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?

Greater Columbus Convention Center
400 North High Street
Columbus, OH 43215

  Where is the Exhibitor Service Manual?

The Exhibitor Service Manual is now available here.

  When is the Exhibit Hall open?

Exhibit Hall hours can be found here.

  Who are my main contacts?

Who do I contact?

Exhibit Operations

Timothy Sheetz, CEM

Exhibit Sales

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

Jessica Neiers
Exhibit and Sponsorship Sales

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

Jenn Donovan
Exhibit and Sponsorship Sales


NGAUS Registration Support


NGAUS Housing Support

  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 2022?

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 is housed in the Exhibitor Resource Center which is now availalble. 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 Greater Columbus Convention Center is John Glenn Columbus International Airport . (6 miles away)

Ground Transportation:
Additional Directions and Transportation

  What are the age restrictions for NGAUS 2022?

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 a company logo polo-shirt are acceptable.

  Who is exhibiting this year?

Here is a complete list of all Current Exhibitors at NGAUS 2022.

Click here to see an interactive exhibit hall floor plan.

  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:

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:
Electric/Phone/Internet Connection


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 public 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)
  • Shepard  (General Service Contractor)
  • Greater Columbus Convention Center (Booth Cleaning, Cable, Catering, Electric, Internet, and Telecommunications)