Retail, Fashion And E-Commerce Events Around The World In 2019

By Matt Fleming

Here are the must-attend conferences, exhibitions and fashion weeks in the fields of retail, fashion and e-commerce in 2019

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NRF 2019

Date January 13-15, 2019
Location New York, USA

Billed as the world’s largest retail conference and expo, the American National Retail Federation’s annual event, dubbed “Retail’s Big Show”, features more than 700 exhibitors, 16,000 retailers and almost 40,000 attendees. Aside from the trade show, there are talks, seminars and plenty of networking opportunities.

Retail Asia Conference & Expo

Date May 7-10, 2019
Location Hong Kong

One of the biggest retail events in Asia hosts its 11th edition in Hong Kong this May. Some of the industry’s most influential retailers and buyers attend the expo, which saw more than 180 local and international exhibitors introduce more than 600 brands and 2,000 products to visitors in 2018. But the event is far more than a trade show, featuring onsite educational seminars, networking events, conferences and awards.

World Retail Congress

Date May 14-16, 2019
Location Amsterdam, the Netherlands

The theme of this year’s congress is “High Velocity Retail”, with a major focus on how businesses can gain momentum while also being people-centric. The programme includes talks and panels, networking events and an awards ceremony, with speakers hailing from global giants such as Tommy Hilfiger, McDonald’s and Walmart.

Ecommerce Expo

Date September 25-26, 2019
Location London, UK

With more than 150 speakers, 250 educational sessions, 12 theatres and a massive exhibition of top brands, this must-visit e-commerce event is expected to draw in more than 12,000 people over two days in London. 

Asia Fashion Weeks 2019

Amazon Fashion Week Tokyo
September 20-26, 2019

Shanghai Fashion Week
Date tbc. Likely October, 2019

Seoul Fashion Week
Date tbc. Likely October, 2019

Non-Asia Fashion Weeks 2019

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Paris Fashion Week Men’s
January 15-20, 2019

Paris: Haute Couture
January 21-24, 2019

New York Fashion Week Fall/Winter
February 7-15, 2019

London Fashion Week Fall/Winter
February 15-19, 2019

Milan Fashion Week Fall/Winter
February 19-25, 2019

Paris Fashion Week Fall/Winter
February 25-March 5, 2019

Paris Fashion Week Men’s
June 18-21, 2019

Paris: Haute Couture
June 30-July 4, 2019

New York Fashion Week Spring/Summer
September 5-13, 2019

London Fashion Week Spring/Summer
September 13-17, 2019

Milan Fashion Week Spring/Summer
September 17-23, 2019

Paris Fashion Week Spring/Summer
September 23-October 1, 2019

This page is updated regularly. Check back for updates on the above events.

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