Exhibition space for the NACS Show is almost completely sold out, which is unprecedented so far in advance of the event.
Retailer registration and housing is now open for the NACS Show, set for Oct. 12-15 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta.
The NACS Show is ranked as one of the 50 largest annual trade shows in the United States. NACS Show retailer attendees, as well as wholesalers and distributors, can register for the event and secure housing at nacsshow.com.
Full registration, which includes admission to the general sessions, educational sessions, expo and the welcome reception, is $295 for NACS retailer members and $495 for other retailer attendees.
One-day registration also is available ($195 per day for NACS retailer members and $295 per day for other retailers). These super-saver rates are available until July 31. Other rates apply for non-exhibiting manufacturers, service providers, brokers and consultants. Exhibitor registration is also now open.
NACS has negotiated competitive room rates for approximately 30 hotels in proximity to the Georgia World Congress Center; attendees can request hotel preferences online beginning April 1.
Early submission of housing requests will increase the likelihood that attendees will be able to stay at the hotel of their choice within the NACS Show housing block. Equally important, most of these hotels have access to the shuttles for transport to and from the Georgia World Congress Center.
At the 2012 NACS Show, a record number of buyers fueled a 7.2% surge in attendance, which hit 24,056—the second-highest ever and only 309 short of the record set in 2004. The number of buyers (retailers, wholesalers and distributors) was up an astonishing 17.1% to reach 9,764. There were a record 8,057 NACS buyer registrants at the 2012 NACS Show—nearly 3% more than the previous record set in 2004. PEI buyer registration was 1,707, the third-highest total ever. Attendees came from a record 65 countries and international attendance was a record 2,482 delegates.
The excitement from the 2012 NACS Show has carried over to 2013. Exhibition space for the NACS Show is almost completely sold out, which is unprecedented so far in advance of the event.
The 2013 NACS Show will feature a 381,050-plus net-square-foot exposition with 1,176 exhibiting companies—of which 100-plus companies are new to the NACS Show. In addition, the NACS Show will feature three days of general sessions and 53 educational sessions. The educational sessions in 2012 drew a cumulative 9,889 attendees, averaging nearly 190 attendees per session, the most ever recorded. Reflecting the growing international scope of the NACS Show, the general sessions will be once again translated into Portuguese, Spanish and Mandarin Chinese, and select educational sessions will be translated into Portuguese and Spanish.