER ATTENDEE.  NO EXCEPTIONS. If you misplace your badge, you must purchase another at the full on-site price. are absolutely no exceptions to this policy.

Badges may only be picked up by the individual named on the badge.  You must provide state or federal-issued identification when picking up your badge at the registration desk.

Can you mail my badge to me before the show?

Badges will not be mailed. They must be picked up on-site and proof of identification is required for all attendees.

How do I reach IRCE Customer Service?

Our local office is here to help, live and in-person.  You can reach our Chicago team Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 4:30p CST.  E-mail is best, please contact customerservice@irce.com.

What is the cut-off for wire payments for registration?

Wire Transfer Cut-Off: June 1, 2018

What are the IRCE show rules, terms & conditions?

IRCE Registration Terms and Conditions

Show Policies
No one under 21 will be admitted without written approval from show management. Pricing and cancellation policies are will be available in early 2018.

Photography and Video Rules

Exhibit Hall
Cameras and video equipment (including smartphones and other handheld devices) are allowed on the exhibit floor for use by individual exhibitor staff and attendees.  Exhibitor staff and attendees may take pictures and video on the exhibit floor for purposes of company communications, marketing materials and social media efforts. Under no circumstances will anyone be permitted to take pictures or video of an exhibitor’s product, staff or booth without the permission of the exhibitor. Exhibitors have the right to report to security any instance of inappropriate recording of company products, staff or displays.   All photographs or video recordings should be attributed to IRCE.  Non-exhibiting vendors are not permitted under any circumstances to take photography or video at IRCE, including within the sessions, exhibit hall, common areas or any exhibiting company’s booth. Unauthorized photography or video recording is prohibited and will result in expulsion from the exhibition and conference without refund.

Sessions
Photography and video/audio recording of any kind are strictly prohibited in all IRCE sessions. Only IRCE approved show photographers or videographers and credentialed news media are allowed to record any image or portion of educational sessions. Unauthorized photography or video during sessions will result in expulsion from the exhibition and conference without refund.

Press
Media credentials are reserved exclusively for working members of the editorial media, including print, broadcast, radio or online, at the sole discretion of IRCE management. Public relations, advertising, and marketing personnel do not qualify for media credentials. All media are required to follow the photography and video policy outlined below. Approved media who abuse privileges or misrepresent themselves may have their credentials revoked and be removed from the conference.

Photography and videography at IRCE, both in the sessions and in the exhibit hall, is permitted for those with approved press credentials. You will require a camera tag issued by IRCE in order to take photography or video in the sessions.  Bring your camera with you to the Press registration room to pick up your press credentials and camera tag. The camera tag must be affixed to your camera AT ALL TIMES. Only accredited press are eligible to receive a camera tag. Please note: flash photography is only allowed during the first five minutes of any session.  Individual speakers and IRCE management have the right to restrict photography and video recording in any individual session, and media must comply with this instruction, or they may have their credentials revoked and be removed from the conference.  All photographs and video should be attributed to IRCE and the appropriate exhibitor and/or speaker as applicable.

What special events / features take place during IRCE?

Please see our daily events schedule here.

When & where is the event held?

IRCE 2018 will be held in Chicago at the McCormick Place Convention Center in the West Hall on June 5 – 8, 2018.

What are the event hours?

Registration Dates & Hours:

Tuesday, June 5 | 7 AM – 6 PM
Wednesday, June 6 | 7 AM – 5:30 PM
Thursday, June 7 | 7 AM – 4 PM
Friday, June 8 | 7:30 AM – Noon

Exhibit Hall Dates & Hours:

Tuesday, June 5 | 4 – 6:30 PM
-Welcome Reception | 4:00-6:30 p.m.
Wednesday, June 6 | 9 AM – 6:30 PM
-Cocktail Reception | 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Thursday, June 7 | 9 AM – 4 PM
-“Win the Wheels” Tour and Drawing
Friday, June 8 | Exhibit Hall is Closed

A full exhibitor schedule breakdown will be available soon.

Conference Dates & Hours:

Tuesday, June 5 | Pre-Conference Workshops: 8:30 AM – 4:45 PM
Wednesday, June 6 | Main Conference: 8:15 AM – 4:45 PM
Thursday, June 7 | Main Conference: 8:15 AM – 4:45 PM
Friday, June 8 | Post-Conference Workshops: 8:30 AM – 1:15 PM

This schedule is as of 10/18/17. Dates and times are subject to change.

What are the on-site registration and badge pick-up hours?

Registration/Badge Pick-Up Dates & Hours:

Tuesday, June 5 | 7 AM – 6 PM
Wednesday, June 6 | 7 AM – 5:30 PM
Thursday, June 7 | 7 AM – 4 PM
Friday, June 8 | 7:30 AM – Noon

What payment types are accepted on-site?

On-site registration must be paid via credit card. Checks, wires and cash will not be accepted.

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