International Resources

International Attendee FAQs


The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and related executive orders have had a profound impact on the viability of in-person events for 2020 and into 2021.

NRF has recently learned that the Javits Center, which is being used as a venue for vaccine distribution for New York residents, will most likely be unavailable during the first week of June. The Javits is once again playing a critical role during this pandemic, first serving as a field hospital for COVID-19 patients and now a place to inoculate citizens against this deadly disease. We are all aligned that the first priority in our country today is to get the vaccine to as many people as safely and quickly as possible, and the Javits will help make that a reality.

As the Jacob Javits center is currently, and indefinitely, designated as a COVID-19 vaccination center, NRF will be unable to hold the scheduled NRF Retail’s Big Show - Chapter 2.

All existing registrations and hotel reservations for Chapter 2 will be automatically cancelled and refunded by our NRF’s registration and housing companies. No action is required from you.

NRF is planning several virtual events in 2021 and we’ll be in touch with you with further details in early February.

For retail companies headquartered outside the USA

Email for more information.

For exhibitor or sponsor questions

Contact Tami Sakell, VP, Exhibit & Sponsorship Sales at 202-661-3044.