“Walk the EXPO Hall.” That was BJ’s Wholesale Club President and CEO Laura Sen’s response to a student question about how to maximize her learning experience at Retail’s BIG Show. I’d add to Laura’s advice: bring some comfortable shoes.
With 500 exhibitors spread across 162,000 square feet within two expansive halls, the EXPO lives up to that capital “BIG” in its name. More than 27,000 attendees have come in and out of the EXPO this year to browse the booths, network in the aisles and consult with experts about solutions to business challenges. From IT directors looking to leverage ARTS standards and integrate systems, to marketing executives in need of actionable customer insights, the EXPO is where ideas are exchanged, solutions are worked out, introductions are made and partnerships begin to take shape. Check out the photos below to see some of the energy on the EXPO floor.