Welcome to the latest SHOT Show Insider, written by the SHOT Show team at NSSF and our show partners to keep you informed on all things SHOT Show. Let us know what topics you’d like to see addressed here in upcoming issues by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
After-Hours Networking Events Building Momentum
Buyers, media and other SHOT Show badgeholders are all purchasing networking packages for after-hours events around Vegas during the SHOT Show, all adding up to more opportunities than ever to connect with customers and the overall community. You can find these packages in your Exhibitor Registration dashboard when you register your personnel for badges. If you want to purchase for team members, you can do so when registering for their badges. If you want to purchase for customers, feel free to reach out to our partners at Jampack and they can assist you with any of your SHOT After Dark questions at email@example.com. — Jeff Pressman, ConvExx
Exhibitor Academy Webinar Series Continues Wednesday
The year-long series of educational webinars dedicated to you, the exhibitor, continues Wednesday at 2 p.m. Eastern with a session titled, “Next Level Networking at SHOT Show 2024: Take Full Advantage of Opportunities Beyond Your Booth.” Make sure sure to register and attend this session. You can see recordings of past Exhibitor Academy webinars at shotshowerc.com. — Erik Scarpati, NSSF
Hotel Cut-Off Dates Approaching
Secure rooms for yourself or your team at your preferred property before the special SHOT Show room rates go away! Rates at the Venetian/Palazzo will increase after December 18, and other partner hotels through onPeak will increase after December 20. Availability and special SHOT Show discounted rates after the cut-off dates are not guaranteed, so book your rooms today. Book now before your preferred hotel is no longer available. Go to shotshow.org/hotel-and-travel and choose either the link to the Venetian/Palazzo or all other official hotels through our housing partner at onPeak. The only official housing providers are onPeak and the Venetian/Palazzo. — Melissa Schilling, NSSF
New Product Center—The Place to Be Seen
It’s the top attraction at the show each year and it’s also one of the most cost-effective and sure-fire ways of capturing buyers’ attention. The New Product Center is the place to be seen. Learn more and reserve your spot today in the New Product Center Information & Pricing section of the Exhibitor Resource Center or through our New Product Center Order Form. If you have any questions, please let us know by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org. — Chris Tatulli, NSSF
NSSF Membership at the SHOT Show
As the owner of the SHOT Show, NSSF rolls out the red carpet for its members in Las Vegas. As an NSSF member, not only are you supporting your industry trade association’s efforts to advocate, educate and communicate on behalf of our industry, you are gaining access to resources you won’t find anywhere else. NSSF members receive discounted pricing on registration for SHOT Show and SHOT University as well as free access to members-only lounges at both Caesars Forum and The Venetian Expo. Exhibiting members receive priority booth space selection, a member discount on booth space fees and complimentary lead retrieval. If you’re not already an NSSF member, we encourage you to reach out or join today. — Tammy McIntyre, NSSF
Vehicle in Your Booth?
Are you planning to showcase products in your camouflaged truck, Jeep or tank this year? If so, the Clark County Fire Department requires a “Liquid or Gas-Fueled Vehicles or Equip in Assembly Area” permit for all booth vehicles. SHOT Show management will apply for a “Blanket Permit” for all exhibitors that want to display a vehicle in their booth, free of charge. To be part of the Blanket Permit, please submit the Vehicle Display Form by this Thursday, November 17.Please click here to complete the form. If you do not make the deadline, you must apply for the permit directly with Clark County Fire Department and pay the applicable fees. For more information, contact Exhibitor Services at email@example.com or call 702-216-5846. — Jennifer Carr, ConvExx
Poachers and Scammers Continue to be Relentless
Unfortunately, we continuously see—and receive—bogus solicitations for attendee lists (even putting our logo on it), hotel rooms dramatically discounted, show dailies distributed in all hotels and throughout the Strip (which isn’t permitted), and even a TV program pretending to have access to the show (but they won’t be there). If it is too good to be true, go with your gut and don’t pursue or even acknowledge it. If you are unsure if something is legit, feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org and ask us. We want to avoid you getting taken as much as you. It doesn’t benefit anyone to have these people take advantage of our community. — Chris Dolnack, NSSF
Do You Work with a Booth Builder or EAC That Helps Onsite at the Show?
Please make sure your EAC not only completes the required paperwork, but reviews all the information that pertains to third-party contractors that help you at the SHOT Show. Avoid any issues onsite by being fully prepared before arriving in January. Please have them review the section of the Exhibitor Appointed Contracts (EAC) in the Exhibitor Resource Center, and most specifically, have them complete the EAC Agreement & Application. — Jennifer Carr, ConvExx
Need a VISA to Attend SHOT Show?
If you require a Visa to enter the United States for the SHOT Show, we have provided a way in which you can provide the necessary information directly into the registration process through your registration portal. If you need assistance or more information, please contact email@example.com and we will be happy to help. The deadline to complete your request is this week, on November 17. — Kathryn Rae, ConvExx