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Event Overview:

Campus Retail's Ultimate Educational Conference and Buying Expo

Educational Conference - CAMEX is Campus Retail's largest educational event, with more than 120 educational sessions, keynotes, learning tours, and workshops lead by professional speakers, industry experts, and your store colleagues.

CAMEX generally has between 6,000 and 7,000 attendees. There are generally about 2,000 to 2,200 buyers representing an average of 1,000 stores.

CAMEX is for YOU!

    Campus Store Buyers, Managers, and Directors
    Retailers Serving a Campus Community
    Course Materials Specialists
    Technology Resellers
    Campus Administrators
    Auxiliary Services Professionals
    Student Employees

Why You Should Attend

Shop diverse 650+ exhibitors who know CAMPUS RETAIL!

Attend cutting-edge, high level educational sessions designed specifically for your needs. 90% found CAMEX education relevant to the campus retail market.

Create MEANINGFUL CONNECTIONS with your peers—SHARE experience and store strategies. Attendees come back year after year. 50% come back five times or more.

Exhibitor Information:

New Exhibitor Pavilion

Placement in the New Exhibitor Pavilion is available only to first-time exhibitors on a first-come, first-served basis. Request placement in this destination area on the exhibit application.

Bonus: Exhibitors in this area are provided hardwall instead of pipe and drape. Get FREE graphics on the back 3 panels of hard wall if ordered by the January deadline.$300 value!

Technology Pavilion (CCRA)

The CAMEX trade show floor will include a Technology Pavilion focused on technology products brought to you by CCRA (Campus Computer Resellers Alliance). If you are interested in being a part of this exciting area on the trade show floor, be sure to include your product categories on the exhibit application and check the Technology Pavilion box.

Bring a Buyer to CAMEX!

NACS Foundation’s Bring a Buyer to CAMEX program provides grants to cover the full registration fee and housing expenses for buyers to attend CAMEX. Your company will receive recognition in the CAMEX program, at the NACS/NACS Foundation CAMEX trade show booths, at CAMEX Mega Sessions, on special signage provided for your booth, in the NACS Foundation e-newsletter and website, and through the NACS Foundation CAMEX promotional materials. Just check the box on the exhibit application to support this important effort to bring even more buyers to CAMEX!

ConTEXT Pavilion

The ConTEXT Pavilion is a focused space for publishers/course content providers and related course materials technology and other services providers. To be part of this highly anticipated area for course materials and digital strategy needs, check the ConTEXT Pavilion box on the exhibit application.

Destination Connect2One

Placement in the Destination Connect2One aisle(s) is available ONLY to authorized Connect2One Vendor Partners on a first-come, first-served basis. Request placement in this area on the exhibit application Robb Faust, Connect2One Program Manager at

About NACS:

The National Association of College Stores (NACS) is a not-for-profit trade association representing the $10 billion campus retailing industry.

More than 3,000 stores serving colleges, universities, and K-12 schools in the United States, Canada, and around the world are members of NACS, along with more than 1,000 companies supplying goods and services to campus stores. NACS members also include higher education professionals, organizations, associations, and others interested in the industry’s vitality.

About CCRA:

CCRA is a special interest group of the National Association of College Stores.

Since 1990, CCRA has provided members with the resources they need to enhance performance and ensure continued growth and success.

About Connect2One:

Connect2One is the largest and most comprehensive buying group in the college bookstore industry. Our mission is to connect our stores with the resources they need to operate successfully. Originally founded as a buying cooperative in 1988, and now powered by indiCo, Connect2One is dedicated to the goal of helping college stores stay independent and compete in today’s marketplace.

About NAMTA:

The International Art Materials Association (NAMTA) is dedicated to promoting the art/creative materials industry. Members include retailers, manufacturers, distributors, importers, and independent reps from around the world. Our mission is to provide members with the products, services and information needed to grow and prosper.

Co-located with NAMTA's Art Materials World

If the CAMEX 2017 - Campus Market Expo is important to your business, act now and make the appropriate connections. See the contact information below.

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Conference/Event Dates: 03/03/2017 - 03/07/2017
Expo/Exhibit Dates: 03/05/2017 - 03/07/2017
Classification: B2B
Primary Industry: Education Events
Other Industries: Associations: Trade / Professional, Business, Education, Education Events, Miscellaneous, Technology, Wholesale / Retail
Estimated Attendance: 6,500
Audience: Campus Store Buyers, Managers, and Directors
Retailers Serving a Campus Community
Course Materials Specialists
Technology Resellers
Campus Administrators
Auxiliary Services Professionals
Student Employees
Notes: CAMEX delivers campus store buyers who WANT to buy.
-- $33,940 is the average total spending per store at CAMEX.
-- 92% of stores take advantage of vendors' trade show specials.
-- 68% estimate they place POs valued between $5,000 & $100,000+ within 60 days after CAMEX.

-- 79% of stores attending have an approximate annual sales
volume of $1 million or more. This means access to future orders.
-- 71% of attendees are from institutionally owned stores.
-- At CAMEX, you are dealing with the decision maker.
Venue: Salt Palace Convention Center
Venue Phone: (385) 468-2222
Venue Type: Indoor - Convention Center
Number of Exhibitors:650+
Event Square Footage:600,000 gross sq. ft. (2014)
Exhibit Floorplan PDF:Download Exhibit Floorplan PDF
Show Owner:National Association of College Stores (NACS)
Show Manager:NACS
Prospectus PDF:Download Exhibitor Prospectus PDF
Sponsorship: Yes
Sponsorship Details: Securing your sponsorship early means you get maximum exposure for your product. If you would like to sponsor something we haven't mentioned, please give us a call. Let us customize a sponsorship for you.

Booth Size Booth Cost   Available Amenities
10' x 10' $2,675   Electricity: Yes - Unknown Price
Corner Additional $400 per corner   Water: n/a
  Generator: n/a
  Marketing Vehicles Allowed: Yes
Other Booth Sizes Available: n/a

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Exhibit Contacts:

Mary Adler-Kozak

NACS Director of Expositions

500 E. Lorain St.

Oberlin, OH 44074

(800) 622-7498, ext. 2265

Linda Vargo

NACS Event Sales and Service Representative

(800) 622-7498, ext. 2302

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