About the National Guard Association of the United States General Conference


NGAUS NetworkingThe NGAUS General Conference & Exhibition brings more than 4,000 professionals, including defense leaders, from the 50 states, U.S. territories, and the District of Columbia. Generate leads, meet industry experts, and showcase your products at this four-day event. This highly anticipated conference allows members to gather and vote on top legislative priorities for NGAUS, share information, and celebrate the camaraderie of being National Guard and NGAUS members. The conference is a four-day event packed with keynote speakers, special events and access to the largest defense industry trade show of the National Guard.

NGAUS Frequently Asked Questions

  Where is the exhibit hall located?

Mandalay Bay
3950 Las Vegas Blvd S
Las Vegas, NV 89119

  Where is the Exhibitor Service Manual?

The Exhibitor Service Manual is live and can be found here.

  When is the Exhibit Hall open?

Exhibit Hall hours are expected to become available in Summer 2021.

  Who are my main contacts?

Who do I contact?

Exhibit Operations

Judy Spargo, CEM
703-679-3923
judy.spargo@spargoinc.com

Exhibit Sales

Companies that begin with the letters #-C, Q-Z should contact:

Jessica Neiers
Exhibit and Sponsorship Sales
703-679-3961
jessica.neiers@spargoinc.com

Companies that begin with the letters D-P should contact:

Jenn Donovan
Exhibit and Sponsorship Sales
571-385-4267
jenn.donovan@spargoinc.com

Registration

NGAUS Registration Support
703-631-6200
ngausregistration@spargoinc.com

Housing

NGAUS Housing Support
703-631-6200
ngaushousing@spargoinc.com

  How can I receive a pre and post-show attendee list?

NGAUS does not provide pre or post-show attendee lists to exhibitors. 

  Who will attend NGAUS 2021?

Attendees include:

  • NGAUS members representing all 54 States, Territories, and the District of Columbia
  • National Guard Bureau leadership
  • Representation from other Joint Services of the Defense Department
     
  What deadlines should I keep in mind?

A deadline checklist will be housed in the Exhibitor Service Manual. Most deadlines fall 30-45 days in advance of the first day of the Expo.

Know Before You Go

  Transportation to the Conference?

Closest Airport:
The closest major airport to the Mandalay Bay is McCarran International Airport. (3 miles away)

Ground Transportation:
Additional Directions and Transportation

  What are the age restrictions for NGAUS 2020?

No one under age 18 is permitted in the exhibit hall at any time.

  What is the dress code?

Business professional is always welcome, but khakis and company logo polo-shirt are acceptable.

  Who is exhibiting this year?

Here is a complete list of all Current Exhibitors at NGAUS 2021.

  How do I work with a tight budget?

  • Always order your services before the discount deadlines.
  • Consolidate your freight and shrink wrap it to avoid additional material handling charges.
  • For large groups use shuttle transportation rather than individual taxi service.
  • Always bring back up supplies so you don’t have to rent them for a premium at the show.
  • Some items are cheaper to bring on your own rather than renting year after year every show. (i.e. power strips, extension cords, artificial plants, trash can etc.)
  • Consider the costs of rental displays, carpet and booth furnishing versus shipping and material handling charges for your own display.
  • Meet your freight target times (if applicable) and instruct your drivers to check in at the marshaling yard before the deadline time noted in the service manual to avoid additional surcharges.
  • For larger booths - ship hanging signs and carpet in advance to allow for straight-time installation when possible.
     

  What additional costs can I expect?

Aside from the cost of your exhibit space:

Required:
Carpet or Floor Covering

Most Exhibitors will Incur/Need:
Material Handling/Drayage Charges
Shipping Charges
Booth Furniture (i.e. carpet, draped tables, chairs, etc.)

If Applicable:
Airfare
Hotel
Meals
Electric/Phone/Internet Connection

Disclaimer

Exhibitors: You may receive solicitations from publications and vendors that are not affiliated with NGAUS. Please be advised that NGAUS does not sell exhibitor lists or contact information to anyone. This information is securely provided to NGAUS Official Contractors to inform exhibitors of show related services. Solicitations from unofficial vendors are often the result of obtaining pubic information on the internet. NGAUS partners with select vendors to produce our premiere conference and expo and can intervene on your behalf if any customer service issues arise.

List of official service providers:

  • SPARGO Inc (Exhibit Sales and Management, Registration, Housing, Lead Retrieval)
  • Levy (General Service Contractor)