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Retail's BIG Show 2014: NRF 103rd Annual Convention & Expo

January 12th - 15th, 2014 • New York, NY

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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.

Networking

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.

EXPO Hall

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.

Attendees

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. Review the BIG Show 2013 demographics to see who attended, what they do, and the retail environments they represent.

Registration

Registration is open to everyone. Full Conference registration includes all educational sessions, networking, the ARIL Luncheon and access to the EXPO. NRF and Shop.org members receive a discount when registering either as a single or as a team. International delegations also receive a discount. An EXPO-only Pass is also available for the two days the EXPO is open. The Pass is free to retailers and non-retailers may purchase a pass for a nominal fee. Exhibitors and Sponsors register separately.

Location Details

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Jacob K. Javits Convention Center
655 West 34th Street
New York, New York 10001
United States

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Event Contact

CONFERENCE MANAGEMENT
Susan Newman
SVP, Conferences
202-626-8154

CONTENT & PROGRAMMING
Eric Olson
VP, Education Strategies
202-297-5005

EXHIBITS & SPONSORSHIP SALES
Tami Sakell
Sr. Director, Exhibit Sales
202-661-3044

EXHIBITOR SERVICES
Mark Bogdansky
Sr. Director, Exhibitor Services
202-626-8162

MARKETING
Libby Landen
VP, Strategic Marketing
202-626-8188

MEMBERSHIP SERVICES
Jessica Viator
Director, Membership Development
202-626-8123

PRESS INQUIRIES
Kathy Grannis
Sr. Director, Media Relations
202-626-8189

REGISTRATION & HOUSING
Daryl Everett
Sr. Director, Attendee Services
202-626-8108

TEAMS & INTERNATIONAL 
DELEGATIONS 
Susan Cuevas
Manager, Registration
202-626-8161

THOUGHT LEADERSHIP & BRANDING
Lisa Marzetti
VP, Industry Relations
202-626-8136

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