CAMEX has a long history of being the collegiate retailing industry's meeting place. For more than 80 years, volunteers and staff of the National Association of College Stores (NACS) have worked together to create and grow this premier industry event. Today CAMEX is the industry's largest trade show and educational event attracting attendees from more than 1,100 college stores and more than 700 exhibiting companies. Read a summary of last year's evaluations.
The Industry and NACS Higher Education Retail Market Facts and Figures
College stores are a strong, dynamic segment of U.S. retail earning $10.2 billion during the 2008-2009 academic year. NACS is the professional trade association that serves as the industry's leading resource and advocate. NACS ensures the health and vitality of higher education retailers through education and research, the provision of critical programs and services, and the development of strategic partnerships that enable members to better serve their customers. Learn more about NACS and the college store industry by visiting www.nacs.org.
CAMEX offers comprehensive educational programming that addresses six industry competency areas college store operations; course materials and intellectual property; marketing and campus relations; leadership and human resources; retailing; and business stewardship. This competency-based model ensures that sessions focus on the knowledge, skills, and practices critical to a successful collegiate retailing career. CAMEX provides sessions, workshops, tours, and other learning experiences that will keep you current on industry practices and apprised of emerging trends. Read summaries of last year's sessions.
The Trade Show
From apparel to pencils, candy to temporary tattoos, the CAMEX trade show features items in more than 90 product categories targeted to the college student consumer. A lot of business is conducted during the three-day show—more than 90% of CAMEX 2010 attendees took advantage of vendors' trade show specials. Why Exhibit at CAMEX? (PDF)
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