2020 Space Selection

Plan Ahead

Space Selection

Start your planning now for the 2020 NAB Show.

The 2020 NAB Show Space Selection process is beginning soon!

Leading into the 2019 NAB Show, NAB starts the 2020 Space Selection process by assigning current Exhibitors with their own unique appointment based on their Priority Point ranking.


500 appointments are held Pre-Show, via phone appointments. The remaining appointments are held Onsite, via in person appointments in N261. Appointments are assigned in Priority Point order.

Your Appointment

Each exhibitor’s assigned appointment window has been sent via email to your Exhibit Logistics Contact.  If you did not receive your email, or need to update your contact information, email the Exhibit Sales Team.

Remember, appointments are set in Priority Point order. That means we cannot allow you to select before your assigned appointment time. Priority Point totals through the 2019 Show are posted in the 2019 Exhibitor Dashboard

If you cannot make your assigned appointment window but would still like to take advantage of your Priority Points placement, complete the Proxy Form. This form will allow the Exhibit Sales Team to select a space for you based on the requirements and preferences, you identify on the form. It is recommended that you complete the Proxy Form as close to your appointment time as possible, as booth availability will change. However, the form is due to the Exhibit Sales Team by 9am the day of your appointment. Download the Proxy Form here.

2020 NAB Show Information

2020 Floorplan

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Save The Date

New date pattern!
April 18 - 22, 2020
Exhibits 19 - 22, 2020

Learn More


Indoor Exhibit Space

Also new! Rates will remain flat for any exhibitors contracting during space selection!
NAB Member Rate: $48/square foot
NAB Non-Member Rate: $53/square foot
After space selection, rates will increase by $1/square foot.

To be eligible for the NAB Member Rate, exhibitors must be NAB Members in good standing for the 2019 – 2020 Membership period. Membership activation deadline is September 1, 2019.

Unlimited Material Handling

Indoor Exhibit Space: $3.85/square foot

Payment Schedule

Exhibit Space

Payment 1: The first 40% of the Exhibit Space Fee is due by June 1, 2019.
Payment 2: The next 30% of the Exhibit Space Fee is due by September 1, 2019.
Payment 3: The remaining 30% of the Exhibit Space Fee is due by November 1, 2019.

Unlimited Material Handling

Payment: The full 100% of the Unlimited Material Handling Fee is due by December 1, 2019.

Continuing in 2020! Unlimited Material Handling

Unlimited Material Handling, first introduced for the 2019 NAB Show, will again be an added feature of your 2020 exhibit space purchase.  With this new model, in 2019, exhibitors collectively are saving nearly 40% on material handling services. 

Under this new plan, you enjoy:

  • UNLIMITED Material Handling -- Exhibit the way you need to. It's no longer cost prohibitive.
  • Predictable & Simple to Budget Rates -- No surcharges. No surprise fees. Simple to calculate.
  • An Easier Experience -- No more lugging materials yourself to avoid costs.

Learn more about Unlimited Material Handling and other initiatives that are part of the NAB Show Cares project.

Additional 2020 Opportunities

The Space Selection Process described above is for Exhibitors interested in purchasing 2020 Indoor Exhibit Space only.

Meeting Rooms and Hospitality Suites

Meeting Rooms and Hospitality Suites will be available for purchase in the months following the 2019 NAB Show. Your Account Executive will follow up with you when these opportunities become available. Information will also be posted on the Exhibit Opportunities page.

Outdoor Space Selection

This will be held after the 2019 NAB Show. A communication will be sent out to all 2019 Outdoor Exhibitors with additional information. If you are not a 2019 Outdoor Exhibitor, but you are interested in purchasing 2020 Outdoor Exhibit Space, email your Account Executive or the Exhibit Sales Team.


Space Selection




Wednesday, March 20, and Monday, March 25 - Thursday, March 28

Pre-Show Space Selection will take place via phone appointments for companies holding rankings 1 - 500 in Priority Points.



Tuesday, April 9 – Thursday, April 11

Onsite Space Selection will be held in person during the 2019 NAB Show for companies holding rankings 501+ in Priority Points


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