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UF Retail Smarter Conference

Retail Smarter 2020

The annual Retail Smarter Conference brings together retail and industry participants for two days of speakers, panels, and networking.

Brought to you by the University of Florida David F. Miller Retail Center and supported by Office Depot.
UF David F. Miller Retail Center Office Depot

Date and Location

March, 2020
University of Florida
The J. Wayne Reitz Union
Gainesville, Florida

Agenda and Events

Registration and Travel

See registration, travel, and hotel information for attending companies.

For Companies

Registration is free for all UF students.

For Students

Why Attend Retail Smarter

The conference offers engaging speakers, networking, and professional development opportunities – all from the vibrant University of Florida campus. Employers and students learn from impactful leaders in the retail industry and are able to spend time together networking during this two-day event.

But don't just take it from us...

“Over the past 20 years, I have attended Retail Smarter nearly every year. I block out the dates on my calendar each year because it's such a fantastic opportunity to meet and interact with other retailers, outstanding students with career aspirations and experts in things I'm interested in.”

Steve Knopik, CEO,Beall's Inc.

“Retail Smarter is a must-attend conference for my team because we want to learn from retail's top leaders—their insights and fresh ideas on growing the retail business. I always come away with at least one significant "a-ha" moment that I can apply to improve my own business.”

James Lewis, Founder & CEO, Enhanced Retail Solutions LLC

"Retail smarter is a conference that inspires innovation through bringing retail professionals together to discuss the industry. The conference pushes you to think in new ways, dream big, and to redefine what smart means for your company. As a student, I left the conference inspired about the future of retail and excited to one day start my own career."

Morgan Ginn, UF Retail Student


  • Office Depot
  • Abbott
  • Altria
  • Beall's
  • Brosnan
  • Caleres
  • Chain Store Guide
  • Charles and Alice
  • City Furniture
  • EJ Gallo
  • Enterprise
  • Enhanced Retail Solutions
  • First Magnitude
  • Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association
  • Florida Retail Federation
  • Integrity Staffing
  • jcpenney
  • Johnson Controls
  • Macy's
  • Michaels
  • Microsoft
  • Nepa
  • Protis
  • Repaint the Wall
  • TYCO
  • Walgreens
  • Webster Apartments