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


Campus Retail’s Largest Educational Event & Buying Show!

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Thank You for Attending!

Thank you for joining us in beautiful Salt Lake City for campus retail's largest educational conference and buying expo!

We look forward to seeing you again for CAMEX 2018 (Dallas) and CAMEX 2019 (San Antonio) where the show floor will be segmented by product category—a change we're thrilled to announce!

Wrap-up your experience:
  • Check your inbox next week for the CAMEX Survey and complete it by
    March 24.
  • Download CAMEX session handouts from the Mobile App, sponsored by
    Case Logic.
  • See and share CAMEX photos and videos. There's a Geofilter on Snapchat  too! Use #CAMEXShow to tag your posts.

Special Events to Enjoy Together

See Who's Attending: Find out who among your peers has already registered for CAMEX. Once you are registered, log in to CAMEX Connect and browse or search under the People menu item.

Opening Night Reception

Friday, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Start CAMEX in style with an evening of light food, fun, and connecting with friends—old and new.

Course Materials eXperience (CM-X) Kick-Off

Friday, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Exclusive CM-X learning and networking event. You'll have access to CAMEX Opening Night, too!

Back-To-School Style Gear Up
  • What’s Hot in 2017 with Connect2One’s Paula Haerr
    Saturday, 3:00-4:00 p.m.
  • 22nd Annual Fashion Show sponsored by MV Sport/The Game
    Saturday, 4:20-5:30 p.m.

Get schooled in this year’s rising fashion trends. Attend both and kick off your buying with stylish inspiration!

Special Events

Plan Your Schedule with CAMEX Connect

View all sessions or search by day, track, speaker, experience level, competency and more! After registering for CAMEX, you’ll receive your login information. Use CAMEX Connect to customize your schedule, plan appointments with vendors, and sync up with the CAMEX App (Available in January).

Why You Should Attend

Shop diverse 600+ exhibitors who know CAMPUS RETAIL! 98% say the products at the trade show are relevant to their purchasing needs.

Attend cutting-edge, high level educational sessions designed specifically for your needs. Nearly 90% found CAMEX education improves store operations.

Create MEANINGFUL CONNECTIONS with your peers—SHARE experiences and store strategies. Attendees come back year after year!

Source: CAMEX 2016 Evaluation Results

Make Your Case to Attend

Don’t let barriers keep you from attending CAMEX this year. Use our easy-to-use Make Your Case tool to show your manager why it’s so important to send you this year.

CAMEX is our opportunity to engage with colleagues, discover merchandise our students want, and innovate through education.

Mark Frisby, CCR
NACS President 2016-17
MSU Bookstore, Inc., Bozeman, MT

CAMEX Is for You! Our Show Is Perfect for:

  • Store Buyers, Managers, Directors, and Owners Responsible for Retail Stores Serving Campus Communities
  • Course Materials Specialists
  • Technology Resellers
  • Campus Administrators
  • Auxiliary Services Professionals
  • Student Employees


BUILD RELATIONSHIPS with other campus retailers from across the country who come back year after year. More than 60% return five times or more! Connect at multiple NETWORKING EVENTS where you can share experiences, advice, and great times.


Shop exhibitors from every category of CAMPUS RETAIL! Select from 600+ exhibitors, plus an additional 150+ at Art Materials World. 98% of attendees agree products at CAMEX are relevant to their store’s purchasing needs.

Find the NEW HOT PRODUCTS that will excite your customers. 96% of attendees agree CAMEX is an excellent way to gather info on new products and services.

SAVE with Show Specials and low minimums! These deals and savings are ONLY available at CAMEX!


Attend EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS designed to inform and inspire. Nearly 90% of attendees said that CAMEX education will help them improve store operations.

Your institution needs to invest in your store and your students by attending CAMEX so you can stay on top of trends, remain relevant, and support your students’ success.

Tacey Atkinson
Product Strategist & Purchasing Lead - shop AT NAIT

Top 250 Trade Show

Trade Show News Network

CAMEX, produced and hosted by the National Association of College Stores (NACS), is now ranked as one of the top 250 trade shows in the nation by Trade Show News Network (TSNN), the world's leading online resource for the trade show industry.