NRF’s Annual Convention & EXPO was nicknamed “Retail’s BIG Show” many 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. The Convention’s centennial celebration was held in 2011, commemorating 100 years of industry leadership. Retail’s BIG Show 2012 was another record-breaking year – more than 25,500 people attended from 78 countries, a 13% increase in attendance from 2011.
NRF offered more challenging programming, more retail innovators, more opportunities to connect with colleagues, and even more space to move around in. JDA Software Opened New Social Channel for Customer and Partner Engagement The Supply Chain Nation blog to feature insights and conversations between JDA experts and customers about trends, best practices and emerging supply chain technologies: With a Little help from Aerial Artistry Entertainment company providing with amazing performers like jugglers and acrobats and drawing attendees to the JDA exhibit booth. As guests were astounded – the sales team performed magic of their very own!
For two full days, the EXPO Hall 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 idea educational Sessions.
Catch-up on the event by reading all the BIG Show posts.
- The Best of Retail’s BIG Show
- Whole Foods’ execs recognized for innovation
- Former President Clinton makes BIG Show even bigger
- Proof that tablets are here to stay
- What retailers can learn from the restaurant business
- How to organize the retail company of the future
- Get inside their heads: 12 factors that impact whether customers click “buy”