2022 DC Chamber of Commerce Retail Summit: The Future of Retailers

Join us for an in-person conference featuring panel discussions addressing what the future holds for the retail industry and opportunities for growth. Take advantage of networking opportunities & connect with local businesses during the Vendor Showcase.

Over the past two years, retailers have faced several challenges including the “Great Resignation,” inventory and supply chain issues, digital transformation challenges, or meeting the needs of the ever-changing consumer. Hear from retailers share the challenges they’ve experienced over the past two years and the success stories and tactics used to overcome these challenges.

Featured Sessions:

Cybersecurity & Digital Safety – 10:00am
According to a recent Small Business Administration (SBA) survey, 88% of small business owners felt their business was vulnerable to a cyber-attack. Yet many businesses can’t afford professional IT solutions, have limited time to devote to cybersecurity, or they don’t know where to begin. Learn about common cyber threats, understanding where businesses are vulnerable, and the best resources to improve cybersecurity.

Retail Readiness – 11:00am
How does a business prepare to provide goods to consumers? Learn about licenses and certificates required to operate in the District of Columbia, as well as guidance on obtaining retail space for your business and employ skilled DC talent.

Luncheon Keynote:

Join us for a special luncheon program featuring keynote remarks from Mark Mathews, VP of Research Development and Industry Analysis at the National Retail Federation (NRF).

Program Agenda:

  • 8:00am Registration, Continental Breakfast & Welcome Remarks
  • 9:15am Vendor Showcase & Coffee Break
  • 10:00am Session 1: Cybersecurity and Digital Safety Workshop
  • 11:00am Session 2: Retail Readiness Panel Discussion
  • 12:00pm Luncheon Program with Keynote Speaker, Mark Matthews-National Retail Federation
  • 2:30pm Vendor Showcase & Dessert

Hosted by DC Chamber of Commerce and the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development

Event photo by Ted Eytan on Flickr. CC BY-SA.

2022 DC Chamber of Commerce Retail Summit: The Future of Retailers


Sep 27 2022


8:00 am - 2:30 pm


Renaissance Washington DC Hotel
999 9th Street Northwest, Washington, DC, USA