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Top 100 USA Shows



The Top 100 Trade Shows in the USA can be determined by square footage, show attendance, exhibitor participation, and both public and private industries. Based on the clients Absolute Exhibits has built custom exhibit rentals for this past year, and some undercover detective work – here is a list of shows everyone should be looking at today. This is Absolute Exhibits' 2015-2016 Trade Show Calendar. Remember we always suggest crossing over to a new industry and getting an exhibit builder to help you Stand out on the trade show floor. As an example, we have an exhibit rental client that sells custom shipping cases to the music industry, electronic industry, exhibit industry, and the broadcast industry. However, they do not stop there – they go to 56 shows a year and cover an incredible amount of industries because they think outside their box … or case. In most cases they are the only people from their category and have overwhelming response from both Attendees and exhibitors. Remember shows change months all of the time and venue cities as well. We will be updating once a month to keep this list current.



We have recently added the Top Trade Fairs in Europe page – this is a rather new category for us, however based on our past decades growing experience with our American clients travels to Europe and handling all of their needs on the show floors from exhibit rentals, translators, paperwork, and the like we know these are the shows to look at first. Take some time and if you have questions about this list or need a trade show display feel free to call Jan at 714-685-2813. We can talk about show selection, trade show booth design or your exhibit rental!


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Consumer Electronic Show - Las Vegas 2016 - Las Vegas Convention Center The International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is a major technology-related Trade Show held each January in the Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, Nevada. Not open to the public, the Consumer Electronics Association-sponsored show typically hosts previews of products and new product announcements.

North American Music Merchants - Anaheim 2016 - Anaheim Convention Center The NAMM Show is one of the largest music product trade shows in the world, founded in 1901. It is held every January in Anaheim, California, USA, at the Anaheim Convention Center.

The International Surface Event - Las Vegas 2016 - Mandalay Bay Convention Center The International Surface Event. Uniting the industry, SURFACES and StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas co-launched with the all new TileExpo?, creating the ultimate event essential to flooring, stone and tile professionals. Together, these three world-class tradeshows feature four impressive days of the newest products, hands-on demos, inspiring trends, key manufacturers, industry suppliers, along with unmatched education and networking.

Shot Show - Las Vegas 2016 - Sands Expo Center and Venetian Congress The SHOT Show is an annual tradeshow for the shooting, hunting, and firearms industry.

Air Conditioning, Heating, & Refrigeration Expo - Orlando 2016 - Orange County Convention Center The Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI)is a North American trade association of manufacturers of air conditioning, heating, and commercial refrigeration equipment

Outdoor Retailer - Winter Market - Salt Lake City 2016 - Salt Palace This popular outdoor gear Trade Show is held twice a year so leading outdoor industry manufacturers can introduce winter and summer outdoor products. Attracting thousands of buyers in Salt Lake City, Utah

International Production and Processing Expo - Atlanta 2016 - Georgia World Congress The U.S. Poultry & Egg Association is an American industry trade group located Georgia that "represents its poultry and egg members through research, education, communications and promotion.

PGA Merchandise Show - Orlando 2016 - Orange County Convention Center The PGA Merchandise Show has evolved into comprehensive multi-purpose business platform providing a snap shot of the Golf industry as a whole.

World of Concrete - Las Vegas 2016 - Las Vegas Convention Center The World of Concrete is an annual Trade Show for the commercial construction industry. It is held each year either in the months of January or February for four days in Las Vegas, Nevada. This event is a show where products, resources, and information related to concrete construction are shared and displayed.

International Builders Show - Las Vegas 2016 - Las Vegas Convention Center The International Builders' Show is organized by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and is the largest light construction building industry tradeshow in the United States.

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MAGIC - Winter - Las Vegas 2016 - Mandalay Bay Convention Center MAGIC is business to business e-commerce in textiles, fashion and accessories. Textile industry editorial, planning and sourcing tools.

Distributech - Orlando 2016 - Orange County Convention Center Distributech is the utility industry's leading smart grid conference and exposition, covering automation and control systems, energy efficiency, demand response, renewable energy integration, advanced metering, T&D system operation and reliability, power delivery equipment and water utility technology held each January. Not open to the public.

RSA Conference - San Francisco 2016 - Moscone Convention Center RSA Conference is helping drive the information security agenda worldwide. The RSA Conference is a forum for cryptographers to gather and share the latest knowledge and advancements in the area of Internet security

Graphics of the Americas Trade Show - Miami 2016 - Miami Beach Convention Center Graphics of the Americas (GOA) Expo & Conference is the premier event for the Graphic communications industry in North America, South America & Central America.

Photonics West - San Francisco 2016 - Moscone Convention Center Photonics West is the most influential conference for biophotonics and biomedical optics, high-power laser manufacturing, optoelectronics, microfabrication, and green photonics.

Medical Design & Manufacturing West - Anaheim 2016 - Anaheim Convention Center MD&M West has been the trusted resource for what's next in medical design and manufacturing.

Healthcare Information & Management Systems Society - Las Vegas 2016 - Las Vegas Convention Center Ranked as one of the largest health information technology conferences in the United States, the Annual HIMSS Conference & Exhibition provides Attendees with educational offerings and an interactive exhibit floor to prepare them for current industry challenges.

IPC APEX Expo - Las Vegas 2016 - Las Vegas Convention Center IPC APEX features advanced and emerging technologies in printed board design and manufacturing, electronics assembly and test.

March

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Global Pet Expo - Orlando 2016 - Orange County Convention Center Global Pet Expo, the pet industry's largest annual trade show, is presented by the American Pet Products Association (APPA) and Pet Industry Distributors Association (PIDA).

Tech Advantage - New Orleans 2016 - Ernest Morial Convention Center Tech Advantage? is THE technology event for electric cooperative engineering, energy services, operations, information technology, purchasing and supply management professionals.

American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons Annual Meeting - Orlando 2016 - Orange County Convention Center Founded by the Academy Board of Directors in 1997, the Association engages in health policy and advocacy activities on behalf of musculoskeletal patients and the profession of orthopedic surgery.The annual Academy meeting is the largest medical meeting in the nation with attendance of nearly 30,000.

International Housewares - Chicago 2016 - Mc Cormick Place - Chicago The International Home + Housewares Show is staged every year by the International Housewares Association (IHA). It is the center of the IHA's yearly activities.t is one of top 20 largest trade shows in the U.S. and in the top 10 in Chicago.

Game Developers - San Francisco 2016 - Moscone Convention Center The Game Developers Conference (GDC) is the largest annual gathering of professional video game developers, focusing on learning, inspiration, and networking.

International Wireless Communications Expo (external link) - Las Vegas 2016 - Las Vegas Convention Center International Wireless Communications Expo (IWCE) is the preeminent wireless communications systems event for the working world.

OFC-NFOEC - Anaheim 2016 - Anaheim Convention Center The World's Leading Event for Advancing Optical Solutions in Telecom, Datacom, Computing and More in Telecom, Datacom, Computing and more.

International Pizza Expo - Las Vegas 2016 - Las Vegas Convention Center Everything pizza at the International Pizza Expo for retailers, wholesalers, restaurants - equipment, supplies, produce and more.

Natural Products Expo West - Anaheim 2016 - Anaheim Convention Center Natural Products expo west has been tagged as one of the world's largest organic and natural products expo.

International Boston Seafood Show - Boston 2016 - Boston Convention Center The Int'l Seafood Show features products to the top buyers from more than 120 countries. This is an opportunity to launch new products, meet new buyers, learn emerging trends and access the North American seafood market.

ConExpo Con/Agg - Las Vegas 2017 - Las Vegas Convention Center An annual Trade Show for the construction industry including plant, equipment and materials.

National Automobile Dealers Association - Las Vegas 2016 - Las Vegas Convention Center NADA is the resource for auto retail professionals. Provides industry trends, education and training, and career information.

April

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American Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgery - New Orleans 2016 - Ernest Morial Convention Center ASCRS is an international educational and scientific organization whose 9,000 member ophthalmologists specialize in cataract and refractive surgery.

Networld Interop Las Vegas - Las Vegas 2016 - Mandalay Bay Convention Center Interop is the leading business technology event with the most comprehensive IT conference and expo available.

International Engineered Fabrics Conference and Expo - Boston 2016 - Boston Convention Center The IDEA show is the largest nonwovens, engineered fabrics, and technical textiles event in the Americas for over 40 years. Held every three years, this event attracts over 7000 visitors with over 480 exhibitors. IDEA spans all market segments and the entire vertical chain.

Fire Department Instructors Conference - Indianapolis 2016 - Indiana Convention Center FDIC has proven year after year that it is the premier conference and exhibition for the fire industry. With the largest gathering of decision-makers, trainers and experts – as well as manufacturers and suppliers, FDIC serves as a spearhead for networking, relationship development and future revenue growth.

International Security Conference - Las Vegas 2016 - Sands Expo Center and Venetian Congress ISC West – is the largest event in the U.S. for the physical security industry, covering Access Control, Alarms & Monitoring, Biometrics, IP Security, Video Surveillance / CCTV, and more.

TRANSACT - Las Vegas 2016 - Mandalay Bay Convention Center International trade association for the payment processing industry.

Specialty Coffee Association of America -Atlanta 2016 - Georgia World Congress Specialty coffee…from seed, to roaster, to barista, to cup-it is the crop that bonds us together as a community.

NAB - North American Broadcasters - Las Vegas 2016 - Las Vegas Convention Center The NAB Show is the world's largest electronic media show.

Coverings - Chicago 2016 - Mc Cormick Place - Chicago COVERINGS was founded in 1998 to source innovative natural stone and mosaics. Expanded in the new millennium to cater to the new eco-friendly and engineered stone.

May

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National Hardware Show - Las Vegas 2016 - Las Vegas Convention Center The National Hardware Show (NHS) is held every year in Las Vegas. It is a housing after-market show that brings together manufacturers and resellers of all products used to remodel, repair, and maintain property.

Transmission & Distribution Conference & Exposition - Dallas 2016 - Dallas Convention Center IEEE Power & Energy Society is a worldwide, non-profit association engaged in electric power engineering.

Offshore Technology Conference - Houston 2016 - Reliant Center - Houston Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) is an important conference and exhibition focused on the development of offshore energy resources, primarily oil and natural gas.

National Restaurant Show - Chicago 2016 - Mc Cormick Place - Chicago The National Restaurant Association is a restaurant industry business association in the United States, representing more than 380,000 restaurant locations. It also operates the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation.

JCK - Las Vegas 2016 - Las Vegas Convention Center JCK Las Vegas is the jewelry industry's premiere Trade Show, where the jewelry industry comes together each year.

Global Retail Real Estate Convention - Las Vegas 2016 - Las Vegas Convention Center RECon is the global convention for the shopping center industry and provides networking, deal making and educational opportunities for retail real estate professionals from around the world.

SAMPE - Baltimore 2015 - Baltimore Convention Center The Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering, SAMPE is an international professional member society, provides information on new materials and processing technologies.

Lightfair International - San Diego 2016 - San Diego Convention Center Lightfair is the world's largest annual architectural and commercial lighting Trade Show and conference.

Society for Information Display - San Jose 2015 - San Jose Mc Enery Convention Center The Society for Information Display (SID) is an industry organization for electronic displays, such as televisions and computer monitors.

Windpower - Orlando 2015 - Orange County Convention Center The WINDPOWER Conference & Exhibition is produced by the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) to provide a venue for the wind industry.

International Plastics Showcase - Orlando 2018 - Orange County Convention Center - Orlando Founded in 1937 by a small group of friends and competitors with a sense of mission and camaraderie, SPI has advanced the interests of the plastics industry, provided companies with a forum to address issues and identify opportunities, and helped catalyze growth through eight decades.

June

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United Fresh Produce Association Show - Chicago 2016 - Mc Cormick Place - Chicago United Fresh Produce Association is the industry's leading trade association committed to driving the growth and success of produce companies and their partners.

Waste Expo - Las Vegas 2016 - Las Vegas Convention Center WasteExpo? is North America's largest solid waste and recycling tradeshow serving both the private and public sectors.

Food Marketing Institute - Chicago 2016 - Mc Cormick Place - Chicago Food Marketing Institute represents food retailers and wholesalers by developing and promoting policies, programs and forums supporting its members, and their customers.

Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals - New Orleans 2016 - Ernest Morial Convention Center HITEC offers a unique combination of top-notch education and the world's largest hospitality technology exposition. Sessions are led by industry peers and experts, and the unparalleled expo showcases the latest industry products and services from over 300 companies.

InfoComm - Las Vegas 2016 - Las Vegas Convention Center InfoComm International® is the leading nonprofit association serving the professional AV communications industry worldwide.

Summer Fancy Food Show - New York City 2016 - Jacob Javits Convention Center The Fancy Food Show makes it easy for the media to have access to the latest news, the hottest trends and the best new specialty food companies.

International Dairy Deli Bake Association - Houston 2016 - Reliant Center - Houston IDDBA's annual seminar & expo features the finest in dairy, deli and bakery: new products, new suppliers, new contacts, new (and old) buyers, and new ideas.

Licensing International Expo - Las Vegas 2016 - Mandalay Bay Convention Center A Trade Show for leveraging properties and brand equity to develop merchandise, Licensing International Expo attracts more than 500 exhibitors representing more than 7,000 brands and properties in entertainment, sports, fashion & apparel, publishing, art & design, automotive, animation/anime, home & housewares, and lifestyle.

E3 Expo - Los Angeles 2016 - Los Angeles Convention Center The Electronic Entertainment Expo, commonly known as E3, is an annual Trade Show for the computer and video games industry presented by the Entertainment Software Association (ESA).

Institute of Food Technologists - Chicago 2016 - Mc Cormick Place - Chicago The IFT Annual Meeting & Food Expo. The largest food ingredients show in the world.

Bio International Convention - San Francisco 2016 - Moscone Convention Center The BIO International Convention is the largest global event for the biotechnology industry and attracts the biggest names in biotech.

July

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Intersolar North America - San Francisco 2015 - Moscone Convention Center Intersolar promotes the development of business opportunities throughout the North American solar industry.

International Premium Cigar and Pipe Retailers Association - Las Vegas 2015 - Sands Expo Center and Venetian Congress The International Premium Cigar and Pipe Retailers Association (IPCPR) is the oldest, largest and most active trade association representing and assisting premium retail tobacconists and their suppliers.

Association of Woodworking and Furnishing Suppliers - Las Vegas 2015 - Las Vegas Convention Center AWFS is a national association with international membership that includes manufacturers and distributors of machines, hardware, lumber, upholstery materials, bedding, wood products and other suppliers to furniture and cabinet manufacturers.

Semicon West - San Francisco 2015 - Moscone Convention Center SEMICON West attracts buyers and engineers from every one of the world's top device makers and foundries.

Comic Con International - San Diego 2015 - San Diego Convention Center Comic Con is the home of the largest comic book and popular arts convention in the world!

Swim Wear Association of Florida - Miami 2015 - Miami Beach Convention Center The SwimShow? has bewcome the leader in swim wear exhibitions world wide.

Clinical Lab Expo - Chicago 2015 - Mc Cormick Place - Chicago This year's Annual Meeting promises the best in education with the latest advances in the scientific community. Along with the largest Clinical Lab Expo.

August

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Outdoor Retailer - Summer Market - Salt Lake City 2015 - Salt Palace This popular outdoor gear Trade Show is held twice a year so leading outdoor industry manufacturers can introduce winter and summer outdoor products. Attracting thousands of buyers in Salt Lake City, Utah

MAGIC - Las Vegas 2015 - Mandalay Bay Convention Center MAGIC is business to business e-commerce in textiles, fashion and accessories. Textile industry editorial, planning and sourcing tools.

International Woodworking Fair - Atlanta 2016 - Georgia World Congress Trade Fair for woodworking and furniture IWF is an international woodworking machinery and furniture supply fair.

September

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Glassbuild America - Atlanta 2015 - Georgia World Congress Glassbuild? America is the gathering place for the entire glass, window and door industries in North America.

CTIA Wireless - Las Vegas 2015 - Sands Expo Center and Venetian Congress The International CTIA WIRELESS ® show is the premier wireless event representing a $1 trillion global marketplace.

International Manufacturing Technology Show - Chicago 2016 - Mc Cormick Place - ChicagoIMTS is America's largest manufacturing technology show.

Interbike - Las Vegas 2015 - Mandalay Bay Convention Center The Interbike International Bicycle Expo is the largest bicycle industry Trade Show in North America and is held annually in Las Vegas, Nevada. Exhibitors consist of companies interested in selling their products and services to bicycle retailers, wholesale distributors and manufacturers.

MINExpo - Las Vegas 2016 - Las Vegas Convention Center MINExpo International exhibits the latest mining and minerals processing technologies, and state-of-the-art machinery and equipment for the coal, metal and nonmetal mining processing industries.

Global Gaming - Las Vegas 2015 - Sands Expo Center and Venetian Congress Casino-entertainment professionals gather in Las Vegas to see and learn what's new and what's next in the dynamic and ever-changing gaming industry.

Graph Expo - Chicago 2015 - Mc Cormick Place - Chicago Graph Expo presents the most comprehensive trade show for prepress, printing, finishing, converting, mailing, wide format and digital technologies in the Americas.

Water Environment Federation - Chicago 2015 - Mc Cormick Place - Chicago The Water Environment Federation is a not-for-profit association that provides technical education and training for thousands of water quality professionals who clean water and return it safely to the environment.

ASIS - Anaheim 2015 - Anaheim Convention Center ASIS International is the largest organization advancing the security industry.

October

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CABLE-TEC Expo - Chicago 2015 - Mc Cormick Place - Chicago SCTE Cable-Tec? Expo is the industry's engineering show of the year—hosts 10,000 Attendees annually and provides the opportunity to discover and learn first-hand about the latest in cable telecommunications technology, products and services in one cost-effective setting.

International Baking Industry Expo - Las Vegas 2016 - Las Vegas Convention Center IBIE is the world's largest, most comprehensive Baking Expo.

National Association of Convenience Stores - Las Vegas 2015 - Las Vegas Convention Center NACS is the International trade group representing retailers and suppliers. Includes news, buyer's guide, events, membership information, and industry resources.

IMEX America - Las Vegas 2015 - Sands Expo Center and Venetian CongressIMEX America is America's worldwide exhibition for incentive travel, meetings and events.

ABC Kids Expo - Las Vegas 2015 - Las Vegas Convention Center The ABC Kids Expo is the primary Trade Show for the juvenile products industry.

Produce Marketing Association - Atlanta 2015 - Georgia World Congress The Produce Marketing Association has been the leading trade association representing nearly 3,000 companies from every segment of the global produce and floral supply chain.

Solar Power International - Anaheim 2015 - Anaheim Convention Center Solar Power International (SPI) is the premier business-to-business event designed to serve and advance the solar power industry.

National Business Aviation Association - Las Vegas 2015 - Las Vegas Convention Center NBAA promotes the aviation interests of organizations utilizing general aviation aircraft for business purposes in the United States and worldwide.

American Academy of Ophthalmology - Las Vegas 2015 - Sands Expo Center and Venetian Congress American Academy of Ophthalmology is a Trade Show dedicated to educating people about eye diseases and conditions and the preservation of eye health.

International Vision Expo West - Las Vegas 2015 - Sands Expo Center and Venetian Congress Vision Expo meets twice a year to offer the latest eye fashionwear, as well as the latest equipment for optometrists and opthamologists

November

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Pack Expo - Las Vegas 2015 - Las Vegas Convention Center North America's largest packaging and processing show grows more powerful every year.

Interclean - Las Vegas 2015 - Las Vegas Convention Center ISSA INTERCLEAN - The trade show for the cleaning and maintenance industry's leading reference and information database.

Super Computing(external link) - Austin 2015 - Austin Convention Center - AustinFor a quarter of a century, the Supercomputing Conference has served as the crossroads for the entire HPC community. From users and program managers to colleagues and vendors...from government to private industry to academia. Super Computing has provided unparalleled cooperation, unequaled collaboration, and unmatched exposure.

Supply Side West - Las Vegas 2015 - Mandalay Bay Convention Center Supply Side? West, the world's largest event for healthy and innovative ingredients, is a must-attend show for manufacturers, marketers and formulators of foods, beverages and supplements.

Private Label Manufacturers Association - Chicago 2015 - Mc Cormick Place - Chicago PLMA presents both large and Regional brand manufacturers that produce private label products for specific markets.

Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo - Las Vegas 2015 - Sands Expo Center and Venetian Congress AAPEX Show Located in the Sands Expo Center, represents the do-it-yourself auto retail aftermarket and the "professionally installed" aftermarket.

Fabtech - Chicago 2015 - Mc Cormick Place - Chicago FABTECH continues as North America's largest metal forming, fabricating, finishing and welding event.

International Association of Amusement Parks & Attractions - Orlando 2015 - Orange County Convention Center IAAPA is the world's largest amusement industry trade association created to serve family fun centers, amusement parks, waterparks, and attractions.

Specialty Equipment Marketing Association - Las Vegas 2015 - Las Vegas Convention Center More than 100,000 Attendees and 2,000 exhibitors meet for four days every year in Las Vegas to do business at the largest annual automotive specialty-equipment show on the planet.

Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation & Education Conference - Orlando 2015 - Orange County Convention Center I/ITSEC promotes cooperation among the Armed Services, Industry, Academia and various Government agencies in pursuit of improved training and education programs, identification of common training issues and development of multiservice programs.

RSNA - Chicago 2015 - Mc Cormick Place - Chicago RSNA (The Radiological Society of North America) is a professional membership society committed to excellence in patient care through education and research.

December

Power-Gen International - Las Vegas 2015 - Las Vegas Convention Center POWER-GEN International is the industry leader in providing comprehensive coverage of trends, technologies and issues facing the generation sector.

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