NACDS Total Store Expo offers unique business opportunity in August

January 14, 2013

This year the National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) is offering a one-of-a-kind business opportunity by combining its three trade shows-the Marketplace Conference, the Pharmacy and Technology Conference, and the Supply Chain & Logistics Conference-into one, Total Store Expo.

This year the National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) is offering a one-of-a-kind business opportunity by combining its three trade shows-the Marketplace Conference, the Pharmacy and Technology Conference, and the Supply Chain & Logistics Conference-into one, Total Store Expo.

From August 10-13, 2013, the NACDS Total Store Expo will offer participants from the retail side and the supplier, manufacturing, and technology side to come together at one forum for productive conversations and potential business opportunities. The Total Store Expo will be held at the Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV.

“Senior leaders and executives of the industry are going to be able to attend one show, instead of three, making it a much more efficient use of time for everyone concerned. It has the potential for doing business in a new more productive way,” explained Jim Whitman, senior vice president of NACDS.

Retail buyers from more than 250 companies, representing approximately 145,000 retail outlets are expected to be in attendance. At the Meet the Market session held on August 10, new small- and mid-sized companies will be able to meet with retailers during 10-minute appointments.

“It has been very effective to introduce yourself, your company, your products, and to learn about some of the requirements of the retail buyers. Not everyone does business the same,” explained Whitman. “You can have a meeting anywhere. It can be at Meet the Market, at the traditional exhibit floor, or at a cocktail reception in terms of networking. So our goal on Saturday through Monday is to have multiple areas for interaction and opportunity for conversation and business.”

Total Store Expo also offers attendees sessions to learn about business and pharmacy topics during the business and educational programs on Sunday and Monday, he said. Individuals can attend any of the supply chain and logistics sessions, pharmacy and technology sessions, and front-end consumer goods sessions as well as crossover sessions. “This is a great opportunity to get employees engaged in other areas within their own company,” Whitman noted. The pharmacy sessions will offer CPE credits.

Exhibitor space is still available for the Total Store Expo and can be purchased online. Go to http://tse.nacds.org and click on Exhibitors and then Floorplan to see a map of the show floor. In the lower left corner, click on View Available Booths to see what space is still available for purchase.

If you need more information about registering for the NACDS Total Store Expo, visit http://tse.nacds.org/ or email registration@nacds.org.

Julia Talsma, Content Channel Director