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Austin Retail Innovation Week (ARIW) is an inclusive calendar of industry panels, launch parties, networking soirees and store visits, and which will be centered around SXSW 2019. We aim to provide a learning and networking platform for executives working at retailers, brands and their partners who will be in the city March 8-17.

ARIW Calendar

ARIW Partners

  • The Carty Group
  • PSFK


Featured Event
Designing for PopUps Insiders from Burning Man and The Color Factory lead the way in this session that will teach attendees how to market and create the elements necessary for a successful pop-up experience,
Featured Event
A Wellness Revolution Gameshow Come discover how the new era of wellness will inform tomorrow's products, services and brands. Leading minds from Under Armour, Iris Nova, and Recess will help lead this stimulating conversation.
Featured Event
Talk: How Blockchain Plays Into Fashion Future Tech Lab, ConsenSys, and the Human Rights Foundation representatives will be at Blockchain House discussing how the digital ledger can improve upon the fashion world.


Developed in partnership with leading retail intelligence platform PSFK, we are proud to announce Austin Retail Innovation Week, which will run from March 8-17, adjacent to SXSW 2019.

This city-wide celebration of innovation will provide a platform for retailers, brands and partners to activate their spaces, panels, and networking events, providing thought leadership, hospitality and industry networking opportunities, and comes on the tail end of New York Retail Innovation Week and Las Vegas Retail Innovation Week.