The tremendous success of the Supplier Showcase at the 2017 SHOT Show strongly demonstrated that our manufacturers are constantly looking for new material suppliers and opportunities to connect with trending innovation and products — that means SHOT Show is the marketplace for all members of our industry.
The 2017 Supplier Showcase featured more than 260 third-party OEM suppliers who networked with more than 2,500 firearms industry exhibitors and their design and engineering professionals. You told us you wanted more, so to meet this demand, the 2018 Supplier Showcase has been expanded to two full days, now encompassing both Monday and Tuesday of SHOT Week.
As of this posting, we have more than 300 third-party suppliers registered to participate in 2018, and space assignments begin for those vendors in a few weeks. We’ve increased the available space in the Venetian to accommodate the newly expanded Supplier Showcase, so if you as an exhibitor or product designer have suppliers or service providers in your network who may want to participate, please pass along the link www.SHOTShow.com/suppliershowcase to them immediately and have them sign up now before space runs out. You can also provide them this video, which provides an excellent overview of what took place during the 2017 Supplier Showcase.
Finally, as an exhibitor, please plan now to have the appropriate engineers, designers and procurement personnel on your staff scheduled to be in Las Vegas to take part in SHOT Week when the Supplier Showcase is taking place on Jan. 22-23, 2018. For more information, click here or call SHOT Show Management at 702-216-5847.