National Retail Federation's 101st Annual Convention Draws Record 25,500 Attendees

February 24, 2012



President Bill Clinton, EXPO Hall Showcases, Prominent Guest Speakers Accentuate Success of Event

Washington, January 30, 2012 - Breaking all previous attendance records for Retail's BIG Show, NRF's 101st Annual Convention and EXPO, held recently at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City, welcomed 25,500 attendees from around the world, up from the 22,500 attendees who joined NRF for its 100th Anniversary in 2011. NRF's Convention was held Sunday, January 15 - Wednesday, January 18, 2012.  

"The phrase 'jaw-dropping' best summarizes the overall theme of NRF's 2012 Annual Convention, and there was a buzz in the air like never before," said NRF President and CEO Matthew Shay. "From President Bill Clinton's inspirational keynote to the jam-packed EXPO hall full of the latest retail technologies, every aspect of the event was bigger and better this year."

 "Our success is due in large part to our committed retail members, who attend the Convention every year; the leading retail service providers, who ensure an amazing experience on the EXPO floor and at our sessions; and our amazing team, many of whom work year-round to ensure that the thousands of attendees we welcome at Retail's BIG Show have a great experience," continued Shay.

Highlights of the conference include:  

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