New York City kicked off the new year with Retail’s Big Show 2016, the National Retail Federation’s annual conference held from Jan. 17 to 20.
Just like the name says, this was the biggest event for those in the retail industry and the lineup of speakers along with the educational sessions were impressive. The keynotes ranged from Hospitality’s Secrets to Success: Cultivating Relationships with Today’s Consumers to Leading Digital Transformation in a Rapidly Changing Industry: A Conversation with Kenneth Chenault, chairman and CEO of American Express Co. The breakout sessions were as wide-ranging, including sessions from How to Build a Brand Young People Love to Lessons from Retail Titans.
As the NFR described it, the group’s flagship event “offers unparalleled education, collegial networking, and an enormous expo hall full of technologies and solutions.” It had something for everyone connected to retail.
The convention and expo ran from Jan. 17 to 20 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City.