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Top 250 Trade Show

Trade Show News Network

CAMEX, produced by the National Association of College Stores (NACS), is now ranked as one of the top 250 trade shows in the nation by Trade Show News Network (TSNN), the world's leading online resource for the trade show industry.

Co-locating with:

Art Materials World
March 6-8, 2016


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About CAMEX 2016

Produced and hosted by the National Association of College Stores (NACS), CAmpus Market Expo (CAMEX) is campus retailing industry’s largest educational conference and buying expo, attracting more than 2,250 attendees from nearly 1,000 campus stores as well as 650+ exhibiting companies.

The CAMEX Experience


CAMEX 2016

George R. Brown Convention Center
1001 Avenida De Las Americas, Houston, TX 77010
Pre-Conference Events: March 3
Education: March 4-8
Trade Show: March 6-8
(Dates subject to change)

The Education

The engaging, results-oriented educational program will keep you current on industry practices and apprised of emerging trends. It consists of a variety of formats to fit your learning style. The program is organized into four industry competency areas in college store operations:

  • Store Leadership and Strategy
  • Practical Store Operations
  • Buying, Merchandising, and Marketing
  • ConTEXT: Course Materials, Digital Content, and the Academic Mission

The Trade Show

From apparel to tech products, convenience items to gifts, more than 90 product categories targeted to the campus student consumer can be found at CAMEX. Buying and saving are goals during the three-day show—nearly 90% of CAMEX attendees take advantage of exhibitors' Show Specials.

Learn more about who attends CAMEX.

The Industry and NACS

Campus stores are a strong, dynamic segment of U.S. retail earning $10 billion annually. Headquartered in Oberlin, OH, the National Association of College Stores (NACS) is the professional trade association representing the $10 billion collegiate retailing industry. Led by a dedicated group of elected volunteers, NACS serves as the industry’s leading resource and advocate.

Learn more about NACS and the campus store industry.


We want to make your CAMEX Experience a great one! Don’t hesitate to contact us with questions.

Future CAMEX Dates and Locations

CAMEX 2016

March 4-8, 2016
George R. Brown Convention Center
Houston, TX
Pre-Conference Events: March 3
Education: March 4-8
Trade Show: March 6-8

CAMEX 2017

March 3-7, 2017
Salt Palace Convention Center
Salt Lake City, UT
Pre-Conference Events: March 2
Education: March 3-4
Trade Show Dates: March 5-7
(Dates subject to change)

CAMEX 2018

March 2-6, 2018
Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center
Dallas, TX
Pre-Conference Events: March 1
Education: March 2-3
Trade Show: March 4-6
(Dates subject to change)