International Resource Center
Translated Program Guide
The programming section of the Onsite Program Guide has been translated into Spanish
. Programming has been updated since this was translated and for the most up-to-date information, search all sessions
or use the free BIG Show Mobile App
to review content. Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Learn more about Retail's BIG Show. Our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) are available in English, Spanish, and Portuguese.
NRF is offering simultaneous translation in Portuguese and Spanish for all Super Sessions, BIG Show Pavilion Stage Sessions and selected breakout sessions
. Translated Sessions are noted with a headset icon in the program and on signage. Wireless headsets may be picked up in the International Lounge, located in the Galleria on Level 4 in the Convention Center
. New this year:
You will be required to leave a credit card
for the duration of the time you are using the equipment.
The International Lounge will serve as headquarters for international delegates at this year’s Convention. New in 2012, the Lounge has been relocated to Level 4 in the Galleria, a larger and more flexible space. The Lounge will provide a convenient place to network, hold meetings, and obtain answers about NRF or to take a quick break. In the Lounge you will also find comfortable furniture for relaxing, beverages and snacks.
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Don’t miss this excellent networking opportunity offered exclusively to our international attendees. The International Reception will take place on Saturday, January 14, 2012.
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There is a special rate for international delegations
attending the 101st Annual Convention & EXPO. You must have 10 or
more full paid registrations at the same time in order to qualify for
The rate for international delegations is $750 per person - there must be 10 or more full paid registrations at the same time in order to qualify for this discount.
Visa Waiver Program
The following link provides in depth information on new visa regulation and requirements. Please apply early to ensure you receive your visa in time. The Visa Waiver Program requirements can also be found at the Department of State's Visa Services Web site
International Membership with NRF
We encourage you to join NRF. We offer two types of memberships:
NRF's international retail membership is open to all types of retailers from independent stores to large specialty, discount and department stores chains.
Associate membership is for companies who provide goods and services to other businesses, such as equipment manufacturers, software developers, wholesalers, financial institutions, online service providers, associations and universities.