The NAMM Show FAQ

What are the NAMM Show hours?

Thursday:     10 am–6 pm
Friday:           10 am–6 pm
Saturday:      10 am–6 pm
Sunday:         10 am–5 pm

Note: Hall E and Levels 2 and 3 open at 9:30 am each day.

How do I exhibit at NAMM trade shows?

At The 2017 NAMM Show, you can...

  • Reach more than 100,000 attendees from over 120 countries and regions
  • Build the buzz about your brand
  • Debut your newest products
  • Connect with current customers and network with new ones
  • Promote your products to the media
  • Connect with distributors––who can place your products both nationally and internationally

You can reserve a booth online to apply for space at the 2017 show.

Please contact Trade Show Sales at (760) 438-8001 or email tradeshowsales@namm.org for more information.

How do I attend NAMM's trade shows and is the show open to the public?

Attendance at NAMM trade shows is restricted to owners, suppliers, employees, endorsed artists and guests of NAMM member companies. NAMM's membership is comprised of companies that make, buy and/or sell musical instruments and products. If your company meets this requirement, we invite you to visit our membership page to start the process of becoming a member of NAMM.

Once your company has been approved for membership, you may create an account on www.namm.org and use The NAMM Show section to register for housing, booth space and badges, as well as read about scheduled NAMM Show events.

What are the NAMM Show policies?

To learn more about all show policies, including badge regulations and other event guidelines, please visit http://www.namm.org/thenammshow/2017/policies

How do I rent a wheelchair/scooter for the show?

OC Medical is the preferred provider of mobility equipment for the NAMM Show. We highly recommend ordering in advance as there will not be equipment on-hand. All orders can be delivered to the hotels (they offer free delivery). Please complete the online form at http://www.ocmedicalsupply.com/namm-convention-rentals.htm or call OC Medical at 800-593-4942 or 714-956-4690

Where can I pick up my badge?

If you are pre-registered, bring your badge confirmation email with barcode (either printed or via mobile device) to any of these Badge Will Call locations at the 2017 NAMM Show:

  • Arena Lobby (ACC)
  • Grand Plaza Tent
  • Marriott Platinum Registration Desks
  • Back of Hall D (ACC)
  • Back of Hall E (ACC)

If you have not already registered, you can register at Onsite Registration, located in the Lower Level of the Hilton Anaheim.

Please note: Your company must be an active NAMM member through January 22, 2017 in order to register for The 2017 NAMM Show.

 

Can I bring my child (under the age of 18) to The NAMM Show?

Authorized contacts of NAMM member companies may register family members under the age of 18. Underage attendees must be accompanied at all times by their parent/legal guardian and are only permitted on the show floor during show hours. Baby strollers and/or joggers are not permitted on the show floor—No Exceptions.

How do I register for a badge and book a hotel room?

You need to be an active NAMM member to register for badges and book hotel rooms for the 2017 NAMM Show. Visit our Membership page if you would like more information on becoming a NAMM member.

To register for show badges and book hotel rooms, your individual NAMM member profile must be designated as one of the following: Trade Show Contact, Registration Contact, Hotel Contact, Primary Contact, Administrator or Voting Rep. These contacts within your company have access to show services including registering staff, according to your allotment. To check your role, visit your Profile page. Once you have confirmed your account authorization, please visit Badge Registration. To book your hotel, please visit Hotel Booking to view the many premium hotels we partner with. 

Please note: After the free badge deadline of January 4, 2017, fees apply. There are no refunds granted.

Questions - we're here to help! 

Registration questions - registration@namm.org

Hotel questions - housing@namm.org

How do I register someone new from my company?

To register for show badges, your individual NAMM member profile must be designated as one of the following: Trade Show Contact, Registration Contact, Hotel Contact, Primary Contact, Administrator or Voting Rep. These contacts within your company have access to register staff, according to your allotment. To check your role, visit your Profile page.

New employees can be registered via the Badge Registration page, as long as the badge allotment allows. In order to register someone new, you must provide legal first name, last name, and email address.

My company does not qualify for membership. How can I attend The NAMM Show?

The NAMM Show is a trade-only event and not open to the public. 

  • Music students in conservatory, college or university, as well as higher education-level music faculty may attend through NAMM’s Generation Next program.
  • Music educators, school administrators and school board members may attend through NAMM’s Music Education Days program.
  • Full-time buyers, professionals and students in A/V, pro audio, lighting, sound and staging may attend The NAMM Show by applying for a badge.

When I register for a badge, why is it asking me for a unique email address?

Each registrant is required to provide a unique (or individual) email address to receive all communications concerning your registration.

How do I reserve a hotel room?

Visit the Hotels page to find out NAMM's official hotels and to view instructions for booking your rooms.

Where do I park at the show?

Plan ahead to make show day parking less stressful. We recommend carpooling if possible as lots will be busy. Updated ART (Anaheim Resort Transit) schedule and parking map can be found on our parking page

As an exhibitor, how do I promote my own booth appearances and events?

As a confirmed exhibitor, you can promote your appearances and events on The NAMM Show website and the mobile app. To do this, you must be logged into your account at www.namm.org and visit the Exhibitor Dashboard. Click "My Booth Events" in the "Quick Links" menu on the right hand side of the page. You will be able to create and edit your appearance/event content by description, location, date and time.

This is the same portal where you can create your "Booth Description" and "Media Kit" too.

Where do I get my Buyers List?

The 2017 NAMM Show NAMM Buyers List is a very useful marketing tool for exhibitors to help increase your customer base!

The Buyers List will become available on the Exhibitor Dashboard on December 8, 2016; simply scroll down and click 'BUYERS LIST' to expand the section, then click 'Download the Buyers List (Excel Document)' to begin the download.

This list will also be available to exhibiting member companies after the event for follow-up purposes.

Where is bag/coat check?

Please check back at a later date for more information. 

What can I expect from the event staff?

Friendly and qualified event staff, including professional security, firemen and police, will be present in and around the Anaheim Convention Center for the entire duration of the show. A positive experience and safety for all attendees is NAMM’s highest priority.