Retail’s BIG Show: New programming and event updates

Washington, 2017-Jan-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — The National Retail Federation today (January 12, 2017) announced new programming and event updates for its flagship annual conference, Retail’s BIG Show, which begins this weekend in New York City.

The agenda will include 29 keynote speakers, seven feature-stage sessions and more than 500 exhibitors at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. Close to 35,000 attendees from around the world are expected for the Sunday-through-Tuesday event, with 95 countries represented.

“We strive to offer new, exciting and impactful programming each year at Retail’s BIG Show,” NRF Senior Vice President for Conferences and Marketing Susan Newman said. “We are proud to offer an extensive list of valuable takeaways, needle-moving networking opportunities and memorable experiences.”

New programming and event updates include:

  • Feature Stage: These are breakout sessions on an elevated stage with a keynote feel where retailers will hear from top executives and industry leaders.
  • NRF Clubhouse: The entire fourth floor of the Javits Center will be converted to the NRF Clubhouse, providing additional seating, meeting space, refreshments and charging stations.
  • EXPO Tours: Tours will be offered to help attendees maneuver the wide array of products and technologies available in the exhibit hall. The tours are two hours long and limited to 20 people per tour, with specific times selected at the time of registration. Tours include:
    – Small Business Essentials (Sunday)
    – Big Data and Customer Insights (Sunday through Tuesday)
    – New Retail Customer Journey (Sunday through Tuesday)
    – E-commerce and Omnichannel (Sunday through Tuesday)
  • Self-Guided Store Tours via Mobile App: From uptown to downtown and Manhattan to Brooklyn, this year’s store tour presentation is highly visual and will preview a new tour map mobile app with downloadable content. Three tours will cover retail innovation in omnichannel and technology, luxury and fashion, and food retailing. Retail experts representing the city’s top stores will spotlight some of the best retail projects of the past year.

Members of the news media and accredited retail analysts can click here to register online for show, call 855-NRF-PRESS or email eventpress@nrf.com.

About NRF
NRF is the world’s largest retail trade association, representing discount and department stores, home goods and specialty stores, Main Street merchants, grocers, wholesalers, chain restaurants and Internet retailers from the United States and more than 45 countries. Retail is the nation’s largest private sector employer, supporting one in four U.S. jobs — 42 million working Americans. Contributing $2.6 trillion to annual GDP, retail is a daily barometer for the nation’s economy.

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Ana Serafin Smith
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NRF’s Retail’s BIG Show named one of the largest trade shows in the country by Trade Show News Network

WASHINGTON, 2016-Mar-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — For the sixth year in a row, the National Retail Federation’s annual convention, Retail’s BIG Show, has been named by Trade Show News Network as one of the largest trade shows in the country.

“This is recognition that Retail’s BIG Show is seen as one of the trade show industry’s leading events,” NRF President and CEO Matthew Shay said. “Our show has been growing each year in size and scope and we are very proud to receive this honor.”

The NRF Annual Convention and Expo ranked No. 103 on this year’s Top 250 Trade Shows list, up from No. 112 last year. The list represents the largest trade events held in the United States and is ranked by square footage. The citation is based on the 2015 convention, which drew more than 33,000 attendees from 87 countries and 600 exhibiting companies to New York City’s Javits Convention Center.

Two other NRF shows also made the list – the 2015 Shop.org Summit, which moved up to No. 228 from No. 234, and the 2015 NRF PROTECT loss prevention Conference, which joined the list at No. 247.

NRF is the world’s largest retail trade association, representing discount and department stores, home goods and specialty stores, Main Street merchants, grocers, wholesalers, chain restaurants and Internet retailers from the United States and more than 45 countries. Retail is the nation’s largest private sector employer, supporting one in four U.S. jobs – 42 million working Americans. Contributing $2.6 trillion to annual GDP, retail is a daily barometer for the nation’s economy. NRF’s This is Retail campaign highlights the industry’s opportunities for life-long careers, how retailers strengthen communities, and the critical role that retail plays in driving innovation. nrf.com

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Treacy Reynolds
press@nrf.com
(855) NRF-Press