Anaheim Convention Center · Anaheim, CA

General Show Information for The 2018 NAMM Show

Anaheim Convention Center
800 W Katella Ave
Anaheim, CA 92802

Exhibits:

Anaheim Convention Center, ACC North Hall & Anaheim Marriott

Education:

Hilton Anaheim, Anaheim Convention Center (Lobby C & Arena)

Stages:

Grand Plaza – Live Music All Day & Nightly Headliners

Arena Plaza – live music all day

Marriott – live music all day

Hilton – live music nightly

Sheraton – live music nightly

Thursday, January 25 10 am–6 pm
Friday, January 26 10 am–6 pm
Saturday, January 27 10 am–6 pm
Sunday, January 28 10 am–5 pm
*Hall E and Levels 2 & 3 open at 9:30 am
  • ADA (AMERICANS WITH DISABILITY ACT)

    OC Medical is the preferred provider of mobility equipment for the NAMM Show. Advanced orders are highly recommended, there is not equipment on-site.Attendees can call to order – 800-593-4942.

  • Air/Ground Travel

    DELTA

    Reservations and ticketing are available via www.delta.com/meeting. Select 'Book Your Flight' and this will bring you to the Book A Flight page. Enter the meeting code NMQGC in the box provided. Reservations may also be made by calling our Delta Meeting reservations at 800-328- 1111 Mon-Fri 7am-7pm CDT.
     

    KARMEL SHUTTLE

    Airport transfers for NAMM 2018  attendees:

    Karmel Shuttle is providing a special discount exclusively for NAMM attendees!

    Reservations are required. Make quick and easy reservations by clicking the discount link below.

    CLICK HERE for DISCOUNTED RATES on Airport Transfers!

    For reservations within 12 hrs. of pick-up time, please call Karmel Shuttle Toll free at 1-888-995-(RIDE) 7433.  

    Mention Promo code: "NAMM18" to receive your Discount.

    Or, www.karmel.com. Enter the PROMO CODE NAMM18

  • ATM Locations
    • Outside Box Office at the Arena
    • Convention Center Lobby B & C
    • Anaheim Marriott Lobby
    • Hilton Anaheim Lobby
  • Attendance Qualifications
    • The NAMM Show is open to qualified members of the trade.
    • Attendees must be active NAMM members, pre-qualified non-members or invited by an active NAMM member to attend. To become a NAMM member, start here.
    • 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 register for housing, booth space and badges, as well as learn about scheduled NAMM Show events.
    • Authorized NAMM member companies may register family members under the age of 18. Parents/legal guardians of underage attendees must complete a Minor Waiver Release of Liability during the badge registration process in order to receive badge confirmation. Underage attendees are only permitted on the show floor during show hours and must be accompanied by an adult over 18 at all times.
    • All NAMM attendees must provide a matching photo ID to gain entry.
    • For NAMM members 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.

     

    Please note: Non-exhibiting companies are given two complimentary badges per show. After these complimentary badges have been registered, non-exhibitor badges will cost $100 each. After the free badge deadline of January 10, 2018, badge fees apply to all members. Badges are non-refundable and non-transferable.

     

    How do I attend if I'm not a member?

    • Representatives from organizations that do not qualify for membership may apply for a badge to attend The NAMM Show. Applications are available for pro audio, software, live sound, lighting, and other entertainment technology professionals along with buyers and influencers representing venues and houses of worship, as well as music educators and music majors. You must be 18 or over to attend. Badge fees will apply.
    • 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.

     

    Non-exhibiting member Restrictions/Expectations Code of Conduct

    To support the NAMM exhibitor investment, there are strict guidelines, which all non-exhibiting companies are expected to adhere to while at The NAMM Show.

    Non-exhibiting manufacturer badges are for viewing The NAMM Show for future exhibiting opportunities only—no selling allowed. Adherence to the following guidelines is required and any violation may result in prohibiting admission to the show for the remaining days, as well as future NAMM trade shows.

    No Pitching
    Approaching attendees or exhibitors for the purpose of selling at The NAMM Show is strictly prohibited. This includes, but is not limited to, The Anaheim Convention Center, Marriott, Hilton or any hotel in the NAMM block with the purpose of selling or demonstrating products and services.

    No Demonstrating Products
    Product samples, catalogs, flyers, brochures, product drawings, photos, videos, computer presentations or any other representation of items or services for sale, for the purpose of displaying, showing or selling to a show buyer or exhibitor is strictly prohibited. The above is subject to confiscation if caught by NAMM staff or security.

    No Siphoning
    Showrooms, hospitality suites, special presentations or sponsorship of any activity is prohibited by non-exhibiting manufacturers or service providers anywhere in the city or surrounding area during The NAMM Show.
     

    Questions - we're here to help! 
    Registration questions - registration@namm.org
    Hotel questions - housing@namm.org

  • Badges
    • Pre-registration is open August 2, 2017 – January 10, 2018
      • Set badge allotment applies to all active Members.
      • With the exception of non-exhibiting manufacturers, $50 late fee applies after the January 10 deadline and throughout the show days.
    • Complete your badge registration and pick it up at any badge will call location onsite using a printed or mobile device confirmation barcode.
    • A corresponding photo ID is required at all entrances to the show. Badges are non-refundable and non-transferable.
    • A $100 badge reprint fee applies to all badge types on all show days. Limit 1 reprint per person, subject to NAMM approval.
    • Badge additions and/or changes take place at on-site registration, now located on the lower level of the Hilton, Anaheim. Available to NAMM members only; guests of members may not change or add badges.
    • Badges are the property of NAMM and can be revoked and confiscated at any time.
  • Bag/Coat Check

    Bag and coat check is only available in the Anaheim Hilton Hotel and space is very limited so plan ahead!

  • Camera/Video Equipment Policy

    Use of cameras and video cameras permitted with Exhibitor’s permission.

  • Charging Stations

    Anaheim Convention Center

    Community lounges located in all Exhibit Halls

    Lobbies A - D

    R&B Lounge (Members Only) in Lobby E

    Media Centers (Media Only) in Lobby E and ACC North Level 2

    Hilton Lobby Seating Areas

    Marriott Lobby Seating Areas

  • Childcare

    Childcare is not provided. Attendees under the age of 18 must register for badges and be accompanied by a parent/guardian at all times. Badges can be picked up at any badge will call, as long as the minor waiver release form has been signed prior to the show. ONLY the Parent/Guardian can pick up the minor badge. If the Parent/Guardian did not sign this form pre-show, they will need to go to Hilton Lower Level to complete this process.

  • Drone/UAV Policy

    The use of drones, UAV’s, hoverboards and similar devices are strictly prohibited on the NAMM Show floor, as well as all outside areas of the Anaheim Convention Center. NAMM has undertaken reasonable efforts to ensure that the NAMM Show will be a safe environment for NAMM members and their guests, and the prohibition on drones, UAV’s, hoverboards and similar devices is consistent with standards of best practices for general safety. If new risks and safety concerns arise, however, NAMM reserves the right to modify or expand the prohibition on certain technology, devices, or vehicles at the NAMM Show. Attendance at the NAMM Show will be conditioned upon compliance with such restrictions. For questions please contact NAMM Management at info@namm.org.

  • Entrance/Show Floor
    • Corresponding photo ID is required to gain entry to the show
    • Baby strollers and/or joggers are NOT permitted on the show floor. NO exceptions.
    • Attendees may not bring personal instruments onto the floor. Only exhibitors may bring music product on and off the show floor.
    • NAMM reserves the right to refuse admission and revoke badges at any time. Transfer, sale or duplication of your badge in any way is prohibited.
    • Dress Code: Attendees with face coverings and or body coverings, which include but are not limited to; masks, face paint, full hoodie, full costumes that restrict or limit clear identification or imply a violent nature are prohibited at the NAMM Show. NAMM reserves the right to make determinations on appropriate attire. If for any reason attire is deemed objectionable by Show Management, attendees may be asked to alter the attire or be removed from the show.
  • Exhibiting at The NAMM Show

    Interested in exhibiting at The 2018 NAMM Show January 25-28, 2018? To reserve a booth online, click here or you can contact Trade Show Sales at (760) 438-8001 or email tradeshowsales@namm.org for more information. The final booth payment deadline is October 25, 2017 and the Directory deadline is November 15, 2017. 

    Benefits of exhibiting include:

    • Reach more than 100,000 attendees from over 120 countries and regions
    • Build brand awareness
    • 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
  • First Aid Stations

    There will be first aid stations available at various locations throughout the Anaheim Convention Center.  Locations will be determined closer to show time. These will be indicated on the Online Show Map and the Large Show Locator Signs conveniently placed at each entrance to The NAMM Show.

    *First Aid Stations will be equipped to accommodate nursing mothers with privacy screen and refrigerators.

  • Food Locations
    • Concessions located throughout the entire Anaheim Convention Center
    • Concessions located within each show floor community lounge
    • Beverage Bars located throughout the Halls and Levels 2 & 3
    • Grand Plaza Food Trucks (outside)
    • Arena Plaza Food Trucks (outside)
    • Hilton Anaheim
    • Anaheim Marriott
  • Hotels

    NAMM has partnered with Eventsphere for the official NAMM Show hotel block, and will assist members and guests with hotel reservations/questions/issues. To search for hotels and start the easy booking process, click here.

    Member Hotel Reservations open- Aug 2
    General Hotel Reservations open-Aug 30

  • Lost & Found

    Located at the Anaheim Convention Center Guest Services Office, directly across from the Arena Box Office. This office is available during show days and hours. The guest services phone number is 714-765-8950. After hours number is 714-765-8975.

  • Maps, Apps and More
    • Download the NAMM Mobile App
    • Info Desk located at the front of each Exhibit Hall
    • Main Concierge Desk in Lobby B
    • Maps and event guides distributed in the lobby entrance to each Hall
  • Media Center

    The NAMM Show will have two media centers; one located in front of Hall E and the other in the new ACC North. If you require a media credential, please visit https://www.namm.org/thenammshow/2018/media or during show hours, the Media Registration desk located on the second floor of the Anaheim Hilton.

  • Member Center

    Located in the Level 1 Lobby A of the Anaheim Convention Center, the NAMM Member Center offers customer service, information, resources, endorsed service provider booths and roundtable discussions. Download the NAMM mobile app or view the printed event guide on-site for full member center events listing. 

    Official Endorsed Providers:

    Emery & Webb – Music Instruments & Business Insurance
    Worldpay – Credit/Debit Card Processing
    Meadowbrook Insurance Group – Worker’s Compensation
    Partnership – Freight & Package Shipping
    Synchrony Financial – Store Branded Consumer Financing
    Tempus—Foreign Currency and International Payment Services

  • NAMM Newsstand

    A publication station featuring free music, sound and event technology magazines that help you grow your business and stay in the know. Located on the show floor in booth 6450.

  • Non-Exhibiting Members

    To support the NAMM exhibitor company’s investment, there are strict guidelines, which all non-exhibiting members are expected to adhere to while at The NAMM Show. Non-exhibiting member badges are for viewing The NAMM Show for future exhibiting opportunities only, no selling allowed. Adherence to the following guidelines is required and any violation may result in prohibiting admission to the show for the remaining days, as well as future NAMM trade shows.

    Badge fees for non-exhibiting members are $100 per badge. To purchase a badge, start the process here: https://www.namm.org/thenammshow/2018/attend  

    Approaching attendees or exhibitors at The NAMM Show is strictly prohibited. This includes, but is not limited to, The Anaheim Convention Center, Marriott, Hilton or any hotel in the NAMM block with the purpose of selling or demonstrating products and services.

    Product samples, catalogs, flyers, brochures, product drawings, photos, videos, computer presentations or any other representation of items or services for sale, for the purpose of displaying, showing or selling to a show buyer or exhibitor is strictly prohibited. The above is subject to confiscation if caught by NAMM staff or security.

    Showrooms, hospitality suites, special presentations or sponsorship of any activity is prohibited by non-exhibiting members or service providers anywhere in the city or surrounding area during The NAMM Show.

  • Parking

    Check back! More information about parking rates and locations will be available closer to the show. 

  • Security
    • NAMM strongly encourages all exhibitors and show attendees to not leave product or personal belongings unattended at any time. While NAMM Management exercises reasonable care to safeguard exhibitors’ property by providing perimeter security service, there is no way to ensure the integrity of every person who comes in and out of the building.
    • If you observe something suspicious, please contact show security or show management immediately. Attendees can pick up any building phone and speak to an operator at any time.
    • NAMM reserves the right to check IDs at the show entrances and all bags are subject to being checked for security purposes.
    • Make sure to review the Health & Safety Tips NAMM has provided for all show attendees.
  • Sound Policy
    • There are complimentary sound rooms and WhisperRooms located in every community throughout the exhibit show floor.  Use the NAMM app to locate these in order to demo product with customers and abide by the Show Floor Sound and Demonstration Policy.
    • Exhibitors may build their own demo room within their booth to allow for product demos that are visible to attendees and contain sound. They may also rent a demo room through Freeman. Please contact TradeShowOps@namm.org for any booth variance requests.
       

    EARPLUGS - Noise levels on the exhibit floor and at various stage venues can be elevated. NAMM actively monitors these levels and provides complimentary earplugs for the safety and comfort of all show attendees. By attending or participating in the show, show attendees consent to exposure to elevated noise levels, and assume full responsibility for taking steps to protect their hearing.Earplugs are provided by Mack’s and distributed at Registration, NAMM Info Spots, and the NAMM Member Center.

  • The NAMM Store

    Located in Lobby B

    Wednesday                   12:00pm – 5:00pm

    Thursday – Saturday     9:00am – 6:00pm

    Sunday                          9:00am – 5:00pm

  • Visa Assistance Program

    Letters of invitation are offered through The NAMM Show badge registration process. The visa application process may take 90 days or longer, so please register for your badges and request letters of invitation at least 90 days prior to your NAMM Show travel dates. The show will be held January 25-28, 2018 in Anaheim, California.

    If you are a NAMM member, your membership must be active through the dates that the show will be held in order to request a letter of invitation to obtain travel visas. If you are a qualified non-member, you can request a letter of invitation while you are applying for badges during the non-member registration process which opens on August 30. 

    Only authorized contacts of an active member may register for badges and request letters of invitation. Authorized contacts are designated as one of the following: Primary Contact, Registration Contact, Trade Show Contact, Housing Contact, or Administrator. To check your role, please visit your profile page.

    If you have further questions, check out the Visa information page  or contact us at letterofinvitation@namm.org. We look forward to welcoming you to The 2018 NAMM Show!