New York City -- The National Retail Federation’s 101st Annual Convention and EXPO kicks off Jan. 15 at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City. The four-day event will feature topics ranging from digital and mobile retailing to the evolution of the retail store to economic trends and trends in consumer spending. Former President Bill Clinton is the featured keynote speaker on Jan. 17.
NRF’s 2012 BIG Show is expected be the biggest and best yet -- drawing more than 22,000 retail professionals and hosting more than 420 exhibiting companies, with 85 different countries expected to be represented. This year’s Convention will place a special emphasis on retail’s significant role in driving the economy, offering ways for attendees to get engaged in NRF’s Retail Means Jobs campaign to advance innovation and growth in the retail industry.