According to the Center for Exhibition Industry Research, an estimated 13,000 trade shows take place in the United States each year, representing 40% of all trade shows globally. With so many trade shows covering a large range of industries and topics, there are a seemingly endless list of shows to choose from.
While this can feel overwhelming, we have compiled a list of the events and industries that could be important to your business. For the purposes of this post, we focus on 100 popular trade shows in 10 popular industries that exhibitors should know about.
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- 1 Manufacturing and Industrial Trade Shows
- 2 Healthcare and Medical Industry Trade Shows
- 3 Building and Construction Trade Shows
- 4 Homeware and Interior Design Trade Shows
- 5 Retail Trade Shows and Conferences
- 6 Electronics and Technology Trade Shows
- 7 Wellness and Sports Trade Shows
- 8 Food and Restaurant Trade Shows
- 9 Education Trade Shows
- 10 Agriculture Trade Shows
- 11 Nimlok’s Trade Show Calendar
Manufacturing and Industrial Trade Shows
The rapid pace of manufacturing technological development makes it essential for industrial and manufacturing companies to keep up with each new advancement in the field. The follow manufacturing and industrial trades shows offer attendees the chance to keep track of current trends and the future manufacturing industry.
International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS)
The International Manufacturing Technology Show is held bi-yearly and is the biggest manufacturing and industrial trade show in the world. IMTS averages an astonishing 2,000+ exhibitors and 100,000+ attendees each show. Exhibitors showcase capabilities while attendees learn about machining trends and network with vendors.
International National Woodworking Fair
The International National Woodworking Fair is the world’s premier woodworking trade show and attracts exhibitors specializing in furniture manufacturing, architectural woodworking and custom woodworking industries. Attendees are treated seminars and classes designed to teach woodworking techniques and best practices.
Energy Design Conference & Expo
The Energy Design Conference & Expo highlights the latest in energy-efficient building technologies, renewable energy ideas and trends, industry best practices and environmentally-responsible design. The conference hosts 40+ educational sessions from some of the energy industry’s leading figures.
Build Expo is an education-focused conference featuring over 20 expert seminars and workshops on architecture, engineering and general contracting for attendees. Attendees acquire knowledge of new techniques and strategies that can be instantly used in manufacturing and industrial applications once they leave the trade show floor.
Northeastern Retail Lumber Association Expo
The Northeastern Retail Lumber Association Expo is the largest regional trade show for the lumber and building supply industry. Manufacturers, wholesalers and distributors of lumber products all gather together to present a variety of merchandise and services to attendees.
IPC APEX EXPO
IPC APEX EXPO is a five-day long trade show featuring major names in the printed circuit board and electronics manufacturing industry. Attendees come from across the globe to take part in technical conferences, product exhibitions, professional development and certification programs. The APEX Expo also offers networking opportunities for electronics manufacturing professionals.
The PACKEXPO International is the largest processing and packaging trade show in the world. Co-located with Pharma EXPO, the trade show features 2,400+ exhibitors presenting the latest in packaging equipment and technologies for virtually every market and industry and attracts 50,000 attendees every year.
Facilities Maintenance Expo
The Facilities Maintenance Expo provides an enormous qualified audience of plant engineers and building maintenance professionals. Exhibitors at the Facilities Maintenance Expo are able to reach a seemingly endless torrent of prospects while attendees have a large field of potential vendors to learn and purchase from.
AAMA Annual Conference
The American Architectural Manufacturers Association conference is dedicated to the promotion of quality window, door, curtain wall, storefront and skylight products. Attendees are able to listen to keynote speakers touch on a variety of topics effecting the industry and gain invaluable market insights.
Design & Manufacturing Pacific
The Design & Manufacturing Pacific gives attendees the opportunity to see the newest ground-breaking technologies in the design industry and collaborate with industry experts on product and process best practices. The conference hosts two presentation theaters on the trade show floor. The center stage features presentations on a wide variety of design and manufacturing topics while the tech theater hosts product demonstrations and supplier talks.
Healthcare and Medical Industry Trade Shows
Medical trade shows offer healthcare professionals, medical equipment manufacturers and healthcare industry service providers with the opportunity to network and collaborate with each other in an educational and solutions-oriented environment. The following medical exhibitions are some of the most attended and well-respected within the healthcare industry.
American Academy of Ophthalmology Annual Meeting
The American Academy of Ophthalmology Annual Meeting is the largest gathering of optometrist and eye surgeons and one of the largest healthcare conferences in the world. The event aims to innovate and advance the optometry profession. Optometrists and eye surgeons are encouraged to network with each other and share knowledge and insights in the hopes that each attendee leaves better equipped to offer the highest-quality eye care to their patients.
Neuroscience Annual Meeting
The Neuroscience Annual Meeting offers attendees and exhibitors the opportunity to share up-to-the-minute neuroscientific research and techniques from the globe’s leading neuroscientists and researchers. All exhibitors are required to provide educational content or products and services for use in the research or teaching neuroscience.
Radiological Society of North America (RSNA)
The Radiological Society of North America brings together exhibitors and attendees looking to investigate and advance the radiology profession. This healthcare conference averages 600+ exhibitors, representing professional societies, radiological equipment manufacturers, lab equipment and supplies, software developers and more.
American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting
The American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting is a symposium for hematology professionals to discuss new therapies and treatments for hematological diseases. Leading researchers present on topics in malignant and non-malignant hematology. Other exhibitors at this medical conference include pharmaceutical companies, medical publishers, medical suppliers, clinical diagnostic and research-focused companies as well as non-profit organizations.
American Association for Clinical Chemistry Annual Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo
The American Association for Clinical Chemistry Annual Meeting promotes innovation from 750+ exhibitors and has an international buyers’ program focused on bringing purchasers and vendors together. This medical trade show is ideal for exhibitors looking to showcase lab-related products to qualified buyers.
Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society Conference & Exhibition
The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society is a must-attend healthcare conference for attendees looking to find new medical technology and software. With 40,000+ healthcare IT professionals, clinicians, executives and vendors attending this show, attendees are sure to experience cutting-edge products and world-class networking opportunities.
Molecular Medicine Tri-Con
The Molecular Medicine Tri-Con is an essential trade show for all professionals working in diagnostics and drug discovery. Attendees and exhibitors include 3,500+ drug discovery and development professionals, developers, payers and researchers from over 40 countries. The event has developed into a diverse healthcare conference focusing on molecular medicine, genomics, diagnostics and information technology.
American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons Show
American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons show hosts over 10,000 exhibitors and offers attendees the opportunity to understand and evaluate new orthotic products while nurturing vendor relationships and network with other attendees in their field.
Florida International Medical Expo
Florida International Medical Expo covers a wide range of medical topics such as smart hospital development, biomed technology and research, private practice and intentional medical markets. The expo offers free workshops and seminars for healthcare professionals looking to be informed on the latest trends in medical devices and research.
MD&M East Expo and Conference East
The MD&M East Expo and Conference is a regional medical device conference and is one of the largest medical manufacturing events in the world. MD&M hosts more than 500 leading medical technology suppliers and manufacturers, including 3M, Abbott, The Tech Group, Phillips-Medisize and Stratasys.
Building and Construction Trade Shows
Each year construction and building professionals turn to building trade show to stay up-to-date on the latest trends and industry projections. The following construction trade shows pull together experts and vendors from various sectors of the construction industry and provide attendees with a comprehensive overview of the industry as a whole.
Remodeling Show, Deck Expo and JLC Live
The Remodeling Show, Deck Expo and JLC Live are three co-located construction and building industry trade shows that serve to bring the remodeling industry together. The three remodeling-centric events represent all areas of the remodeling community – including kitchen and bath, home improvement, sustainable remodeling and more.
CONSTRUCT is a construction industry trade show targeted towards architects, specifiers, engineers, facility managers, building owners, project managers, general contractors and designers. CONSTRUCT provides accredited education seminars as well as a number of exhibitors showcasing the latest products, technologies and real-world commercial building solutions.
Design-Build Conference & Expo
The Design-Build Conference & Expo attracts 2,000+ building industry professionals from the architecture, engineering and construction communities. This building industry trade show offers a unique opportunity for attendees to learn about a broad array of design and building-related topics including best practices, noted challenges and emerging trends.
IRMI Construction Risk Conference
IRMI Construction Risk Conference provides attendees and exhibitors with educational and networking opportunities. This building industry trade show is a premier forum for sharing construction industry ideas and techniques as well as methods of better managing and insuring construction risks.
NAHB International Builders’ Show
The NAHB International Builders’ Show delivers a wide range of construction and building-related educational sessions. The show attracts exhibitors that showcase updates on technology and trends within the building and construction industry.
World of Concrete 2017
World of Concrete, the concrete industry’s only annual international trade show, focuses on the commercial concrete and masonry construction industries. The show hosts indoor and outdoor exhibitions. Exhibitors include leading concrete industry suppliers presenting innovative products, technologies and product demonstrations. Attendees learn the latest industry trends and network with key concrete industry figures and vendors.
The ConExpo is one of the most important construction trade shows in the building industry. Each year 2,500+ exhibitors attend this construction exhibition which hosts 150 education seminars on asphalt, aggregates, concrete, earthmoving, lifting, mining and utilities.
Frame Building Expo
Frame Building Expo brings together members of the National Frame Builders Association for the opportunity to attend educational sessions, as well as conduct business and network with colleagues within the association. The trade show also features exhibitors showcasing the latest advancements in the frame building industry.
RCI Annual International Convention and Trade Show
RCI Annual International Convention and Trade Show is one of the largest events for building envelope consultants, roofing designers and roofing repair specialist. Attendees are encouraged to learn about roofing management and exterior wall and waterproofing systems from panel discussions and educational seminars.
No-Dig Show is sponsored by the North American Society for Trenchless Technology. This building trade show offers 160 peer-reviewed, non-commercial presentations to attendees. These include case studies on environmentally-friendly trenchless solutions and budget-friendly opportunities for municipalities and utility companies.
Homeware and Interior Design Trade Shows
For homeware professionals and interior designers, staying current with the latest design trends is vital for success. The following homeware trade shows feature top home décor designers, industry experts and vendors who present new interior design and home decor products to attendees.
Atlanta International Gift Home Furnishings Market
The Atlanta International Gift Home Furnishings Market is a homewares trade show that hosts vendors specializing in furnishing products, including beds, decorative home accessories, lighting, decorative textiles, mirrors, wall decor, framed art and more. Attendees are encouraged to browse the trade show floor for deals as well as to network with other homeware professionals and enthusiast.
International Home + Housewares Trade Show
The International Housewares Association Trade Show is focused on optimizing the success of the home products industry. This home goods trade show offers a world-class marketplace where goods are bought and sold and promotes the facilitation of global commerce, market data and industry best practices.
Las Vegas Market
The Las Vegas Market has become the most comprehensive furniture, home décor and gift market trade show in America. As one of the largest homewares trade shows in the world, Las Vegas Market attracts 4,000+ exhibitors each year. Notable event activities and exhibitions include the national bedding market, new product category launches and product demonstrations of top-of-the-line gourmet houseware products.
Architectural Digest Design Show
The Architectural Digest Design Trade Show is the one of globe’s leading architectural and home décor trade shows. The trade show hosts design seminars, culinary demonstrations and special appearances from some of the homeware and architecture industry’s leading figures. Exhibitors range from independent makers and producers to established manufacturers and averages approximately 40,000 attendees each show.
The Global Shop home décor trade show invites decorators, renovators, landscapers and building professionals to attendee a 3-day long event focused on the home furnishings and home textiles industries. The event offers exhibitors and attendees alike the opportunity to keep informed on industry trends as well as the chance to build their professional networks.
High Point Market
The High Point Market trade show aims to highlight new products in the home furnishing and home textiles industry. As the largest furnishings industry trade show in the world, High Point Market attracts 75,000+ attendees at two separate events annually.
NeoCon is one of the most well-known home design trade shows in America. The trade show serves as a launching pad for thousands of new products every year, such as building products, contract accessories, floor coverings, furniture, lighting, outdoor goods and technology. Also, trade show attendees can network, exchange ideas and attend educational seminars and panel discussions.
Birmingham Home Show
The Birmingham Home Show is one of the top home and garden trade shows in America. Exhibitors present fresh ideas and helpful tips for landscape gardening, home improvement, decorating and other home décor and gardening-related topics. Attendees get a comprehensive education about the industry while also building their business network.
Home Design and Remodeling Show
The Home Design and Remodeling Trade Show brings together vendors offering home décor products and services to homeowners looking to renovate, decorate or enhance the look of their homes. The show is one of the few consumer-facing events in the industry and provides a perfect opportunity for selling as well as purchasing merchandise.
NY Now is a must-attend housewares trade show for vendors looking to showcase design-driven home, lifestyle, handmade and gift products. The show brings together 24,000+ home goods retailers with quality-driven purchasers looking to source the best and most innovative products in the industry.
Retail Trade Shows and Conferences
The retail industry has evolved to encompass a wide variety of technologies and tactics over the years. The following retail trade shows and conferences are some of the most popular in the industry and provide attendees with an up-close-and-personal view of what is going on in the retail industry.
Retail´s Big Show
Focusing on the retail trade in New York, Retail´s Big Show is one of the largest retail trade shows in America. Retail industry representatives attend the event to discuss business issues and trends as well as to establish new business contacts or nurture existing ones. For exhibitors, the trade show represents an ideal platform to present products and services to qualified buyers.
Retail Merchandising and Marketing Conference
The Retail Merchandising and Marketing Conference is sponsored by the World Alliance for Retail Excellence & Standards and provides a unique opportunity for businesses in the retail merchandising and in-store marketing space to network with industry peers. The trade show offers attendees presentations and workshops from leading retail and marketing experts on new retail technology and services.
Internet Retailer Conference & Exhibition
Internet Retailer Conference & Exhibition offers attendees the largest grouping of e-retailing technology in one place. This online retailer conference is a must-attend for exhibitors looking to showcase new hardware and software to attendees looking for cutting-edge technology.
National Retail Federation Loss Prevention Conference
The National Retail Federation Loss Prevention Conference & Expo is the America’s foremost retail loss prevention trade show. This retail conference focuses on key issues facing the industry such as organized retail crime, online fraud, e-fencing, investigating, pandemic preparedness and more.
Campus Retail’s Educational Conference
Campus Retail’s Educational Conference is the premier campus retail conference and averages around 7,000 attendees each year. This retail event features 120+ educational sessions, keynote speakers, learning tours and workshops lead by industry experts.
Total Store Expo
The Total Store Expo is one of the largest retail trade shows and attracts some of the retail industry’s most influential leaders. This retail conference focuses on both strategic and tactical business meetings between existing and new partners and is attended by industry decision makers. Exhibitors share new insights into the evolving retail marketplace as well as the latest retail products and services.
VRN Spring Outlet Retail Deal Making Show
Held annually, the VRN Spring Outlet Retail Deal Making Show is a retail conference that brings together shop owners, business developers, retail chains, merchandise brokers, capital lenders and retail product and service providers. Attendees and exhibitors use the show as a launching pad for deal making and to form successful business partnerships.
National Grocers Association’s Show
National Grocers Association’s Trade Show is an annual grocers-centric retail event featuring cutting-edge products and services. Attendees include independent supermarkets, family-run regional chains and other retailer-owned and voluntary wholesalers. Visitors are encouraged to attend educational workshops and network with industry peers at the events collaboration and innovation lounge.
ABC Kids Expo
The ABC Kids Expo is a must-attendee retail event focusing on the children’s retail industry. This retail expo provides attendees with the opportunity to meet face-to-face with both domestic and international exhibitors, experience the latest trends in children’s apparel and products and network with leading manufactures.
National Association of Convenience Stores Trade Show
The National Association of Convenience Stores Trade Show brings together convenience and fuel retailing industry professionals for educational workshops, goods exchange and networking. The trade show is focused on helping attendees grow their bottom line and attracts 23,500 industry stakeholders from around the globe.
Electronics and Technology Trade Shows
The technology world is famous for its large, high-energy trade shows and conventions that attract thousands of industry professionals and curious visitors from around the world. The following electronics expos and technology trade shows are some of the largest and most influential in the world.
Consumer Electronics Show
The Consumer Electronics Show is the world’s largest gathering for consumer technology professionals. What makes the Consumer Electronics Show different from other technology trade shows is a robust conference program featuring more than 220 sessions and 800 speakers. Exhibitors showcase the latest trends and technologies in consumer electronics while brand marketing experts and influencers share consumer insights.
The CEDIA EXPO attracts leading innovators in the home technology industry and provides a platform for collaboration and networking between industry peers. This home electronics expo also provides attendees with unparalleled access to breakthrough home electronics products and the chance for industry education through in-depth training sessions.
IPC APEX EXPO
The IPC APEX EXPO is an electronics expo for the printed circuit board and electronics manufacturing industry. Industry professionals from around the globe attended the show and participate in the technical conferences, professional development sessions and certification programs. These activities provide invaluable education and networking opportunities for attendees and exhibitors alike.
Digital World Expo
The Digital World Expo is a technology trade show focused on digital advertising, marketing and public relations. The aim of the expo is to highlight current developments and emerging technologies in educational sessions presented by industry experts and professionals. The show’s exhibitors showcase world-class digital media technology to attendees and sell to buyers looking to purchase new products.
Nanotech Conference & Expo
The Nanotech Conference & Expo is the largest nanotechnology event in the word. This technology expo specializes in application-focused research from leading international academic, government and private industry labs. Attendees include scientists, engineers and technology developers who collaborate with manufactures to identify technology trends, nanotech tools, product opportunities and commercialization partnerships.
The ITEXPO tech conference brings together vendors and resellers in the office technology industry. The expo provides workshops and specialized training for inCloud, software, hardware, mobility and managed services to attendees. Vendors and resellers also have the opportunity to network with each other as well as with leading figures in the industry.
National Association of Broadcasters Show
The National Association of Broadcasters Show is the premier technology trade show for the media and entertainment industry. Exhibitors display cutting-edge media technologies and leading industry minds share new insights into emerging industry trends. Attendees at the event represent broadcasting, digital media, film, entertainment, telecom, post-production, academia, advertising, security, sports, events, online video, IT, augmented reality and more.
InfoComm International is the largest yearly professional audio/visual and communications systems conference. InfoComm attracts nearly 1,000 exhibitors and 40,000+ attendees and provides an amazing chance to experience the latest in audiovisual technology as well as unrivaled professional networking opportunities.
South by Southwest Interactive Festival
The SXSW Interactive Festival is one of the most well-known electronics conferences in the world and serves as an incubator for cutting-edge technologies and digital ingenuity. This technology and electronics convention features presentations and panels discussions from the leading minds in technology. The event also has networking functions hosted by industry leaders and award ceremonies.
Enterprise Connect Expo
Enterprise Connect is the leading electronics conference for enterprise communications in North America. The trade show is produced by UBM Tech and brings together corporate IT decision makers with vendors and analysts to help promote and better the enterprise communications industry.
Wellness and Sports Trade Shows
From fitness to yoga, wellness and sports trade shows bring together wellness enthusiast and industry-leading experts. The following sports trade shows are some of the largest and most significant events in the wellness and sports industries.
IDEA World Health Fitness Wellness Expo
The World Health Fitness Wellness Expo is one of the leading sports trade shows in American and serves as a platform for the fitness, wellness and leisure industries. At the trade show, international standards are set for fitness products and services and attendees have the opportunity to sample health foods and supplements, test fitness equipment and gain expert insights from top names in the fitness industry.
Rock n Roll Health & Fitness Expo Washington
The Rock n Roll Health & Fitness Expo is a two day health and fitness trade show for the running and cardiovascular fitness industries. This sports trade show showcases products such as race packets, race bibs, D-tag timing chips, fitness apparel and nutrition products. As an added bonus, event organizers sponsor several races for novice as well as expert runners.
The Cincinnati Travel, Sports & Boat Show
At the Cincinnati Travel, Sports & Boat Show exhibitors showcase hunting and fishing products such as boats, RVs and off road vehicles, clothing, fishing rods and lures and hunting weapons. Attendees are also welcome to attend workshops on animal preparation and hunting and fishing tourism.
Colorado RV, Sports & Travel Show
The Colorado RV, Sports & Travel Show is the one of the largest outdoor recreation shows in America and attracts attendees from every corner of country. Exhibitors display RVs and outdoor sporting products while experts lead daily seminars on outdoor and travel recreation activities. Attendees are also able to find exclusive vacation packages and deals on outdoor products and RVs.
PGA Merchandise Show
The PGA Merchandise Show is a must-attend event for golf enthusiasts. This sporting goods trade show features the biggest names in the golfing equipment and apparel industry and provides numerous instructional workshops taught by world-class golfing instructors. Visitors have the opportunity to experience interactive exhibits, attend professional networking events and witness new product launches from golfing’s top manufactures.
IHRSA International Convention & Trade Show
The IHRSA International Convention & Trade Show provides exhibitors with a vibrant and high-energy environment to showcase the latest developments in fitness equipment and health club computing services. Visitors to this fitness and sports trade show are health club operators looking to improve their businesses by attending education sessions taught by leading voices in the health club industry.
The SHOT Show is the leading and most comprehensive shooting sports trade show in America. This sporting goods expo provides attendees with extensive networking opportunities and education seminars. SHOT Show hosts 1,600+ exhibitors, each displaying the latest in firearms, ammunition and shooting and hunting accessories and products making it a must-attend event.
San Diego Half Marathon Sport Health & Fitness Expo
San Diego Half Marathon Sport Health & Fitness Expo is a sporting goods trade show and running event. Exhibitors showcase products such as running apparel, gear, shoes and other running-related products and services. Attendees are also provided with the opportunity to advance their knowledge of the wellness, health and Fitness industry through workshops and seminars.
Sedona Yoga Festival
The Sedona Yoga Festival provides attendees with a world-class opportunity to deepen their knowledge and education in the practice of yoga. This yoga trade show features yoga meditation, hiking and workshops designed to help attendees better understand the world of yoga and eastern spiritual practices.
Fishing & Hunting Show
The Fishing & Hunting Show provides both fishing and hunting enthusiasts a venue to learn about the latest equipment from top manufacturers, meet with retail vendors and charter boat captains check out fishing boats and other outdoor vehicles. Exhibitors to this sporting goods expo have the opportunity to meet face-to-face with thousands of consumers interested in their products, making it a must-attend trade show for vendors and purchasers in the fishing and hunting industry.
Food and Restaurant Trade Shows
Food and restaurant conventions offer lots of fun, excitement and the opportunity to sample new and interesting foods and food service products. If you are considering attending or exhibiting at a restaurant trade show, take a look at the following top-rated restaurant conventions.
National Restaurant Association
The National Restaurant Association Show an annual trade show for restaurant industry and attracts 45,000+ buyers from over 100 countries. The exhibitors at this restaurant expo showcase their products, services and restaurant solutions qualified buyers. Attendees are treated to experiences the tastes, smells and insights available on the trade show floor.
United Fresh Show
The United Fresh Expo and Conference serves as an annual gathering for professionals in the fresh produce industry. Exhibitors at this annual convention display new produce items, share fresh food trends and showcase new tools and technologies to industry professionals. Attendees at the event represent professionals from produce supply chains, growers and retailers, giving exhibitors and attendees a prime opportunity to network.
FMI Connect is the premier trade show in the food retail industry. Exhibitors showcase merchandise to well-qualified audiences in the food retail and wholesale industry, including 12,500+ prospective buyers. This food retailer trade show also provides attendees with the opportunity to get educated on food retail developments as well as chances to network with industry leaders.
Summer Fancy Food Show
The Summer Fancy Food Show is America’s biggest specialty food and beverage trade show attracting 46,000+ industry professionals. Exhibitors at this restaurant expo display their products to 25,000 buyers in attendance and have the chance to network with leaders in the specialty food and beverage industry.
IFT Food Expo
IFT Food Expo is an international food and restaurant convention that brings together the sharpest minds in the food science industry. Exhibitors have an opportunity to share new ideas, products and solutions with food industry executives and qualified buyers from around the world, while attendees can learn about the latest industry trends at workshops and seminars.
School Nutrition Association Annual National Conference
The School Nutrition Association Annual National Conference attracts 6,500+ school nutrition professionals and industry leaders. Exhibitors at this food service expo display the latest in food, beverage, kitchen supply equipment and school cafeteria service solutions. Attendees range from school nutrition directors to various decision-makers in this specialty food industry segment.
Food & Nutrition Conference Expo
The Food & Nutrition Conference Expo is the largest yearly gathering of food and nutrition professionals. Attendees to this food expo have the opportunity to enjoy educational sessions, lectures, industry briefings and cooking demonstrations. Exhibitors display their products in front of qualified buyers in the food and nutrition industry offering the chance for increased brand awareness and sales opportunities.
PMA Fresh Summit Convention & Expo
The PMA Fresh Summit Convention & Expo is the main event of the year for the fresh industry, connecting 20,000 produce experts and decision-makers. Exhibitors include some of the biggest names in the produce and floral industry as well as retail buyers, food safety experts and importers/exporters from across the globe.
NCA Sweets & Snacks Expo
The NCA Sweets & Snacks Expo brings together 16,000+ snack professionals with the mission of evolving the confectionery and snack industry. This snack industry trade show host 700+ exhibitors on average, with each displaying candy, snacks and treats to visitors. Attendees are able to learn about the future of the snack industry while sharing ideas and networking with peers.
Seafood Expo North America
The Seafood Expo North America draws in 20,000+ seafood industry professionals searching for the newest products, equipment and services. Attendees to this seafood-centric trade show include qualified-buyers from retail, foodservice and other food business categories. A unique feature of the show is its Key Buyer Program, which attracts more than 500 high-volume seafood purchasers to the expo.
Education Trade Shows
The world of education continues to evolve, making it vital for teaching and school administration professionals to keep up to date with the latest advances in the field. The following education conferences and trade shows are some of the most forward-thinking and well-attended in the world.
SXSWedu Expo is a leader among education conferences and offers exhibitors and attendees unparalleled opportunities to learn and network. The mission of this education expo is to showcase products designed to prepare and inspire learners of all ages to reach their education and career objectives in the education industry.
Learning is an education trade show focused on helping educators better understand the world of learning and education. At the trade show, teaching strategies and education technologies are showcased by exhibitors and speakers at over 200 scheduled sessions, labs and exchanges. Attendees have the opportunity to network and share insights with each other to gain knowledge about the teaching profession.
PDE Data Summit
The PDE Data Summit is an education conference centered on demonstrating the importance of using data to improve school administrative functions. Sessions at the trade show are designed to educate school administrators on data and its impact on education. Experts in the data industry are available to network with attendees in formal seminars as well as in a variety of informal meeting on a wide range of issues related to data quality and data governance in education.
Education industry buyers and sellers come together at the EDexpo. This education conference is designed to deliver world-class training to education and learning professionals as well as helping retailers and dealers increase sales by connecting them with buyers. Attendees can also experience the newest innovations in learning environments, instructional materials, teaching aids, technology products, educational games, toys and supplies.
NSBA Annual Conference
NSBA Annual Conference is an annual gathering of school board members who are interested in advocating for public education for the K-12 to college level. This education expo helps attendees develop effective public education advocacy strategies that they can use to lobby local, state and federal policies.
TPA Homeschool Convention & Exhibition
TPA Homeschool Convention & Exhibition concentrates on discovering new and innovative techniques in high school homeschooling. Attendees at this education expo experience workshops on planning high school courses, high school record keeping and how to teach foreign language as a homeschool educator.
The Summit education trade show provides a stage for 1,000+ entrepreneurs, educators, community leaders and policy makers to network and share ideas on how to improve schools and education. Attendees leave with a wealth of knowledge that will help them prepare students from every background to achieve their academic goals.
EDUCAUSE Annual Conference
EDUCAUSE Annual Conference is the premier gathering of education IT professionals and technology providers. Exhibitors at this education expo represent some of the leaders in higher education information technology. Attendees share ideas with colleagues regarding strategies, changes and what’s working in education IT and what’s not.
At SITE, attendees range from individual educators to teacher advocacy organizations all gathered together in the interest of creating and dissemination new and inventive approaches to education technology and teacher and staff technical development.
Learning Solutions is an education trade show that connects training and development professionals with their peers. Attendees discover established methods for managing education technology for enhanced learning and performance in organization. The trade show offers 100+ sessions on topics such as e-Learning best practices, education technology how-tos, case studies and new education trends. Attendees can also take part in training and certificate programs in one-day workshops.
Agriculture Trade Shows
As the farming industry continues to commercialize, the need to attend business-oriented agricultural expositions and trade shows is more important than ever. The following agriculture trade shows and events provide industry professionals with a wealth of educational and networking opportunities.
Farmfest is one of America’s largest outdoor agricultural trade shows. The event brings together leading farm machine manufacturers and agriculture service providers with purchasers. Activities at the trade show include educational and political forums on topics impacting the farming community and demonstrations of the newest product in farming industry technology.
Farm Progress Show
The Farm Progress Show is the nation’s premier outdoor agriculture trade show. Hundreds of farm industry vendors, manufacturers and exhibitors from every sector of the agricultural industry are drawn to the trade show and attendees have the chance to watch field demonstrations and network at events sponsored by the show.
Farm Science Review
Ohio State University’s Farm Science Review showcases the future of agriculture and farming and focusses on educating attendees on emerging trends. This agricultural exhibition also provides a platform for hundreds of demonstrations of the latest farming machinery and new farming techniques.
World Ag Expo
World Ag Expo is a leader in agriculture expos and hosts 1,600+ exhibitors showcasing new farm equipment, agriculture chemicals and technology. Visitors are able to attend free seminars on a variety of topics important to dairy producers, farmers, ranchers and agribusiness professionals.
GEAPS Exchange is the grain handling industry’s largest trade show for grain professionals and suppliers. This agriculture exhibition focuses on several grain-related topics such as varieties of grains, grain quality and which seeds of certain grains yield more production. The event brings together the most dedicated grain and farm professionals from around the world.
Wichita Farm and Ranch Show
The Wichita Farm and Ranch Show brings together livestock producers and places a special emphasis on livestock equipment and livestock facility demonstrations. At this agriculture event, attendees are invited to compare various manual and hydraulic chutes to see how they function with live cattle, as well as workshops on a range of livestock-related topics.
Agri-Trade boasts more than 30 years of providing exhibitors and attendees with the latest in agriculture and farming. Agri-Trade exhibitors return each year to gain new clients and network with existing ones. Activities at this agriculture exposition include an exhibitor reception, machinery exhibits and demos, and farm and student awards.
World Pork Expo
The World Pork Expo is the largest pork industry trade show in the world and is sponsored by the National Pork Producers Council. Thousands of American and international pork producers, industry professionals and experts attend this agricultural expo each year. Attendees to the event experience displays of the latest pork industry products displayed by hundreds of exhibitors and participate in networking activities.
World Dairy Expo
The World Dairy Expo is the largest dairy industry trade show in the world. This international agriculture exhibition is designed for dairy producers and industry partners. Exhibitors to the expo showcase elite dairy cattle, cutting edge research and modern technologies while attendees build relationships with new vendors and network with peers.
AFBF Annual Convention
The annual AFBF Annual Convention is sponsored by the American Farm Bureau Federation and covers subjects effecting national farming and agribusiness organizations. The event and provides informative sessions on agricultural and rural community issues and promotes networking between farmers and ranchers.
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