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 Tuesday and 1.5 hours on Wednesday) 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.

General Sessions

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