Beyond the Pitch

Retail Summit 2018


About the Summit

Since 2012, Retail Summit has been presented annually by the Columbus Chamber of Commerce and Franklin County to explore the present and future of retail, as well as its many supporting industries. This year’s conference will consist of a full day of programming featuring insights, trends and networking with thought leaders in the areas of design, logistics, ecommerce and others.

Retail Summit strives to:

  • Paint a picture of the current retail landscape in the Columbus Region
  • Deliver broad insights, stories and trends with relevance and opportunity for Columbus
  • Provide meaningful, inspiring takeaways that attendees can use for real-time decision making in the immediate future

Who Attends

  • Future-focused retail sector leaders, talent
  • Retail and restaurant owners / managers
  • Supporting industries including design, logistics, ecommerce, real estate, architecture, engineering and others
  • Startups and entrepreneurs
  • Economic development officers
  • Public officials
  • Educators and students
  • Get startup tips and resources delivered directly to your inbox.

  • Resources

    Getting Started
    Tips for turning a concept into a company

    Getting Customers
    From honing your pitch to getting your first customer

    Success Stories
    Entrepreneur Success

    Getting Funding
    How and where to get the cash you need to grow

    The Hard Stuff
    How to navigate hiring, taxes, legal and more

    The Network Effect
    Making the right connections at the right time

    #Startup Buzz
    The news and trends that matter to you

    Rev1 News & Events
    The latest buzz and networking opportunities