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Campus Retail’s Largest Educational Event & Buying Show!

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Practical Education for Campus Retailers

Attend High-Level, Adaptable Education and Events
Programming designed by campus stores for campus stores
Experience learning your way with flexible formats, CAMEX Tracks, and Special Learning Opportunities

NEW! Strategic Impact Pathway—for Store Leaders
Dig deeper and take your store to the next level with high-level content and discussion, deeper analysis, and application programming! Program is included with registration, but pre-registration is required.

Navigate the Evolving Course Materials Ecosystem with ConTEXT
Explore what’s new and what you need to know to succeed.

Easy Planning with CAMEX Connect

Not registered yet? View all sessions or search by day, session track, speaker, experience level, competency, and more. Once you are registered for CAMEX, you will receive log in information for CAMEX Connect . Add sessions to your customized schedule with one click! Then, sync your Schedule with the CAMEX Mobile App (available in January).

CAMEX is for YOU!

  • Campus Store Buyers, Managers, and Directors
  • Retailers Serving a Campus Community
  • Course Materials Specialists
  • Technology Resellers
  • Campus Administrators
  • Auxiliary Services Professionals
  • Student Employees

Why You Should Attend!

Shop diverse exhibitors who know CAMPUS RETAIL! Select from 650+ exhibitors, plus an additional 150+ at Art Materials World.

Attend cutting-edge, high level educational sessions designed specifically for your needs. 90% found CAMEX education relevant to the campus retail market.

Create MEANINGFUL CONNECTIONS with your peers—SHARE experience and store strategies. Attendees come back year after year. 50% come back five times or more.

Source: CAMEX 2015 Evaulation Results

How We Help Get You to CAMEX

We think it's important for you to attend! Here's how we can help:

FREE CAMEX trade show registrations for NACS members! Pre-register by Feb. 7 for this exclusive NACS Member Benefit.

MAKE YOUR CASE to attend by using this online, interactive tool. We've included the key points for you—just add your name and comments and present it to your boss! www.camex.org/Iwant2go

Reserve your room at an official CAMEX hotel and SAVE! Rooms starting as low as $169. Book by Jan. 31.

Travel DEALS available exclusively for CAMEX travelers. Take advantage of airfare, shuttle, and car rental discounts.

What's New for CAMEX 2016

Plenty! From setting appointments with exhibitors and new trade show hours to make your time on the show floor more efficient, to a Hot Technology Showcase, and a peer-to-peer idea exchange at the Opportunity Hub, these are just a few things that fall into the What’s New category. Get in the the know on all the CAMEX excitement.

The education sessions keep me up-to-date and aware of industry trends, which is vital to maintaining an efficient operation that supports our students and campus.

Charles Wilson - Gaston College Bookstore

Top 250 Trade Show

Trade Show News Network

CAMEX, produced and hosted 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.


Preview Program

Get a peek of the 2016 CAMEX preview program.

Where southern hospitality meets urban chic.

See more about this revitalized city on the CAMEX microsite.