The 2020 NEM Fall show has been moved from Boxboro, Mass to the Portland Sports Complex in Portland, Maine (same location as the Spring show). The Portland Sports Complex allows us the space to:
- Increase aisle widths
- Offset booths so that they are not directly facing each other
- Allocate an extra booth to each exhibitor, to be used as an office/cash & carry storage
- Control traffic flow in/out of the building to ensure we're never over a safe capacity
If you have a temperature or are not feeling well, please do not attend the show.
Facial coverings/masks/face shields will be required for entry, no exceptions.
We ask you to maintain the 6' social distancing policy whenever possible.
Please limit how much you touch the products. We encourage you to only touch products that are necessary for understanding if they're the right fit for your business.
We are asking buyers to select their arrival time when registering for their badges. Buyers are not limited to shopping within this period, but we do ask that they stick to their chosen arrival time. This will help show management to ensure adequate shuttles and proper capacity in the building.
Additional restrooms, hand washing stations and abundant hand sanitizer will be available for all to use.
The 2020 NEM Fall show will feature optional cash & carry/same day fulfillment for the duration of the show. This allows buyers to get product on their shelves faster. There will be a designated and staffed cash & carry drop off area, where you may leave your purchases while you shop (similar to a valet, or coast check system). Once you are done purchasing, you will be able to retrieve your vehicle, drive up to the pick up area, and show staff will load your vehicle for you.
We encourage you to place re-orders prior to the show. This allows exhibitors to deliver your pre-orders directly to the cash & carry drop area, saving you the trouble of walking the floor to track down your pre-orders.
As always, parking is free, but limited. We will be increasing the quantity, and capacity, of shuttles to ensure proper distancing between attendees.
Don't forget to pick up a show bag when you arrive - it'll be filled with product samples and special offers from the exhibitors.
Unfortunately, in the interest of simplifying this year's Fall show, and thus making it safer, this year's Fall show will not include the Best New Product Contest, Welcome Reception, and onsite cafe (though neighboring Turf's Sports Bar & Grill will be available for food & beverage.