Event: March 2 - 6 | Trade Show: March 4 - 6 | Dallas, TX
Produced and Hosted by the National Association of College Stores

CAMEX and Me


The former First Timers Program has been revamped to introduce attendees of all levels to the benefits of the industry’s largest event. Being the new kid on the block, or coming to CAMEX solo, does not mean you’re in it alone. The CAMEX & Me program will allow you to meet up with other attendees and hear tips from CAMEX veterans to make your trip a success. Join us Thursday, March 1, 3:30-5:15 p.m. for this gathering to make your CAMEX a more engaging, rewarding experience. Registration is required but the event is free.

Pre-register by emailing NACS Registrar or register on-site at CAMEX Registration as space allows.

After You Return Home

After You Return Home

  1. The CAMEX Mobile App can serve you well after the show closes. Use the app to review session handouts, exhibitor profiles, personal notes, and connections made at CAMEX 2018.

  2. The NACS Buyers' Guide is also a resource to look up exhibitors post CAMEX. Search by company name or product category. collegestorebuyersguide.com

  3. Review, check, and file paperwork on your orders. Follow up with orders and vendors you didn’t get to see. Some may honor Show Specials after CAMEX.

  4. Review your educational sessions’ notes in CAMEX Connect or the CAMEX App. List sessions you attended and each session’s key takeaway(s)/end result. Revisit session handouts available in CAMEX Connect and The Hub.

  5. Outline for your boss and/or team the value of your attendance. Provide the following details to help identify and measure your ROI:

    • Number of new exhibitors identified
    • Number of orders placed
    • Savings due to Show Specials
    • Action plan to adapt and implement educational session insights
    • Specific presenter(s) to follow for future tips and lessons
    • CAMEX connections, shared business cards
    • Lessons learned through connections, sessions, exhibitor meetings, etc.

  6. Continue your conversations long after CAMEX. Organize your contacts and send emails and thank you notes. Log in to The Hub and connect with the colleagues you met.