by Camille Chin | December 16, 2021
Retail professionals will descend on the Javits Centre for NRF 2022: Retail’s Big Show in exactly one month! The Javits Center in Manhattan’s West Side has been the site of Retail’s Big Show for years. It’s the busiest convention center in the US and a recent US$1.5 billion expansion added 1.2 million square feet of event-related space.
In addition to new meeting rooms, a ballroom and a four-level staging area for trucks that deliver exhibits, the Javits Centre now includes Fresh and Fast, the first touchless café in any convention centre in the US. It features Amazon’s Just Walk Out technology and will sell freshly-made sandwiches, salads as well as grab-and-go items.
The Javits Center’s rooftop experienced a huge revamp too. The 200,000-square-foot space now includes thousands of solar panels, a glass-enclosed pavilion that can accommodate up to 1500 people (pictured above) and a one-acre farm.
The pavilion is adjacent to an outdoor terrace and an orchard with 32 apple and six pear trees. The working farm is expected to grow up to 40,000 pounds of produce a year, which will be served onsite by the Javits Center’s caterer, Cultivated. Two underground retention cisterns will capture and treat rainwater for irrigation.
The one-acre farm builds on the Javits Center’s robust sustainability program, which already included a 6.75-acre green roof that serves as a habitat for wildlife. The green roof has become a habitat for 27 bird and five bat species. It also consists of honeybee hives that produce honey. Both the farm and green roof absorb storm water run-off.
Free tours of the roof are possible from April to October. Come January 2022, there will be lots to see under the Javits’ roof too!
Those familiar with NRF are well-versed in all that the event has to offer: thought-provoking Big Ideas speaker sessions, well-curated Expo Tours through the Expo Halls, and off-site visits to cutting-edge retail spaces. Many of Jesta’s partners will have must-see booths. Here are some you can’t miss.
CITCON: Booth #3849
CITCON, a global payment gateway, connects merchants with 100+ globally popular payment methods through one integration. The team is looking forward to sharing how they’re enabling hundreds of leading brands to achieve seamless global payments at NRF.
Stop by and see them at Booth #3849 to say hi and learn more about their game-changing global payment solution or set up a time with their team while at NRF. They even have limited spots available to attend the Knicks versus Timberwolves at Madison Square Garden. Visit their website here to request a spot!
enVista: Booth #4552
enVista is a global software, consulting and managed services provider, optimizing and transforming physical and digital commerce for the world’s leading manufacturers, distributors, 3PLs/LSPs and omnichannel retailers.
enVista’s cloud-native Unified Commerce Platform, Enspire Commerce and the firm’s ability to consult, implement and operate across supply chain, transportation, IT, enterprise business solutions, and omnichannel commerce, allows mid-market and Fortune 100/5000 companies to leverage enVista as a trusted advisor across their enterprises.
ProShip: Booth #4240
With simple carrier connectivity and high flexibility, ProShip enables complex features and functions, such as maintaining compliance, executing multi-carrier rate shopping with unified business logic and empowering omnichannel fulfillment. Schedule a meeting with ProShip at NRF 2022!
TrueCommerce: Booth #660
TrueCommerce is the most complete way to connect your business across the supply chain. True Commerce integrates everything from EDI, to digital storefronts and marketplaces, to product information management and inventory management, and whatever comes next.
TrueCommerce’s unified commerce platform links all four key elements that drive your success: your customers, your suppliers, your channels and your systems — enhancing timeliness, accuracy, agility and insight so you can focus on customer experience and keep pace with today’s omnichannel expectations.
Global retailers have once again recognized Jesta as a top technology vendor in the 2022 RIS Software LeaderBoard. Jesta has ranked within the Top 5 in six major categories, including #5 in the coveted Top 20 leaders list and #2 in Apparel Vendor Leaders.
In addition to exhibiting at Booth #4245 (secure a meeting with one of our experts here), Jesta will be hosting a Big Ideas speaker session on Monday, January 17th at 1:30pm. The topic is “How Two Global Retailers are Modernizing Their Brand Using a Digital-First Approach.”
The Big Ideas session will explore the transformative technological journeys of two leading retailers, Harry Rosen and Cavender’s. Arvind Gupta, President at Jesta I.S., will be joined on stage by Ian Rosen, EVP, Digital and Strategy at Harry Rosen, and Larry Waterman, EVP and COO at Cavender’s. Don’t miss it!
Jesta will also be hosting daily, 30-minute roundtables at Booth #4245 that are open to all. Join technology leaders and retail veterans for a great conversation about a different industry trend every day. Listen and learn or jump in to share your own expertise. Save your spot here!
Customers like Cole Haan, DSW, Harry Rosen, Perry Ellis and Puma use Jesta Vision Suite cloud solutions for retail for supply chain logistics, demand planning, merchandising, inventory management, store operations and direct-to-consumer deliveries.
If you’re ready to discuss your business’s needs, book a meeting to chat with one of Jesta’s subject matter experts at NRF 2022 here.
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