The 2018 NSC Congress & Expo will be held at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas. 

George R. Brown Convention Center

1001 Avenida de las Americas
Houston, TX  77010


Thank you for your interest! Please contact a member of our Exhibit Sales Team:

Bill Steinbach
(630) 775-2403

Joe Valentino
(630) 775-2339


Yes. The most current version can be found on our website, click here to view. (Available booths are in blue)

The minimum booth size is 10' x 10' (100 square feet). Booths may be combined to create a larger space.

This cost is $27.50 per square foot for NSC Members, $28.50 per square foot for Non-Members. A 10' x 10' is $2,750.00 for NSC Members. If you are assigned a corner, you will be charged an additional $100.00 per corner.

A 10' x 10' booth rental package is available for $5,050.00. This package includes a hard wall booth structure in addition to the booth space cost.

Payment must accompany the Exhibit Space Application in order for booths to be assigned. Payment can be made by check (US funds), money order, wire transfer, or credit card. We accept VISA, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover.


Inline Booth – an 8' high back wall drape, 3' side rail drape, a 7" x 44" identification sign, and Sunday night vacuuming (visqueen must be removed).

Peninsula Booth (20' x 20' that backs up to inline booths) – an 8' high back wall drape (in middle 10' section) on common back wall, a 7" x 44" identification sign and Sunday night vacuuming.

Split Island Booth (20' x 20' that backs up to another 20’ x 20’ booth) – Sunday night vacuuming (visqueen must be removed).

Island Booth (minimum 20' x 30') – Sunday night vacuuming (visqueen must be removed).

All booths also include five (5) badges per 10' x 10' space, listing on the NSC Congress & Expo website, listing Final Program, listing in Safety+Health magazine, and complimentary Exhibitor Guest Passes.

Additional items such as furniture, carpet, labor, cleaning, storage of boxes and crates, shipping and other services can be ordered through our general contractor, GES.


Height restrictions are based on the type of booth you have purchased.

Please refer to the 2018 Display regulations. 


Most questions about fixtures, electricity, shipping, etc. will be answered in the 2018 NSC Congress & Expo Exhibitor Manual (Available June 1, 2018).

Sales are not recommended on the Expo floor. However, you may take orders. If you choose to sell product you are responsible for collecting and reporting local and state taxes to the Texas Department of Revenue.

Camera-type devices or knives must be orders only. Cash and carry will not be permitted.


General move-in begins Friday, October 19 and Sunday, October  21.

Installation of Exhibits/Move-In

Friday, October 19: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Saturday, October 20: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Sunday, October 21: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

All booths must be set by 4:30 p.m. on Sunday.

Thank you for your interest, please contact us:

Bill Steinbach
(630) 775-2403

Joe Valentino
(630) 775-2339

The 2018 NSC Congress & Expo Exhibitor Manual is available in Exhibitor Resource Center

Each exhibiting company is entitled to 5 complimentary exhibitor badges for each 100 square feet of booth space. The allotment is 1 Full Congress badge and 4 Expo Only badges.

Full Congress includes:

  • Admission to the Expo floor
  • Opening Session
  • Keynotes
  • 3 days of Technical Sessions 
    (Expo floor lunch on Wednesday and Thursday is not included with an Exhibitor Full Congress badge.)

"Expo Only" includes:

  • Exhibitor admission to Expo floor
  • Opening Session


If the original badge has not been verified, a replacement badge can be issued one time free of charge. Badges that have been verified can be reproduced at the exhibitor registration counters for a $100.00 processing fee. Photo ID is required in both cases.


During move-in, Expo hours and move-out, no one under the age of 16 (including infants) will be admitted, regardless of affiliation.

THIS RULE IS STICTLY ENFORCED. Persons 16 and over must register and pay the applicable fees in order to receive a badge. Proof of age may be requested.


Per the Exhibit Space Application and Contract, Exhibitors are NOT allowed to hold any type of meeting or function during Expo hours. Meeting space (many with food & beverage minimums) will be available at many of the official 2018 Congress & Expo hotels during NON-Expo hours. For more information, contact us at


Mark your calendar for NSC Congress & Expo future dates

2019 NSC Congress & Expo

Congress: Sept. 7-13
Expo: Sept. 9-11
San Diego, CA

No, the National Safety Council member list is not for sale.  However, a large number of NSC members do attend the NSC Congress & Expo. Exhibitors only may purchase the NSC Congress & Expo Attendee Mailing List.


The warehouse and direct shipping addresses and labels are listed in the Material Handling/Shipping section of your Exhibitor Service Manual.

Exhibitor registration is now open.