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SHOT Show Named Comeback Award Winner by TSNN
LAS VEGAS — The Trade Show News Network (TSNN) recognized the SHOT Show® as its 2022 Comeback Award Winner for Exhibitor Excellence at the annual T-Awards, held last week at Caesars Forum. The T-Awards celebrate growth, innovation and achievement in the trade show industry.
Owned and operated by NSSF®—The Firearm Industry Trade Association—the SHOT Show is the annual trade show of the shooting, hunting, outdoor and law enforcement industries. After having to cancel its 2021 show due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2022 SHOT Show featured the event’s largest floorplan ever with 804,000 net square feet of exhibit space—up from 676,000 net square feet in 2020.
Specifically, SHOT Show was recognized for its popular Exhibitor Academy and Exhibitor Advisory Council. The Exhibitor Academy helps educate SHOT Show exhibitors on how to get the most from their participation in the show and maximize their return on investment through a series of live and online sessions led by subject matter experts. The Exhibitor Advisory Council seeks candid feedback from exhibitors of all sizes and product categories and is moderated by a renowned trade show consultant who then presents the findings in aggregate.
"We're honored to be recognized for being the only large trade show in North America to have grown by 20-plus percent in 2022, especially after having to cancel the 2021 event," said Chris Dolnack, NSSF Senior Vice President and Chief Customer Officer. "Our team, partners and board are aligned to have a laser-like focus on listening to our customers and delivering the experiences they desire."
In addition to its exhibit space at The Venetian Expo, the 2022 SHOT Show marked an expansion of the show to Caesars Forum, with the two facilities connected by a footbridge. This expanded floorplan allowed more companies than ever before to exhibit at the show.
The 2023 SHOT Show will return to Las Vegas on January 17-20 at both The Venetian Expo and Caesars Forum. Several new show experiences await attendees, including a new series of events called “SHOT After Dark,” featuring a free, private All-Star Jam concert on Wednesday evening and two evening receptions—on Tuesday and Thursday—that will be held outdoors on the Caesars Forum Plaza.
NSSF is the trade association for the firearm industry. Its mission is to promote, protect and preserve hunting and the shooting sports. Formed in 1961, NSSF has a membership of thousands of manufacturers, distributors, firearm retailers, shooting ranges, sportsmen’s organizations and publishers nationwide. For more information, visit nssf.org.