NRF's Annual Convention & EXPO earned the nickname "Retail's BIG Show" years ago and because the name was so appropriate, it stuck. Today, Retail's BIG Show is NRF's flagship industry event held annually in New York City. The four day event offers unparalleled education, collegial networking, and an enormous EXPO Hall full of technologies and solutions.
Education & Thought Leadership
The NRF team works tirelessly to secure industry leaders as Convention speakers - the more innovative, revolutionary and intriguing the better. The sessions are organized into content tracks and focus on everything from mobile retailing and sustainability to research and global trending. Industry super stars take the stage in Keynotes, while Breakout Sessions concentrate on a single topic.
From the kick-off opening night reception and EXPO Hall happy hours to more intimate working breakfasts and lunches, the Convention offers numerous networking opportunities for attendees. NRF members (Full Conference attendees) are treated to a special Members-only Luncheon and all Full Conference attendees are invited to the Annual Retail Industry Luncheon to honor retailers for their innovation and industry achievements.
The EXPO is a showcase for the industry’s most innovative technologies. Retail executives searching for the most effective solutions and tools find them in specialty pavilions, exhibitor booths and exhibitor-led BIG !dea sessions. The EXPO is split between EXPO Level 1 and EXPO Level 3.
Retail's BIG Show connects retail solution providers with retail executives searching for the most effective solutions, tools and technologies. Network with your existing customers and connect with new ones. If you want your bottom line to be bigger in 2014 than 2013; your attendance is not an option - it's mandatory.
We call it Retail's BIG Show for a reason - because it is the one show, once a year where the entire retail industry comes together. Our numbers (27,600 industry professionals) speak for themselves.
As the world’s largest retail trade association and the voice of retail worldwide, NRF represents retailers of all types and sizes, including chain restaurants and industry partners, from the United States and more than 45 countries abroad. Retailers operate more than 3.6 million U.S. establishments that support one in four U.S. jobs - 42 million working Americans. Contributing $2.5 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 at home and abroad, and the critical role that retail plays in driving innovation.