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NRF 2018: Retail's Big Show

Natalie Evans

By Natalie Evans

January 11, 2018

Everyone in the point of sale industry knows that NRF Retail's Big Show is the biggest trade show of the year! Happening January 14-16 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York, this show is the retail industry’s flagship event. This three-day extravaganza is expected to bring together 35,000 attendees, 18,000 retailers, 3,500 companies, and over 600 exhibitors from 95 countries.

Technology continues to reshape the retail industry, and with over 300+ industry speakers, attendees learn the latest retail trends and get an unparalleled view into how retail brands of all sizes are transforming themselves for the digital age. They will explore how artificial intelligence, robotics, mobile payments, and the evolution of omnichannel will affect the industry in the years ahead. The event offers unique networking opportunities, and a glimpse of the latest technologies and solutions for retailers.

There will be appearances throughout the week from retail leaders such as Levi’s President James “JC” Curleigh, Arianna Huffington, Founder and CEO of Thrive Global, Walmart CEO Doug McMillon, Jennifer Bailey, Apple’s  Vice President of Internet Services, and Tommy Hilfiger, the founder and principal designer for his popular self-named brand are just a few of the headline speakers on the agenda who will grace the NRF Keynote theater.

There will also be numerous session on how tech is transforming retail, including robotics and AI, digital transformation, tech startups, innovations in physical stores, and the future of payments. In other words, if you’re looking to start 2018 on top of the most important trends, thinking and technology in retail, the Big Show is a must-attend.

With hundreds of seminars, Q&As, and presentations scheduled over the three-day conference, it is impossible to see everything, so make sure you take the time in planning your attendance; click here for NRF Retail's Big Show Agenda.

Natalie Evans

Natalie Evans

Natalie Evans has over 16-years in the tech industry and currently works as the event coordinator and tech reporter for CMS-Connected, keeping up-to-date on what's happening in and around the Content Management industry.

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