2018 NRA Carry Guard Expo Move-In Bulletin
Show Hours
Wednesday, September 128:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday, September 138:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Special POV Move-In Hours
Thursday, September 1310:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Friday, September 1410:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday, September 1510:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday, September 1610:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday, September 125:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Monday, September 175:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Special POV Move-Out Hours
Sunday, September 165:30 PM - 9:00 PM
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What is POV Move In?
POV (Personally Owned Vehicle) Move In is designed to allow smaller exhibitors to quickly and efficiently move in without competing with large commercial vehicles at the docks. To qualify, you (and your passengers) must be able to unload your vehicle within 20 minutes. You may do this with the help of non-motorized equipment, (2-wheel dollies, 4-wheel carts,) but you must bring this equipment yourself! It will not be provided for free!
Commercial Vehicles are not eligible for this service and will be subject to regular material handling rates and regular move-in times.
IF YOU ARE PLANNING TO USE POV MOVE IN: Please arrive Thursday, September 13 from 10:00am-2:00pm. Navigate to the POV Check in at: 303 E Leigh Street Richmond, VA 23219.

Exhibitor Badges and Exhibit Hall Access
Exhibitor Badges must be worn at all times during Move-In, Show days, and Move-Out. If you missed the advance order deadline or requested to pick up your badges onsite, please stop by the NRA Exhibitor Services counter located in the lobby outside the main entrance. Exhibitor Services will be open Wednesday and Thursday from 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM, as well as during Show hours!

Firearms Inspection
All firearms displayed or used for any type of demonstration purposes must be deactivated by removal of the firing pin or other alteration so that they are rendered incapable of being fired.
Firearms will be inspected on Thursday, September 13 from 4:00 PM-6:00 PM, and before the Show opens on Friday, September 14 from 8:00 AM-9:45 AM. If a firearm somehow misses inspection, please let NRA Exhibitor Services know and we can direct an inspector to your booth.
Once a firearm has been certified deactivated, it will be banded through the trigger guard and may be displayed. No unbanded firearm may be displayed during the Show.

Overnight Storage
Complimentary overnight storage for your firearms or other valuables will be located in the main lobby (right next to Exhibitor Services,) and will be accessible 1 hour before the show opens and 1 hour after the show closes.

GES Can Help!
Having trouble locating your booth shipment? Need to rent some last minute furnishings? GES is here to help! The GES Exhibitor Service Counter is located in the back of the exhibit hall and can be reached at 800-801-7648.
Need to check on a utility order? Experiencing trouble with your booth electricity? Stop by the Greater Richmond Convention Center Utilities desk, located directly next to the GES Exhibitor Service Counter.

Internet Access
FREE Wi-Fi is available throughout the entire Greater Richmond Convention Center. It is NOT recommended for business critical activity, such as credit card processing and video streaming. For those tasks, the Richmond Convention Center offers high-speed wired internet connections throughout the facility. To order a wired internet connection for your booth, please call Richmond Convention Center Internet Services at (804) 400-0251 or email dallred@greaterrichmondcc.com.

Exhibitor/Trailer Parking
Parking garages are plentiful in the surrounding area of the Greater Richmond Convention Center! Please click here to compare locations and pricing.
Looking for a place to park your trailer?
We will have a limited number of spots located at the loading docks where we can accommodate trailers only with no in/out privileges. The cost will be $60 for the entire show, and it will be first come first serve. You can get your passes at the Exhibitor Services counter anytime during move-in.

2019 Booth Space Selection
The 2019 NRA Carry Guard Expo will be held September 6-8, 2019 in Fort Worth, Texas at the Ft. Worth Convention Center.
Being an exhibitor at the NRA Carry Guard Expo puts you in the unique position of picking a prime space for 2019. You will be receiving an email with your onsite booth selection appointment time shortly. Show Management will select the best available booth for your company from the information supplied on the form.
If you arrive at Booth Space Selection after your assigned time, you will have to wait until the company currently selecting is finished. Once your space is selected, NRA Staff will assist you in signing an electronic contract for the space. Deposits are not required at this time. You will instantly receive a receipt of your selection and an invoice will be emailed to you within 90 days.

Have A Special Guest Making An Appearance At Your Booth?
Get the word out! Let us know what celebrities or special guests you have coming to the show by clicking here and filling out the submission page. We'll post all exhibitor special guest information to our website so attendees know to stop by!

Download The Exhibitor Media Kit!
Let your customers know you're coming with some eye-catching media tools designed just for the show! Check out the new kit here!

Parcel Shipping
Need to ship a small item during the show? Richmond Hilton Downtown will offer limited shipping (with pre-printed labels), print, and copy services. Located directly across the street from the convention center at 501 East Broad Street. A full-service FedEx Office Print & Ship Center is also located one mile from the convention center. Stop by to make copies, print flyers and ship specialty items!
FedEx Office Print & Ship Center
1111 E Main Street
Richmond, Virginia 23219

Still Have Questions?
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