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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.

Together in 2021 will take place August 18-20 in New Orleans at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.

There are different categories of membership. Learn more about NAMA membership or contact NAMA Membership at 888.337.8363 or 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 and Coffee Tea & Water - Together in 2021.

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 August 20, 2021. If you register as a member but your company's membership expires before August 20, 2021, you will be contacted to renew your membership or you will be charged the balance for the non-member rate at badge pick-up. Call 888-337-8363 or email registration@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 visitor badge when you register together.

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

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

The recommended attire is business or business casual.

Cancellations must be received in writing — submitted via email to TheNAMAShow@xpressreg.net by July 16, 2021 and will be assessed a $100 administrative fee for members and a $200 administrative fee for non-members. Refunds will not be available after July 16, 2021. If, for any reason, the event is cancelled, payment will be deferred to the next event.

We anticipate 300+ exhibitors to be at the in-person event to be held at the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.

Technology solutions are under review to provide participants who are unable to travel to New Orleans the opportunity to connect virtually.

We are pleased to be partnering with the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. They have implemented safety and health protocols to ensure the safest environment for NAMA to meet. Please check them out here.

Safety requirements for attendees include, but are not limited to, submitting to restrictions set in place during the event that may consist of daily temperature checks, wearing a mask at all times in indoor public areas, and engaging in appropriate physical distancing.

Please review the COVID-19 Liability Statement here

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 and Coffee Tea & Water – Together in 2021 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 and Coffee Tea & Water 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 and Coffee Tea & Water; 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 and Coffee Tea & Water Program Guide.

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 Coffee Tea & Water — Together in 2021, 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 Kisha Edwards, kedwards@namanow.org or 770.432.8410 x123.

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 Coffee Tea & Water – Together in 2021 and making the most of your exhibit investment.

In the event the event is interrupted or prevented to be held in any format, for any reason beyond the control of Show Management, then this Exhibit Space Application shall terminate and the exhibitor hereby waives any claim against Show Management for damages of any kind or nature by reason of such termination except that any unearned portion of the space rental due hereunder shall abate, or, if previously paid, shall be deferred by Show Management to The NAMA Show 2022.

All requests for cancellation of booth space must be sent to Show Management in writing. Cancellations made in writing prior to February 1, 2021 will be refunded less 50% of the total charges. Cancellations received after February 1, 2021 are not eligible for a refund. If at any point the exhibitor cancels and has not paid the deposit amount owed at the time of cancellation, such deposit shall then become a cancellation fee.

If you have questions, please contact Kisha Edwards at NAMA Event Customer Care, 770.432.8410 x123 or kedwards@namanow.org.