The 2018 TSNN Top Trade Show List is exclusively sponsored by Expocad and the Orlando/Orange County Convention Center.

For a complete 2018 TSNN Top Trade Shows list that includes contact information please contact John Rice jrice@tsnn.com.

* Professional attendee figure includes exhibit personnel

TSNN Rank by NSF Event Event Date(s) Venue

AAPEX represents the $356 billion global motor vehicle aftermarket. Exhibitors are represented by the manufacturers and suppliers of automotive parts, including products and services purchased for light- and heavy-duty vehicles after the original sale, such as replacement parts, accessories, lubricants, appearance products and service repairs, as well as the tools and equipment necessary to make the repair. Attendees are represented by wholesalers, warehouse distributors, jobbers, retailers, independent service providers, technicians, parts stores, manufacturers representatives, exporters, importers and packagers from the U.S. and 149 countries.

Organizer: William T. Glasgow Inc.
# Exhibitors: 2,513
# Attendees: 71,350
10/30/2018 to 11/01/2018
Sands Expo & Convention Center Las Vegas
NSF: 552,100
International Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigerating Expo - AHR Expo

As the largest and most comprehensive HVACR exposition in the world, the AHR Expo attracts tens of thousands of attendees from all facets of the industry, including contractors, engineers, dealers, distributors, wholesalers, OEMs, architects, builders, industrial plant operators, facility owners and managers, agents and reps.

Organizer: International Exposition Company (IEC)
# Exhibitors: 2,155
# Attendees: 49,995
01/22/2018 to 01/24/2018
McCormick Place Chicago
NSF: 534,080
International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE)

The International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) is an integrated tradeshow sponsored by U.S. Poultry & Egg Association, North American Meat Institute and American Feed Industry Association. Held annually in Atlanta, Ga, IPPE attracts attendees from across the globe involved in the production and processing of meat, poultry, egg and animal feed products. Exhibitors showcase their latest technology in equipment, services and supplies to supply protein products that feeds the world. 25% of the attendees are International and represent industries from more than 130 countries.

Organizer: U.S. Poultry & Egg Association/American Feed Industry Association (AFIA)/North American Meat Institute (NAMI)
# Exhibitors: 1,216
# Attendees: 30,634*
01/30/2018 to 02/01/2018
Georgia World Congress Center Atlanta
NSF: 515,061
FDIC International (Fire Department Instructors Conference)

The leading event in the fire industry for hands on training. FDIC attracts professionals in the fire industry seeking comprehensive hands-on and classroom training as well as exhibitors showcase the latest innovations in equipment, apparatus, protective gear and clothing, tools, trucks, vehicles and more.

Organizer: Clarion Events
# Exhibitors: 818
# Attendees: 27,656
04/23/2018 to 04/28/2018
Indiana Convention Center Indianapolis
NSF: 494,394

Coverings is the largest ceramic tile and natural stone trade fair and expo in the United States. It features over 1,100 exhibitors from more than 40 countries and is the stage for introducing some of the most innovative tile and stone products in the world. Coverings serves as a valuable resource for continuing education for the 26,000 industry professionals that attend. Coverings offers more than 75 informative, accredited seminars and live demonstration sessions throughout the show, all free of charge.

Organizer: Taffy Event Strategies
# Exhibitors: 1,121
# Attendees: 14,657
05/08/2018 to 05/11/2018
Georgia World Congress Center Atlanta
NSF: 460,755
Toy Fair New York aka North American International Toy Fair

North American International Toy Fair is an annual gathering of manufacturers, distributors and marketers of toys and youth entertainment products ranging from start-ups to the biggest names in the industry. Attendees include diverse retail channels from international mass merchandisers to independent specialty retailers; trade guests include licensors, inventors and product development professionals.

Organizer: The Toy Association, Inc.
# Exhibitors: 1,036
# Attendees: 13,167
02/17/2018 to 02/20/2018
Javits Convention Center New York
NSF: 442,700
E3 (Electronic Entertainment Expo)

E3 is the world's premier event for computer and video games and related products. At E3, the video game industry's top talent pack the Los Angeles Convention Center, connecting tens of thousands of the best, brightest, and most innovative in the interactive entertainment industry. For three exciting days, leading-edge companies, groundbreaking new technologies and never-before-seen products will be showcased.

Organizer: Dolaher Events
# Exhibitors: 219
# Attendees: 37,000
06/12/2018 to 06/14/2018
Los Angeles Convention Center Los Angeles
NSF: 435,973
RSNA Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting

For over 100 years, the RSNA annual meeting has been synonymous with innovation and excellence. Developed with meticulous attention to detail, the course program is packed with plenary sessions and top-level education. One of the meeting's most popular destination, the RSNA Technical Exhibits comprise one of the largest medical exhibitions in the world with leading manufacturers, suppliers, and medical technology developers to demonstrate the latest in medical imaging.

Organizer: Radiological Society of North America (RSNA)
# Exhibitors: 719
# Attendees: 33,094
11/25/2018 to 11/30/2018
McCormick Place Chicago
NSF: 432,400

As convenience and fuel retailing’s premier industry event, the NACS Show attracts more than 24,900 industry stakeholders from around the world. Buyers and sellers come together to conduct business and learn from one another — all in an environment rich with new ideas and partnerships. The NACS Show is the place to network and connect with convenience and fuel retailing industry peers and experts

Organizer: National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS)
# Exhibitors: 1,251
# Attendees: 9,095
10/07/2018 to 10/10/2018
Las Vegas Convention Center Las Vegas
NSF: 431,800
Ace Hardware Fall Convention & Exhibits

Private buying show which brings together Ace Hardware store owners, manager, associates, and our vendor/supplier partners. During the four day event, buyers and suppliers meet face to face to discuss new consumer products, make purchasing decisions for the upcoming year and also offers networking and training sessions for store associates to be prepared for the future.

Organizer: Ace Hardware Corporation
# Exhibitors: 1,475
# Attendees: 15,413
08/15/2018 to 08/18/2018
McCormick Place Chicago
NSF: 420,000

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