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 in Atlanta, July 16-17, 2019, this pre-Show event is specifically for 2019 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 from set up to execution. If you have new staff on your team, were planning a site visit to Atlanta or just need to learn more about the 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
  • NACS Show Discussion – Keys to Success
    NACS staff, exhibitors, and vendors will share tips, tricks, and personal experiences to help.
  • Networking Opportunities 
    Connect with NACS staff and other seasoned exhibitors to share success stories and gain insider knowledge
  • Access to Behind the Scenes at Freeman 
    See what it takes to build the NACS Show from the ground up, along with new trends in exhibiting

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 16 | Georgia World Congress Center

12:00 PM – 12:30 PM

Lunch & Registration

12:30 PM – 2:45 PM

NACS Show Start-to-Finish: Keys to Success
Hear about the best ways to maximize and plan for the NACS Show. NACS Staff and NACS Show exhibitors will share tips, tricks, and personal experiences.

2:45 PM – 3:00 PM


3:00 PM – 4:15 PM

Facility Tour | Guided by the NACS Show Expo team and key contacts from the Georgia World Congress Center staff, this walking tour 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 17 | Freeman Atlanta

7:00 AM

Shuttle to Freeman Facility | Departs from hotel

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 the logistical pieces come together. Learn about new industry trends and strategies to keep your booth fresh and current. Please wear closed-toe shoes to this tour!

9:45 AM

Airport Return Shuttle to Hartsfield-Atlanta