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SHOT Show 2021 Tips and Tricks

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Marking its 10th straight year, SHOT Show is the largest event held at the Sands Expo and Convention Center.

The SHOT Show is the largest trade show of its kind in the world and the 2021 SHOT Show is expected to attract attendees from 115 countries in addition to all 50 states.

Top Tips for SHOT Show 2021 Attendees
  • Have a plan before arriving at SHOT Show
  • Use the SHOT Week Planner
  • Arrive Well Rested
  • Wear the right attire and comfortable shoes
  • Network
  • Download SHOT Mobile App
  • Open your mind to new possibilities
  • Take time to have some fun
  • SHOT Show Promotional Items at the Airport
  • Follow up with your new contacts once you get back home

Top Tips to Making the Most of Your SHOT Show 2021 Experience

1 Make sure you have a REAL ID-compliant ID card

For US travelers, check to make sure you are compliant with the new REAL ID requirements that took effect starting Oct. 1, 2021. Failure to have a REAL ID-compliant ID card will prevent you from flying on any local commercial aircraft. Don't wait till the last minute. Get the Facts

2 Have a plan before arriving at SHOT Show

Before arriving in Las Vegas, identifying your goals for the show. Make a list of manufacturers and products you are interested in and all of the booths you want to visit. Put them in order of priority: Must Stop, Should Stop, Want To Stop. Face-to-face time with most vendors may be limited, so plan ahead and have a list of questions ready when you enter their booth.

3 SHOT Week Planner

Take advantage of the new 2020 SHOT Week Planner. This FREE service provides an online matchmaking service between exhibitors and show attendees.

Your SHOT Week Planner stores complete profiles of all the attendees and exhibitors and enables you to schedule appointments and contact each other with the click of the mouse.
SHOT Week Planner is a great time management tool that allow you to organize your schedule, make appointments, build your show agenda and keep track of your events.
Your 2020 SHOT Week Planner login information was included in the email you recieved when you registered for SHOT Show.
Log in and start using the 2020 SHOT Week Planner right away!.

4 Arrive Well Rested

SHOT Show is 4 days of the firearms, ammunition, hunting and shooting sports industry's biggest and best event of the year. There will be a lot to do and see. The days will be long with lots of networking opportunities. Get plenty of rest before arriving in Las Vegas. Do not arrive worn down.

5 Wear the right attire and comfortable shoes

Business casual and dressing comfortably with comfortable shoes is key to an enjoyable SHOT Show. Gearing up in tactical clothing or suit and tie is a No, No. Grab a light jacket as you head to the show. Besides getting a bit cold on the show floor, January in Las Vegas can get chilly in the evenings.

Bring your most comfortable shoes - There is literally 12.5 miles of aisles at the SHOT Show floor. You will easily find yourself doing at least 20,000 steps a day visiting booths. Wearing comfortable shoes, not new ones or heels is critical. Comfortable shoes will give you a chance to see most of what the show has to offer.

6 SHOT Mobile App

Download the SHOT Mobile App. The app will allow you to get Up-to-the-minute information, search the exhibitor directory, quickly navigate the show floor, create your Show schedule by choosing sessions you want to attend and speakers you want to hear, see the show schedule, set appointments, and get up-to-the-minute information on SHOT Show.

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7 New Products Center

Visit the New Products Center to browse the more than 400 new products at the center. Your downloaded SHOT Mobile App is all you need to scan the products you like in the New Product Center and quickly receive product details, manufacturer information and exhibit locations. With this information, you are now ready to hit the exhibit hall.
Note: The New Product Center opens every morning at 8 a.m. and is located on Level 1 near the shuttle bus and taxi areas, and across from the Law Enforcement Booths 6000-8700).

8 Open your mind to new possibilities

You've done your homework and have your list of must-see manufacturers and products. One thing you might be glad you did, is to open your mind to new possibilities. A good places to start is the 2020 SHOT Show Pop-Up Preview which will feature hundreds of first-time exhibitors, from up-and-coming manufacturers to seasoned leading manufacturers. Expect to see the latest in clothing, footwear, cameras, tents, and other gear that today's active hunters and outdoors enthusiasts demand. Note: 2020 SHOT Show Pop-Up Preview is only open on Wednesday
Date: Wednesday, January 22
Time: 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM
Location: Palazzo Ballroom, 5th Floor

Another place to make a pit-stop is the SHOT Show NEXT Pavilion. This is the place to find all new manufacturers and suppliers you've never seen before at the show. With 100 exhibiting companies, you are bound to find new potential equipment.
Location: Up the escalator to Level 3 (just outside the Press Room and Member's Lounge)

9 Take time to have some fun

SHOT Show is a great place to network with others. Everyone is at the SHOT Show, and there is so much opportunity for networking. Many companies host social hours, after-parties, or other events that give you face-to-face time with prospective clients. Exchange business cards as you network, so that you can keep in touch after the show.

Like any veteran vistor will tell you, no one comes to Vegas to spend time in their hotel room. Las Vegas is a premier hospitality destination with tons of things to do and see. Take a walk along the Strip, see a show or simply pig-out at a buffet. One or two of those is vital to having a positive show experience. Just remember, What happens in Vegas doesn't always stay in Vegas.

10 SHOT Show Promotional Items at the Airport

Plan room in your luggage to take back lots of freebies and promotional items. However when collecting promotional items on the show floor, remember certain items are prohibited in your luggage and carry-on bags. To find out what items are prohibited, use TSA's "Can I Bring?" site to find out what you are allowed to travel with.

11 Follow up with your new contacts once you get back home

By Day 4 you'll discover you have collected a lot of business cards and promotional items. You work actually starts when you get back home. Follow up right away with your new contacts while all the information is fresh in your head. Do not wait a month or two to make contact.

SHOT Show 2021 Dates: January 19 - 22, 2021 (Tues-Fri)

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Disclaimer is strictly a travel information website and in no way affiliated or associated with the SHOT Show, National Shooting Sports Foundation® (NSSF®) and/or it's respective companies. If you have specific questions regarding the show, please contact the convention organizers directly.

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