Retail Advocates Summit Presenting Sponsor

Retail Advocates Summit

NRF’s Premier Advocacy Event

July 28, 2022
InterContinental Washington, D.C. – The Wharf
Our industry, our impact, our story.

NRF is sharing the depth and breadth of the retail industry with Capitol Hill at the 2022 Retail Advocates Summit in Washington, DC. We invite all retailers to join us at retail’s premier advocacy event. Don’t miss out on the exclusive opportunity to share our industry, impact and story with influential policymakers and national leaders.

Retail employs more Americans than any other industry. It is the backbone of the U.S. economy, continually changing to meet the needs of customers and communities. It is critical that decisionmakers in Washington, D.C. know our impact, innovations and how retail powers the economy in the states and districts they represent.

Retail Advocate Summit

2022 Retail Advocates Summit Agenda

Thursday, July 28, 2022

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM     Breakfast Keynote & Rally

9:00 AM – 1:00 PM     The Retail Experience

The Retail Experience invites elected lawmakers and staff to walk through an interactive, educational showcase that demonstrates the depth and breadth of the retail industry.

The Retail Experience will feature:

  • Opportunities for retailers to directly connect with leading lawmakers and their staff to share retail’s story
  • Opportunities for retailers to tell their unique brand story to policymakers and press
  • Demonstrations of retail’s tech transformation with retail technology innovators
  • Immersive exhibition of retail’s impact, contributions to workforce development and job creation
  • Displays by Advocacy Partner Sponsors   
  • NRF 2023: Retail’s Big Show preview
  • Discussions on the most pressing policy issues impacting retailers 
  • Remarks from members of Congress and presentations of Hero of Main Street and Champion of Main Street awards to lawmakers who support retail

2:00 PM – 4:30 PM     Capitol Hill meetings organized by NRF (in-person or virtual) or DC tour experience hosted by RetailPAC

5:00 PM – 6:00 PM     Heroes of Main Street Reception and Award Presentations

6:30 PM – 8:30 PM     America’s Retail Champions & Industry Celebration Dinner

Sponsorship Opportunities

The Retail Advocates Summit is the retail industry’s opportunity to show Capitol Hill who we are as an industry. We are seeking the support of an industry partner to join us in telling retail’s story at the Retail Advocates Summit 2022 as a presenting sponsor.

Presenting Sponsor at America’s Retail Champions & Industry Celebration Dinner

(Retailers and non-retailers. $50,000 for NRF members and $52,500 for non-members)
  • 3-5 minute presentation onstage during dinner on 7/28/22, which includes opening and closing remarks. No product demos. NRF staff must pre-approve content.
  • Reserved an eight (8) seat table at Industry Celebration dinner on 7/28/22 for sponsor to fill with their invited guests. Guest must register for Retail Advocates Summit in advance.
  • Presenting Sponsor logo will be included on event website, on-site signage and marketing materials.
  • Sponsor may provide gifts to attendees (subject to NRF approval).
  • Sponsor logo on cocktail napkins
  • Opportunity for Presenting Sponsor to announce NRF America’s Retail Champions winners onstage
  • Complimentary registration for up to eight (8) attendees during The Retail Experience
  • Attendance at Breakfast Keynote included
  • Attendance at Heroes of Main Street Award reception included

Who’s attending and demographics: 150 targeted attendance


  • Executives and government relations staff from retail companies
    • Past attendees include: Albertsons Companies, Amazon, Bloomin Brands, Buffalo Wild Wings, Dillards, Gap, J.C. Penney Company, Inc., Hallmark Cards Inc., Inspire Brands, Inc., L Brands, Little Caesar’s, Macy’s Inc., Meijer, Papa John's International, Qurate Retail Group, Target Corporation, Williams-Sonoma Inc., White Castle, Yum! Brands, Inc., Waffle House Inc., Walmart
  • Titles
    • SVP, Global Supply Chain
    • SVP, Procurement and Supply Management
    • SVP, Distribution and Logistics
    • VP, Advocacy
    • Vice President, Federal Government Relations
    • VP, Government and Public Affairs
    • Vice President Global Trade and Vendor Compliance
    • VP, Government Affairs
    • VP, Corp Communications and Gov't Relations
    • Vice President, Global Logistics and Trade
    • VP of Distribution, Logistics & Industry Affairs
    • VP, Supply Chain Services
    • VP, Government Affairs
    • VP, Government and Public Affairs
    • General Counsel
    • Group Director Compliance
    • Director - Commodities, Replenishment, & Supply Chain Analytics
    • Director of Sales
    • Trade Compliance Senior Director
    • Director, Government Affairs
    • Director, Commodity Management
    • Director, U.S. Public Policy
    • Director, Government Relations
    • Senior Director, Government Affairs
    • Federal Affairs Director
    • Director of Government Affairs and Counsel
    • Senior manager
    • Regional Manager
    • Manager, Commodity Risk Management
    • Manager, Government Affairs
  • Small retailers
    • Members of NRF’s Small Business Retail Council

    • America’s Retail Champions honorees
      • 20-25 small business retailers selected to attend Retail Advocates Summit
      • Titles: Owner, President, Founder, CEO
  • State retail association executives
    • Expected attendance: 10-15 registrants
    • Titles: CEO, President, Executive Director, VP of Government Relations, Manager of Public Affairs


  • Members of Congress, congressional staff, federal agency staff
    • All 535 members of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives will be invited to The Retail Experience along with their staff
    • Congressional staff job titles to be invited include Chief of Staff, Legislative Director, Legislative Aide and Communications Director
    • Senior policy staff from federal agencies will be invited