Each year, the NRF (National Retail Federation) hosts the largest retail expo in North America, Retail’s BIG Show, and in 2017 it’s set to take place in New York City from January 15 to January 17. It is THE conference to attend if you’re interested in experiencing all things Retail. The timing for the show is perfect, right at the beginning of the New Year, as corporate budgets are being finalized and retailers are searching for the newest innovations to increase sales and revenue or decrease overhead. With over 510 exhibitors, this is the place to explore all the new technologies designed specifically for the retail industry.
This is the flagship event for Retail, with over 33,000 industry professionals attending from all over North America. If it’s anything like last year, you can expect over 3,300 retail companies represented with 87 of the Top 100 Retail Companies in attendance. If you’re like me and worried that the main decision makers won’t be attending, fret not; 15% of attendees were C-Level Executives (CEO, CIO, CTO, CFO, COO); 15% were Executives (President, Director, SVP, Owner, Principal); 41% were VP and Upper Management; and 29% were Professionals (Manager, Analyst).
If the aforementioned stats and demographics aren’t enough to spark your interest, there’s more: this year, the NRF has put together some powerful content for you to hear from industry’s revolutionary and intriguing leaders who are shattering the status quo and driving innovation and achieving success. If that’s not enough, there’s a networking portion where the entire retail community comes together and discusses best practices, inspirational ideas and innovative technologies to help find solutions for their businesses.
Some of my highlights for the upcoming conference include:
- Mike Mauler, EVP and President of Gamestop, speaking about utilizing Customer Analytics to improve the in-store experience.
- Drew Green, CEO of Indochino, speaking on the customization and personalization of the customer experience.
I hope this blog helped spark some interest in this year’s Retail’s BIG Show, I sure am excited! If you will be attending, let us know, we’d love to connect with you.
Hope to see you there,
Business Development Manager
Project X Ltd.