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The NRF Retail BIG Show EXPO

If you are in retail and haven’t attended the NRF’s Retail BIG Show at least once, you’re really missing something special. The National Retail Federation hosts the BIG Show (also known as the NRF Annual Convention and EXPO) annually and it serves as the premiere event in the retail industry.

The BIG Show is held at the Jacob K. Javits Center in New York, New York over 4 days in January of each year. Over 500 exhibitors take part along with 125 different educational breakout sessions and 300 individual speakers. In the past, keynote speakers have included Kofi Anan and Bill Clinton. The BIG Show is often counted as one of the largest and best trade shows in North America and the Trade Show News Network has ranked the BIG Show at 150 on its TOP 250 Trade Show List.

Metro Exhibits has been a proud supplier of a wide range of services for exhibitors and companies who participate in the Retail BIG Show.

Trade Show Displays and Exhibits – Retail BIG Show

Metro Exhibits provides white-glove, concierge level trade show services for businesses and organizations who are involved with the Retail BIG Show and other trade shows, expos and conventions. If you are an event organizer or business, Metro Exhibits provides a wide range of services that will meet any need including trade show display design, rental, sales, logistics, installation and printing. We have 20,000 sq.ft. of manufacturing and storage capabilities throughout the country including in New York City, New York, Chicago, Illinois and Las Vegas, Nevada. We make sure that you never have to worry about a single aspect of your trade show experience.

At the Retail BIG Show, our trade show services include, but are not limited to:

Pre-Show Trade Show Services at the Retail BIG Show

  • Exhibit design
  • Exhibit manufacturing
  • Project management
  • Floorplan and manual procurement
  • Trade show logistics
  • Venue & labor coordination
  • Manage audio visual, electrical, F&B
  • Paperwork and contract management

On-Site Trade Show Display Services at the Retail BIG Show

  • Shipping
  • Installation/Dismantle
  • On-Site Supervision
  • Show Services Coordination
  • Material Handling/Dryage

Post-show Trade Show Services at the Retail BIG Show

  • Shipping
  • Storage
  • Lead Retrieval
  • Cost Reconciliation

About the Jakob K. Javits Convention Center

The Jacob K. Javits Center is a state of the art convention center that is the class of the trade show, exhibition and convention industry that is located in the Hell’s Kitchen Neighborhood of Manhattan. Don’t let the name of the neighborhood fool you; the center is capable of hosting some of the best and largest events in the United States. The Jacob K. Javits Convention Center boasts more than 1,800,000 sq.ft. of total area space and 840,000 sq.ft. of total exhibit space. The Jacob K. Javits Convention Center is home to such events and conventions as the New York International Auto Show and the New York Comic Con.

The Jacob K. Javits Convention Center supports a great deal of space and includes both upper and lower exhibition halls, a special events hall, cafeterias, easy access to nearby hotels and more listed below:

  • 8 Million Sq.Ft. of total space
  • 840,000 sq.ft. of exhibit hall floor space
  • 100,000+ sq.ft. of meeting space
  • 102 meeting rooms
  • 3,800 seat special events hall
  • 50 loading docks on two levels
  • Wi-Fi (Paid) and cell phone coverage
  • 1 acre public plaza

Where to Stay for the American International Toy Fair

There are a number of viable options for lodging while attending the Retail BIG Show. The Jacob K. Javits Center is located at 655 West 34th Street, Manhattan, New York, several hotels and accommodations are both within walking distance or accessible from public transportation. Hotels that are recommended by The Jacob K. Javits Convention Center itself include:

  • Hotel Mela
  • Crowne Plaza JFK Airport
  • The GEM Hotel Hudson Yards/Midtown West
  • The Jade Hotel Greenwich Village
  • The 414 Hotel
  • Broadway Plaza Hotel
  • Comfort Inn Times Square
  • Econo Lodge Times Square
  • Fairfield Inn and Suites by Marriot Times Square
  • The Paramount Hotel

The Jacob K. Javits Convention Center is located in New York City and offers guests and exhibitors an opportunity to view all of the sights of the city which include, but are not limited to, Times Square, Central Park, The Statue of Liberty, Grand Central Station, SoHo, Yankee Stadium and Broadway.