X/SPECS is formatted to provide optimum opportunities for learning and growth, as well as meaningful dialog, best practice-sharing, and strategic face-to-face interactions.
Because X/SPECS is a hosted event, qualified retailer invitees are provided a complimentary experience that includes registration, three nights at the luxury event hotel, meals, and reimbursement of up to $500 for round-trip airfare. In return, invited participants agree to attend the Solution Theatre presentations, general sessions, onsite and offsite receptions, and Face2Face information exchanges.
Face2Face Information Exchange
Retail companies each have a designated meeting table, and sponsors move from table-to-table in a musical-chair, speed-dating style format.
- Provides uninterrupted time (1.5 hours on Wednesday and 1.5 hours on Thursday) for retailers and sponsors to determine if a working relationship is practical for both
- Offers an opportunity to make quick introductions and exchange contact information as desired for future follow-up.
Solution Theatre Presentations
• Solution Theatre presentations provide retailer attendee groups with a 20-
minute snapshot of the solution that the presenting sponsor has to offer
• Theatre-style Presentations are often interactive in nature, providing
groups of retailers with an entertaining and informative setting in which
to gather product/innovation/service information.
Headlining speakers deliver inspirational and actionable content around in-store innovations geared toward retail design and construction, planning, development and facilities executives.
Within the X/SPECS agenda are multiple opportunities to meet and mingle with other guests in fun and casual settings. X/SPECS is all about relationship-building, through interactive functions such as:
• Opening Cocktail Reception & Networking Dinner
• Networking breakfasts and luncheons
• An off-site party at an exciting local destination
• Retail site tours as planned
• Supplier-sponsored parties
• Golf Tournament
• Closing Cocktail Reception & Dinner