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What does “NAMA” stand for?
NAMA stands for the National Automatic Merchandising Association.
What does NAMA do?
NAMA is the national trade association for the entire convenience services industry, including the food and refreshment vending, coffee service and foodservice management industries, including on-site, commissary, catering and micro markets. Our membership is comprised of service companies, equipment manufacturers and suppliers of products and services to operating service companies.
Where and when is the The NAMA Show?
The 2020 NAMA Show will take place May 6-8, 2020 in Nashville, Tenn., at the Music City Center.
Is there a membership to your association and how much is it?
Yes, there are different categories of membership. Learn more about NAMA membership or contact NAMA Membership at 888-337-8363 or members@namanow.org.
Do you have to be a member or meet any criteria to attend The NAMA Show?
You do not need to be a member of NAMA to attend The NAMA Show, although pricing is considerably lower for members. Anyone involved in the coffee service, micro market and vending industries are welcome to attend The NAMA Show.
How much does it cost to attend The NAMA Show?
There are different price levels. Once registration is open, pricing will be listed on the registration page. 2020 pricing will be announced soon.
Is the registration fee the same for my spouse?
Yes, the pricing will be the same for spouses as it is for the member/non-member attendee.
Can children attend?
Yes, children are welcome on the show floor. Children under the age of 18 can attend The NAMA Show free of charge. Please note: Strollers are not allowed on the show floor.
Does my personal care assistant have to pay for a registration badge?
No, if you have a disability and require a personal care assistant, they will receive a complimentary visitor badge when you register together.
Are educational sessions included in my registration fee?
All of our exciting keynote speakers and many other educational programs are included, unless otherwise noted.
What is the attire?
The recommended attire is business or business-casual.


How do I apply to exhibit?
Download the exhibit space contract to apply.
Which booths are still available?
Check the floor plan for booth availability or contact Anthony O’Shea at 770.432.8410, x109 or aoshea@namanow.org.
What other organizations will be at The NAMA Show?
View the complete exhibitor list, composed of vending machine manufacturers; manufacturers of vendible, coffee-related and foodservice products; micro markets; suppliers of goods and services that aid vending, coffee service and foodservice and micro market operators in running their businesses.
Do you need to be a member of NAMA to exhibit?
Yes, exhibiting at The NAMA Show is a benefit of membership. However, this requirement is waived for new exhibitors as determined by NAMA. If a new exhibitor doesn’t join NAMA, they will pay the non-member exhibitor fee. To exhibit in subsequent years, they will need to join NAMA. All previous exhibitors at The NAMA Show must be a member in good standing to be eligible to exhibit. Please contact our membership department at members@namanow.org, for more information. Please also see the NAMA Business and Ethical Standards.
How do I reserve a booth?
For companies that begin with letters A-M, please contact Anthony O’Shea at 770.432.8410, x109 or aoshea@namanow.org. For companies that begin with letters N – Z, please contact Katie Burke at 770.432.8410, x156 or kburke@namanow.org.
What will be included in my booth exhibit package?
Booth packages include 14.5 hours of exhibit time. Additionally, your booth exhibit package includes:

  • Three (3) badges for the first 100 square feet of exhibit space purchased.
  • One (1) badge for each additional 100 square feet purchased.
  • 8’ back drape, 3’ side drape, and one (1) 7″ x 44″ booth sign
  • Company listing and booth number in The NAMA Show Program Guide, including both alphabetical and equipment/product listing sections.
  • Company listing including description and product listing on the The NAMA 365 App and the online floor plan.
  • Opportunity to list show exclusives offered at your booth.
  • Complimentary dry storage for your vendible products, supplies and equipment (labor charges apply for booth deliveries).
What is not included in my booth exhibit package?
  • Carpet or other floor covering
  • Furniture rental
  • Electrical, telecom and other utilities
  • Material handling and labor charges
  • Audio visual, floral, photography and other services (as outlined in the Exhibitor Manual)
  • Lead retrieval services
What benefits do you offer to new exhibitors?
In addition to everything that comes with your Booth Exhibit Package, as a new exhibitor you will also receive:

  • New Exhibitor Ribbon to readily identify your company as “New” to The NAMA Show
  • The opportunity to join NAMA at a special rate for your first year.
  • Special listing of Company Name and Booth Number in The NAMA Show Program Guide.
What deadlines do I need to know?
Dates and deadlines can be found on the exhibit page.
What will the exhibitor manual include and when will it be available?
The exhibitor manual includes all order forms, booth furnishing and carpet options, booth cleaning information, labor rates, etc. It will be available approximately 90 days before the show. Global Experience Specialists (GES) is the general service contractor for The NAMA Show, and they will offer a discount on all services ordered before the published deadline.
How do I update my exhibitors listing or add a description?
To update your exhibitor listing visit your exhibitor portal. If you have not received an email with access to your exhibitor portal, please contact Karen Cassidy at kcassidy@namanow.org. You may have an outstanding booth or membership payment.
How can I get involved?
Contact Sponsorship Manager, Anthony O’Shea, aoshea@namanow.org, or Katie Burke, kburke@namanow.org, for information on how to boost your presence at the show.
Where can I find additional information?
Visit our exhibitor page to reserve your booth, review dates and deadlines and find additional resources. Our Exhibitor Manual will be coming soon with NAMA’s exhibitor toolkit, your guide to marketing your presence at The NAMA Show and making the most of your exhibit investment.
Who should I contact with additional questions?
NAMA Exhibit Manager, Karen Cassidy, 770-432-8410 ext. 139 or kcassidy@namanow.org.

About NAMA - Founded in 1936, NAMA is the association representing the $25 billion U.S. convenience services industry. With more than 1,000 member companies – including many of the world’s most recognized brands – NAMA provides advocacy, education and research for its membership. Visit www.namanow.org.

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