IRDC is designed for retail industry professionals involved in creating and maintaining bricks-and-mortar environments — from department, grocery and big-box stores to restaurants, pop-ups and specialty shops.


You should attend if you’re a retailer involved in:
• Management • Store Design • Store Planning • Creative • Architecture • Visual Merchandising • Marketing • Strategic Planning • Operations

… or a non-retailer, whose primary business is:
• Design/Architecture Firm • Consulting Firm (brand development, strategic planning, research, etc.) • General Contractor

… or if you’re simply interested in learning about new trends and ideas in online and in-store retail.


IRDC is for executive store planners, visual merchandisers, retail designers and sponsors only. If you are a manufacturer or supplier, you must be a sponsor to attend. Please visit the Sponsors page for more information.

We reserve the right to deny admittance to non-qualifying registrants. A non-qualifying registrant is anyone who seeks a business-to-business relationship (client, partner, etc.) with retailers. For example, if your company has design capabilities, but you also manufacture, install and implement the items for the spaces you design, you are considered a manufacturer/supplier and cannot attend IRDC. If retail design is your primary business and responsibility, you qualify as an attendee. If printing graphics, for example, is a small portion of that design business, you won’t automatically be disqualified. In cases such as this, admission is granted at IRDC’s discretion.

If you have questions about your qualifying status, please contact us before you make travel plans for this event. IRDC makes every effort to notify non-qualifying individuals who register for a retailer-only event in error as soon as possible.