CAMEX has a long history of being the campus retailing industry's meeting place. For more than 90 years, volunteers and staff of the National Association of College Stores (NACS) have worked together to create and grow this leading industry event. Today CAMEX is the industry's largest trade show and educational event attracting more than 2,100 qualified buyers
from more than 1,060 campus stores as well as 750+ exhibiting companies.
The Industry and NACS Higher Education Retail Market Facts and Figures
Campus stores are a strong, dynamic segment of U.S. retail earning $10.28 billion annually. NACS is the professional trade association that serves as the industry's leading resource and advocate. NACS ensures the health and vitality of higher education retailers through education and research, the provision of critical programs and services, and the development of strategic partnerships that enable members to better serve their customers. Learn more about NACS and the campus store industry by visiting www.nacs.org
The Educational Program
CAMEX offers comprehensive educational programming that addresses six industry competency areas: college store operations; course materials and intellectual property; marketing and campus relations; leadership and human resources; retailing; and business stewardship. This competency-based model ensures that sessions focus on the knowledge, skills, and practices critical to a successful collegiate retailing career. CAMEX provides sessions, workshops, tours, and other learning experiences that will keep you current on industry practices and apprised of emerging trends. Read summaries of last year's sessions.
The Trade Show
From apparel to pencils, candy to temporary tattoos, the CAMEX trade show features items in more than 90 product categories targeted to the campus student consumer. Buying and saving are goals during the three-day show—nearly 90% of CAMEX attendees take advantage of vendors' trade show specials. Why Exhibit at CAMEX? (PDF | 1.74 MB)
Get the most out of CAMEX by being prepared! Review a list of Conference Tips
to help you have a successful experience.
Future CAMEX Dates
George R. Brown Convention Center
Education Dates: March 4-5*
Trade Show Dates: March 6-8*
*Dates subject to change.
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