NAVC Partner Points Program

History and Purpose of the Program

The NAVC Partner Points program was created and introduced in 2015, in preparation for our move to the Orange County Convention Center in 2017. The points earned by our exhibitors each year are used to determine a ranking system, which we use to assign booth selection appointments. Through the years, our Partner Points program has continued to evolve as we have grown as an organization. Below are the details for this year’s program, which will run from February through January.

Our Partner Points program will continue to be used to determine booth selection appointments and also to reward our loyal exhibitors, sponsors, and advertisers for your support to the North American Veterinary Community year-round.

Timing for the Partner Points Program Calculations

Points will be calculated based on all NAVC exhibits, sponsorships, and advertising investments for the entire year. Total investments will determine booth selection appointment assignments for the concurrent year’s VMX.

Specifically for VMX 2024 Booth Selections: Total NAVC spend from February 1, 2022–January 31, 2023 will be used to determine booth selection appointment assignments for VMX 2024.

NAVC Partner Points Program


  • Total NAVC Spend

  • Exhibits + Sponsorships + Advertising investments*

  • 1 point for every $5,000 invested

  • Partial points will be awarded

  • Total years exhibited at VMX since 2000

  • 1 point per year exhibited

  • HOW donors at VMX and at the NAVC Institute

  • VMX—Presidential Honors HOW Sponsor = 3 points

Our top 20 Industry Partners will be given an opportunity to select their booths during an assigned time by March 2023. All other exhibitors will be given selection appointments to take place between March and May 2023, before we open the floor up to new and returning exhibitors.

New Exhibitors

Welcome! If you are exhibiting for the first time, thank you for joining the NAVC family! You will start earning NAVC Partner Points immediately.

If you have been part of a merger or acquisition, you may use the accumulated points from either company, but not both companies combined. Partner Points are tied to a company, not an individual. Seniority is considered an asset during a merger and/or acquisition. A company must provide official documentation showing proof of ownership to NAVC.

Joint Ownership, Parent/Child

Companies that exhibit with the NAVC that are owned by one company can choose to be ranked as a “family” and can combine points. A child company can be placed using a parent company's points after the parent company is assigned their booth. If the parent company is not exhibiting, the child company cannot use the parent company's points.

Additional points may be provided at the discretion of NAVC.