Omni Corpus Christi Hotel | July 22-23, 2018
Presented by: Texas Retailers Association & Texas Retailers Education Foundation


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 Retailers 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.


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!

Plan your summer vacation to the 2018 Texas Retailers Forum!

Member Rate

Discounted Rate before January 31, 2018: $300
After January 31, 2018: $400


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!


Have a new product you want to sell in a grocery or retail store? Have a service you can supply to grocery/retail customers?

Exhibit at the Texas Retailers Forum and connect with over 250 attendees. All exhibitors have a chance to network with attendees through all Texas Retailers Forum events.

All exhibitors receive exposure in event signage on-site and in promotional materials (digital/print).

Member Rate

Exhibitor Registration Rate (Includes 2 Attendee Registrations): $650


Exhibitor Registration Rate (Includes 2 Attendee Registrations): $750

Exhibitor Registration Includes:

  • (2) Attendee Registrations*
  • An Exhibit Table Top Area
  • (1) 6 Foot Table & Black Tablecloth
  • (2) Chairs
  • Your Company Featured in Conference Program

Attendee Registration includes access to all sessions, meals & breaks, one ticket to the TRA Industry Awards Dinner, and access to the Closing Night Party – aboard the U.S.S. Lexington.

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