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


Frequently Asked Questions

Registration Questions

Do I need to be a member of NACS to attend CAMEX?

No. Member and non-member registrations for licensed retail stores are available. A copy of your store’s retail sales license or retail tax certificate must be submitted upon request.

I am a company but I am not a member of the National Association of College Stores (NACS). How do I register?

Campus Market Expo (CAMEX) is a closed show. Non-member companies can access the trade show only during our Prospect CAMEX Exhibitor Walk-Through, March 5. Register by March 4 or contact NACS Director of Expositions, Mary Adler-Kozak, for more information.

Can I register student(s) to attend CAMEX?

Yes. NACS Store Members needs to provide a copy of student’s ID. Non-member stores must also provide letter from advisor on college letterhead. Student must be 21 or older for alcohol consumption at events.

Can children attend CAMEX?

Yes, but ONLY from 4-5 p.m. on Monday, March 5, 2018 during family hour. Children, newborn through age 18, must obtain a badge at CAMEX Registration and be supervised by an adult at all times.

When can I register?

Registration opens September 6. You can register online until March 6 or on-site from March 2-6. Early Bird discounts expire Jan. 12, 2018.

How do I pre-register for CAMEX?

Click on the Register link, select the appropriate registration type, and follow instructions.

When do I receive my badge and event tickets?

Badges and tickets are no longer being mailed. Badge information will be confirmed by email and include a scan. Go to “Scan and Go” on-site to quickly print your badge and receive your show materials.

How do I print a registration receipt?

When you register online, a confirmation is automatically emailed to you that can be printed as a receipt. If you do not receive the confirmation, contact registration@nacs.org and the receipt will be resent to the email listed on the registration.

My contact information is incorrect. How do I change it?

Email your correct information to registration@nacs.org and we will make the necessary changes.

General Questions

If I register for CAMEX and cannot attend, can I get a refund?

Refunds will be issued for cancellations submitted in writing by mail, fax, or email by March.. 16, 2018. Notify NACS Registrar: 500 E. Lorain St., Oberlin, OH 44074; Fax: (440) 774-2680.

What are the dates of CAMEX?

Event: March 2-6, 2018
Pre-Conference Events: March 1
Education: March 2-3
Trade Show: March 4-6

Where will CAMEX be held?

CAMEX 2018 is at the Kay Bailey Hutchinson Convention Center in Dallas, TX.

How many people attend CAMEX?

Nearly 1,800 buyers, representing almost 1,000 campus stores, attend at CAMEX. Plus, more than 500 exhibiting companies and their staff participate in CAMEX.

How can I arrange for special assistance?

Please send a detailed email on your special needs to registration@nacs.org and a staff member will contact you.

Are you a first time attendee, new to the industry, or need more information to make the most of your CAMEX experience?

From packing essentials to what not to miss once you've arrived, CAMEX & Me is your guide to making the most of your CAMEX experience. Learn more and register today.

Hotel and Travel Questions

Which hotels are being used for CAMEX?

Three top-rated hotels are within comfortable walking distance of the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center Dallas (KBHCCD): Omni (headquarters), Hyatt Regency, and Aloft. More hotels may be added at a later date. Experient is the official CAMEX housing company. Do not be misled by emails from other sources claiming to represent CAMEX.

Why did I receive an email/phone call from a company representing CAMEX and offering lower rates than posted for the CAMEX hotels?

There is only one official CAMEX housing company – Experient. Do not be misled by “pirate” housing companies under any other name. NACS is unable to assist if you book your hotel and make payments though a company other than our housing company, Experient.

Does NACS/CAMEX provide shuttles to and from the airport?

NACS/CAMEX does not provide shuttle service from the airport. Check at the airport for ground transportation. Visit our Travel page for discounts and information.