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Attendees

NAMA stands for the National Automatic Merchandising Association. 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, micro markets, pantry and unattended retail. Our membership is comprised of service companies, equipment manufacturers and suppliers of products and services to operating service companies.

The NAMA Show 2022 will take place April 6-8, 2022 at McCormick Place in Chicago.

The NAMA Show 2023 will take place May 10-12, 2023 at the Atlanta Convention Center in Atlanta.

There are different categories of membership. Learn more about NAMA membership or contact NAMA Membership at members@namanow.org.

You do not need to be a member of NAMA to attend, although pricing is considerably lower for members. Anyone involved in the coffee service, micro market, pantry, vending and unattended industries are welcome to attend The NAMA Show.

All pricing levels and detailed information is available on the registration page

To receive the member rate, your company's NAMA membership must be paid through April 8, 2022. If you register as a member but your company's membership expires before April 8, 2022, you will be contacted to renew your membership or you will be charged the balance for the non-member rate at badge pick-up. Email events@namanow.org for assistance with registration or to renew your membership. 

Yes, the pricing will be the same for spouses as it is for the member / non-member attendee.

No, if you have a disability and require a personal care assistant, they will receive a complimentary badge. Please email events@namanow.org

Yes, we welcome all hospitality students over the age of 18. Just show your student I.D. at registration and you may attend free of charge.

Children under the age of 18 will not be allowed on the trade show floor in 2022.

All of our exciting keynote speakers and many other educational programs are included, unless otherwise noted.

The recommended attire is business or business casual.

The cancellation policy for 2022 will be listed when registration opens.

Yes, there will be a virtual option if you are not able to travel to Chicago.

Health and safety guidelines are currently being established for the 2022 show.

Health and safety guidelines are currently being established for the 2022 show.

The statement will be posted when registration opens.

Exhibitors

Download the contract and rules form from the exhibit page or contact Anthony O’Shea at 770.432.8410 x109, aoshea@namanow.org or Katie Burke at 770.432.8410 x 156, kburke@namanow.org.

For booth availability contact Anthony O’Shea at 770.432.8410 x109, aoshea@namanow.org or Katie Burke at 770.432.8410 x 156, kburke@namanow.org.

The full exhibitor list will be available soon on the exhibit page. The exhibitor list is 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.

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 does not 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.

FOR COMPANIES BEGINNING WITH LETTERS A – M
Anthony O’Shea
aoshea@namanow.org
770.432.8410 x109

FOR COMPANIES BEGINNING WITH LETTERS N – Z
Katie Burke
kburke@namanow.org
770.432.8410 x156

The cost of carpet (required), furniture rental, electrical, WiFi, telecom and other utilities, material handling and labor charges, audio visual, floral, photographcy, etc., are not included in the above rate. These services can be ordered through the show kit which is available approximately 90 days prior to the show.

In addition to everything that comes with your booth exhibit package, as a new exhibitor you will also receive: 1) new exhibitor ribbon to readily identify your company as “new” to The NAMA Show; 2) the opportunity to join NAMA at a special rate for your first year; and 3) special listing of company name and booth number in The NAMA Show app.

A section of the show floor is dedicated to this pavilion. The Coffee Services Pavilion is only available to companies that serve the coffee service industry.

Dates and deadlines can be found on the exhibit page or on the GES Expresso site (coming soon).

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.

You can reach GES Monday – Friday from 6am – 5pm PST at 800.801.7648 or 702.515.5970 for international exhibitors.

Advance Shipment to Warehouse – information and deadlines coming soon.
Direct Shipment to Show Site – information and deadlines coming soon.

Information coming soon!

To update your exhibitor listing please contact namacares@namanow.org

Many opportunities exist to help connect you with your customers and prospects. Contact Sponsorship Managers Anthony O’Shea or Katie Burke for information on how to boost your presence at the show.

FOR COMPANIES BEGINNING WITH LETTERS A – M
Anthony O’Shea
aoshea@namanow.org
770.432.8410 x109

FOR COMPANIES BEGINNING WITH LETTERS N – Z
Katie Burke
kburke@namanow.org
770.432.8410 x156

Visit our exhibit 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.

The cancellation policy is listed in your exhibit contract.

If you have questions, please contact events@namanow.org.