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General Registration Information:

Each booth space comes with the following:
  • One (1) skirted 6’ table
  • Two (2) chairs
  • One (1) wastebasket
  • Standard pipe and drape (8’ high back wall, 3’ high side rails)
  • Signage

Price: $1,600
Non-profit price: $800 (documentation required)

Each registered company receives:
  • Four (4) comped exhibitor badges (with access to Thursday/Friday breakfast and the Scrap Yard Sports Happy Hour)
  • One (1) comped event-only credential (with access to each of the after-hours/late-night events)
  • A ¼ page B/W ad in the Convention brochure and app
  • Company listing on NFCA website, Convention brochure and app

2018 Convention Exhibitor Application Available September 5th, 2018

Coming Soon!

2018 Convention Sponsorship Opportunities

2018 Exhibit Hall Layout

Welcome to the 2018 NFCA National Convention Exhibit Show registration page. We had a record breaking year in 2017 with 1,685 attendees, 135 exhibitors and 213 booth spaces occupied. We’re heading to downtown Chicago -- for the first time ever – from December 5-8, 2018. The exhibit show will run December 6-7.

Applications will be released Wednesday, September 5th, 2018 at 9am EST. Once available, you will register using the “Add to Cart” button located to the left in the blue panel. If you have any issues upon registering, please email events@nfca.org or call our office at 502-409-4600.

IMPORTANT: We are extremely limited on space this year due to the hotel’s size; there are only 52 out of 175 spaces remaining. We use loyalty rankings to determine your booth placement and any direct participation with the NFCA (prior to October 1) helps boost your ranking for booth placement: sponsorship opportunities, advertising dollars, event booth space, membership status, and much more. For more information, click below or email our Marketing & Sponsorships Specialist, Emily Allard, at emily@nfca.org.


Upon submitting your application, you will be responsible for the following information, including your compliance with our updated Exhibitor Guidelines

Please read the following before submitting your Exhibitor Application:

  • Contact Information

    Please provide the contact information for the individual who will be in attendance at the show. This person will be our show director and show decorator’s point of contact. Your company information will be displayed on our website, brochure and Convention app.

  • Exhibit Hall Activities

    Exhibitors are invited to donate product to the NFCA’s Silent Auction, held on Friday afternoon in the exhibit hall. Items of lower retail value may also be given away to attendees during the Scrap Yard Sports Happy Hour on Thursday evening from 5-6:30pm. Also NEW for this year, a coffee bar will be hosted inside the exhibit hall during breakfast on Friday morning.

  • Exhibitor Badges/Credentials

    The NFCA comps four (4) exhibitor badges per registered company. For each additional booth purchase, the NFCA will provide up to two (2) additional exhibitor badges. You may purchase more exhibitor badges through our office at $50/each. No company may have more than 10 exhibitor badges registered to their company. PLEASE NOTE: Exhibitor badges allow you access to the Exhibit Show, Thursday/Friday breakfast and the Scrap Yard Sports Happy Hour ONLY.

    Exhibitor Event-Only Credentials – The NFCA comps one (1) event-only credential (with access to each of the after-hours/late-night events) per registered company, regardless of the number of booth spaces purchased. Event-only credentials for after-hours/late-night events are available for purchase - at $25/each or $75 for all four parties – through our office or online.

    Exhibitor Convention Credential – If you wish to enjoy any other part of Convention outside of the Exhibit Show, including the opening session, speaker sessions, certain business/caucus meetings, etc. you may purchase an “Exhibitor Convention Credential” for a reduced rate of $200. Please call our office to take advantage of this option. You must be an employee of the registered, exhibiting company in order to take advantage of this discount.
    There will be a $75 fee for any lost badges.

  • 2018 Exhibit Show Schedule
    Wednesday, December 5

    Exhibitor Registration/Set-Up – 3-7pm

    Thursday, December 6
    Exhibitor Registration/Set-Up – 8-11am
    Exhibit Show OPEN – 11am-6:30pm
    Scrap Yard Sports Happy Hour – 5-6:30pm

    Friday, December 7
    Morning Coffee Bar – 7:30am-9am
    Silent Auction/Sports Attack Raffle – 12pm-1pm
    Exhibitor Tear Down/Move Out – 3-5pm

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