2019 TOP Trade Shows List
The 2019 TSNN Top Trade Show List is exclusively sponsored by Expocad and the Orlando/Orange County Convention Center.
For a complete 2019 TSNN Top Trade Shows list that includes contact information please contact John Rice firstname.lastname@example.org.
* Professional attendee figure includes exhibit personnel
|TSNN Rank by NSF||Event||Event Date(s)||Venue|
Coverings Coverings is the largest and most-significant ceramic tile and natural stone trade fair and exposition in the United States and North America. It features exhibitors from more than 40 countries and is the stage for introducing some of the most innovative tile and stone products in the world. The exposition and conference serve as a valuable and complimentary continuing education resource for all segments of the industry, with more than 50 educational opportunities throughout the show. Coverings attracts thousands of distributors, retailers, fabricators, contractors, specifies, architectural and design professionals, builders, real estate developers, as well as journalists, reporters and bloggers who cover the vital tile and stone industry.
Organizer: Taffy Event Strategies # Exhibitors: 1,100 # Attendees: 16,800
|04/09/2019 to 04/12/2019||
Orange County Convention Center
RSNA 2019 The Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA®) is the world's premier scientific and educational forum in radiology which includes educational programs and technical exhibition for radiologists, radiation oncologists, physicists in medicine, radiologic technologists and allied healthcare professionals.
Organizer: Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) # Exhibitors: 735 # Attendees: 32,015
|12/01/2019 to 12/06/2019||
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: 1,039 # Attendees: 12,820
|02/13/2019 to 02/16/2019||
Javits Convention Center
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: 211 # Attendees: 35,000
|06/11/2019 to 06/13/2019||
Los Angeles Convention Center
NACS Show 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: 7,643
|10/01/2019 to 10/04/2019||
Georgia World Congress Center
International Baking Industry Exposition (IBIE)
IBIE exhibitors represent the entire grain-based industry. They showcase the latest in equipment, technology, ingredients, baking and decoration supplies, new techniques, sanitation methods, transportation and distribution channels. They also provide products and services for general office management, production facility, food safety and retail operations.
Organizer: IBIE LLC/SmithBucklin # Exhibitors: 939 # Attendees: 12,439
|09/07/2019 to 09/11/2019||
Las Vegas Convention Center Las Vegas
ProMat 2019 ProMat is the largest international manufacturing and supply chain event in North and South America, bringing over 900 solution providers and a conference that includes four keynotes and 130 show floor sessions.
Organizer: Material Handling Industry of America (MHI) # Exhibitors: 938 # Attendees: 41,612
|04/08/2019 to 04/11/2019||
The Ultimate Sportsmen's Market (formerly Safari Club International Annual Hunter's Convention) The show occupies nearly 1 million gross square feet of space and includes six continents under one roof. Members come to book units, network, and shop for the latest guns and hunting equipment. Notable authorities of the outdoor sports and shooting industries attend the premier hunting show annually.
Organizer: Safari Club International # Exhibitors: 936 # Attendees: 0
|01/09/2019 to 01/12/2019||
Reno-Sparks Convention Center
JCK Las Vegas JCK Las Vegas is the leading jewelry event in North America open to all jewelry professionals. Each year, the industry gathers where the latest awe-inspiring domestic and international designers and most sought after trends are showcased in a secure environment.
Organizer: Reed Exhibitions U.S.A. (Norwalk, CT) # Exhibitors: 1,963 # Attendees: 17,586
|05/31/2019 to 06/06/2019||
Sands Expo & Convention Center
The International Surface Event: SURFACES | StonExpo/Marmomac | TileExpo The International Surface Event (TISE) is the industry marketplace for floor covering, stone and tile industry professionals to source products, equipment and services needed for their businesses. Comprised of three world-class tradeshows: SURFACES, StonExpo/Marmomac and Tile Expo events, TISE features four impressive days of the newest products, hands-on demos, inspiring trends, key manufacturers, industry suppliers, along with unmatched education and networking. Held annually in Las Vegas, TISE brings together buyers and sellers from all over the world.
Organizer: Informa Markets # Exhibitors: 745 # Attendees: 25,500*
|01/22/2019 to 01/25/2019||
Mandalay Bay Convention Center
Less than six months ago, Lisa Messina joined the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) as the first-ever chief sales officer after leading the sales team at Caesars Entertainment. A 12-year Las Vegas resident, Messina is a graduate of Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration and serves on MPI International’s board of directors. TSNN had a chance to catch up with this dynamic leader and talk to her about her vision for the new role, current shifts in the trade show industry, creating more diversity and equity within the organization, and advice to future female leaders. Lisa Messina, Chief Sales Officer, LVCVA With Las Vegas becoming The Greatest Arena on EarthTM, what are some of the things you’re most excited about in your role? Our team was at The Big Game’s handoff ceremony earlier this month, and I couldn’t help but think, “We’re going to crush it next year!” These high-profile events and venues not only drive excitement, but also provide unmatched opportunities for event planners. Allegiant Stadium hosts events from 10 to 65,000 people and offers on-field experiences. Formula 1 Grand Prix will take place in Las Vegas in November, after the year-one F1 race, the four-story paddock building will be available for buyouts and will also offer daily ride-along experiences that will be available for groups. And, of course, the MSG Sphere officially announced that it will open in September, ahead of schedule, with a U2 residency. It’s going to be the most technologically advanced venue as far as lighting, sound, feel, and even scent, and it will be available for buyouts and next-level sponsorships inside and outside. There’s no ceiling to what you can do when you’re doing events in Las Vegas. Allegiant Stadium As the trade show and convention business returns to the pre-pandemic levels, what shifts are you noticing and how do you think they will impact the industry going forward? Our trade show organizers are very focused on driving customer experience. Most of our organizers are reporting stronger exhibitor numbers and increased numbers of new exhibitors, with trade shows proving to be almost or above 2019 levels. Now our organizers are really doubling down on driving attendance and focusing on the data to provide that individualized, customized experience to help attendees meet their goals and get the best value. Some companies continue to be cautiously optimistic with their organizational spend when it comes to sending attendees, but I think it will continue to improve. As the U.S. Travel Association makes more progress on the U.S. visa situation, we also expect a growing influx of international attendees. What are some innovative ways the LVCVA helps trade show and convention organizers deliver the most value for their events? We focus on customer experience in the same way that trade show organizers are thinking about it. We got rave reviews with the West Hall Expansion of the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC), so over the next two years, we will be renovating the North and the Central halls, which will include not just the same look and feel, but also the digital experiences that can be leveraged for branding and sponsorship opportunities. Vegas Loop, the underground transportation system designed by The Boring Company, is also a way we have enhanced the customer experience. Vegas Loop at the LVCC has transported more than 900,000 convention attendees across the campus since its 2021 launch. Last summer, Resorts World and The Boring Company opened the first resort stop at the Resorts World Las Vegas , with plans to expand throughout the resort corridor, including downtown Las Vegas, Allegiant Stadium and Harry Reid International Airport. The LVCVA also purchased the Las Vegas Monorail in 2020, the 3.9-mile-long elevated transportation system that connects eight resorts directly to the convention center campus. This is the only rail system in the world that integrates fares directly into show badges and registration. For trade show organizers, these transportation options mean saving time, money and effort when it comes to moving groups from the hotels to LVCC and around the city. Also, the more we can focus on building the infrastructure around the convention center, the more it supports the customer experience and ultimately supports our trade show organizers. Scheduled to debut in Q4, Fontainebleau Las Vegas will offer 3,700 hotel rooms and 550,000 square feet of meeting and convention space next to LVCC. What are some of the plans for advancing DEI (diversity, equity and inclusion) within your organization? We’re currently partnering with instead of working with a leading consulting firm, to lay the foundation and create a solid DEI plan and be the leader when it comes to DEI initiatives. The heart of that journey with the consulting firm is also talking to our customers about their strategic approaches to DEI and driving innovation in this space. What are your favorite ways to recharge? My husband and I have an RV and we’re outdoorsy people. So, while we have over 150,000 world-class hotel rooms and renowned restaurants right outside our doorstep, one of my favorite things to do is get out to Red Rock Canyon, the Valley of Fire, and Lake Mead. Five of the top national parks are within a three-hour drive from Las Vegas, so there’s a lot you can do. We love balancing the energy of Las Vegas with nature, and we’re noticing that a lot of attendees add activities off the Strip when they come here. Valley of Fire What advice would you give to women following leadership paths in destination marketing? I think it’s about being laser-focused on what you want to accomplish; building a team around you that lifts you and helps you achieve your goals; and being humble and realizing that you do it as a group. No one gets this done alone. Thankfully, there are a lot of women in leadership in this organization, in our customers’ organizations, and in this city that we can be really proud of. We’re a formidable force that is making things happen. This interview has been edited and condensed. This article is exclusively sponsored by the Las Vegas Convention & Visitors Authority. For more information, visit HERE.