Typical Month: January
Typical Location: New York, NY
Estimated Number of Booths: 800
Conference Hashtag: #NRF20
NRF 2020 Retail’s Big Show & EXPO will take place at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City from January 12-14, with an opening reception on January 11. Hosted by the National Retail Federation (NRF), this annual event has come to be the largest retail conference and expo in the world.
The goal of NRF 2020 is to bring brands and ideas together in one place to collide, collaborate, and create. It can become easy for retailers to get stuck in their own little bubbles. With over 38,000 attendees, more than 16,000 retailers, and 800+ exhibitors, NRF 2020 Retail’s Big Show & EXPO is an event that could benefit your business tremendously.
Some of the industry experts who will be speaking at NRF 2020 include:
The 2020 NRF Big Show will be held at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City. One of the many perks of this trade show being hosted in the Big Apple is that there are plenty of accommodation options available. Whether you want to stay in a swanky hotel or simply want to stay on budget, there are numerous hotels near the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center that can meet your needs.
Magnuson Convention Center Hotel (0.4 mi) – Just a seven-minute walk away from the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, this is the perfect option if you prefer to travel by foot during your time in New York City.
Hampton Inn Manhattan / Times Square South (0.6 mi) – Start your mornings with complimentary breakfast and enjoy free WiFi at this hotel that also features newly refreshed rooms and fabulous views of the New York City skyline.
36 Hudson Hotel (0.7 mi) – This boutique hotel in Midtown Manhattan provides stunning accommodations and makes it easy for you to take in some of the city’s most popular sites during your down time. Its affordable rates also make it possible for you to stick to your budget.
Quality Inn Convention Center (0.7 mi) – With free WiFi and spacious work desks, this hotel is a great place to unwind after a busy day at the trade show. Even better, it’s only two blocks away from the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center.
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel New York – Times Square South (0.9 mi) – Located near the Theater District and within walking distance to Central Park, this Midtown Manhattan hotel has everything you need for both work and leisure.
Hyatt Herald Square New York (1.6 mi) – With luxurious spaces, fantastic amenities, and even a rooftop bar, this hotel allows you to stay in the heart of Midtown Manhattan. Plus, you are also just a few blocks away from Broadway and Times Square.
While you are in New York City for NRF Big Show, you can also use this as an opportunity to host events and meetups for the retailers and business professionals that you want to meet. Following are a few fantastic venue options to host your event.
48 Lounge – This multi-faceted event venue in the heart of Midtown Manhattan is a fun and inviting location to bring your guests. You can easily host semi-private and private corporate events that feature premium cocktails and wine, gourmet food, and compelling entertainment.
Hornblower Cruises & Events New York – If you want to do something entirely different from the restaurant and lounge scene, why not take your event out to the Hudson River? Dinner cruises, yacht charters, and sightseeing tours are all available.
Ooviña Latin Kitchen & Wine Bar – Offer your guests a true taste of Latin America at this neighborhood restaurant. With an impressive wine list and seasonal menu of small dishes, this is the perfect place to host an intimate meeting or memorable event.
Sky Room – One of the most amazing parts of New York City is the skyline, and Sky Room takes full advantage of this beauty. The space features 360 degree views of the Hudson River and Manhattan. Great food, great company, great view. What more could you want?
Pack your winter coat, gloves, scarves, hats, and anything else that can keep you warm. January is typically the coldest month of the year for New York City. You may even want to bring your snow boots along too, since there is a good chance you will see at least some snow during your stay as well.
While getting around New York City can be intimidating, especially if you do not frequent the area often, there are several reliable transportation options. Do yourself a favor, and don’t bother renting your own car. Traffic can be brutal, and finding a parking spot is just another element of stress that you don’t want to deal with.
Taxis are everywhere in New York City. Whether you need to travel a few blocks or get to the other side of town, a taxi will get you there. The subway is another common way to get around the city. With stops near pretty much anywhere you want to go, getting to your destination is a breeze, and the fare is only $2.75.
New York City is one of the most popular destinations in the country. Take advantage of all that this city has to offer by checking out at least a few of the sights and attractions while you are here.
Broadway – If your schedule allows, make some time to see a Broadway production while you are in town. There is nothing quite like seeing a Broadway show or musical in New York City. From The Lion King to The Phantom of the Opera, there is something to suit every taste.
Empire State Building – This world-famous landmark is notorious for its 360 degree views of the city. The 86th and 102nd floor observatories allow you to experience the grandeur of New York City and beyond.
Times Square – This popular tourist destination is home to restaurants, hotels, retailers, comedy clubs, exhibits, music venues, nightclubs, and more. Plus, this is also the place where the New Year’s Eve ball drops each year. Even if you don’t have time to check out many of the sights and attractions, you will want to at least be able to say you visited Times Square.
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