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|
ASCO Annual Meeting The ASCO Annual Meeting attracts over 5,000 abstract submissions representing the latest in clinical and translational science in cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment. This cutting-edge research helps set the standard for cancer care in the United States and around the world.
Organizer: American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)/SPARGO, Inc. # Exhibitors: 402 # Attendees: 34,000
|05/31/2019 to 06/04/2019||
The NAFEM Show The NAFEM Show takes place every two years with an exclusive focus on equipment and supplies. Everything to cook, prep, store and serve is in one place. The show includes 600+ equipment and supplies manufacturers, innovative trend galleries and valuable networking opportunities.
Organizer: SmithBucklin/North American Assn. of Food Equipment Manufacturers (NAFEM) # Exhibitors: 643 # Attendees: 11,423
|02/07/2019 to 02/09/2019||
Orange County Convention Center
North American Commercial Vehicle Show The premiere trade show focused on the needs of large commercial vehicle fleets in North America. NACV includes the opportunity for major commercial vehicle manufacturers and suppliers to the industry to meet the top fleets of vehicles in North America.
Organizer: NACV Partnership, Hannover Fairs USA, NEWCOM MEDIA USA # Exhibitors: 473 # Attendees: 8,466
|10/28/2019 to 10/31/2019||
Georgia World Congress Center
Performance Racing Industry Trade Show 1,200 companies will display the latest advances in racing products and race engineering. Engine parts, suspension components, data acquisition, safety gear, new metal alloys and coatings, machining equipment, race electronics—it’s all part of the world’s largest racing trade show.
Organizer: Performance Racing Industry # Exhibitors: 1,185 # Attendees: 53,132
|12/12/2019 to 12/14/2019||
Indiana Convention Center
PGA Merchandise Show The PGA Merchandise Show—the MAJOR of Golf Business—is the golf industry's leading trade-only event, where PGA Professionals & Golf Industry Professionals gather to discover the latest trends in golf equipment & technology, apparel & accessories. At the PGA Merchandise Show you can attend the world's largest Outdoor Demo Day, discover revolutionized education sessions taught by world class golf instructors, network with industry experts and much more.
Organizer: Reed Exhibitions U.S.A. (Norwalk, CT) # Exhibitors: 830 # Attendees: 25,761
|01/23/2019 to 01/25/2019||
Orange County Convention Center
AMG Anaheim Co-Located Event (MD&M, Design & Manufacturing, PLASTEC, WestPack, ATX) The nation’s largest annual event of its kind, a five-in-one tradeshow that brings together suppliers and solutions across the concept-to-market product cycle. Attendees from across the globe attend each year to learn from approximately 2,000 exhibitors and get exposed to new technology. The event’s end-to-end exhibitor showcase also allows suppliers the chance to connect with more than 19,000 decision makers and executives across the design and manufacturing community.
Organizer: Informa Markets # Exhibitors: 1,916 # Attendees: 21,318
|02/05/2019 to 02/07/2019||
Anaheim Convention Center
WWETT Show (Water & Wastewater Equipment, Treatment & Transport) The WWETT Show is the industry event of the year for wastewater and environmental services professionals, where thousands gather to learn about - and shop for - products and services. Exhibiting at the WWETT Show gives our exhibitors unparalleled access to this group and puts them face-to-face with attendees as they make their buying decisions.
Organizer: Informa Markets # Exhibitors: 610 # Attendees: 8,533
|02/20/2019 to 02/23/2019||
Indiana Convention Center
Summer Fancy Food Show The Summer Fancy Food Show is the largest specialty food trade event in North America and the leading showcase of industry innovation, bringing specialty food's top manufacturers, buyers, and thought leaders together under one roof for three days of delectable discovery. This show is owned and produced by the Specialty Food Association (SFA). It is a membership-based trade association founded in 1952 and currently representing 3,500+ businesses.
Organizer: Specialty Food Association # Exhibitors: 2,538 # Attendees: 0
|06/23/2019 to 06/25/2019||
Javits Convention Center
Global Pet Expo Global Pet Expo, presented by the American Pet Products Association (APPA) and Pet Industry Distributors Association (PIDA), is the pet industry's largest annual trade show featuring the newest, most innovative pet products on the market today. Global Pet Expo is open to independent retailers, distributors, mass-market buyers, as well as other qualified media and professionals.
Organizer: American Pet Products Association # Exhibitors: 1,174 # Attendees: 7,029
|03/20/2019 to 02/22/2019||
Orange County Convention Center
Premiere Orlando Premiere Orlando International Beauty Event is the beauty industry’s most important show delivering the education you need to succeed. With over 60,000 attendees representing all 50 states and 44 countries, Premiere Orlando is the hub of the beauty industry allowing professionals to connect, learn and network. Premiere Orlando advances beauty professionals’ careers offering over 650 complimentary classes led by some of the industry’s most influential and legendary educators and manufacturers from across the globe showcasing premium education in hair, nails, dayspa, and business.
Organizer: Premiere Show Group # Exhibitors: 875 # Attendees: 60,123
|06/02/2019 to 06/03/2019||
Orange County 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.