“Elevating Cannabis Retail” Event at IRDC 2018


By Craig Patterson

This year’s International Retail Design Conference (IRDC) is taking place in Seattle October 2-4 and the conference will include a separate pre-conference session that will discuss how retailers may elevate cannabis retail — a hot topic as legalization in Canada nears, and the United States expands. 

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The special pre-conference event takes place Tuesday, October 2, 2018 between 12:30pm and 7:30pm at the Motif Hotel in downtown Seattle. [Buy tickets here]

The intent of this newly-introduced session is to provide cannabis retailers with the critical information they need to leverage the mission-critical concepts and philosophies that are top of mind with today’s retailers. Numerous topics will be discussed, ranging from discussion of the latest retail and design trends to use of consumer data, with a focus on the latest and best practices.

Pre-conference co-chairs include Jennifer Acevedo, Editor- in-Chief, Visual Merchandising + Store Design (VMSD), and Megan Stone, Owner, Interior Designer, The High Road Design Studio. The program will also feature an array of respected authorities that will discuss actionable takeaways for those engaged in this burgeoning and dynamic industry.

Registration for this event also includes IRDC’s Opening Keynote with Mike Walsh, Futurist and Global Strategist and CEO of Tomorrow, plus IRDC’s Opening Reception. Optional pre-conference registration fee may apply.

(Below, photos inside of the beautiful Motif Hotel in Seattle) 

The cost is US$195 for the October 2nd program only (including opening keynote and reception) or if combined with the full IRDC event taking place October 2 through October 4, the Elevating Cannabis Retail Event is free to retailers and $95 for non-retailers [Buy tickets here]

IRDC has extended its early-bird pricing for its full conference until August 15. The conference brings together some of the best minds in the industry, and is considered to be one of the world’s leading design events [Buy tickets to IRDC] 

Furthermore, Visual Merchandising + Store Design (VMSD) is offering a free trial subscription for Retail Insider readers. The publication provides ideas and solutions to create unique, engaging, in-store designs and visual presentations. Every issue profiles the retailers, projects and designers creating inventive retail spaces. [Subscribe to VMSD here


*Partner content. To work with Retail Insider, contact Craig Patterson at: craig@retail-insider.com.