Retail Advocates Summit 2022

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Retail Advocates Summit 2022

The retail industry’s premier advocacy event.

Retail Advocates Summit 2022
Featured The Retail Experience

July 27 – 28, 2022
The InterContinental Washington, D.C. – The Wharf
801 Wharf St. SW, Washington, D.C. 20024

Our industry, our impact, our story.

NRF’s Retail Advocates Summit — the retail industry’s premier advocacy event — came back and was more exciting and innovative than ever in 2022.

This event gave retailers a seat at the table to directly connect with policymakers, hear retail’s story and celebrate contributions to advocacy. The 2022 Retail Advocates Summit also featured The Retail Experience

Did you hear? This event won the Association Trends’ Best Advocacy Campaign Award!

View the full photo gallery from the event.


  • Wednesday, July 27, 2022
    • 3:00 PM Registration opens
    • 6:30 PM Dinner hosted by RetailPAC (member-only, contact Dakota Jackson for details)
  • Thursday, July 28, 2022
    • 7:45 AM – 9:00 AM Breakfast keynote 
    • 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM The Retail Experience
    • 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM Capitol Hill meetings (in-person or virtual)
    • 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM Heroes of Main Street Reception
    • 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM America’s Retail Champions & Industry Celebration Dinner
New in 2022: The Retail Experience

The Retail Experience is an interactive, educational showcase designed to take policymakers through an interactive journey of the retail industry at six immersive exhibits that demonstrate retail’s role in driving the economy, providing jobs and impacting lives and communities across the country.

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Meet the 2022 America’s Retail Champions

NRF’s America’s Retail Champions program celebrates small retailers who are exceptional champions for retail and the communities they serve.

Attend the Retail Advocates Summit

The Retail Advocates Summit is open to retailers and state retail association affiliates who are passionate advocates for retailers and their workers.

  • $0 – NRF member retailer rate
  • $500 – Non-member retailer rate (includes automatic enrollment in NRF membership for retailers who meet NRF’s small retailer criteria)

RAS is sponsored by:

For questions regarding the Retail Advocates Summit 2022, please contact Meghan Cruz.