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New York City Welcomes the National Retail Federation Expo

From January 14-16th, 2018, New York City will host one of the most important events for retailers. The National Retail Federation Expo (NRF Expo) brings together all parties involved in retail for an incredible time of learning, networking, and innovation. From Inc. to Bed Bath & Beyond, Inc. to Louis Vuitton North America, Inc., hundreds of businesses will come together to learn from industry giants and share ideas. Around 35,000 people from 18,000 retailers spread throughout 95 countries attend this annual event and it provides a great opportunity to learn about the latest technologies and connections to advance a retail business. As the world’s largest retail association, the National Retail Federation has been offering support and development opportunities for retailers for over one hundred years. The Expo is an award-winning annual event that continues to provide important tools for retailers.

One of the key events of the 2018 event is a conversation with fashion designer Tommy Hilfiger, called The Power of Disruption. In this session, Tommy Hilfiger will describe how his business has flourished by engaging with disruption, innovation and new technology. Other key conference speakers include Martin Barthel, Head of Global Retail and eCommerce for Facebook, Arianna Huffington, founder of Huffington Post, and Spencer Fung, CEO of Li & Fung. A comprehensive list of the other convention speakers can be viewed here.

The NRF Expo will highlight approximately five hundred booths managed by sponsors and exhibitors who are offering unique services for retailers. There are groups which offer technological solutions for retailers and many other varied support services. To see a listing and description of exhibitors, click here. The Expo also showcases an Innovation Lab. The Innovation Lab allows visitors to experience and try the latest developments in retail technology for themselves.

The Expo will be held at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in west Manhattan. Since its opening in 1986, this center has hosted many key events. There are over 175 events held at the Javits Center in New York City every year. This site encompasses 760,000 square feet and has over a hundred meeting rooms spread over four floors. Javits Convention Center offers amenities such as high-speed wireless internet, a food court, accessibility and a capable staff to run events. To discover more about the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, click here.

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