New to NAHBS? All the information you need for your Rookie year.
What's the cost of a new builder registration?
The cost for a new builder for all three days of the show is $450.
Who qualifies for a New Builder Table?
Any builder who has built less than 50 frames, or who has been in business two years or less.
What does does my registration fee get me?
You will be provided with a skirted table, two chairs, a wastebasket and a 24 x 36 inch backdrop with your logo printed on it, as well as a pass to attend all seminars. The backdrop will be provided by NAHBS and your logo will need to be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org and it will be waiting for you when you arrive to set up on Thursday, Feb 16th.
What can I display?
This year, you will be able to display 2 examples of your work. 1 frameset (frame and fork) and 1 complete bike. Please don’t bring 4 examples and try to switch them out daily. We have a low tolerance for such behavior.
Can you provide more details on how I can display my bikes?
Your frame should be on the table and the complete bike should be in front of the table in a stand, so it won’t be easily knocked over. You are to provide the stand. You’ll also need a way to display your frame to keep it from falling over on the table.
What else do I need to know?
No backdrops or additional table signage is able to be displayed. The New Builder Tables are a way to get your feet wet at NAHBS while being part of a “level playing field” and no additional marketing tools are allowed. Business cards and a picture book and brochures are acceptable.
Are there any prizes for best new builder?
Yes! The coveted title and trophy Best New Builder and the ability to “graduate” to a full sized booth at the next year’s show.