Leverage your Total Store Expo exhibit with proven strategies and resources that will help you prepare, execute and follow-up with maximum effectiveness.

Exhibit Hall Hours

Sunday, August 20, from 11:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Retailer Exhibit Hall Preview - 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Monday, August 21, from 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday, August 22, from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.


Your portal to your company’s profile, leads and online appointment planner.


Collaborative Meeting Agenda

Developing your meeting agenda with your trading partner will ensure you are addressing the most compelling topics with the right decision-makers and influencers in the meeting. NACDS has created the Collaborative Agenda template for companies to use with their trading partners to co-create the agenda.


Guide to Success

Developed by members of the Membership & Conferences, Education Resources, and Communications Subcommittees of the NACDS Retail Advisory Board; this primer is for first-time attendees and seasoned participants who are interested in maximizing their opportunities at the NACDS Total Store Expo. It includes detailed information about the meeting and proven tactics others have found helpful. The sole focus of this document is to help you prepare for and gain greater value from your participation in NACDS meetings. Your preparation, conduct, and follow-up to these meetings will determine your company’s unique Return on Investment (ROI).

Guide to Success

Made in USA

With the consumer purchasing trend of “buying American” increasing in popularity, NACDS wants to help promote your “Made In USA” products to our retail attendees. 

If you have a product or products that are “Made in USA” and would like online recognition for them, simply complete the online form..

Made in USA Form Made in USA Products


In order to assist you in preparing for the Total Store Expo, NACDS will conduct a number of webinars focusing on important information, details and technology. Webinar invitations, with the participation details, will be sent to the Booth Logistics and Appointment Contact for each booth. For questions about these webinars, please contact

Exhibitor Tools, Tips and Tricks

Learn about everything we provide to make this your most successful show of the year. We’ll review the online resources, member benefits, your Guide to Success and how to leverage press, technology and social media at our show. All exhibitor attendees and planners are welcome to attend.

Webinar Dates: 

Tuesday, May 30 at 2:00 p.m.

Thursday, June 29 at 2:00 p.m.



Show Logistics – From Set Up to Tear Down

We will be providing a special focus on the logistics of the show – review the Freeman Kit, Insurance requirements, targeted move-in/move-out and other aspects behind the scenes at the 2017 TSE.

Webinar Date:  Wednesday, June 21 at 3:00 p.m. EST 



Online Appointment Planner

How to use and maximize the appointment planner.

Webinar Dates:

Wednesday, March 22 at 2:00 p.m. EST

Wednesday, April 12 at 2:00 p.m. EST

Thursday, May 11 at 3:00 p.m. EST

Wednesday, May 24 at 2:00 p.m. EST

Thursday, June 14 at 2:00 p.m. EST

Wednesday July 12 at 2:00 p.m. EST


Meet the Market – Suppliers

“Maximize the Value of your Participation in the Meet the Market Program” Learn from executives that sit on both sides of the table in this engaging webinar that is designed to help suppliers that are enrolled in the Meet the Market program be more successful. Invite will be sent to all Main and Additional Representatives of participating suppliers in the Meet the Market program webinar.

Webinar Date: Mid-July, To Be Announced

2016 Featured: Brian Bradley, EVP Sales & Customer Development, Lornamead, Inc. and                                       Paul Gerner, Director, Drug Store Procurement & Merchandising, H-E-B 

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