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Event: March 3-7 | Trade Show: March 5-7 | Salt Lake City, UT | Produced and Hosted by the National Association of College Stores


Campus Retail’s Largest Educational Event & Buying Show!

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Top 250 Trade Show

Trade Show News Network

CAMEX, produced and hosted by the National Association of College Stores (NACS), has been ranked for the past 13 years 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.

Plan Your Schedule with CAMEX Connect

View all sessions or search by day, track, speaker, experience level, competency and more! After registering for CAMEX, you’ll receive your login information. Use CAMEX Connect to customize your schedule, plan appointments with vendors, and sync up with the CAMEX App.

Why You Should Attend

Shop diverse 600+ exhibitors who know CAMPUS RETAIL! 98% say the products at the trade show are very relevant to their purchasing needs.

Attend cutting-edge, high level educational sessions designed specifically for your needs. Nearly 90% found CAMEX education helps improve their store operations.

Create MEANINGFUL CONNECTIONS with your peers—SHARE experience and store strategies. Attendees come back year after year. 

Source: CAMEX 2016 Evaluation Results

CAMEX Connect Tutorial

The CAMEX program has gone paperless so the CAMEX mobile app is even more important this year in guiding your course through educational sessions and in navigating the tradeshow floor.

CAMEX Connect is your scheduling tool. All of the appointments you’ll make, exhibitors you’ll highlight, and education sessions you’ll select will transfer directly to the CAMEX mobile app from CAMEX Connect.

Be sure to pay special attention to filling out the demographics and product categories on your Profile to make full use of the important Matcher feature. Matcher will give you a list of the exhibitors featuring the products and services you’ve chosen, from there you can select those you want to visit by adding them to your schedule or by requesting appointments directly with them.

Make Your Case to Attend

Don’t let barriers keep you from attending CAMEX this year. Use our easy-to-use Make Your Case tool to show your manager why it’s so important to send you this year.

Register and Secure Housing Today

CAMEX is our opportunity to engage with colleagues, discover merchandise our students want, and innovate through education.

Mark Frisby, CCR
NACS President 2016-17
MSU Bookstore, Inc., Bozeman, MT

CAMEX Is for You! Our Show Is Perfect for:

  • Store Buyers, Managers, Directors, and Owners Responsible for Retail Stores Serving Campus Communities
  • Course Materials Specialists
  • Technology Resellers
  • Campus Administrators
  • Auxiliary Services Professionals
  • Student Employees


BUILD RELATIONSHIPS with other campus retailers from across the country who come back year after year. More than 60% return five times or more! Connect at multiple NETWORKING EVENTS where you can share experiences, advice, and great times.


Shop exhibitors from every category of CAMPUS RETAIL! Select from 600+ exhibitors, plus an additional 150+ at Art Materials World. 98% of attendees agree products at CAMEX are relevant to their store’s purchasing needs.

Find the NEW HOT PRODUCTS that will excite your customers. 96% of attendees agree CAMEX is an excellent way to gather info on new products and services.

SAVE with Show Specials and low minimums! These deals and savings are ONLY available at CAMEX!


Attend EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS designed to inform and inspire. Nearly 90% of attendees said that CAMEX education will help them improve store operations.

Your institution needs to invest in your store and your students by attending CAMEX so you can stay on top of trends, remain relevant, and support your students’ success.

Tacey Atkinson
Product Strategist & Purchasing Lead - shop AT NAIT