Future Stores Seattle

June 25 - 28, 2017

Washington State Convention Center, Seattle

Contact Us: 1.888.482.6012

Pre-Day: Sunday June 25, 2017 Retail Innovation In Action

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Registration and Site Tour Overview
3:00 PM Registration and Site Tour Overview

Join us for the most well-received and exciting part of any Future Stores event: the site tours! Head out for an afternoon packed with site tours to renowned retailers in Seattle’s retail core. This is your chance to see retail innovation in action from some of the world’s most admired brands. Sign up for a tour that interests you and spend the afternoon exploring new in-store trends.(Pre-registration is required for all tours).


3:30 PM Seattle Retail Core Walking Tour - SOLD OUT

Featuring a guided tour of the newly renovated Nordstrom flagship store. 

Tour guide: Jessica Wallace, Service Experience Manager, Nordstrom 

Garrigan Lyman Group Tour and Wine Reception 

After Nordstrom, head across the street to The Garrigan Lyman Group (GLG), a strategic digital agency with a busy in-store digital retail practice. Visit the GLG Innovation Lab to see what GLG does for retailers today and explore customer experiences for the future. A wine and cheese reception will follow.



New this year!
B8ta is a retail store designed for trying and buying new tech gadgets but they don’t make any money off the sales. It’s a subscription based model, where start-ups partner with B8TA to get their products in a brick and mortar setting. The products, which include home devices and audio and visual gadgets, emphasize internet connectivity and all lend themselves to a tactile experience. B8TA provides these innovative, smaller brands with a prominent store front that would otherwise be cost prohibitive for them.
Learn about this new store concept through a guided tour with Chelsey Murray, the General Manager and  then you'll have plenty of time to explore the store and test out unique products yourself!

Tour Guide: Chelsey Murray, GM, B8TA

If time allows, other stops on the tour may include Amazon Bookstore, Restoration Hardware and Warby Parker.


University Village Walking Tour - SOLD OUT

Sandra Andrews, Senior Director, Product and Customer Experience, Microsoft Corporation

Located just 10 minutes from downtown, University Village is Seattle’s only outdoor lifestyle shopping center, offering a unique mix of over 120 locally-owned boutiques and signature national retailers.

All new guided tours featuring:


Come explore one of Microsoft's premier locations. You'll be taken on a guided tour of the store and have the chance to ask questions and interact with the latest technology.
Tour Guide: Sandra Andrews, Senior Director, Product and Customer Experience, Microsoft Direct

If time allows, other stops on the tour will include Amazon Bookstore, Restoration Hardware and Nike Running

 Sandra Andrews
Sandra Andrews
Senior Director, Product and Customer Experience
Microsoft Corporation
Sandra is a customer focused, results oriented, collaborative leader with entrepreneurial spirit. Nearly 20 years in the technology industry, Sandra has experience in business development, product management, customer experience, sales, visual merchandising and marketing. She is known for her ability to get stuff done, driving programs, products an ...[Read More]

5:30 PM Conclusion of Pre-Day

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