Anderson:  “As we look ahead, you can already feel the energy building”

Arlington, Va. – With seven months until the doors open for the 2014 National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) Total Store Expo, 90 percent of the Exhibit Hall already is sold out for the game-changing trade show and strategic exchange.  The 2014 NACDS Total Store Expo will take place August 23-26 at the Boston Convention Center in Boston, Massachusetts.

“The inaugural NACDS Total Store Expo really hit the mark with the value and high-caliber opportunities that the event provided for attendees,” said NACDS President and CEO Steven C. Anderson, IOM, CAE.  “As we look ahead to this year’s event, you can already feel the energy building, which is reflected in the fact that exhibit space is 90 percent sold out – and it is only January.”

Well over 5,000 attendees converged for the inaugural four-day trade show last August.  Survey results from 2013 NACDS Total Store Expo attendees reveal that 92 percent planned to return for the 2014 trade show.

Registration has been open for those who attended last year’s event, allowing them a head start to solidify their meeting plans early.  Registration for the 2014 NACDS Total Store Expo is now open industry-wide.

“The feedback from last year’s attendees demonstrated that the cross-industry approach to doing business in a new way was not only very successful but also necessary for the industry, which is ever-evolving,” said Anderson.

The NACDS Total Store Expo is distinguished in its ability to deliver the precision and personalization that members have come to expect from NACDS conferences and meetings. The NACDS Total Store Expo enables business partners to work together creatively across departments and functions with an eye toward the entire store.

During the 2013 event NACDS introduced NACDS-TV, which captured the inaugural event through interviews, highlights and features that offered new attendees a snapshot of the four-day, high-caliber trade show.  In the coming months, the NACDS-TV coverage will build on the momentum from last year, including updates about what attendees can expect this year.  A summary video of the 2013 NACDS Total Store Expo can be found here.

“The 2014 NACDS Total Store Expo will deliver on its commitment to provide attendees with innovative, cutting-edge programming and opportunities that focus on retailers’ and suppliers’ needs.  We look forward to another incredible event.”