STIMULATE supports HEAD to TOE, YOUNG to MATURE, PURPOSE to PLEASURE when it comes to sexual wellness.

STIMULATE is a business to business trade show, conference and year-round community that connects industry vendors, suppliers and resources to retailers, medical professionals, spas, med spas and online sellers within the sexual wellness space.

With a core focus on enhancing business success while also supporting expert-led education for sexual wellness, STIMULATE delivers an annual trade show + conference experience in Nashville, TN, as well as select other events throughout the year. Through a collaborative approach, STIMULATE provides an opportunity for industry leaders, retail buyers and curious professionals to gain quality, interactive experiences that support the growing sexual wellness market.

Recognized in only it’s ‘virgin’ year of 2023 as one of the best trade shows in the category of “Created or Maintained Community” by Trade Show Network News, experiences delivered by STIMULATE include: 

  • Vendor Connections
  • Product Discovery 
  • Operational Resources
  • Educational Experiences
  • Social Opportunities
  • Fashion + Product Showcases
  • Networking Experiences
  • Podcast Episodes
  • & Much More

Explore all of STIMULATE’s upcoming event dates here, and secure your calendar now to join us in Nashville, TN, for our annual STIMULATE: A B2B Sexual Wellness Trade Show and Conference on August 5 + 6, 2024! , 

Meet Our Team

Pictured Left To Right: Taylor Stinnett, Dan Wieczorek, Nicole Leinbach, Erik Colandone

STIMULATE is led by globally recognized retail leader Nicole Leinbach, who is both the  Founder of RetailMinded.com – a well-respected retail industry resource that has been recognized worldwide for its leading business insight since 2007 – as well as STIMULATE: A B2B Sexual Wellness Trade Show, Conference + Community that debuted in 2023. 

In only its virgin year, STIMULATE was recognized as a finalist for “Best Community Created and/or Maintained” by Trade Show Network News, as well as Leinbach was honored by Women’s Wear Daily as being one of their 2023 Most Influential Global ESG Leaders for bringing STIMULATE to life, where Leinbach was recognized with the other leaders on a billboard in Times Square.

Since 2009, Leinbach has been an Adjunct Faculty Professor at Columbia College in Chicago where she teaches retail marketing and she is also the Author of the book “Retail 101: The Guide to Managing and Marketing Your Retail Business” from McGraw-Hill. Additionally, Leinbach has supported American Express’s Small Business Saturday as a Spokesperson and speaks regularly for companies and conferences that have included Dreamforce by Salesforce, the National Retail Federation, Callaway Golf, IBM, NY NOW, Retail Global in Australia, and at many other events. 

Leinbach has also been a guest and contributor to various media outlets that have included The Today Show, Forbes, Entreprenuer.com and countless B2B publications. Additionally, in 2021, Women’s Wear Daily recognized Leinbach as one of 25 inspiring Women in Retail.

Together with the STIMULATE team, Leinbach is passionate about supporting the growth of sexual wellness within retail and ultimately, helping to shape its continued growth across the world. 

Ready to get stimulated? Be sure to follow along for frequent updates via Instagram at @StimulateTheShow.

PLUS! Connect with the STIMULATE team directly at their respective emails below. 

Nicole Leinbach
Founder + President

nicole@retailminded.com

Dan Wieczorek
VP of Business Development

dan@retailminded.com

Erik Colandone
Director of Operations

stimulatesales@retailminded.com

Taylor Stinnett
Marketing Associate

stimulate@retailminded.com

Upcoming Events

Miami, FL

STIMULATE+Conversations LIVE!

May 1, 2024

Nashville, TN

STIMULATE: A B2B Sexual Wellness
Trade Show + Conference

August 5 + 6, 2024

Austin, TX

STIMULATE+Roadshow

October 27 – 29, 2024

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