Published on : Monday, January 13, 2014
NYC & Company, the City’s official marketing, tourism and partnership organization, welcomes back the 103rd annual National Retail Federation Convention & Expo to New York City. Starting Sunday, January 12, and running through Wednesday, January 15, the four-day convention, which will be held at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, is expected to bring in 29,000 people to the City and generate more than 21,000 hotel room-nights and $26.7 million in economic impact.
This year, more than 500 companies from around the world are expected to attend the convention.
“New York City holds the title as one of the most renowned retail destinations in the world. We are pleased to welcome the NRF Convention & Expo, the one-stop shop for industry professionals, to New York City,” said Fred Dixon, interim president and CEO of NYC & Company. “A convention and expo like this bringing more than 29,000 retailers and suppliers significantly impacts the tourism industry and New York City’s economic growth.”
Recognized as “Retail’s BIG Show,” the industry’s most comprehensive educational forum is an annual event for retailers and visitors from more than 80 countries. Retail’s BIG Show has frequently been ranked as one of the top 200 events in North America.
“We are eager to kick off our 103rd convention in the capital of retail, New York City,” said Matthew Shay, NRF president and CEO. “Our show will welcome thought leaders, visionaries and executives from around the world who are coming to learn from each other and explore the latest and greatest technologies that will help propel their businesses. As the biggest retail industry event of the year, we’re looking forward to exploring what lies ahead in 2014 and beyond to best serve valued customers.”
The NRF’s 103rd Annual Convention & Expo is open to retail, business and economic press, as well as industry trade publications (the show is not open to the general public). To register as an accredited member of the press, please bring a valid business card with an appropriate press title, at least two bylined articles and a government-issued ID to the Press Registration booth at the Javits Center.