NRF Retail Leadership Series Sponsorship

The NRF Retail Industry Leadership Series is a new virtual event series hosted by NRF President and CEO Matthew Shay. During each event, Shay will host a leading retail industry CEO. Topics will include macro issues related to retail, the global economy and the future of retail.

These aren't just interviews — they're conversations that offer insights into leading through times of crisis, the state of retail and the way forward for the industry. Learn more about the NRF Retail Leadership Series, watch previous interviews and register for upcoming events here.

Sponsorship benefits

Benefits for a NRF Retail Leadership sponsor package include a number of digital branding opportunities reaching thousands of retailers and retail leaders.

Social media reaching 130,000+ followers

  • Dedicated posts promoting sponsor across LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter channels
  • Sponsored posts on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter

Emails reaching more than 150,000 retail industry professionals

  • Invitation email
  • Recognition in NRF CEO and President Matthew Shay's retail leadership newsletter to retail CEOs and industry executives
  • Highlight in NRF's SmartBrief newsletters
  • Confirmation email (via Zoom)
  • Reminder email (via Zoom)
  • “Thank you for attending” email with Sponsor thank you and logo. Sponsor may provide a trackable link to be able to measure traffic and retarget visitors.
  • “You missed it” marketing email with Sponsor thank you and logo. Sponsor may provide a trackable link to be able to measure traffic and retarget visitors.

Promotion throughout before and after event

  • NRF homepage
  • NRF Retail Leadership Series landing page
  • Dedicated event listing page

Zoom Webinar

  • Logo and brand placement on registration and confirmation pages​​
  • Logo on title slide during event ​
  • ​Remarks thanking sponsor by Matthew Shay at event start
  • Ability to run a 30 second pre-roll video during the first minute of the live event


  • Title slide in video
  • Description on video page

Interested in becoming an NRF Retail Leadership Series sponsor? Contact Tami Sakell for pricing and more details.

Explore the series

See upcoming NRF Retail Leadership Series events and watch playback from all previous events.


Upcoming NRF Retail Leadership Series events

The following upcoming events are available for Sponsorship opportunities: 

  • John Furner, President and CEO, Walmart U.S., on Oct. 27, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. ET
    • in collaboration with PwC
  • Ritch Allison, CEO, Domino's, on Nov. 17, 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. ET
    • sponsored by VMware
  • Patrice Louvet, President and CEO, Ralph Lauren Corporation, on Dec. 8, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. ET

Watch previous NRF Retail Leadership Series 

View previous NRF Retail Leadership Series events below: