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What are the Show hours and dates?

Lobby Exhibits are open and the National NRA Foundation Banquet & Auction is held on Thursday, May 3. The Exhibit Hall and other special events are open Friday, May 4 through Sunday, May 6.



Friday, May 4: 9:00am-6:00pm

Saturday, May 5: 9:00am-6:00pm

Sunday, May 6: 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 Annual Meeting located?

The NRA Annual Meetings and Exhibits is taking place at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas, Texas.

650 S Griffin St., Dallas, TX 75202

When are move-in dates and times?

Exhibitor Move-In begins Tuesday, May 1, and ends Thursday, May 3.

Tuesday, May 1: 1:00pm-6:00pm

Wednesday, May 2: 8:00am-6:00pm

Thursday, May 3: 8:00am-6:00pm

(POV access: 8:00am-2:00pm)

What are move-out dates and times?

Exhibitor Move-Out begins Sunday, May 6 and ends Tuesday, May 8.

Sunday, May 6: 5:30pm-10:00pm (POV access only)

Monday, May 7: 8:00am-5:00pm

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

Where is NRA Exhibitor Services located?

Exhibitor Services will be located in D222 at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center

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

How do I update my online Directory Listing?

Click on Exhibitor Login under the Exhibit Menu and enter your company-specific password. 

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.

How do I secure my firearms overnight at the Show?

All Firearms must be secured at night by either hiring overnight security, cabled and locked to the booth or taken to the Overnight Storage Room in a lockable storage container.

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 book your hotel by clicking here

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 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 Dallas.

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 electric. 

Smart City provides telephone and internet.

You may browse all these services in the Exhibitor Manual, which is sent you when you have paid in full.

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. 

Can I bring my booth materials using my personal vehicle?

Yes, you are able to drive your personal vehicle directly to a loading dock to unload during POV Move-in time (Thursday, May 3, 8:00am-2:00pm). You must be able to unload your vehicle within 20 minutes to qualify for this time.

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 Foundation Banquet, please contact Megan McConnell at

Want To Know More 

Contact us at 866-343-1805 or email for more information.

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