For the first time, NECA is offering the chance for 2017 exhibitors to directly talk about their products and solutions for our industry. These 18 minute “TED Talk” type sessions can be product or service specific, and will take place in an open presentation area directly on the NECA Show floor. This is an exclusive offer to 2017 confirmed exhibitors.

The Presentation Theater is situated immediately adjacent to the Showstopper Showcase, booth 238.

Why 18 minutes?
This opportunity offers a great way to talk about a popular solution that contractors need on the job or in the office, or demonstrate your newest Showstopper entry. It’s long enough to be serious and short enough to hold people’s attention. The 18-minute length works by forcing speakers who are used to going on for 45 minutes to bring it down to 18. They really have to think about what they want to communicate to the audience. It has a clarifying effect and it brings discipline to the presentation. End by inviting interested listeners back to your booth for a more in-depth conversation.

The Presentation Theater will be promoted via NECA social media, emails, and it will have its’ own icon on the official convention mobile app and listed on the website. The following audio visual equipment will be provided: TV monitor, computer, lavaliere microphone and sound system. All presentations are required to be submitted no later than September 14, 2017. These presentations will be loaded onto the laptop provided. Any additional equipment will be at the presenters’ expense.


Contract & Payment for timeslots First-come, first-served
Presentation Title, description & Presenter Contact Info Thursday, August 10, 2017
Final presentation submittal Thursday, September 14, 2017

COST: $350 per 18 minute timeslot

Exhibitor may only purchase 1 timeslot per show day. Full payment must be received with this contract. Limited timeslots are available on a first-come, first served basis. Show Management reserves the right to either re-assign timeslot if requested time is no longer available or return payment with no assigned timeslot.

Complete the application form here

2017 NECA Presentation Talks Schedule
Sunday, October 8, 2017
12:30pm-12:48pm  SOLD  Pentair-Hoffman
1:00pm-1:18pm  SOLD  ILSCO
1:30pm-1:48pm  SOLD  Schneider Electric
2:00pm-2:18pm  SOLD  Viewpoint Software
2:30pm-2:48pm  SOLD  Southwire - Tools
3:00pm-3:18pm  SOLD  Eaton
3:30pm-3:48pm  SOLD  Sanveo, Inc
Monday, October 9, 2017
12:30pm-12:48pm SOLD McCormick Sys
1:00pm-1:18pm  SOLD   Gexpro
1:30pm-1:48pm  SOLD   Southwire - Tools
2:00pm-2:48pm  SOLD   Tyndale Company
2:30pm-2:48pm  SOLD   ILSCO
3:00pm-3:18pm  SOLD   Eaton
3:30pm-3:48pm  SOLD   Flir Systems
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
9:30am-9:48am  SOLD   Eaton
10:00am-10:18am  SOLD   Southwire
10:30am-10:48am  SOLD   ILSCO
11:00am-11:18am  SOLD   American Technical Publisher

Dates: Sunday, Sept. 30 - Tuesday, Oct. 2
Pennsylvania Convention Center
2018 Exhibitor Prospectus
2018 Floorplan
2018 Exhibit Contract

2018 NECA Safety Professionals Conference
Dates: May 21 - 23, 2018
Omni Louisville
2018 Space Contract
2018 Floorplan

Washington State Convention & Trade Center
705 Pike St, Seattle, WA 98101

NOTE: 2017 will revert back to the traditional Sunday - Tuesday pattern. Please plan accordingly.

Sun, Oct. 8- 11:30am - 5:00pm
Mon, Oct. 9 - 11:30am - 4:00pm
Tues, Oct. 10 - 9:00am - 1:00pm

Note: Early breakdown is not permitted. Exhibitors will be subject to a heavy fine, or refusal of participation in future NECA Shows.

2017: Seattle Oct. 7-10
2018: Philadelphia Sept. 29 - Oct. 2
2019: Las Vegas Sept. 14-17
2020: Chicago Oct. 3-6
2021: Nashville Sept. 18 - 21
2022: Los Angeles Oct. 9-12
2023: Philadelphia Sept. 30 - Oct. 3
2024: San Diego Sept.28 - Oct. 1