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Save-the-Date for the 2022 International Retail Design Conference (IRDC)

Now in its 22nd year, the conference will take place this October in Columbus, Ohio




VMSD is proud to announce the International Retail Design Conference (IRDC), now in its 22nd year, is taking place this Oct. 26-27, 2022, in Columbus, Ohio, at the Hilton Columbus Downtown Hotel. Presented annually by VMSD magazine, and drawing hundreds of design, retail and visual merchandising professionals from around the world, IRDC comprises two full days of educational sessions, hands-on workshops and networking opportunities. Don’t miss your chance to attend this one-of-a-kind event in one of the fastest growing cities in the Midwest. Stay tuned to in the coming weeks for more updates regarding speakers and events.

VMSD is also now accepting speaker proposals for the 2022 conference.
For more information or to submit your proposal by March 25, please click here.

The conference is open to retailers, designers and visual merchandising professionals. Suppliers, manufacturers and distributors must be sponsors of the event in order to attend. For sponsorship opportunities, please contact VMSD Senior Sales Strategist Linda D’Adamo at

For all other questions, please contact VMSD Managing Editor Carly Hagedon at

We hope to see you in Columbus this fall!




MasterClass: ‘Re-Sparkling’ Retail: Using Store Design to Build Trust, Faith and Brand Loyalty

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