What is the NACS Show?
The NACS Show is the #1 buying show in the country (Exhibit Surveys Inc.) and provides the most comprehensive representation of products and services for the convenience and fuel retailing industry. Retailers — or "buyers" — come to the NACS Show to discover proven ideas and strategies that enable them to increase sales, attract new customers, build their brand and improve their bottom line. Suppliers exhibit at the Show to establish a presence in the convenience channel, obtain sales leads, increase product exposure and introduce new products.
When and Where is the NACS Show?
The NACS Show takes place October 12–15, 2013, at the Georgia World Congress Center (GWCC) in Atlanta, Georgia.
- Educational Programming: October 12–15
- NACS Show Expo: October 13–15
Georgia World Congress Center
285 Andrew Young International Blvd., NW
Atlanta, GA 30313
How many people are expected to attend the NACS Show?
Last year, more than 22,000 people attended the NACS Show from more than 50 countries and more than 1,300 companies exhibited.
What are the Exhibit Hall Hours?
- Sunday, October 13 11:30 am – 5:30 pm
- Monday, October 14 11:30 am – 5:30 pm
- Tuesday, October 15 10:00 am – 2:30 pm
What is the cost to attend the NACS Show and how do I register?
View registration and pricing information here.
What is the registration deadline?
For the most savings on registration, we encourage you to register by July 31, 2013, to receive our Super Saver rate. The advance registration deadline is October 4 — after this date you must register onsite (and pay the onsite registration fees).
Do I have to be a NACS member to attend?
You do not have to be a NACS member to attend the Show. However, members do receive discounted registration rates. For more information on becoming a member visit NACS Membership.
Can spouses attend the NACS Show?
Yes, all spouses are welcome to attend. They can register at the attendee spouse rate.
Are government rates available?
No, we do not offer government rates to attend the Show.
Are complimentary badges offered to prospective exhibitors?
No, you must purchase a full registration to attend the NACS Show. Click here to register. For more information on exhibiting contact:
- Alison Daniels
For Facility Operations, Food Equipment and Foodservice Programs, or Technology area information
- Donovan Woods
For Merchandise, Candy & Snacks area information.
- Leigh Walls
For PEI/NACS Petroleum Equipment & Services area information
Are children allowed on the Show floor?
Children 16 and older must be registered as an attendee for admission into the exposition. Children 15 and younger do not need to be registered in order to visit the Show floor. All children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult at all times while on the Show floor. Absolutely no one under the age of 16 will be allowed on the Show floor during move in and move out hours — this includes infants.
What is the cancellation policy?
All cancellations must be received in writing and emailed or faxed to firstname.lastname@example.org or 1 (980) 233-3800. All cancellations received on or before September 10, 2013, will be assessed a $25 administrative fee. After September 10, the full amount of the registration fee will be forfeited. Registrations can be transferred to another person within your company at any time without penalty.
Will I receive a confirmation/receipt of my registration?
Yes, confirmations (which also serve as your receipt) are sent via email within 2 working days of receiving your registration form. If you do not receive a confirmation please email email@example.com or call (800) 521-7621.
Will badges be mailed in advance of the NACS Show?
Yes, badges are mailed in advance to all attendees who register by August 31, 2013. You will need to bring your badge with you to the NACS Show and pick up a badge holder at one of our onsite Badge Holder Pick-Up locations. If you do not receive your badge in advance, please go to NACS Registration at the Georgia World Congress Center during registration hours.
What are the registration hours?
Friday, October 11 8:00 am – 5:00 pm (Exhibitors Only)
Saturday, October 12 7:30 am – 5:30 pm
Sunday, October 13 7:30 am – 5:30 pm
Monday, October 14 7:30 am – 5:30 pm
Tuesday, October 15 7:30 am – 2:30 pm
What is the schedule of events?
View the schedule of events.
How can I obtain a list of attendees?
An online attendee directory from the 2012 NACS Show is available, which allows you to search by last name, company, title and region. The 2013 attendee directory will be available in August. A mailing list of NACS Show attendees is only available to current exhibitors. Exhibitors should refer to the Exhibitor Services Kit for an order form.
Is smoking allowed inside Georgia World Congress Center?
Smoking is not allowed in the GWCC.
What should I wear?
Business casual dress is appropriate for all events. Please remember to wear comfortable shoes as the Show floor is close to 1,000,000 gross square feet! The average temperatures in Atlanta in October are: High 72°F (22°C) and Low 56°F (13°C).
When and where is the Welcome Reception?
There isn't one! Actually, there is — we've just changed the name to the NACS Show Kick-Off Party.
A series of evening events will help attendees extend their networking opportunities beyond traditional expo hours:
- NACS Show Kick-Off Party | Saturday, October 12 | 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Held on Atlanta’s “Restaurant Row,” less than two blocks from the Georgia World Congress Center, the kick-off party replaces the traditional Welcome Reception. In addition to planned entertainment, attendees are eligible for a “Golden Ticket,” with winners receiving a limo party, spending money and access to exclusive parties all week. This event is included for all full and Sunday One Day registrations. Booth personnel may purchase tickets for $75 each with their registration.
- NACS Show Tailgate Party Sunday | October 13 | 5:30 pm – 6:45 pm
Conveniently located in the Hall C lobby of the Georgia World Congress Center, attendees can watch NFL games and highlights on flat-screen TVs, as well as participate in onsite games and activities. This event is open to all NACS Show participants and is NOT a ticketed event.
- NACS Show 2014 Launch Party | Monday, October 14 | 5:30 pm – 6:45 pm
Conveniently located in the Hall C lobby of the Georgia World Congress Center and featuring bands and other entertainment. The event allows attendees to learn more about other industry events that can help grow their business in 2014 and beyond. This event is open to all NACS Show participants and is NOT a ticketed event.
When is the Opening General Session?
It will be on October 13, 10:00 am – 11:15 am.
When is the Closing General Session?
It will be on October 15, 8:45 am – 10:00 am.
How can I make a hotel reservation?
Visit NACS Show Hotel & Travel for a list of hotels, descriptions and rates and to book your hotel reservation online. Or you can call NACS Show Housing at (866) 983-6227 or (404) 842-0000 to book by phone.
Do you offer shuttle service to the NACS Show?
Yes, shuttle service will be provided to and from the Georgia World Congress Center to most hotels in the NACS Show housing block with the exception of hotels that are within walking distance to the GWCC.