What is the NACS Show?
The NACS Show provides the most comprehensive representation of products and services for the convenience and fuel retailing industry. Retailers 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. Last year, almost 25,000 people attended the NACS Show from almost 63 countries and more than 1,200 companies exhibited. For more information about what’s happening in 2018, explore this year’s NACS Show.
When and Where is the NACS Show?
The 2018 NACS Show will be held October 7-10 at Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, NV, USA.
• Educational Programming – October 7-10, 2018
• NACS Show Expo – October 8-10, 2018
Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC)
3150 Paradise Rd,
Las Vegas, NV 89019
How many people are expected to attend the NACS Show?
What is the schedule of events?
The Preliminary Schedule of Events will be updated with additional information on speakers in the coming months and is subject to change without notice.
What are the Exhibit Hall Hours?
Monday, October 8 10:30 am – 5:30 pm (New Exhibitor Area)
11:30 am – 5:30 pm
Tuesday, October 9 10:30 am – 5:30 pm (New Exhibitor Area)
11:30 am – 5:30 pm
Wednesday, October 10 9:00 am – 1:30 pm (New Exhibitor Area)
9:00 am – 1:30 pm
When is the Opening General Session?
The Opening General Session will take place on Sunday, October 7 from 3:45 pm – 5:00 pm at the Westgate.
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When is the Closing General Session?
The Closing General Session will take place on Wednesday, October 10 from 8:00 am – 9:00 am at the Westgate.
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Is smoking allowed inside Las Vegas Convention Center?
Smoking and vaping will not be permitted in the NACS Show exhibit hall, or anywhere inside Las Vegas Convention Center. Designated outdoor smoking areas will be available.
Is the NACS Show wheelchair-accessible?
Absolutely. Scootaround, Inc. offers onsite rentals of mobility scooters, wheelchairs, PowerChairs and oxygen equipment. It is strongly encouraged to reserve your mobility equipment in advance. It willl be delivered to your Las Vegas area hotel. Daily and weekly rates are available with operators on call seven days a week at (888) 441-7575, or visit scootaround.com/rentals.htm.
What is the cost to attend the NACS Show?
Registration fees vary depending on your category of registration. Pricing Information
How do I register to attend?
Attendee Registration is open! Register Now
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 NACS Membership visit NACS Membership.
Can spouses attend the NACS Show?
Yes, all spouses are welcome to attend. They can register as a spouse and pay the appropriate attendee rate. More information to come when registration opens.
What is the cancellation policy?
In the event you must cancel your registration, you must inform NACS in writing via email to NACS@experient-inc.com. Cancellations received on or before September 7, 2018 will be assessed an administrative fee equal to 10% of the amount paid for registration. After September 7, 2018, the full registration fee will be forfeited. No refunds will be given after this date under any circumstances. Transfer of registration to another person within your company may be done at any time without penalty.
Can I share my badge with another attendee or exhibitor?
Attendees & exhibitors may NOT exchange, give, trade or sell their NACS Show badge to anyone. Anyone found in violation of this policy will be immediately removed from the convention and no refund for registration fees paid will be provided. Exhibitors caught sharing or purchasing exhibitor badges for retailer/buyer attendees will lose all exhibiting priority points for 2018 (maximum 8 points).
Are government rates available?
No, we do not offer government rates to attend the Show.
Onsite Registration & Express Badge Pick-Up Information
For those that have pre-registered, badges are not mailed in advance. Please visit Express Badge Pick-Up locations for locations and hours. If you did not pre-register please visit Onsite Registration Information for onsite registration information and hours.
How can I make a hotel reservation?
NACS Show Housing is open! Visit NACS Show Housing for hotel options and to secure your accommodations.
Do you offer shuttle service to the NACS Show?
Yes, shuttle service will be provided to and from the Las Vegas Convention Center to most hotels in the NACS Show housing block, except for hotels near the LVCC that are considered “walk hotels”. View the shuttle schedule here.
With more than 50 education sessions, how can I be sure get the most impact from the ones I am able to attend?
NACS Show education sessions are largely designed for retailer attendees, with topics designed and curated by industry leaders from the NACS Convention Content Committee. Suppliers can attend the clearly marked Supplier session, or can upgrade to a full conference badge here.
Preparation is crucial to ensuring that you attend sessions of real value to you and that provide solutions to your current business challenges. Being thoughtful about planning will help you get the most out of the NACS Show. Explore our 50+ education sessions, sign up for sessions that appeal to you, and start building your plan today.
What should I wear?
The average temperatures in Las Vegas during October range from 82 degrees during the day to 58 degrees in the evening. Business/business casual attire and comfortable walking shoes are recommended in education sessions and exhibit hall. Business/business casual attire is recommended for the NACS Kick-Off Party. For other evening events, please contact the hosting company regarding attire.
How can I obtain a list of attendees?
An online attendee directory, which allows you to search by last name, company, title and region, is currently available. A mailing list of 2018 NACS Show attendees will only be available to current exhibitors. Exhibitors should refer to the Exhibitor Services Kit for an order form.
Are there special airline discounts available?
Please check back for information regarding airline discounts for the NACS Show.
Is there somewhere at the NACS Show I can find all of this information?
Yes! Our information booths will be located in the LVCC Grand Lobby and the Westgate Paradise Event Center. The hours of operation for the information booths will be:
Saturday, October 6 7:30 am – 6:00 pm
Sunday, October 7 7:30 am – 6:00 pm
Monday, October 8 7:30 am – 6:00 pm
Tuesday, October 9 7:30 am – 6:00 pm
Wednesday, October 10 7:30 am – 1:30 pm
Is there anywhere else I can access this information?
Yes! We have online, digital tools that make it easy for you to plan ahead before your time at the NACS Show in Las Vegas, including a NACS Show mobile app for your digital device. This tool will help you plan (and update) your schedule wherever you are. For more information, click here.
I’ve never been to Las Vegas before! Where should I eat?
Las Vegas has a thriving dining scene. For many of the restaurants, it’s best to make your reservations ahead of time.
Check back soon for details on exhibiting at the 2019 NACS Show (October 2-4) in Atlanta.
Important information if you are travelling to the NACS Show from abroad.
Visa Application Process
Changes to the visa policy and procedures are expected to increase the amount of time it takes to obtain a visa. It is extremely important that you apply for your visa early.
Although information on the changes to the visa application process is outlined here, please refer to the U.S. Department of State's Visa information web page for the most complete, up-to-date information. You can also refer to the U.S. Department of State's Business Visa Center for more information.
During the registration process, if using an international address, you will have the option to create and print your personalized visa cover letter.
A personal appearance interview is required as a standard part of this process. This can increase the processing time. It is expected fewer waivers will be granted for the interview portion of the process.
NACS cannot assist you with the interview process, nor can anyone representing NACS call the embassy or consulate on your behalf to provide support for granting a visa. If you are denied a visitor visa, you may re-apply if there is new evidence to overcome the basis for the refusal. In the absence of new evidence, consular officers are not required to re-examine such cases.
Finding the US Embassy or Consulate
Please visit usembassy.state.gov to find the U.S. Embassy or Consulate in your country.
Visa Waiver Program
The Visa Waiver Program (VWP) enables citizens of certain countries to travel to the United States for tourism or business for 90 days or less without obtaining a visa. Not all countries participate in the VWP. Visit this page to find information about the US Visa Waiver Program, requirements, eligibility and more relevant details.
A machine-readable passport has biographical data entered on the data page according to international specifications. The size of the passport and photograph, and arrangement of data fields, especially the two lines of printed OCR-B machine readable data, meet the standards of the International Civil Aviation Organization, Doc 9303, Part 1 Machine Readable Passports. OCR-B means the type is Optical Character Reader size B. If there are questions about your passport, after carefully reviewing this information, and any information that may be available to you from your country, you may want to contact the passport issuing agency or authority in your country of citizenship at the U.S. Department of State's Visa information web page.
Visa Waiver Program Requirements