About the National Association of Consumer Shows

Your Partner in Consumer Shows

The National Association of Consumer Shows (NACS) was founded in 1988 for the advancement of the consumer (public) show industry and to further the growth and professionalism of those involved in the production of consumer shows. The Association focuses solely on the issues of the public show industry through advocacy, education, and networking.

NACS is a friendly, accessible community in which consumer show producers at every level can learn, build relationships and grow professionally.

Our membership includes:

  • Regular/Producer Members: Individuals directly engaged in the business of producing consumer shows and are associated with an entity that has produced at least one show per year within the last two years.
  • Associate/Supplier Members: Professionals in related industry businesses (facilities, decorators, advertising agencies, insurance companies, etc.)

About the National Association of Consumer Shows

In 1987, a small group of consumer show producers met and decided they needed an organization solely devoted to the issues facing consumer show producers. 

Today, NACS keeps members aware of its activities and encourages their participation in helping to identify trends and patterns occurring within the industry, to work cooperatively with other industry organizations, and is acknowledged as the voice of the consumer show industry.  In addition, NACS assists its members by offering focused education through face to face meetings and networking venues that help them to increase their knowledge of the many aspects of producing a consumer show plus general business knowledge necessary to successfully manage their companies. 

NACS members annually produce and host shows which use millions of square feet of public and private exhibit space throughout the United States and Canada.  These shows bring significant value to the host facilities, communities, exhibitors, and attendees.