Saturday October 20, 2012
2012 NACS Show Breaks Records
Alexandria, VA — The NACS Show saw an all-time high attendance of 8,057 buyers, while overall attendance was 24,056.
This number is 7.2 percent higher than the 2011 show, and is only 309 attendees short of breaking the record set in 2004. The number of buyers was up by 17.1 percent.
Attendees at this year's show came from 65 countries, and there were 2,482 international guests, both of which are NACS records.
The show was held from October 7 to 10 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. It featured 1,176 companies, 200 of which were new to the trade show. The Cool New Products Room had a record 306 products on display.
Lucia Romanello Crater, NACS supplier board chairman, says: “The NACS Show was a clear success, with positive stories from across our diverse supplier community about the robust foot traffic throughout the run of the event. With the opportunity for significant business-building activities with existing clients and leveraging new relationships with convenience store prospects, suppliers were clearly able to optimize their NACS experience and deliver a recognized return on their NACS Show investment.”
The 2013 NACS Show will take place October 12 to 15 in Atlanta.