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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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Registration and Housing are Now Open!

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

COVER your COSTS to Attend with a NACS Foundation Grant.

Apply for a Grant

As a NACS Foundation Grant recipient, I had the opportunity to learn from my peers at CAMEX and bring back that knowledge to benefit my store, institution, and students.

Cindy Domaika
Manager - Nicolet College Bookstore

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.


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.

Our world-class MEGA SESSION SPEAKERS bring ideas and motivation from exciting areas within and outside of our industry.

Make Your Case to Attend CAMEX ’17
Need help getting approval? We created an easy-to-use online tool to help you present CAMEX’s key benefits to your boss. Use our pre-filled copy and make it simple! www.camex.org/Iwant2go

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

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

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