Exhibitor Resources

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 22, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Monday, August 23, from 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Exhibitor Dashboard

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

Newsletter Archive

Catch up on monthly communications and reminders by exploring the newsletter archive.

​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

Take advantage of discounted rates by ordering before the deadlines. Be sure to check out the Turnkey Custom Booth Packages to save money, time and effort on your booth.

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.

Purchase Online

Explore your exhibition offerings online.

Purchase Forms

Make your selections by viewing your offerings on the forms.

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

​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.

Exhibitor Tools, Tips, & 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. Plus a guided walkthrough on how to set up and use your online appointment planner. All exhibitor attendees and planners are welcome to attend.

Webinar Dates:

Thursday, May 13th at 3:00 p.m. ET
Wednesday, June 23rd at 3:00 p.m. ET
Thursday, July 8th  at 2:00 p.m. ET

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 Total Store Expo.

Webinar Dates:

Friday, June 18th at 3:00 p.m. ET
Wednesday, July 28th at 2:00 p.m. ET

Meet The Market - Suppliers

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

July TBD

Exhibitor Toolkit

Use these graphics in your pre-show marketing to showcase your presence at 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.