The following guide answers many of the questions you may have regarding NNEP's Embroidery & Digitizing Conference. If you desire to speak to us in person (we’re really nice and helpful) please contact us.
NNEP's Embroidery & Digitizing Conference is a dynamic two-day event for commercial embroidery and apparel decoration business owners. This conference is designed to bring embroiderers, apparel decorators, and industry suppliers together to learn and share in a comfortable setting. This conference is co-located with THE NBM SHOW, giving you the best of both worlds - education that is not sales-based and the opportunity to see all the latest equipment, apparel, products and supplies in the industry, all under one roof in just three days. Because the conference is co-located with the trade show, your conference registration automatically registers you for the trade show too, at no additional cost.
Attending NNEP's Embroidery & Digitizing Conference is like sitting down at a table laden with delectable “goodies” for embroiderers and apparel decorators – everywhere you turn, people are sharing ideas and helping each other!
Download the summary and class schedule - click here: NNEP's Embroidery & Digitizing Conference schedule
This conference is for embroidery professionals and garment decorators who use (or want to learn to use) embroidery equipment, digitizing software, stock designs, tools, supplies, and technologies. It is for business owners with an interest in embroidery. If you own a business (or want to start one) where you put logos and designs on products for customers, this event is for you. If this describes you, then what are you waiting for? Register today – We are saving a seat for you!
FYI – Membership in National Network of Embroidery Professionals (NNEP) is NOT required to attend this event.
Future apparel decorators between the ages of 12-18 can register for the trade show exhibit hall and classes if accompanied by an adult. Please bring proof of age. Children under the age of 12 (including babes in arms and tots in strollers) are not eligible to enter the exhibit area or attend the classes.
Pre-Registration for classes at NNEP's Embroidery & Digitizing Conference was highly recommended, as the number of seats in each class is limited. Pre-registration ended 6/8/18.
You CAN register on-site at Registration for NNEP's Embroidery & Digitizing Conference at the Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland. Go to the Ballroom Level, Rooms 25A & 25B to register.
YES! Although you may not get to attend the classes you want to, nor will you be pre-registered for THE NBM SHOW. Come to the Ballroom Level Rooms 25A & 25B in the Huntington Convention Center, in Cleveland, Ohio.
Register online (CLICK HERE), by phone (800-866-7396) or at the event (not all classes may have openings).
When you pre-register ONLINE, you will get an acknowledgement of your registration by email, and you will be automatically pre-registered for THE NBM SHOW.
Registration is $25/per class per person and includes BOTH DAYS at THE NBM SHOW.
IF you want to take six or more classes, select the FULL CONFERENCE registration option. You can attend up to 8 classes at a reduced price of $150 for all 8 classes and your registration to THE NBM SHOW.
YES, you must register for each class that you want to attend. See more class information here.
NNEP's Embroidery & Digitizing Conference is in Rooms 25A & 25B on the Ballroom level of the Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland. Register and pick up your name badge and conference materials outside these classrooms.
The Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland is located at:
300 Lakeside Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44113
The NBM Show is also located in the Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland, during this same weekend.
Take advantage of the group rates offered as part of THE NBM SHOW. Make your hotel reservation online by click here: Hotel & Travel Info. You may need to reference the group code to receive the discounted room rate.
To make air travel arrangements, call your travel agent or check online for competitive airfares to Cleveland Hopkins International Airport. To get to the Huntington Convention Centre or your hotel from the airport, or catch a cab, uber or lyft.
The NNEP no longer hosts an industry garage sale.
Future apparel decorators between the ages of 12-18 can register for the NNEP's Embroidery & Digitizing Conference classes if accompanied by an adult. Please bring proof of age. Children under the age of 12 (including babes in arms and tots in strollers) are not eligible to attend the classes or enter the exhibit hall of THE NBM SHOW. No exceptions.
There is a food area in the Convention Center. “Grab & Go” meals and beverages will be available on Friday and Saturday near the Exhibit Hall. Enjoy meals with the embroiderers and apparel decorators you meet at NNEP's Embroidery & Digitizing Conference! It is a great opportunity to connect with fellow business owners and decorators in a non-competitive environment!
The food outlets at the convention center are:
- Starbucks: Monday – Friday, 7AM – 5PM, Saturday & Sunday, 7AM – 12PM.
- Au Bon Pain: Monday – Friday, 7AM – 3PM, Saturday & Sunday, Closed
On Friday and Saturday, you can also buy lunch in The NBM Show exhibit hall with your NBM Show badge.
There are no refunds if you cancel your registration for NNEP's Embroidery & Digitizing Conference after 5/21/18.
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What Past Attendees Say:
“I changed the way I market my business after attending Embroidery Mart! I am came from the show and published my website that I have had for two years…”Amy Seaman A & B Embroidery
“Love the show! Would have liked to have been able to attend more of the classes but the ones I was interested in were offered at the same time. Love the variety of classes offered and demonstrations of new products. I loved the new venue too!!”Karla Pollina Stitches by Design
“The show was fantastic, the weather/commute there – not so much! I was impressed by many of the vendors. The set up and location was awesome. Great Job!”Nicole Brockway Color 3 Embroidery
“Both workshops I attended were good. I will use the Machine Maintenance Content!”Kim Gattis Sweet Tee Designs
“I immediately applied what I learned from Bill in the Machine Maintenance class. Best seminar I ever attended. Very beneficial. I spent some time on my machine from what I learned and it is running great.”Jerry McAlister J-Mac Embroidery
“Bought a new hat hooper that will make life easier, session on machine maintenance was excellent.. learned alot!”John Kaiser Kaiser Embroidery Plus Inc.
“I came to shop for embroidery machines and I found the one I wanted. One of the most valuable benefits of going to trade shows is being able to compare, but also talking with other attendees. I also was able to get some help on digitizing small letters. The show was great and very convenient.”Julie Rathi Julie’s Sew & Serge
“I attended your show in Oh and want to say thank you! I learned a lot and really appreciate all that you do. I am excited about getting the Pricing Worksheet from the class!”Trina Iubelt Anchor Embroidery
"There's nothing like "seeing and feeling" an item or watching a product being demonstrated where you can ask questions and get the answers at the time. My first NNEP show was in Nashville 2013. I've gone to many trade shows but this one was the BEST for my EMBROIDERY business. The vendors know we are embroiderers and don't waste our time with products that don't work for us. And honestly, I could have spent 3 days just going to "classes," I learned so much from the 2 classes I attended and wished I could have done more."Mary Mayer Your Name Here
“This past tradeshow in Nashville was my first – (I just decided to “do it” this year). I was blown away by all the wonderful people and how unbelievably helpful everyone was. What a blessing!’Pam Seddelmeyer Sew Detailed
“Our heads were spinning with new ideas that I couldn’t wait to get home and try.”Patti Grand Slam Creations
"Coming to a NNEP trade show is a much welcomed respite in a competitive and often hostile world. I enjoy getting reacquainted with old friends and meeting new business owners. This is the best event for people that are serious about being successful and nice at the same time!"Jay Fishman Wicked Stitch of the East
"There's no better way to learn than being with others in the same business. And they are all so willing to share tricks of the trade."Marilyn Graham's Embroidery
"This was my first experience attending a NNEP event and I enjoyed it tremendously! It was very well planned, organized and all of the people and suppliers were extremely friendly."Sue Wilson Wilson Embroidery
"The conference last month was fantastic, and the support appreciated! I love all the information provided since I am just starting out. Thank you."Dana D Embroidered Accents