the power of face-to-face. Educational, engaging, exciting.
Formula4Media’s conferences and trade shows put an emphasis on education and engagement between buyers and sellers, and are designed to be tactical for both retailers and brands.
November 27 - 30, 2018 at the Austin Convention Center
The Premier Conference & Trade Show for Running Specialty Retailers:
The Running Event is a conference and trade show that attracts running specialty store owners and executives from around the world. The conference sessions address the unique needs of running specialty stores. The Trade show features top footwear, apparel, hosiery, and accessory brands as well as new, innovative products.
JUNE 21-23, 2018 at the HILton MINNEAPOLIS, MN
The 50 Best Running Stores in America®
The definitive list of the running stores that excel in customer service, shoe fitting, product knowledge and support of their local running communities. Also the Store of The Year and special awards given by Industry leaders.
Blending Sports and Style:
show was created to give retailers and vendors a platform to better understand today’s sports lifestyle consumer and provide a first look at the new products that will drive them into their stores and online. The event includes conference sessions that offer marketing insights and new tactics for reaching the most powerful consumer in the market.
RECOGNIZing, SUPPORTing AND CELEBRATing THE VERY BEST IN CLASS.
The Gold Medal Service Award for Outstanding Customer Service of Independent Footwear Retailers Our exclusive service ratings of the best sit
& fit retailers in the country. Using criteria that
was developed by a panel of store owners, we mystery shop more than 100 top retailers and
rate them on different data points.
The Running Specialty Hall of Fame®
Recognizing and celebrating the retailers, vendors and athletes who helped create the modern running specialty business. Presented by the RIA. Awards also include the RIA Shoe of the Year and Vendor of the Year.
November 2018 at The Running Event