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EXHIBITOR FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What are the Show hours and dates?

In 2020, the Lobby Exhibits are open at 2:00pm and the National NRA Foundation Banquet & Auction is held on Thursday, April 16. The Exhibit Hall and other special events are open Friday, April 17-Sunday, April 19

 

EXHIBIT HALL HOURS:

Friday, April 17: 9:00am-6:00pm

Saturday, April 18: 9:00am-6:00pm

Sunday, April 19: 10:00am-5:00pm

Who can attend the NRA Annual Meetings and Exhibits?

The NRA Annual Meetings and Exhibits is open to all NRA members (and immediate family), uniformed military, law enforcement and organized youth groups. Non-members may join NRA on-site to gain entry in to the Show.

Where is the 2020 NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits located?

The NRA Annual Meetings and Exhibits will take place at Music City Center in Nashville, TN

201 5th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203

 

When are move-in dates and times?

Exhibitor Move-In begins Tuesday, April 14 , and ends Thursday, April 16.

Tuesday, April 14: 1:00pm-6:00pm

Wednesday, April 15: 8:00am-6:00pm

Thursday, April 16: 8:00am-6:00pm

  (POV ONLY: 8:00am-2:00pm)

What are move-out dates and times?

Exhibitor Move-Out begins Sunday, April 19 and ends Tuesday, April 21.

Sunday, April 19: 5:30pm-10:00pm (POV ONLY)

Monday, April 20: 8:00am-5:00pm

Tuesday, April 21: 8:00am-5:00pm (By appointment only)

What is provided with my booth?

Backwall Drape: Red / White / Red
Sidewall Drape: Red
Facility Carpeted: No
Aisle Carpet Color: Main Aisles: Blue Jay 
- Collectors Aisles: Black 
- Outfitter Aisles: Pepper
(1) Booth ID Sign

How do I order badges?

Badges can be ordered online through the Badge Order Site available in your Exhibitor Dashboard January 2020. 

 

How do I update my online Directory Listing?

Click here to go to the Exhibitor Dashboard under the Exhibit Menu and enter your company-specific password. Go to "Edit Booth Info"

Forgot your password? You can find it on the bottom of your invoice or have it resent by clicking here.

Does my booth comply with the Rules and Regulations?

To make sure, click here.

What is the firearms display and safety policy?

To read our Firearms Display and Safety Policy, click here.

How do I book my hotel?

You can find great hotel rates with NRA Housing by clicking here

Who are the main contractors? What do they provide?

Global Experience Specialists (GES) is the Official Service Contractor for the Show, providing material handling, furniture rental, carpeting, labor and more.

The Convention Center provides electricity.

Smart City provides telephone and internet.

CMT can provide booth greeters, product demonstrators, interpreters, and more! 

You may browse these services in the Exhibitor Manual, which will be emailed to you in January 2020 when your booth space is paid in full. 

What if a non-official Contractor contacts me? Can I use them?

Companies not selected by the NRA may reach out to you in order to solicit your business. This is happening most aggressively with housing companies. Please note that NRA Housing (ConferenceDirect) is our exclusive housing provider.   If you provide your credit card information to any other unauthorized vendors, your card may be charged, but you may not have a reservation when you arrive in Nashville.

What is Material Handling?

Material Handling is the moving of materials from point A to point B. Whether your materials are sent in advance to the Service Contractor's warehouse or directly to Show site, they still need to get to your booth after the carrier drops them off. Paying for handling entitles you to have your freight brought to your booth from the loading dock, empty containers stored during the Show, empty containers returned to your booth at the close of the Show, and your freight carried back to the loading dock and loaded onto the carrier at the conclusion of the Show. Then you arrange for a carrier to pick up your exhibit materials for transport to the next destination. There is usually a 200 pound minimum per shipment charge for material handling. 

What can GES do for me?

GES is our general service contractor and they can do it all! 

  • Provide additional furnishings
  • Request audio visual services
  • Provide labor to assist move in or to erect your display
  • Track shipments
  • Verify order fulfillment
  • Answer questions regarding outbound bills of lading
  • Schedule outbound shipping through GES Logistics
  • Review order confirmations and billing
  • Remove empty crates (these should be labeled with an “EMPTY” sticker, found at the GES Service Desk as soon as they have been unpacked to keep the aisles clear and allow carpet installation.

Questions for GES? Please call them directly at 800-801-7648

How can I donate an item to the National NRA Foundation Banquet and Auction?

If you are interested in donating an item or service to the NRA National Foundation Banquet, please email nrafevents@nrahq.org

 

Want To Know More 

Contact us at 866-343-1805 or email shows-exhibits@nrahq.org for more information.

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