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|
Winter Fancy Food Show The Winter Fancy Food Show is the largest specialty food trade event on the West Coast 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: 1,444 # Attendees: 0
|01/13/2019 to 01/15/2019||
IFT Food Expo Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) is a nonprofit professional academic society with approximately 16,000 members working in food science, technology, and related professions in academia, industry and government. IFT exists to advance the science of food and the long-range vision is to ensure a safe and abundant food supply contributing to healthier people everywhere. The annual event brings together professionals involved in both the science and the business of food — experts from industry, academia and government. Our meeting features the latest food products, the hottest food trends, and the most important developments in the science of food.
Organizer: Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) # Exhibitors: 1,049 # Attendees: 7,725
|06/13/2019 to 06/15/2019||
Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
The Clean Show (presented by Texcare) Since 1975, the Clean Show remains the premier event for the commercial laundering, drycleaning and textile service industry. Thousands of people from all points of the globe come to see and learn about the newest and most technologically advanced products the industry has to offer. The Clean Show's audience includes store owners, plant operators, technicians, institutional laundry managers, distributors, consultants and buyers.
Organizer: Messe Frankfurt Inc. # Exhibitors: 452 # Attendees: 6,749
|06/20/2019 to 06/23/2019||
Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
ISA International Sign Expo ISA Sign Expo® is the only place to find everything you need to be successful in the sign, graphics, print and visual communications industry — including wide format and 3D printing, digital signage, new ideas for printing on substrates, unique applications, accessories that will expand your product lines, LEDs, vehicle wrapping and so much more
Organizer: International Sign Association # Exhibitors: 610 # Attendees: 20,600*
|04/23/2019 to 04/26/2019||
Mandalay Bay Convention Center
ICAST (International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Trades) ICAST, the world’s largest sportfishing trade show, is the premier showcase for the latest innovations in fishing gear, accessories and apparel. ICAST is the cornerstone of the sportfishing industry, helping to drive recreational fishing product sales year round.
Organizer: American Sportfishing Association (ASA) # Exhibitors: 659 # Attendees: 7,687
|07/09/2019 to 07/12/2019||
Orange County Convention Center
ATA Trade Show (Archery Trade Association) The ATA Trade Show is the archery and bowhunting industry’s LARGEST show. It’s also the industry’s MOST INCLUSIVE show. The ATA Trade Show is a member-driven event to promote commerce within the archery and bowhunting industry. Owned and operated by the ATA, the show is closed to the public and is an order writing event.
Organizer: Archery Trade Association # Exhibitors: 653 # Attendees: 4,386
|01/10/2019 to 01/12/2019||
Kentucky Exposition Center
AAO 2019 (American Academy of Ophthalmology Annual Meeting) The American Academy of Ophthalmology is the world’s largest association of eye physicians and surgeons. A global community of 32,000 medical doctors, protecting sight and empower lives by setting the standards for ophthalmic education and advocating for our patients and the public. AAO 2019 was the 123rd annual meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology which is the largest ophthalmic meeting in the world.
Organizer: American Academy of Ophthalmology # Exhibitors: 499 # Attendees: 14,233
|10/12/2019 to 10/15/2019||
Commodity Classic Commodity Classic is America’s largest farmer-led, farmer-focused convention and trade show focused on row crop commodity grains. Each year, thousands of the nation’s best farmers come to Commodity Classic to discover what’s new in agriculture. Established in 1996, Commodity Classic is presented by the American Soybean Association, National Corn Growers Association, Association of Equipment Manufacturers, National Association of Wheat Growers, and National Sorghum Producers.
Organizer: Association of Equipment Manufacturers/American Soybean Association/ National Corn Growers Association # Exhibitors: 405 # Attendees: 6,446
|02/28/2019 to 03/03/2019||
Orange County Convention Center
ASH Annual Meeting and Exhibition As the premier hematology event, this meeting will provide attendees with an invaluable educational experience and the opportunity to review more than 3,000 scientific abstracts highlighting updates in the hottest topics in hematology, interact with the global community of more than 20,000 hematology professionals from every subspecialty, attend the hallmark Education and Scientific Program sessions, and network with top minds in the field.
Organizer: American Society of Hematology/SPARGO, Inc. # Exhibitors: 300 # Attendees: 25,869
|12/07/2019 to 12/10/2019||
Orange County Convention Center
Natural Products Expo East Natural Products Expo East is the largest natural, organic, and healthy products trade show on the East Coast. Natural Products Expo East is ranked as one of the top 150 tradeshows in the U.S.
Organizer: Informa Markets # Exhibitors: 1,611 # Attendees: 19,584
|09/11/2019 to 09/14/2019||
Baltimore 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.