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JAN 17–20, 2023

SHOT Show Insider: Vegas Events Moving Forward, Meeting Rooms Now Available, and More

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

Las Vegas Events Moving Forward Successfully and Safely

Despite a recent rise in Las Vegas’s COVID positivity rate, the city and our trade-show industry partners remain committed to moving forward with all events at full capacity. The Venetian Expo and Convention Center, home of the SHOT Show, has been in constant communication with us with assurance that the lessons we’ve learned over the past 16 months have helped live events return successfully and safely. As The Venetian’s Chandra Allison said this week, “After a year of virtual business meetings resulting from the pandemic, it is clear that no real substitute exists for face-to-face meetings and events. This is where deals are struck, relationships are forged, and brainstorming is at its best. Recent polls have shown them to be ‘irreplaceable,’ and they have finally begun to return, now that the science proves they can be held safely.” The Venetian’s current safety procedures and guidelines can be viewed here. — Chris Dolnack, NSSF

Live Q&A Session Aug. 25: Insights from the SHOT Show Media

In addition to being our industry’s largest trade show, the SHOT Show is also our industry’s largest gathering of media (more than 2,000 of them). It’s a prime opportunity to gain media coverage of your company and your products. Join us on Wednesday, August 25 at 2 p.m. Eastern for a live Q&A session with a panel of SHOT Show media veterans. They’ll tell you exactly what you’ll need to do to gain the attention of the media at the show and how to make your efforts successful. Register here. — Bill Dunn, NSSF

Meeting Rooms Now Available for 2022 SHOT Show

Meeting rooms are now available for rental to SHOT Show exhibitors. Rooms may be rented from Sunday, January 16 through Friday, January 21, 2022. Rooms can be rented for a full day, a half day, or multi-day use. To start the process, please use this link to submit your request. Once received, a member of our team will send a quote for room assignment and cost for your approval. — Chris Tatulli, NSSF

With Show’s Expansion, More Hotels Offer an Easy Commute Each Day

With the SHOT Show’s expansion to Caesars Forum, there are more hotel rooms in close proximity to the show than ever before. The LINQ and Harrah’s are steps away from the new Caesars Forum, and those who have stayed at The Venetian and Palazzo hotels can attest how convenient those two hotels are in getting back and forth to your room during the week. We encourage all our exhibitors and attendees to book their rooms as soon as possible, as room blocks are filling fast at a number of hotels. SHOT Show room blocks are available for booking through the SHOT Show website, and please remember that the only official SHOT Show housing providers are onPeak and The Venetian/Palazzo. — Melissa Schilling, NSSF

Reminder: Final Booth Installment Due Friday, August 6

Exhibitors’ final booth installment for the 2022 SHOT Show is due Friday, August 6. You can make your payment by logging into your Exhibitor Dashboard at  Once you are logged in, click on Invoices/Receipts and then click on Invoice Number to pay. If you have any questions or need any assistance, please contact me at 702-216-5830 or— Regina Clark, ConvExx

Chris Dolnack
Senior Vice President and CMO, NSSF
Colleen Leonard
Manager, Conferences & Events, NSSF
Tammy McIntyre
Manager, Exhibit & Sponsorship Sales, NSSF
Melissa Schilling
Melissa Schilling
Director, Conferences & Exhibitions, NSSF
Chris Tatulli
Director, Exhibit & Sponsorship Sales, NSSF
Quinn Cassidy
Quinn Cassidy
Manager, Exhibition & Sponsorship, NSSF
Bill Dunn
Bill Dunn
Vice President, Marketing, NSSF
JAN 18–21, 2022 LAS VEGAS