Networking Programs

Surround yourself with retail's top thinkers

You’re invited to three days of senior-level conversations, strategic insights, best practices and fun. Grow your inner circle by effortlessly connecting with other tech, marketing and digital leaders during NRF Nexus. 

See a sample list of companies attending!


Pick up your badge, grab a drink and mingle with colleagues while enjoying the ocean view and fresh air.  This isn’t just registration, but a relaxing networking opportunity (with a few fun treats) before festivities kick off.

Sponsored by: Bluecore, Inc.

NRF NEXUS Reception

Receptions and Dinners

There's no shortage of food and socializing at NRF Nexus! Enjoy the California Dreamin' Opening Party, Sunset Dinner and a special Bon Voyage Dinner to close out an incredible few days with drinks, dinner and spectacular views.

Sponsored by: American Express, Placer AI, Session AI

NRF NEXUS Receptions and Dinners

Expert-Led Think Tanks

Join our handpicked group of subject matter experts to discuss future-forward ideas, brainstorm today’s issues and solve tomorrow’s challenges. With four separate opportunities to engage, NRF’s Expert-Led Think Tanks allow attendees to dive deep into a single topic or explore four different topics for a broader perspective.

Sponsored by: Adyen, Dragonfruit, Exchange Solutions, Mirakl, Netlify, VusionGroup

NRF NEXUS Receptions and Dinners

After-hours Fun

For those who want to keep the party going after dinners, join us for a Surfer's Nightcap and AfterGlow cocktails.

Sponsored by: MIRAKL, Inc.

NRF NEXUS After Hours Fun

Mealtime Meetups

Maximize opportunities to meet with peers in a beautiful resort setting over breakfast and lunch throughout the event.

Sponsored by: Bazaarvoice, Netlify, Zeta Global

NRF NEXUS Mealtime Meetups

Networking Breaks

Don’t miss out on special treats during the networking breaks! Stretch your legs, grab a beverage and a snack, and connect with your peers after inspiring sessions.

Sponsored by: Envestnet | Yodlee, Hanshow Technology Co., Informatica

NRF NEXUS Networking Breaks


Connect with peers through the mobile app to chat prior to the event and schedule one-on-one meetings. Search the attendee list to connect and be sure to set up your profile in the app to be connected with attendees who have similar interests.

NRF NEXUS Matchmaking

Choose Your Vibe

Unwind and recharge! After a day of game-changing presentations and thought-provoking conversations, select your afternoon activity based on your mood. Choose between:

Sip & Stretch
Join Eli Walker, founder of the Uplift Experience, for a lively yoga session packed with movement, play, and plenty of laughs. Sip on a refreshing drink as you groove through interactive and entertaining yoga sequences designed to lift your spirits and bring people together. Get ready to have fun and feel fantastic!

Poolside Relaxation & Connection
Hang out with industry pals, bask in the sun, sip on cool drinks, and snack on tasty treats. This laid-back vibe is the ultimate playground for making new connections and reconnecting with old friends. Get ready for a splashing good time!Bathing suit NOT REQUIRED.

The Studio MDR: Lagree Microformer Class
Get ready to power up with Studio MDR's Lagree Microformer class! This workout is a game-changer, blending Pilates, cardio, and weight training into one epic fitness fiesta. Experience the thrill of the microformer as you sculpt your body and energize your spirit. It's not just a workout -- it's a revolution! Bring your workout gear.

Sponsored by: Boomi, Impact Analytics

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Surprise-and-delight Activations

NRF Nexus isn’t just about educational sessions, it’s also about networking and engaging with your peers. With surprises planned during every break, the conversations and fun extend beyond session rooms. We can’t wait for you to see what we have in store!

Sponsored by: Envestnet | Yodlee, Hanshow Technology Co., Informatica

NRF NEXUS Surprise and Delight

Wake up and Move

 Begin the day overlooking the ocean, engaging in mindful breathing, gentle stretching, and yoga crafted to harmonize your mind, body, and spirit.  Yoga mats provided for Sunrise yoga.

Sponsored by: x-hoppers

NRF NEXUS Wake up and Move