Event: March 3-7 | Trade Show: March 5-7 | Salt Lake City, UT | Produced and Hosted by the National Association of College Stores



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About CAMEX 2017

Produced and hosted by the National Association of College Stores (NACS), CAmpus Market Expo (CAMEX) is campus retailing industry’s largest educational conference and buying expo, attracting more than 1,900 attendees from nearly 900 campus stores as well as 600+ exhibiting companies.


Salt Palace Convention Center
100 West Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84101
Pre-Conference Events: March 2
Education: March 3-4
Trade Show: March 5-7
(Dates subject to change)

The Education

The engaging, results-oriented educational program will keep you current on industry practices and apprised of emerging trends. It consists of a variety of formats to fit your learning style. The program is organized into four industry competency areas in college store operations:

  • Store Leadership and Strategy
  • Practical Store Operations
  • Buying, Merchandising, and Marketing
  • The Course Materials eXperience (CM-X)

The Trade Show

From apparel to tech products, convenience items to gifts, more than 90 product categories targeted to the campus student consumer can be found at CAMEX. Buying and saving are goals during the three-day show—nearly 90% of CAMEX attendees take advantage of exhibitors' Show Specials.

The Industry and NACS

Campus stores are a strong, dynamic segment of U.S. retail earning $10 billion annually. Headquartered in Oberlin, OH, the National Association of College Stores (NACS) is the professional trade association representing the $10 billion collegiate retailing industry. Led by a dedicated group of elected volunteers, NACS serves as the industry’s leading resource and advocate.

Learn more about NACS and the campus store industry.


We want to make your CAMEX Experience a great one! Don’t hesitate to contact us with questions.

Future CAMEX Dates and Locations

CAMEX 2018

March 2-6, 2018
Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center
Dallas, TX
Pre-Conference Events: March 1
Education: March 2-3
Trade Show: March 4-6
(Dates subject to change)

CAMEX 2019

Feb. 22-26, 2019
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center
San Antonio, TX
Pre-Conference Events: Feb. 21
Education: Feb. 22-23
Trade Show Dates: Feb. 24-26
(Dates subject to change)