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Top 10 Trade Shows for Exhibitors

When you’re looking ahead and trying to plan which trade shows to attend, it can very quickly become a daunting task. Nearly every industry has a multitude of national, regional, and local trade shows. Where do you even begin? When choosing which trade show(s) to attend, it’s important to consider the potential return on your investment. Ultimately, the goal is to reach the most amount of people and capitalize on those leads. Luckily, there are a number of well-known and well-attended shows that will both offer the opportunity for brand exposure and increase the chance at closing sales. Keep reading to learn more about some of the top trade shows for exhibitors. In no particular order, we offer you the following:

AmericasMart Shows

Though a bit of a non-traditional trade show in that retailers offer products to buy, the largest AmericasMart shows including The Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market® Show that takes place in July and The Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market® and The Atlanta International Area Rug Market® Show that takes place in January are quite noteworthy. Both shows boast an expansive 7 million square foot campus with more than 8,000 brands at each.

Consumer Electronics Show – CES

The Consumer Electronics Show is certainly one of the biggest and most well attended shows. This year’s show (2019) topped out at 2.9 million square feet with 175,000+ in attendance. What makes this show unique is that it really spans a variety of industries under the technology umbrella. Though this show recently just wrapped up, there’s no reason not to get it on the calendar for next year!

The Construction Trade Show – ConExpo-CON/AGG

ConExpo-Con/Agg features 2.6 million square feet and is sure to draw a huge crowd.

The next show will be in March 2020, so now is the perfect time to plan to attend and register to exhibit. If you miss this upcoming show, you will have to wait until 2023 to attend as it is held every three years.

International Construction & Utility Equipment Exposition – ICUEE

The self-proclaimed largest North American utility and construction trade show, ICUEE, will be kicking off in early October 2019. This show hosts an impressive 18,000 attendees and spans an impressive 1.24 million square feet. There is still time to register for this show, so be sure to secure your spot soon.

Speciality Equipment Market Association – SEMA

SEMA is well known to anyone in the automotive industry. This year’s show will be taking place this upcoming November in Las Vegas and features more than 2,400 exhibiting companies and more than 1 million square feet of exhibit space.

Mid-America Trucking Show – MATS

The Mid-America Trucking Show is another huge trade show. Though it recently wrapped up, you can get it on the calendar and easily prepare to exhibit for next year. The 2019 show had an impressive million square feet of exhibit space and over 1,000 exhibitors.


For those in the HVAC industry, the AHR expo is the one to attend. The most recent show brought in 45,078 attendees and more than 1800 exhibitors.The next show will be held in February 2020.

Promotional Products Association International – PPAI Expo

For promotional products, PPAI is the show to attend. With nearly 1 million square feet of exhibit space and more than 1200 exhibitors, it’s certainly a show with plenty of space for exhibitors and visitors alike. The next show will be in January 2020, so get ready.

World of Concrete – WOC

For those in the construction trades, WOC is certainly a show to keep on the radar. It features 1,500 exhibitors and offers more than 700,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor exhibit space. Plan on registering soon for the 2020 show, which will be held in February.

National Association of Broadcaster’s Show – NAB

The NABshow brings together more than 1,700 exhibiting companies and over 1 millions square feet of exhibit space. The next show will be in April 2020 in Las Vegas.

Contact Team One Exhibits For Your Next Booth!

Are you planning on exhibiting at any of these shows? Contact us at TeamOne Exhibits to make your next booth one to remember. We offer both customized and rental booths.