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.
After more than a century, Retail's BIG Show is still the place - the only place - where you can see and experience all things Retail. It is truly one-stop-shopping for industry professionals from the around the world.
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. Check out videos from last year to get a feel for the show.
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. Full Conference attendees have access to an Awards session designed 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.
From the C-Level and Senior Execs to the regional managers and the single store operators – anyone who is in retail has a home at Retail’s BIG Show. The BIG Show 2015 demographics are a good place to start to learn more about who attends our show. They show who attended, what they do, and the retail environments they represent.
Our EXPO sells out every year so if you want to get on the floor and in front of 33,000 industry professionals, you need to book now! As an Exhibitor, you not only get the added exposure on the EXPO during the Show, but multiple branding opportunities pre, during and post-show.
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.