The SHOT Show® provides wireless access in the press room so journalists can work effectively. Furthermore, the SHOT Show press room will make available a limited amount of computers for working journalists to use that will have Internet access. These computers are to be used strictly for research and story composing and filing. Any activity not relating to these activities may result in forfeiting all access to the SHOT Show press room. Altering or changing any computer setting is strictly prohibited.
NSSF makes the show’s registered media list available to its Voting Members free of charge. Exhibitors and their representatives may rent the list for a one-time usage at a cost that ranges from $75 to $150 depending on their NSSF membership status. Media on the list should expect to receive pre- and post-show announcements from exhibitors and from NSSF. Media will have the option of opting out of this list during the registration process.
Any personal property is solely the responsibility of the owner. Neither NSSF nor the SHOT Show is responsible for the loss or damage of any property in the press room, coat check area or press conference room.
Only authorized NSSF or SHOT Show communications staff are allowed in the press room administration area.
Media can locate press kits, news releases and other exhibitor-provided press materials in designated bins in the press room. All press materials are subject to approval by the NSSF communications staff. Exhibitor/public relations representatives are responsible for the delivery and collection of their press materials. Materials must be displayed in the pre-approved area and placed in the designated press material bins.
Bin space should be reserved in advance of the show. However, bins can be reserved at the show by NSSF Press Room staff on a first-come, first-served basis. All press materials not collected by the close of the show on the final day will be discarded. The NSSF reserves the right to refuse placement of any exhibitor or industry press materials in the SHOT Show press room or press conference room.
The NSSF Press Room is home base for all registered SHOT Show media. The Press Room is located in the Venetian Hotel, Level 3, Murano Ballroom, and will provide the following resources for your convenience:
These rooms, located near the press room, can be reserved by media on a first-come, first-served basis. Reservations can be made in the NSSF Press Room.
Working Press may use business services in the Press Room.
This room is located inside the press room. A room attendant will be on duty during press room hours.
Pastries and beverages will be available in the early morning in the press room. Coffee, tea and cold water will be available throughout the day. In addition, many food and beverage outlets are available to you in the Sands Expo Center and adjoining hotels. Media who hold an NSSF Media membership may use the NSSF Members Lounge at any time during show hours. Lunch in available there for a fee.
NSSF offers media memberships for $25 annually. NSSF issues an ID card with the word “Press” on it that comes in handy at the SHOT Show and year-round. With the card, media members can access the NSSF Members Lounge and Business Center at the show. In addition to other benefits, media members are contributing to NSSF’s mission to promote, protect and preserve hunting and the shooting sports. Learn more about becoming an NSSF Media member at www.nssf.org/members, or enroll at the show at the NSSF Booth in the main lobby.
Please review the Media and Press Room Guidelines to fully understand what the National Shooting Sports Foundation expects of media professionals attending SHOT Show. For instance, NSSF requires media members who plan to take still photographs or video on the show floor to request permission before shooting close-ups of any products or individuals.
If you need assistance with anything, please ask a member of the press room staff. Members of the NSSF communications team, who staff the press room, will make every effort to assist you.
The show’s press conference room is located across the hallway in Room #3401, San Polo Ballroom. A schedule of exhibiting company press conferences will be available in the online newsroom. During the show, a schedule will be posted in the press room. Though additional press conferences will be scheduled during the show in exhibitor booths, NSSF keeps a schedule only of those press conferences booked in the show’s press conference room.
A selection of press kits, news releases, photographs, flash drives and other information provided by exhibiting companies will be available in the press room. SHOT Show and exhibiting company press releases are available online at www.shotshow.org/newsroom.
This smartphone application can help you navigate the show floor and find new products and services, among other helpful uses. Learn more at www.shotmobile.com.
During the show, keep track of official SHOT Show tweets and the tweets of others at the show on monitors placed throughout the venue. When tweeting, use #SHOTShow.
Tables, chairs, electrical outlets and free Wi-Fi is available for your use. NSSF encourages you to bring your laptop or other portable writing device to use in this area, though there will be several PC desktop computers and a Mac, all connected to printers and with Internet connection, available to media to use for SHOT Show work-related purposes.
|Press Room Hours of Operation*|
|Monday, January 18||12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.|
|Tuesday, January 19||7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.|
|Wednesday, January 20||7:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.|
|Thursday, January 21||7:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.|
|Friday, January 22||7:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.|
|*Please note that the Press Room will be securely locked at all other times.|
|Exhibit Floor Hours|
|Tuesday, January 19||8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.|
|Wednesday, January 20||8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.|
|Thursday, January 21||8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.|
|Friday, January 22||8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.|
|Press Room Onsite Phone Numbers|
|Press Room Phone||702-691-8517|
|Press Room Fax||702-691-8516|
NSSF encourages media to use the SHOT Show® name and logo in their coverage of the show. There are, however, some important limitations. The “SHOT Show®,” “SHOTSM” and “Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade ShowSM” names, logos and images, and affiliated names, logos and images, are trademarks or registered trademarks of the NSSF, which takes great strides to protect the SHOT Show brand.
The press and other media representatives are permitted to make fair use of show trademarks in connection with general editorial and news coverage of the show subject to the SHOT Show Trademark Branding Guidelines. Use of show trademarks for profit or gain (e.g., use of show trademarks to sell media services) or for non-fair use purposes is prohibited.