Electrical Contractor magazine has presented the annual NECA Showstopper winners for over 20 years. The NECA Showstopper Showcase and Awards is the most prestigious recognition event in the electrical construction industry.

The Showcase is designed to introduce new products and services designed to help electrical contractors do their work. This highly-effective and cost-efficient area opens each day one hour before the NECA Show exhibit hall.  This program is open only to 2015 NECA exhibitors.

Judging is conducted by a panel of independent industry experts. Entries will be judged on Sunday morning, October 4, 2015, and winners will be notified in their booths on Sunday afternoon Oct. 4th  and Monday, Oct. 5th.  A blue ribbon will be placed on winning entries, and a trophy will be presented to the winning company.

Submittal Criteria and Rules - Please read carefully:

 ▪ The Showstopper Showcase and Awards are for new Products and services that have been introduced and are available in the electrical market since October 1, 2014 – October 1, 2015 are elligible. That means products on the market before this date do not qualify, and prototypes not available at the time of the show do not qualify. This program is open ONLY to confirmed 2015 NECA Show exhibitors.

 ▪ Products that have previously won a NECA Showstopper do not qualify for entry, including products that been acquired from other companies and were winners under a different product name.

▪ Entries MUST clearly describe the product and its functions and IF there is a model number or trade name, they should be included in the description.

 • Products/services that do well in Showstopper competition are clearly identified on the Showstopper table display regarding what the product is, what it does, what its key features are, and how they benefit users. Display cards or posters should present information concisely in easy-to-understand language. Exclusive features not previously available should be emphasized, but exaggerated claims and meaningless hyperbole are not received favorably by the judges, who consider entries from the perspective of electrical professionals who are experienced and savvy buyers.

 ▪ To be considered for judging, all entries MUST be set in the Showstopper Showcase area no later than 5 p.m. central standard time Saturday, October 3, 2015. NO EXCEPTIONS.

▪ Note: Final decisions are the sole discretion of the judges.




NECA 2016 Boston

2016 Exhibitor Sign-Up 
Boston Floor Plan
Exhibit Space Contract
Booth Space Rates
Booth Upgrade Packages
2016 Exhibitor Prospectus

Show Hours:
NOTE: 2016 Day pattern is a Saturday - Monday, instead of the traditional Sunday - Tuesday.
Please plan accordingly.

Sat, Oct. 8- 11:30am - 5:00pm
Sun, Oct. 9 - 11:30am - 4:00pm

Mon, Oct. 10 - 9:00am - 1:00pm


2016 Show Location
Boston Center and Exhibition Center 
415 Summer St, Boston, MA 02210



Future Show Dates
2016: Boston Oct. 8-10
2017: Seattle Oct. 7-10
2018: Philadelphia Sep. 29 - Oct. 1
2019: Las Vegas Sep. 14-17
2020: Chicago Oct. 3-6