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NACS Show 2021
  • Conference: October 5-8, 2021
  • Expo: October 6-8, 2021
  • McCormick Place | Chicago

Exhibit Hall

Floor Plans

View the 2021 floor plans below. Online floor plans will change frequently, please refresh the link to view the most current layout. View your preferred booth locations in your product-based Pavilion.

Expo Layout - Product Areas

NACS has segmented the exhibit halls into five main categories to enable buyers to shop for products and services efficiently. Exhibiting suppliers must display at least 60% of product applicable for a specific area to qualify. View product categories (PDF) associated with each area. The five product areas are:

  • Facility Development & Store Operations
  • Food Equipment & Foodservice Programs 
  • Fuel Equipment & Services
  • Merchandise, Candy & Snacks
  • Technology

Exhibit Hall Entrances

The 2021 NACS Show will be located in Hall A (South Building) and Hall B (North Building) at McCormick Place Convention Center. 

Key Locations for Attendees

  • NACS General and Education Sessions (Lakeside Center)
  • PEI Education Sessions (South Building levels 4 & 5)
  • Main registration (TBD)
  • Express Badge Pick-up (various locations throughout McCormick Place)
  • Hunter Club Lounge (TBD)
  • New Exhibitor Area (Hall A – South Building)

Cannabis and Illegal Product Statement

The NACS Show welcomes exhibitors who are selling legal products in a legal manner. NACS does not independently evaluate the legality of the products shown in the exposition but any product of which NACS becomes aware that is not a legal product or that is not being offered in a legal manner will be removed from the NACS Show. Read more...

Business Appointment Centers

Exhibitors can reserve convenient meeting space on the show floor for customer and/or staff meetings. Business Appointment Centers will be available in various areas throughout McCormick Place. Contact Jessica Rowe to reserve space and check availability in June 2021.

Cool New Products Preview Room

A popular attraction for attendees. The Cool New Products Preview Room will be located in Hall A (South Building). Exhibitors can purchase space starting in May 2021.

**NO Smoking or Vaping Allowed in the Exhibit Hall**
Smoking and Vaping will not be allowed in the exhibit hall. Outdoor smoking areas will be available.

2021 Expo Hours & Rules


Wednesday, October 6
10:30 am – 5:30 pm (New Exhibitor Area)
11:30 am – 5:30 pm (Main Exhibits)

Thursday, October 7
10:30 am – 5:30 pm (New Exhibitor Area)
11:30 am – 5:30 pm (Main Exhibits)

Friday, October 8
9:00 am – 1:30 pm (All Exhibits)

View Complete Schedule

Expo Rules & Regulations