Virginia Retail Matters

A State of Retail Event

Friday, September 22, 2023
11:15 AM - 2:00 PM (EDT)

Renaissance Portsmouth-Norfolk Waterfront Hotel

425 Water Street Portsmouth, VA 23704-3801 United States
* Registration open until 9/15/23 at 11:59 PM (EST)
* Registration open until 9/15/23 at 11:59 PM (EST)
Sponsorship Opportunities
Category: Signature Events

11:15 AM - 12:00 PM: Registration/Networking

12:00 PM - 2:00PM: Lunch/Presentation 

This exciting new event will bring together retailers, industry experts, and forward-thinking professionals to delve into the latest trends, challenges, and opportunities shaping the retail sector in Virginia.


This two-hour luncheon will include a presentation of an in-depth retail study commissioned by Retail Alliance and conducted by Main Street America. The study analyzed current sales statistics and retail trends, blending them with national and state findings from their Small Business Survey of micro and small brick-and-mortar retailers across the U.S, to provide an in-depth look at the State of Retail in the U.S. and, in particular, Virginia.

In addition to the research results, we will also present the 2024 Outlook on Virginia legislation that impacts the retail sector.

The event will be held at the close of the Virginia Economic Developers Association (VEDA) Fall Conference, being held at the Renaissance, Portsmouth.

Guest Speakers 

Industry experts including Matt Wagner, Chief Program Officer at Main Street America, expert lobbyists from Virginia Retail Federation, and leadership from Retail Alliance.

Hotel Reservations

Please click here to reserve a room at the Renaissance Hotel. The link provided will offer 10-15% discount for a room. To book via phone, please call Central Reservations at 1-888-839-1775 and ask for the "social rate discount."


September 22
11:15 AM - 12:00 PM Registration/Networking
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM Lunch/Presentation
* Registration open until 9/15/23 at 11:59 PM (EST)
* Registration open until 9/15/23 at 11:59 PM (EST)
Sponsorship Opportunities
  • Retailers
  • Small business owners
  • Local and State government
  • Main Street organizations
  • Financial institutions
  • Commercial real estate
  • Economic Development Authorities
  • Chambers of Commerce
  • Trade Associations

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For more information on VEDA's Fall Conference, click here. Registration coming soon!

For More Information:

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Norfolk, Virginia 23510
United States