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.
EXHIBITOR MOVE-IN AT THE VENETIAN EXPO BEGINS JUST ONE WEEK FROM TODAY!
Important Meeting for Your EACs This Thursday
As we have indicated over the last few months, this year’s SHOT Show is going to have unique challenges and updated protocols for exhibitors and their EACs. As such, SHOT Show management will be conducting a brief virtual meeting to review the protocols and anticipated challenges for the upcoming show, as well as reinforce everyone’s responsibilities in making sure it is a successful event. The meeting will be taking place this Thursday, January 5, at 4 p.m. ET. Please reiterate to your EAC to join through THIS LINK ON THURSDAY AT 4 P.M. ET. — Jeff Pressman, ConvExx
Your Badge Confirmation Emails Arriving Next Week
If you have not registered your staff, make sure you do so by logging in to your dashboard. You will want to avoid the lines at registration. Anyone who is registered, watch for the final Know Before You Go Confirmation arriving in your inbox next week, which will include your final QR code to print your badge, hours and locations of registration, information on how to download your mobile app, and much more. See you in Vegas! — Casie Stock, ConvExx
Don’t Miss Out on Scheduling Appointments with Attendees
Attendees are ramping up their participation on the SHOT Show Planner. They are already making their game plan for their SHOT Show experience. A part of that game plan is to schedule appointments with exhibitors in advance of the show. If you have not already, opt in for appointments and adjust your schedule to fit your availability.
To activate and utilize this feature:
- Log into your Exhibitor Dashboard
- Select Edit Profile
- Scroll to the right and select Appointments
- Click the “Opt-In to Accept Appointments” link
Don’t miss out on the opportunity to connect with and schedule meetings with buyers’ pre-show. — Mike Clark, ConvExx
Transporting Firearms from the Airport
Make sure you plan ahead for transporting firearms to and from the SHOT Show. If you have firearms coming through airport baggage, SHOT Security will transport them to either the Venetian or Caesars Forum for you. This service is available, at no cost, during move-in from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday through Monday. Upon arrival, check your firearms across from Baggage Claim #5 (Terminal 1) or Baggage Claim #17 (Terminal 3). Badge pick-up also conveniently located in the same area so you can pick up your badge at the same time. You can also check your firearms after the show and security will transport them to the airport for your departing flight on Saturday. Locations for departure are located at ticket counters #34 and #35 (adjacent to American Airlines) (Terminal 1) and next to United (Terminal 3). — Mike Clark, ConvExx
Shipping Firearms in Advance
If you are shipping firearms to the Advance Warehouse, they need to be packed separately from your freight with the Direct Security Wearhouse label. The deadline for the standard rate of $1.08/lb was January 3. From January 4 to January 9, Freeman will still accept freight, but the rate will increase to $1.35/lb. The shipping labels are located in the Exhibitor Resource Center under Shipping Labels – Directly Security Warehouse. Make sure you complete the label with your company name, booth number and the number of boxes sent. Please keep an inventory of all firearm shipments, including the serial numbers. All shipments for Venetian will be taken to Secured Storage on Level 1 – Hall G, or the vault at Caesars Forum for those exhibitors there, each ready to be signed out by a company employee. — Jennifer Carr, ConvExx
Update Your Digital Press Kit for the Media
It’s not too late to update your press kit for the 2023 SHOT Show. SHOT Show media are currently logging into the site and looking for content. And the site is used year round, so be sure your Digital Press Kit is up to date. To log in, simply click the Digital Press Kit Access link under Dashboard Links on your SHOT Show Exhibitor Dashboard. This instructional video and how-to instructions will help walk you through the whole process. — Mike Clark, ConvExx
Looking for Dinner Options for Your Team?
Vegas is known as a foodie and dining destination, and you continuously hear about or see all the celebrity dining destinations all over the Strip. If you have the budget, it’s a great opportunity. However, what people don’t realize is there are numerous dining options by celebrity chefs that don’t break the budget and there are several inside our host hotels. Gordon Ramsay has a Fish & Chips establishment in the adjacent LINQ Promenade. Guy Fieri has a burger joint at the LINQ Hotel. Buddy Valastro, otherwise known as “Buddy V” of TLC’s Cake Boss fame, has a bakery and restaurant in the Venetian’s Grand Canal Shoppes. Explore the SHOT Show’s neighborhood and you will find there are over 100 restaurants to choose from and there is something for everyone and at all budgets, even those that just crave a burger from SoCal’s famous In-n-Out Burger (which is just feet from Caesars Forum on the LINQ Promenade). — Chris Dolnack, NSSF
VIP Networking Packages for You and Your Team
This year, we’ve added adding some great new networking events and VIP “Guest List” opportunities at some of the hottest nightclubs in Las Vegas. If you’re interested in purchasing for a group of 15 or more, or interested in sponsoring one of these networking events, simply email Fuse Experiences, our official partner at email@example.com and a member of their team will be in contact with you. Learn more and purchase packages here. — Melissa Schilling, NSSF
Catch Lin-Manuel Miranda Perform at Venetian Resort
Looking for a little entertainment or relaxation while you are in town for the SHOT Show? The Venetian Resort is offering 25 percent off show tickets to Freestyle Love Supreme, fresh from Broadway and producer Lin-Manuel Miranda, as well as discounts at Canyon Ranch Spa. If you are arriving early into town, you can even catch Lin-Manuel Miranda himself perform in Freestyle Love Supreme January 12-14 in a special limited engagement. Simply go to venetianlasvegas.com/FLS and enter promo code FREESTYLE to get 25 percent off show tickets. Offer valid during your SHOT Show stay only. — Colleen Leonard, NSSF