NAMA opens registration for 2022 trade show and conference themed 'Convenience Service Reimagined'

Dec. 15, 2021

Registration is now open for next year's NAMA Show taking place April 6-8 at Chicago’s McCormick Place. The National Automatic Merchandising Association's flagship educational conference and product exhibit, the NAMA Show is designed for professionals in micro market, vending machine, pantry and coffee/tea/water services, among other unattended retail segments.

Feb. 21 update: NAMA has extended the early bird registration rate through Friday, Feb. 25. 

“With a theme of ‘Convenience Service Reimagined,’ the NAMA Show 2022 meets the moment of rising opportunity for the convenience service industry,” said NAMA director of meetings and events Kristen Keenan Griffith. “Attendees will discover powerful technology, explore new products, uncover emerging trends and build a strong network of industry allies – assets that will help set any convenience service business on a path to success.” 

The NAMA Show 2022 will include a comprehensive educational program to teach operators how to become better retailers and where to expand business and improve workplace efficiencies. The event is expected to draw hundred exhibitors offering products and services tailored exclusively to the convenience service channel.

NAMA said its show is raising the bar with curated knowledge and enhanced solutions to help participants leverage opportunities and navigate current trends that are changing the future of the industry.

NAMA Show highlights

• Advanced technology introductions spanning cashless payment options, software integrations, self-service applications and security systems.

• An experiential unattended retail and micro market gallery featuring opportunities to engage directly with emerging technologies. 

• An enhanced New Product Zone where manufacturers will premiere the latest offerings to wow customers and increase sales. 

• Subject matter experts that test the bounds of industry thinking and inspire attendees to question the status quo. 

• Integrated information about NAMA’s advocacy initiatives – and their importance to individual businesses and for the future of convenience services. 

• A diverse array of suppliers and operators gathered in one place, all striving to build powerful connections and a network of industry allies. 

NAMA said early registrants can save considerably on the cost of registration. In addition to early-bird savings for members, NAMA offers nonmembers who register early a package to join the organization and register for one low price. To learn more, go to


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