August 6 - 9, 2016
Boston Convention & Exhibition Center
Boston, MA


Roadmap to Success

2015 Guide to Success (.pdf)
Exhibitor Checklist for Success (.pdf)
Collaborative Agenda-Power Meeting Template (.doc)
Current Retail Companies Participating in the Meet the Market Program (.pdf)

Tips For Successful Exhibiting









Exhibitor Webinars

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

June 17th - Exhibitor Tools, Tips and Tricks – An overview of the Total Store Expo Resources

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. Scheduled date June 17th, look for a special email invite!

July 8th - 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 2015 TSE. Invite sent to each exhibitor’s booth logistics coordinator for July 8th presentation.

July 15th - 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. This webinar, features executives from H-E-B and Lornamead and are members of the NACDS Retail Advisory Board. They will share with you the results of research from retailers that participate in the Meet the Market program on what they are looking for from suppliers in these 10 minute appointments. Logistics and timelines for the event will also be shared with attendees. Invite will be sent to all Main and Additional Representatives of participating suppliers in the Meet the Market program for the July 15th webinar.

July 16th - Exhibitor Dashboard Webinar

Last in the series of webinars providing information covering the use of the Exhibitor Dashboard and other online resources to best prepare exhibitors for the Total Store Expo.

Booth Logistics

Exhibitor Checklist for Success (.pdf)
Exhibitor Access Schedule (.pdf)
Freeman Exhibitor Service Manual (www)
Freeman Exhibitor Service Manual (.pdf)
Freeman Targeted Move-In Floor Plan (.pdf)
“Turn-Key” Custom Rental Booth Packages (.pdf)

Media Relations Resources

Media Registration List

NACDS provides a list of all registered media upon request. Please contact Chrissy Kopple ( or (703) 837-4266) to request an electronic copy.

Online press room

NACDS has created an Online Press Room that NACDS Total Store Expo Exhibitors can use to announce new products or other appropriate news related to their company’s participation in the conference.

Submit to the Online Press Room View the Online Press Room