Attendee Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions for attending CattleCon

Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center
900 E Market St, San Antonio, TX 78205

Attendee Registration will open August 19, 2024 at 12:00 PM MDT.
Exhibitor Registration will open September 9, 2024* at 12:00 PM MDT.
*See Exhibitor Summit & Sponsorship Showcase page for more information

National Cattlemen's Beef Association now offers an optional insurance policy through Rainprotection Insurance that Will Refund You 100% of Your Registration Fees if you are unable to attend due to covered reason. You will be covered from the moment you register until the start of the event. You will receive a 100% refund, no matter when you cancel, if you are unable to attend the event for a covered reason outside of your control. There are no fees or penalties.
If you decide not to use the registration insurance, there are absolutely no refunds if you are unable to attend the event.

A Trade Show Only Registration gets you access only to the NCBA Trade Show. Trade Show Only registrations do not include access to General Sessions, evening events, or business meetings. Learn more about the NCBA Trade Show here. Thinking about upgrading your registration? Check out the Events & Meetings page to see what all CattleCon has to offer!

Yes! We offer a discounted student rate for high school, college, post grad, and doctoral students. Valid Student ID must be present to pick up badge. Check out the student scholarship opportunity here!

CattleCon offers scholarships that cover the cost of an Education Package Registration and includes discounted hotel rooms. Scholarship applications to attend the CattleCon 2025 will open July 1, 2024. Click here for more information on the scholarship opportunities!

To attend Cattlemen’s College you must purchase the Education Package or add Cattlemen’s College to your Cattle Industry Registration. Learn more about Cattlemen’s College here!

No, when you register for Cattlemen's College it is for the full event. You may purchase specific sessions post-Convention via the Cattlemen's College online campus. Check back here.

Prime Pass is your Fast Pass at CattleCon! Prime Pass holders receive:
  • Dedicated entry and seating at select events
  • Two drink tickets for major events during CattleCon: Trade Show Welcome Reception, Wednesday Night Event & Thursday Night
  • Event
  • Dedicated Name Badge Pickup Area

No, a Prime Pass must be purchased for each individual.

Exhibitor Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions for exhibiting at CattleCon

Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center
900 E Market St, San Antonio, TX 78205

The Exhibitor Kit will officially be live September 1. However, information and order forms are uploaded regularly.

Booth space in 10′x10′ increments. The booth registration fee includes pipe and drape and an exhibitor sign hung on the back of the booth. Booths are required to have carpet or floor covering. Tables, chairs, carpet, electricity, and other booth decorations are not included but can be ordered for additional cost through the Exhibitor Kit. The Exhibitor Kit is available to help you make arrangements for your space.

Read your monthly Exhibitor News to stay up-to-date and in-the-know on all-things CattleCon and NCBA Trade Show. Can't find your newsletter? Refer to the Exhibitor Communications.

Exhibitor Registration will open early September 2024.

Exhibitors receive 3 complimentary exhibitor registrations per 10x10 booth space. For example, if you have a 10x20 booth space, you will receive 6 complimentary registrations.

Please let NCBA Show Management if and when you have been contacted by external companies claiming to be a partner of the show. All official NCBA Trade Show suppliers will have an Official Supplier logo on their forms. NCBA's official housing vendor is Experient.

Exhibitor Registration includes the following:
  • Admission into all General Sessions
  • Admission into Business Meetings
  • Admission into Wednesday Night Event
  • Admission into all non-ticketed events
  • Lunch in the Trade Show
Tickets for Thursday Night Event, Cattle Feeders Hall of Fame, and BEEFit 5K can be purchased through the online registration portal or onsite in San Antonio.

Children will be admitted during show hours providing they are supervised and under parent and/or guardian control during their visit. However, our liability insurance coverage dictates that children ARE NOT allowed during the days and hours of exhibitor move-in, set-up, and move-out.

Electric carts are allowed and also available, for a daily charge, thru an independent contractor onsite. Please click here for additional information on the electric scooter.

We are accepting booth reservations for space right now! Complete the application to exhibit and return it to [email protected].