Welcome to the latest edition of SHOT Show eNews. Your chance to keep up to date with the largest and most comprehensive trade show for all professionals involved with the shooting sports, hunting, outdoor, and law enforcement industries.
Registration Open for the 2022 SHOT Show
Get your walking shoes ready. The 2022 SHOT Show is set to be the largest show in its four-plus-decade history—and all of us at NSSF and our show partners are ready to welcome our industry back together in Las Vegas this January.
Registration for the show is officially open.
The 2022 SHOT Show will be held January 18-21 at The Venetian Expo and the all-new Caesars Forum. To make navigating between the two facilities as seamless as can be, a bridge was recently constructed connecting the two convention centers—with attendees making the walk between buildings in less than one minute.
As of today, the show stands at over 800,000 net square feet. To put it into perspective, the largest SHOT Show ever was 714,000 net square feet, when the 2008 show was held at the Las Vegas Convention Center and outdoor tents needed to be added to fill overflow exhibit space. You can view the exhibit floor here.
Las Vegas has learned a lot over the past year about holding live events safely and successfully. Many other industries have already returned to in-person trade shows in the city—and across the nation—and the results have exceeded expectations. And what we’ve learned from our trade show industry peers and partners has greatly helped us in preparing for our return.
Also, Las Vegas is more ready than ever before to welcome us back. With exciting new hotels like Resorts World and Circa, the newly opened Allegiant Stadium, and truly awesome new attractions like Area 15, SHOT attendees will have plenty to catch up on—both at the show and after show hours.
The support we have received for the upcoming show has been remarkable, and we can’t wait to welcome everyone back in January for the biggest and best SHOT Show in history.
We asked some of our industry’s most well-known brands their thoughts on the 2022 SHOT Show. You can see what they had to say on the SHOT Show homepage.
SHOT Show eXtra Filling Up Fast
With the main show floor completely reserved, a new area, SHOT Show eXtra, was added for companies that have either been on the SHOT Show waitlist or who are trying to find a way to exhibit at the show. It’s a great new opportunity for new exhibitors. Here’s what’s included in the eXtra booth package:
- 8′ x 6′ space for the entire SHOT Show
- Table, 2 chairs, wastebasket, ID Sign
- Two badges for the SHOT Show
- SHOT Show Lead Retrieval Mobile App
- New Product Center Display/Cabinet
- Electrical (5 amp electrical outlet)
- Listing in SHOT Show printed directory, Show Planner and mobile app
- SHOT Marketing Package (Includes enhanced digital listing in the SHOT Show Planner and logo with listing in the printed directory)
- Access to Digital Press Kits site (Upload images, videos, and other assets on your products where Media have exclusive access)
- All 2022 SHOT Show eXtra participants will be guaranteed a booth in the 2023 SHOT Show
SHOT Show eXtra package price is $5,245. Visit SHOTShow.org/eXtra to apply.
Sands Expo Becomes Venetian Expo
We’ve known it as the Sands Expo for many years, but now, the Las Vegas home of the SHOT Show has a new name: The Venetian Expo. In addition to The Venetian Expo name change, The Venetian Congress Center, where the SHOT Show’s meeting rooms and ballrooms are located, has been renamed as The Venetian Convention Center, so you will see these name changes reflected in our communications.
Limited Booths Remain for the Supplier Showcase
The Supplier Showcase is a two-day event that takes place the day before the SHOT Show and on the opening day of the show (January 17-18, 2022). Hundreds of SHOT Show’s exhibiting manufacturers attend the event looking for suppliers to the shooting, hunting, and outdoor industry. If you are a supplier in this industry, the Supplier Showcase is the perfect time to make connections with SHOT exhibitors. Space is limited and we anticipate the event will sell out. If you are interested, take a look at the current floor plan. To apply, go to SHOTShow.org/SupplierExhibit.