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 a successful soft opening of SHOT Show registration last week, we will be opening registration for all buyer attendees on Monday! Media registration will open the following Monday (October 9). As we’ve mentioned before, we encourage everyone to book their hotel rooms as soon as possible, as rooms are filling fast throughout Las Vegas, with a few hotels sold out. To make it as easy as possible to book your rooms (at discounted rates), we have SHOT Show room blocks available through the SHOT Show website. As a reminder, the only official SHOT Show housing providers are onPeak and The Venetian/Palazzo. — Melissa Schilling, NSSF
NEW for ‘23: Want to Sell Your Products? Introducing the SHOT Plaza Marketplace
For the first time ever, the SHOT Show will feature a retail sales area—the SHOT Plaza Marketplace—where exhibitors will be able to sell products to attendees. It will be located right outside Caesars Forum on the Caesars Plaza (aka the Great Outdoors Plaza). It’s limited to 20 spaces, which can be reserved on a first come, first served basis, and will be limited to products that do not require an FFL. To learn more and reserve your space, download an order form here. If you have any questions, please contact me at email@example.com or 203-426-1320 ext. 214. — Chris Tatulli, NSSF
Reminder to All Exhibitors: Update Your SHOT Show Product Categories and Company Listing
Buyer registration for the 2023 SHOT Show will be opening on Monday (October 3), and all buyers will begin utilizing the Show Planner for mapping out their gameplan for the show. It is very important that exhibitors update your company listing and check that your company’s product categories are selected and accurate. This simple task will have a huge impact on prospective buyers finding you at the show. You can review and update your product categories and company description by logging into your Exhibitor Dashboard. Once logged in, click on Edit Profile, then click on the Profile tile and scroll down to review/update your Company Description and Categories. Be sure to click Save & Continue at the bottom when finished. — Mike Clark, ConvExx
Oct. 5 Webinar: How to Maximize Your Attendee Interactions
The way you spend your time interacting with attendees will have an impact – good or bad – on your results at the 2023 SHOT Show. Join us on October 5 at 2 p.m. Eastern for the next live session of the SHOT Show Exhibitor Academy. Expert trade-show trainer Robyn Davis will provide insight on who attends the SHOT Show, some simple tasks you can complete in order to facilitate a more productive attendee experience, and quick tips to streamline your process (for yourself and your team). Plus, Robyn will answer your most pressing questions. Register here. — Erik Scarpati, NSSF
Are you planning to display a motorized vehicle in your booth area in 2023? 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 complete a permit listing for all exhibitors that want to display a vehicle in their booth, free of charge. To be part of the Permit, submit the Display Vehicle Form by November 25. Please visit this link and complete the vehicle display form. If you do not make the deadline, you must apply for the permit directly with Clark County Fire Department and pay any applicable fees. For more information, contact Exhibitor Services at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (702) 216-5846. — Kathryn Rae, ConvExx
Exhibitor Appointed Contractors
Attention exhibitors! Please note each EAC company must provide show management, no later than December 16, an EAC Agreement with on-site contact information and the services to be performed. There is an Agreement and Application located in the Exhibitor Resource Center. Certificates of insurance must be provided along with the application with updated additional insured inclusions. Please contact email@example.com or call (702) 216-5846 for more information. — Kathryn Rae, ConvExx
More than a Gaming Destination
Most of those that participate in the SHOT Show are either outdoor enthusiasts, hardcore adventurers, or maybe just casual wanderers. If you have time before or after the show, if you are bringing your family with you, or just want to explore on your own, try a few of the activities that lay just beyond the Las Vegas Strip.
Try one of the following links for some great Silver State Outdoor Activities:
- Silver State Safari: Where Nevada’s Wild Things Are
- Outdoor Recreation
- Nevada Ghost Towns
- Mining & Rockhounding
— Kathryn Rae, ConvExx
Fine French dining returns to the Grand Canal Shoppes in the Venetian this fall with the opening of Villa Azur featuring the flavors and dishes of South France. Bon appétit!
Be still my heart! Bacon Nation is opening at the The D Las Vegas in downtown Las Vegas. And it’s open 24/7. Pure gold Jerry!
— Chris Dolnack, NSSF