It's the Final Countdown: Your Last Minute Exhibitor Checklist

Only days away, there is still time to make the most of your exhibit preparations for The 2018 NAMM Show. Review the checklist below to ensure your business is set up for success. We’ll see you in Anaheim!

What’s New?

New Freeman Service Center Location

This year, the Freeman Service Center will be in a new location in booth 12200 off the Arena breezeway, between Hall A and the Arena. Representatives will be there to assist you with your current and future show needs. Review services on the Freeman Online.

Wi-Fi Calling at ACC North

In order to use cellular service at the ACC North, the Anaheim Convention Center and Smart City have provided NAMM exhibitors and attendees complimentary high-speed, robust Wi-Fi service through Wi-Fi calling. Users just need to enable Wi-Fi calling on their devices. Learn more.

Download the New NAMM App

NAMM has a new app this year, so make sure you delete the app from last year, go to your app store and search the term "NAMM" to download before you get on show site. The app features an exhibitor directory, map, education and events schedule, general show information and more! Download here.

Don’t Forget

Badge Will Call Locations and Parking:

To view all badge will call locations and the parking map, click here. To review all parking and transportation information, read this important article.

Freight Target Load In Times

Make sure to review your target move-in day and time before you arrive. Visit Freeman Online and type in your booth number.

Hotel Confirmation

If you made your hotel reservation within the official NAMM hotel block, you should have received your hotel pre-arrival email for The 2018 NAMM Show. This email contains all of your reservation information, including your hotel confirmation number. If you do not have the email in your inbox, please search your spam folder for an email with the subject “2018 NAMM Show Hotel Pre-Arrival” from If you have any questions, please contact us.

Badge Perimeter 

This year, we’ve expanded the badged perimeter to include the Grand Plaza, the Arena Plaza and the Palm Courtyard. Members can secure their badge at the ACC North Badge Pickup, Badge Pickup tent on the Grand Plaza, and at the Marriott and Hilton hotels. All attendees entering this expanded area and the convention center will be required to wear their badge.

How you can help: Please pickup and wear your badge before entering the areas surrounding the Anaheim Convention Center. Please keep your badge properly displayed on your body during your time at The NAMM Show. If your badge is missing, lost and/or stolen, please report it to a Badge Pickup location where a new one can be issued for a fee.

Early Hours

As a reminder, Hall E and Levels 2 and 3 will open early at 9:30 am on all four days of the show. For more show hours and information, visit the General Show Information page.

Need Help on Site?

Show info desks are located at the front of each hall with attendants ready to answer your questions. These desks will be open starting on Wednesday, January 24 from 9 am – 5pm and Thursday thru Sunday during show hours. Make sure to head there first for assistance.

Check your Exhibitor Dashboard

If you haven’t already, double check your exhibitor listing and contact information, manage payments and review important documents on your Exhibitor Dashboard. Go to your dashboard now.


There’s Still Time


Want to add extra exposure to your brand and drive more traffic to your booth? There’s still time to purchase a NAMM sponsorship!

With a variety of options and price points, including large and small display cases, vehicle wraps, charging stations and floor graphics, it’s the best way to make a statement to more than 100,000 NAMM registrants. Learn more.