NACS 2017
Annual Convention 

June 27 to 29 - Milwaukee, WI

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The annual National Association of Consumer Shows is a "must" event every year for the consumer show professional.  Convention program focuses on the issues facing consumer show professionals. Attendees interact with and learn from industry leaders and colleagues at the presentations and networking events. On the exhibit floor, members meet representatives from leading companies and learn about the best products, services, and technologies available.

Members receive discounted registration fees, making the NACS convention one of the lowest-cost opportunities to increase knowledge for a successful business.

Featured Speakers

1. Corbin Ball, CSP, CMP
Opening Keynote on Wednesday, June 28 at 9:00 am

International speaker, consultant and writer
Helps clients worldwide use technology to save time and improve productivity


2. Josh Curcio
General Session on Wednesday, June 28 at 10:10 am

COO/Partner of protocol 80, Inc.
Improves lead generation and customer acquisition using inbound marketing for B2B companies

3. Michael Hughes
General Session on Wednesday, June 28 at 3:30 pm

Managing Director Research & Consulting at Access Intelligence, LLC / Event Marketer Magazine
Leverages industry leading data, market expertise and experience to provide insights that improve business performance


4. Deputy Chief Steve E. Georgas
Morning Keynote on Thursday, June 29 at 9:00 am

Chief Security Officer for Chicago Police Department - Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority
Speaks and provides training on handling large scale events, nationally and internationally


5. Jonathan Howe
Breakout Session on Thursday, June 29 at 1:00 pm

President and a Senior and Founding Partner of Howe & Hutton, Ltd.
Recognized as one of the true leaders of the not-for-profit organization bar as well as the hospitality and meetings, travel, incentive, hotel, and trade show industries


6. Eric Udler
Breakout Session on Thursday, June 29 at 1:00 pm

Producer, All Show Services
Seasoned show producer with experience implementing registrations and promotions that increase attendance

7. Sean Diehl
Closing Keynote on Thursday, June 29 at 1:00 pm

Director of Marketing at BGV Marketing Services
Translates consumer data into larger and strong sponsorships


Featured Events

1. NACS First-Timers Reception at the Wisconsin Center
Tuesday, June 27 at 5:00 pm

This special event is just for our newest convention participants - those who have never attended an NACS Convention! Light hors d'oeuvres and drink tickets will be provided.  Guests will have the opportunity to meet some of the NACS Board of Directors, members and leaders.  First-timers will learn about ways to take advantage of the resources and connections provided throughout the convention. By invitation only.

2. NACS Welcome Reception at the Wisconsin Center
Tuesday, June 27 at 5:45 pm

Catch-up with friends and colleagues that you haven't seen since last year's convention! 

3. NACS Night Out at The Garden
Wednesday, June 28 at 6:00 pm

Enjoy some down time with colleagues at The Garden - one of Milwaukee's premier event spaces - and unwind after a full day of education.  The Garden's modern interior and incomparable style is just a short walk from The Pfister Hotel. Heavy hors d'oeuvres and drink tickets will be provided. 

Registration Fees

NACS Regular/Producer Member Registration Fee: 
First Regular Member - $495.00 
Additional Regular Member (from same company location) - $425.00 *

NACS Associate Member Registration Fee: 
First Associate Member - $695.00 
Additional Associate Member (from same company location) - $625.00 * 
Additional Exhibitor Rep - $300.00

Non-Member Registration Fee: 
Non-Member Producer FIRST-TIME Attendee - $495.00 ** 
Non-Member Producer RETURNING Attendee - $695.00 
Non-Member Associate/Supplier FIRST-TIME Attendee - $595.00
Non-Member Associate/Supplier RETURNING Attendee - $795.00 
Non-Member Additional Exhibitor Rep - $450.00

Registration fees are based on the membership status of each member (individual or company). If you are an "Additional" registrant, you must be a current member (individual or company) to receive the discounted pricing.

*To qualify for Additional Member discount, you will need to list the name of the first member registrant.

 **Special Introductory Offer 2017 Convention Only

Hotel Information 

The Pfister
424 E. Wisconsin Ave.
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Room Reservations

Reservations should be made at The Pfister by Sunday, June 5, 2017. A special discounted rate has been secured for our convention guests ($199 for a single/double standard room). Applicable state and local taxes are not included. Rates will be available three days before and after the convention dates for your convenience. We strongly encourage you to reserve your room early. Reservations made after June 5 are on a rate and space availability basis. Please be aware of the hotel's reservation details including deposit and cancellation policies.

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Exhibit and Sponsorship Opportunities 
are available!

Support NACS and the consumer show industry! We have a variety of fantastic opportunities available to showcase your products and services at this year's convention.  

  • CLICK HERE to purchase an exhibit or sponsorship

  • CLICK HERE for a PDF of the exhibitor and sponsorship brochure