This year’s NACS Show takes place from October 1 to 4 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, featuring more than 1,200 exhibitors, thousands of trending products, and dozens of educational sessions. Needless to say, there’s a lot going on at this c-store trade show, so we decided to create a list of tips for those of you who plan to attend. Discover discounts, peruse products, and select sessions that will help you grow your business.
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5 Tips for Attending the NACS Show
1. Register Early
First and foremost, we urge you to register at your earliest convenience. The pricing for the NACS Show increases over time until it reaches $845 for the full conference and $745 for a single day. However, you can save a great deal of money if you sign up before September 24. (Members of NACS also enjoy additional savings.) That means you can save more for purchasing the next best product or solution for your c-store!
2. Get a Discount on Your Hotel
Booking your hotel reservation through the NACS Show official housing agency is another fantastic way to save money. They have a collection of 31 hotels to choose from with special rates for trade show attendees. It’s easy to see what each one has to offer, from amenities and room availability to distance from the Las Vegas Convention Center. Best of all, they all offer free shuttles to the venue so you don’t have to worry about traffic, directions, or parking.
3. Consider Pre-Conference Workshops
There will be plenty of speakers and educational sessions during the expo from October 2 to 4, but don’t overlook the opportunity to check out the pre-conference workshops. The NACS Show is holding two of them on October 1: NACS Advanced Category Management Certification and the NACS Food Safety Conference. Both buyers and exhibitors are welcome to attend, and the cost can be easily added to your registration total.
4. View the Expo Map Beforehand
The NACS conference boasts 425,000 square feet of expo space with more than 1,200 exhibitors. It can quickly get overwhelming when you don’t know your way around. You might also risk missing booths with solutions that could dramatically boost your business. That’s why we recommend getting a feel for the expo space by viewing the map online before you arrive.