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


CAMEX is the largest trade show in the campus retailing industry

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Thank You for Exhibiting!

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!

Reserve a Booth for 2018 2018 Floor Plan PDF

NEW! CAMEX 2018 Online Booth Space Draw

To make it easier to see available booth space, check where others have been assigned, and select your desired location in real-time, an online floor plan draw will also be part of CAMEX 2018!

Online application and the preliminary floor plan will go live the week of March 20. We'll send you details and links when the CAMEX 2018 site goes live.


Here's What You Need to Know for 2017:
Build your online directory listing! Promote your company info, product categories, and show special. Your company’s CAMEX Contact was sent your log-in information.

Explore the Exhibitor Resource Center—a FREE, on-demand, 24/7 knowledge resource to help you enhance trade show performance and results.

Exhibitor Service Kit will be online in November. Check back for access to general information and forms, shipping information, rules and regulations, utilities, and other services.

Drive Traffic to Your Booth with Sponsorships
Be part of the CAMEX buyer experience! Gain product and brand exposure with CAMEX Sponsorships. See what’s available or contact us to customize your sponsorship around what’s best for your product.

Why Exhibit @ CAMEX?

Source: CAMEX 2016 Evaluation Results

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Showcase Your Hottest Fashions

Drive sales and booth traffic with CAMEX's 22nd Annual Fashion Show sponsored by MV Sport/The Game.

Be part of this attendee-favorite event. Contact advertising@nacs.org or call (800) 622-7498, ext. 2339.

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.


  • June: CAMEX exhibitor list and floor plan available online.
  • July 25: CAMEX Education Session Proposals due to be submitted.
  • July: Sponsorship opportunities available online. Contact advertising@nacs.org for best opportunities.
  • August 1: Final CAMEX 2017 Booth Payment is due.
  • September: Submit your online exhibitor listing including Show Specials, product categories, brands, and company contact info. (It's like FREE ADVERTISING to drive buyers to your booth!) Statistics show that the earlier your online listing is populated the more value you get from it!
  • September 7: Registration and Housing open. Announcement with links will be emailed to you. The CAMEX official housing contractor is Experient. Be wary of housing scams. If in doubt check the housing page or call (800) 622-7498 before giving your credit card information to anyone!
  • October 3 : Show Specials must be submitted online to be included free of charge in the Hot Stuff Guide (an insert in The College Store magazine's print and digital versions.)
  • Late November: Exhibitor Service Kit available online. Exhibitor updates emailed to CAMEX contact person will include login and password.
  • January/February 2017: CAMEX official contractor's early order deadlines. Order early to save money! To receive exhibitor badges in the mail, you must submit badge requests by Jan. 5, 2017. Online registration ends Feb. 17, 2017.
  • March 3-4, 2017: Exhibitor move-in at Salt Palace Convention Center, SLC, UT
  • March 5-7, 2017: CAMEX Trade Show opens.
  • March 7-8, 2017: Exhibitor move-out

The National Association of College Stores (NACS) plays a key role in serving its members by tracking the higher education retail market and reporting the latest findings. View the facts and figures.

15 Standout Exhibit Ideas

15 Standout Exhibit Ideas

The E3 Exhibiting Effectiveness Evaluation Team walked the CAMEX 2016 show floor looking for booths that displayed imaginative, creative, and effective exhibiting ideas and practices. We hope all exhibitors look to these ideas as examples of how to improve your exhibit performance and results.

CAMEX is the best trade show we do in terms of total sales. We write more orders at CAMEX than any other show. This year we wrote more than 50 orders and expect to nearly double that number after follow up.

Andrew Kitzenberg

At CAMEX, I found unique vendors supporting great causes with products that help us make important connections with our students.

Micque Shoemaker
Manager - Umpqua Community College Bookstore