presented by: Texas Retailers Association & Texas Retailers Education Foundation

presented by: Texas Retailers Association & Texas Retailers Education Foundation

Corpus Christi, Texas

The 2018 Texas Retailers Forum will be in Corpus Christi July 22-23, 2018 at the Omni Corpus Christi Hotel. The 2018 Educational Forum, hosted by the Texas Retailers Association and the Texas Retail Education Foundation, will provide retailers with timely, topical and quality program sessions and speakers. Attendees will meet with hundreds of retail industry leaders from across the state at networking functions such as our Awards Dinner, networking breaks, and, back by popular demand, our closing night party – aboard the U.S.S. Lexington.  

Keynote Speaker: Gary Magenta, Chief Change Architect | Root Inc.

Gary Magenta is an internationally renowned speaker, author, and wiseguy. Whatever the challenge, Gary brings more than 30 years of business experience to every client, supported by a realistic outlook, a durable “street sense” for creating results, and a sense of humor that puts things into perspective. Gary is a highly sought after media resource and speaker for client events, industry conferences, and business strategy and human resources seminars. He has been recognized with a Stevie American Business Award for Executive of the Year. Gary lives in Chicago, Illinois and Fort Myers Beach, Florida with his wife and has two grown sons. He is a serious foodie, a Google fanatic and an unapologetic reality show junkie. Please click here to see his full bio.


The Texas Retailers Forum will also feature state as well as federal issue updates, along with topical and timely retail industry educational sessions.

The Texas Retailers Inaugural Forum in 2016 brought together more than 150 retail industry leaders for two days of of targeted training workshops for small retail, large retail, grocery and industry suppliers. In 2017, we built on this success, providing sessions regarding organized crime, maximizing your online reputation and participants were made aware of upcoming legislation that could directly affect retailers. Our post event survey showed a 100% satisfaction rate, with 95% stating they’d be interested in coming back to future Texas Retailers Forums.

Registration is now open!

Register before January 31, 2018 to receive a discounted rate!

Special discounted room rates  available at the Omni Corpus Christi Hotel in Corpus Christi. We invite you to bring the whole family and enjoy what Corpus Christi has to offer and nearby attractions such as tours of the Texas State Aquarium, the U.S.S. Lexington, and the beach!

Member Rate

Discounted Rate before January 31, 2018: $300
After January 31, 2018: $450

Non-Member Rate

Discounted Rate by January 31, 2018: $450
After January 31, 2018: $765

*Refund policyRegistrants may send a substitute but no refunds will be processed.

We invite all Texas retailers, small to large, independent grocer to corner bakery and everywhere in between to join us in Corpus Christi at the 2018 Texas Retailers Forum!

Register for the 2018 Texas Retailers Forum

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  • July 22 & 23

    Corpus Christi, Texas

    Rate until January 1: $300

    After January 1: $450

    Registration includes access to all Forum events including general sessions, breakouts, the Sunday Night Awards dinner and Monday Closing Night Party.

Texas Retailers Forum Sponsors

Your company could be the star of the next Texas Retailers Forum by sponsoring our closing night party or awards dinner.  Receive speaking time in front of an audience of Texas’ best retailers by sponsoring one of our general sessions or have your company information on every hotel key card!  The Texas Retailers Association is a statewide non-profit dedicated to providing education as well as advocacy to the retail industry.
TRA relies on the support of sponsors to fulfill our mission and provide services to retailers and retail suppliers.  Your donation will go directly toward our ability to offer networking, training, and grow the retail community’s legislative efforts at the Capitol.  Contact to reserve your sponsorship or exhibit booth or fill out our form!

Thank you to our Sponsors!