Exhibitor Academy Summer 2018

Congratulations to the graduates of the 2018 Exhibitor Academy! Thank you for coming.

Information for the 2019 SHOT Show Exhibitor Academy will be announced once we have more information.

Whether you are a first time SHOT Show exhibitor or a seasoned veteran, the SHOT Show Exhibitor Academy delivers the education you need to succeed at SHOT and beyond.

It's 2 1/2 days of learning how to improve your SHOT Show experience, increase your ROI, and get the most out of your exhibit. And, it's free! National Shooting Sports Foundation, producers of the SHOT Show, along with our hotel and contractor partners will be providing all your needs from the moment you touch down in Las Vegas until the Academy concludes.

SHOT Show will provide hotel rooms*, transportation to and from the Sands Expo if needed, two breakfasts, two lunches, and receptions. All you need to pay for is airfare to Las Vegas. Attendees also will receive special offers from many of the contractors you work with at the SHOT Show — lead retrieval, floral, hotel reservations and more.

Information on the 2019 Exhibitor Academy will be posted next Spring. In the meantime, if you have questions, feel free to contact Casie Stock or call 702-216-5836.

2018 Schedule of Events

Tuesday, June 26
General Session 3:30 – 4:00 Welcome from the NSSF's Chris Dolnack
General Session 4:30 – 5:15 Inside the Mind of the SHOT Show Buyer
Reception 5:30 – 7:00 The SHOT Social
Wednesday, June 27
Breakfast 8:15 – 9:00 Breakfast
Freeman 9:00 – 9:45 Behind the Scenes with the Ones that Actually Build the SHOT Show
Shuttle 9:45 – 10:10 Shuttle to Freeman Facility
Freeman 10:10 – 11:30 Tour of the Freeman Warehouse and Operations
Lunch 11:30 – 12:50 Lunch with Freeman
Breakout 1:30 – 2:30 2 Breakouts – “Why Fit in When you Were Born to Stand Out?” and “What's NEXT and How to Succeed for First-Timers”
General Session 2:45 – 4:15 Campfires & Roundtables… Getting into the Weeds with Your Show Partners and Peers
General Session 4:30 – 5:30 Inside the Mind of the SHOT Show Media
Reception 5:30 – 7:00 Experience the Venetian Resort
Thursday, June 28
Breakfast 8:00 – 8:45 Breakfast
General Session 8:50 – 9:40 2 Breakouts – Protecting American Technology – A Partnership Between Private Industry and the Federal Government  & Getting the Most out of Social Media at the Show
Breakout 9:50 – 10:40 2 Breakouts – International Buyer Program: U.S. Commercial Service & Understanding the Costs of the SHOT Show from Start to Finish
General Session 10:50 – 12:00 The SHOT Race
Lunch 12:00 – 1:00 Lunch
  • Space is limited, so sign up early.Registration will open soon.
    Applications will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • *Limit 1 complimentary guest room per company. Limit 2 people per company. Both employees must be registered.
  • Please understand that space availability for the Academy is limited and last-minute cancellations prevents others from being able to attend. Therefore, you must email Casie Stock within 7 days of the event, or no-shows will be subject to a $250 penalty that will be applied to the exhibitor's 2019 SHOT Show invoice.
  • Questions? Please Contact Casie Stock or call 702-216-5836.