Why Be an NACS Member?

Get all you need to succeed.  NACS membership is your most valuable professional asset. Maximize your potential.  Advance your business as you elevate the industry. Expand your connections.  Build your networks to increase your resources. Change the consumer show industry for the better.  Add your voice to the industry’s advocacy efforts. Stay ahead of the learning curve.  Keep your knowledge and practices up-to-the-minute. You belong with us. 

Join NACS today.There's never been a more important time to be a member of NACS.  We are a recognized leader in the consumer show industry.  Your NACS membership benefits your career as well as your profession — an invaluable investment that will pay dividends throughout your future.

Benefits of Being an NACS Member

  • Education & Networking: NACS hosts a comprehensive program of educational and networking events — ranging from our multi-day educational conference, the NACS Annual Convention to hour-long webinars.
  • Industry News & Information: One of the most important functions of NACS is to disseminate quality information to our members. We accomplish this through our quarterly NACS newsletter, industry surveys, membership directory and our website.
  • Business & Marketing Tools: NACS members tell us that the NACS Tool Kit, which features over two dozen operation resources, is among the best benefits of being a part of our association.  In addition, we provide members with NACS logos to promote their support of the industry.
  • Industry Advocacy: NACS is the recognized leader in the consumer show industry.  We are regularly called upon by the media and industry partners to represent the consumer show industry's voice.
  • Cost Savings: Plain and simple: NACS saves our members money. Through various exclusive partnerships, including show cancellation and liability insurance programs, we extend cost-saving opportunities to our members.
  • A money back guarantee. If you're not satisfied with your NACS membership after your first year, we'll refund your paid dues.

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Testimonials


 "I look forward to receiving my NACS newsletters and would never miss a convention, as I always come away with tips to help me improve our shows. NACS provides not only great information, but a wonderful network of other show producers and resources to help me continue to grow our shows."  -Barbara Pudney, Vice President, Paragon Group, Inc.


"The American Academy of Pediatrics recently launched its first consumer event – the Healthy Children Conference & Expo. Throughout the planning process, I’ve often referred back to lessons learned at NACS events, or called on fellow NACS members for their insights and expertise. The content and the connections have made my membership in NACS truly invaluable. I look forward to greater participation in the association in the years to come!"
Joanne M. Bonaminio, Manager, Consumer Tradeshows, American Academy of Pediatrics

 “I have been a member of various event-related associations over the years, but found that most of them focus almost exclusively on trade shows. When I joined NACS, I found an organization that focused solely on consumer shows and events. The materials presented at the conventions, the content in the newsletters, the people I network with – all are valuable resources to me as a consumer show producer. I look forward to the NACS convention every year!"
John Marriott, Motor Trend Auto Shows


 "NACS provides me with a valuable resource for face to face candid conversation, honest interaction and casual interaction with peers that produce consumer events and have experienced challenges as our company. On many occasions the information gleaned from events (and NACS resources) have saved us money and provided ideas for enhancing our event. I STRONGLY encourage anyone in our industry to join and become involved."
Bill Medved, COO, The Metropolitan Cooking & Entertaining Show


Membership Types & Eligibility

Individual Regular/Producer Member - $295

Regular members are individuals directly engaged in the business of producing consumer shows and are associated with an entity that has produced or managed at least one consumer show within the past 24 months. Each individual must provide the show information of a show produced within the last two years as qualification of membership.

Individual Associate Member - $295

Associate members are professionals allied with the consumer show industry, i.e., facility representatives, decorators, advertising agencies, insurance companies, anyone interested in the consumer show industry, etc.

NACS’ NEW! Corporate Membership allows an unlimited number of your employees to receive the benefits of membership.

NEW! Corporate Regular/Producer Member - $495

Regular members are companies directly engaged in the business of producing consumer shows and have produced or managed at least one consumer show within the past 24 months. The Corporate Regular/Producer members shall have one dues amount for all representatives. Please complete page 3 of application.

NEW! Corporate Associate Member - $495

Associate members are professionals allied with the consumer show industry, i.e., facility representatives, decorators, advertising agencies, insurance companies, anyone interested in the consumer show industry, etc. Corporate Associate member dues are assessed based on the specific location of the facility or company. Please complete page 3 of application.

If you have any questions regarding membership, reach out to us in the NACS office; we'll be happy to help!  Call us at 800.728.6227 or email info@nacslive.com.