Exhibitor Resources

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

New this Year - FAQ Fridays

FAQ Fridays are half hour calls are designed to cover timely topics and provide a channel for planners and attendees to call in and ask questions relevant to where they are in their show preparation.

Each call will have a general topic designed to keep the forward momentum of your show preparation, but we will also be available to answer any questions. If there are common questions amongst the participants, we will add the question and answer to the FAQ section of the TSE website so if you miss a call or two you can quickly learn about questions and answers from the crowd.  Here is the link to where you can find all the current Frequently Asked Questions.

May 5th – Key Resources Available to You
May 19th – Managing Your Team Logistics
June 2nd – Market Exchange
June 16th – TSE Website Tools
June 30th – Special Programs: Meet the Market, Made in USA, and Product Showcase
July 14th – TSE – A Month Away!
July 28th – Final Preparation

Exhibit Hall Hours

Sunday, August 13, 2023, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Monday, August 14, 2023, 9:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Collaborative Meeting Agenda

Developing your meeting agenda with your trading partners 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.

Market Exchange

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


A custom view of the retail attendees most relevant to your company.

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).

Booth Logistics

Exhibitor Access Schedule

When Exhibitors, Exhibitor Appointed Contractors (EACs), and Techs have access to the exhibit hall.


Turnkey Custom Booth Packages

Save Money, Time & Effort with a Turnkey Custom Booth Package from Freeman.



Targeted Move-In Schedule

To ensure smooth delivery of freight to exhibitor booths and the exhibit hall as a whole, we follow a targeted move-in schedule.

Exhibitor Service Manual

Shop products & services, explore booth packages, shipping, material handling, and more to help you have a successful event.

​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 exhibits@nacds.org.


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. Plus a guided walkthrough on how to set up and use your Market Exchange. All exhibitor attendees and planners are welcome to attend.

Webinar Dates:

Wednesday, May 31, 2023, 
2:00 PM (ET)

Thursday, June 22, 2023,
2:00 PM (ET)


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 Total Store Expo.

Webinar Dates:

Thursday, June 8, 2023,
3:00 PM (ET)

Thursday, June 29, 2023,
2:00 PM (ET)


Maximize the value of your participation in the Meet the Market Program. Learn from buyers in this engaging webinar that is designed to help suppliers that are enrolled in the Meet the Market program be more successful.

Webinar Date

Mid-July, 2023

Exhibitor Toolkit

Use these graphics and assets in your pre-show marketing to build brand awareness, accelerate sales and develop customer relationships before, during, and after TSE.

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.

Exhibitor Newsletters

Registered exhibiting attendees and/or Booth Logistics Coordinators will receive monthly communications based on the individual’s email preferences. Gain greater value by reviewing past newsletters that contain helpful tips and important information to aid you in your planning.

Just a few months after Total Store Expo, we have already received orders from a few of the companies that we met at Total Store Expo. Just make sure to put in the time required to send personalized emails to each of the companies you wish to meet, as preparation is key to a successful show.

Grant Bernard

Portland Bee Balm


August 12-14, 2023

San Diego, CA

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