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Safety & Security at NADA Show

NADA Show Security

Updated September 10, 2021 

As we prepare for the upcoming NADA Show 2022, NADA will periodically provide our Show attendees and exhibit partners updates regarding our health and safety protocols.

NADA will strive to make any event it hosts safe and responsible. As of the date of this posting, NADA is planning to host an in-person NADA Show. We are monitoring federal, state and local guidance and requirements on in-person events. Based on that guidance and those requirements, we will implement precautions to enhance the safety of all attendees, exhibitors and employees. NADA is also working closely with our strategic planning partners on the ground at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

This webpage will provide the updated information on NADA Show 2022 safety plans, including COVID-19-related health and safety updates, as further information becomes available.

The safety and security of our NADA Show attendees are of paramount importance. Over the past several years, NADA has increased the measures that we take to provide a safe and secure environment for our valued attendees and guest. Below are a few helpful tips to keep in mind as you plan your visit to the NADA Show.

Plan Ahead

Pre-Register Online – Check in to your hotel will be a breeze when you register in advance.

Travel Smart

  • Be careful about leaving valuables, purses and IDs in meeting and hotel rooms. Use the hotel safe, if possible.
  • Do not carry large amounts of cash with you. Always leave enough cash in your hotel safe to get through the convention.
  • Make a copy of your State issued ID or passport and keep in a secure place.
  • Store passports in your hotel safe and carry a digital copy on your person. Replacing lost passports can be a difficult and time-consuming process.
  • Large bags and purses are a tempting target. If a purse or bag is a must, carry it securely under your arm. Never wrap the strap around your arm or you may enter a tug-a-war with someone trying to grab your purse.
  • Be aware and observant of your environment. Look for well-lit streets and stat in areas you feel safe.
  • Walk with confidence. Communicate the message that you are calm and confident. Know where you are going and know what is going on around you.
  • Remove convention badges when outside the convention center or other convention events. Leave convention totes in your hotel room.
  • There is safety in numbers. Establish a buddy system and periodically check on each other. Agree on departure times and never leave friend alone.
  • Avoid Street solicitors; just say, “NO!” If you feel compelled to give, NADA has charitable organizations that directly help the local community.

Hotel Safety

  • Know Escape Routes – Whether in meeting rooms or guest rooms, notice the nearest exits in case of emergency. Remember an emergency could occur at the most inopportune time. Consider keeping shoes, clothes and your room key nearby.
  • Hotel Doors – Use all auxiliary locking devices on doors. In case of emergency, be sure to check the door for heat and smoke before exiting.
  • Refer to your own hotel's security for additional assistance.


  • Official NADA/ATD credentials are required for entry to the Shows. A photo ID will be required to complete your registration process once you are onsite.
  • Wear your badge at all times while attending NADA and ATD events. If you lose your badge, you may get a new one at registration.
  • Leave luggage, large bags and bulky clothing at your hotel.
  • Note that when visiting the Las Vegas Convention Center, all bags are subject to search.
  • Use NADA-provided shuttle busses, whenever possible. This is the safest and most convenient mode of transportation to and from your hotel. Parking is limited.
  • If you see something, say something! NADA will have uniform police officers in all common areas of the Las Vegas Convention Center. If you see something that seems odd or makes you uneasy, please find the nearest officer and report it.
  • The Las Vegas Convention Center is a gun-free zone. Concealed Carry is not permitted without LVCVA pre-approval. 

Enjoy Yourself Responsibly

  • Nightlife – Las Vegas offers a tremendous amount of leisure activities–Concerts, Shows, Gaming and numerous other activities. Please remain aware of your surroundings while enjoying what Las Vegas has to offer.
  • Always keep track of your beverages. Never leave your drinks unattended.
  • Have fun and enjoy yourself, responsibly.