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Pre-Show Prep Experience

The NACS Pre-Show Prep Experience is designed to equip exhibitors and their logistics teams with the tools necessary for a successful NACS Show. Taking place on site at McCormick Place July 18 and 19, 2017, this pre-Show event is specifically for 2017 NACS Show exhibitors.

First time NACS Show exhibitors have told us there's great value in getting to know the NACS Show before arriving on site. This program gives you onsite access as well as unlimited resources to guide you through your 2017 NACS Show from set up to execution. If you have new staff on your team, were planning a site visit to Chicago or just need to learn more about the 2017 NACS Show, this is the event for you.

The NACS Pre-Show Prep Experience includes:

  • A Guided facility tour
    Learn the traffic flow to and from key locations at the NACS Show
  • Service Contractors Q&A
    Hear the best ways to save money and promote your company on site
  • Endless Networking Opportunities
    Connect with NACS exhibits staff and Exhibitor Advisory Committee and share success stories with other seasoned exhibitors
  • Access to Behind the Scenes at Freeman
    See what it takes to build the NACS Show from the ground up

Best of all, it's free and your company receives 2 bonus priority points*!

*Maximum total of 2 bonus priority points can be earned per exhibiting company for confirmed participants.

Contact your account manager with any questions.

Schedule of Events
​ ​TUESDAY, JULY 18 | McCormick Place

​12:00 PM – 12:30 PM

Lunch

12:30 PM – 2:45 PM ​

NACS Show Start-to-Finish: Presentation & Discussion
Representatives from official show vendors including Freeman, McCormick Place, Savor, and Map Your Show will discuss your booth set up and a variety of NACS Show services.

​2:45 PM – 3:00 PM

Break

​3:00 PM – 4:15 PM

McCormick Place Facility Tour | Guided by the NACS Show Expo team and key contacts from McCormick Place staff, this walking tour of McCormick Place will include locations of key NACS Show attractions and review the predicted traffic flow of attendees in various areas at the event.

​4:30 PM – 6:00 PM

​Networking Happy Hour & Contractor Fair | Enjoy a cold beverage while you network with other exhibitors and show service providers.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 19 | Freeman Chicago​ ​

​7:00 AM

Shuttle to Freeman Facility | Departs from Hyatt Regency McCormick Place.

​7:30 AM – 8:00 AM

Breakfast | Hosted by Freeman.

​8:00 AM – 9:30 AM

Freeman Facility Tour | This behind the scenes tour of Freeman will show how all of the logistical pieces come together. Get a firsthand look at their expertise in freight delivery, storage, and providing carpet and furniture. Please wear closed-toe shoes to this tour!

​9:45 AM

Return Shuttle to Hyatt Regency McCormick Place.

 

 NACS Account Managers

 

Contact NACS and PEI exhibit sales representatives.

Hunter Club Exhibitors
Leigh Walls
(703) 518-4215

 
 

Merchandise, Candy & Snacks area
Kym Selph
(703) 518-4267

 
 

Facility Operations, Foodservice and Technology areas
Jeff McQuilkin
(703) 518-4273

 
 

PEI Priority Club and Fuel Equipment & Services area
Bob Young
(918) 236-3966

 
 
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