The Exhibitor Summit is an informational meeting that will allow you to:

  • Meet with the NCBA planning team
  • Meet the Convention Center exhibitor services team
  • Meet with key suppliers
  • Tour the convention center
  • Get the inside scoop on what is planned for the convention and trade show
  • Have first dibs on sponsorships
  • Scout out the city for locations for dinners and offsite venues
  • Learn exhibitor marketing tips and tricks
  • Meet your fellow exhibitors
  • Review any rules and regulations that could affect your exhibiting experience
  • Learn, learn and learn! Education sessions are available from leading trade show experts


Tentative Agenda

From Bites & Sites around the vibrant city of Nashville, tours of the convention center, access to hotels including tours of sleeping rooms, suites, and meeting rooms, to Peer-to-Peer table topics moderated by Jefferson Davis, the Trade Show Expert, and SO MUCH MORE!

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Need extra help convincing your company to send you to the Exhibitor Summit & Sponsorship Showcase? In addition to the information you'll find here, we've got you covered with a handy pre-written approval request letter. Just edit with your information and copy and paste it into an email. 

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Make the most of your NCBA Trade Show experience by attending the NCBA Trade Show Exhibitor Summit & Sponsorship Show Case September 8-10, 2020 in Nashville, Tennessee! Register here, book your housing, and see who else is attending!

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Exhibitor Summit Testimonials:

"Come prepared for a good time with booth staff ready to talk to truly qualified customers. I think this summit was very beneficial, more so than I thought it would be going in to it, and I am very glad I made the trip down. It felt like a "Let's Geaux" pre-party with great people and a lot of great tradeshow and NCBA information to bring back to the team in the office."- John Reasor, Vermeer

"Thank you for doing this! It's been great for our company to come every year, we are always learning something new and have new ideas to take home to the team."- Lauren Kasten, Lallemand

"I think it was a great experience. It gives us the opportunity to see the layout and prepare for a successful show."- Brad Walter, Lallemand


100% of Attendees would recommend the Exhibitor Site Visit to other NCBA Trade Show Exhibitors


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Exhibitor Summit Tentative Agenda


Gaylord Opryland Restaurant Tours

Reception & Grand Ole Opry


Education Sessions

Supplier Speed Dating

Convention Center Tour

Sites & Bites City Tour


Keynote Speaker