WHAT IS MEET THE MARKET?

Meet the Market is a special program designed to introduce the latest innovative products, technology and services to the retail audience at the NACDS Total Store Expo. Participating exhibitors present their company and products to retailers through a series of 10-minute appointments arranged by NACDS — thousands of presentations in this pre-exhibition event!

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WHEN AND WHERE IS MEET THE MARKET?

  • Saturday, August 25, 2018
  • 9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
  • Colorado Convention Center, Mile High Ballroom

WHO ATTENDS MEET THE MARKET?

Retail companies: Buyers/category managers and other product decision-makers from drug stores, supermarkets, club stores, mass merchants, convenience, dollar and specialty retail.

2017 Participating Retail Companies

Exhibitors: Any manufacturer or service provider that is new to NACDS conferences or exhibiting a new product, service, or technology at the NACDS Total Store Expo is eligible to participate.

2017 Participating Exhibitors

WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE?

  • Companies new to NACDS conferences.
  • Previous exhibitors that had a new product launch within the last year.

COSTS INVOLVED

  • There is no cost for this program.
  • You MUST be an exhibitor to participate; you cannot be in the Meet the Market program without a booth.

REGISTRATION

You are not automatically signed up for this program.
Completing the form:

  • Your Main Representative MUST be a registered attendee. This person will be the sole contact for the program.
  • Your product categories determine appointment matches, pay close attention to them and make sure they are the closest match for your product.

Register

HOW DOES IT WORK?

  • NACDS is solely responsible for booking these appointments.
  • Retail buyers will have their own table; exhibitors move around based on the schedule provided.
  • Appointments last ten minutes. There are two minutes in between appointments to relocate.
  • There is only ONE schedule per COMPANY for exhibitors.
  • Two registered exhibit individuals per company may participate.

QUESTIONS?

Exhibiting companies should contact Mary Medawar at (703) 837-4320 or mary.medawar@nacds.org with any questions about the program, eligibility or completing the form.