In January 2017, nearly 780 retail CEOs and senior executives, industry insiders, celebrities, students and scholarship recipients gathered to support the next generation of retail talent and to celebrate The List of People Shaping Retail’s Future at the third annual NRF Foundation Gala, held at Pier Sixty in New York City.

Five-time NBA champion Kobe Bryant presented NRF’s “The Visionary” award to Nike Chairman, President and CEO Mark Parker, a new honor for an inspiring leader with a long record of spearheading change in the industry. We also awarded scholarships to young people pursuing retail careers so they may become the leaders of tomorrow.


Attend the Gala as Press

Dozens of editorial staff from retail, entertainment and fashion media cover the NRF Foundation Gala on the purple carpet. To cover the event, please contact:

Ana Serafin Smith, Senior Director, Media Relations at