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10 Big Trade Shows in North America | May 2017

May 2nd, 2017 COMMENTS

10 Big Trade Shows in May 2017

We know you are patiently waiting for National Hug Your Cat Day on May 15. As are we. To help you pass the time, we’ve compiled a list of 10 BIG trade shows happening in May. What do cats have to do with trade shows? Thank you for asking:  What Cats Can Teach Us About Trade Shows.

Offshore Technology Conference, May 1 – 4, 2017, NRG Park, Houston, TX

The Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) is where energy professionals meet to exchange ideas and opinions to advance scientific and technical knowledge for offshore resources and environmental matters. OTC is the largest event in the world for the oil and gas industry featuring more than 2,30 exhibitors, and attendees representing 100 countries.

MuseumExpo, May 7 – 10, 2017, St. Louis, MO

MuseumExpo will buzz with connections being made, ideas being exchanged and innovative products being showcased. It’s the best place to find cost- and time-saving solutions from over 250 exhibitors. Exhibit at MuseumExpo and connect with high-level decision-makers such as directors, curators, financial officers, exhibit design professionals, educators and registrars.

AISTech, May 8 – 11, 2017, Nashville, TN

Steel’s Premier Technology Event will feature technologies from all over the world that help steel producers to compete more effectively in today’s global market. AISTech is a can’t-miss event for anyone involved at any level of today’s steel marketplace, providing perspective on the technology and engineering expertise necessary to power a sustainable steel industry. Whether you present, attend or exhibit, take advantage of this opportunity to network with industry peers and discover ways to improve your productivity.

Lightfair International, May 9 – 11, 2017, Philadelphia, PA

The transformative power of innovation and imagination converge in a global presentation of light and technology—brilliantly revealed at LIGHTFAIR International 2017. Where new discoveries, new connectivity, new knowledge and new solutions propel lighting design quickly into the future. All at the world’s largest annual architectural and commercial lighting trade show and conference. 6 pavilions will showcase product-specific manufacturers and more than 550 of the world’s leading manufacturers will showcase their latest technologies and innovations in over 200,000 square feet of exhibit space.

SAPPHIRE Now, May 16 – 18, 2017, Orlando, FL

Join us for the largest global business technology event, hosted by SAP and ASUG. Connect with the community that uses SAP software every day. Learn how to enable your digital business strategy and get more from your technology investment. Plus this is the one place where you can meet the entire ecosystem of SAP Partners.

NRA Show, May 20 – 23, 2017, McCormick Place, Chicago, IL

What’s cooking at NRA (National Restaurant Association) Show? 45,000+ foodservice buyers with big budgets and an appetite to buy. The entire spectrum of the foodservice industry calls NRA Show their own. From commercial to non-commercial, chain to independent, QSR to fine-dining—as well as supermarkets, convenience stores, dealers and distributors—NRA Show is the only event where every segment comes with plans to learn, connect, and spend.

ICSC RECon, May 21 – 24, 2017, LVCC, Las Vegas, NV

RECon is the worlds, largest retail real estate convention with more than 37,000 attendees representing 58 countries who gather for power deal making, endless networking and innovative education. This makes RECon the premier gathering place for retail real estate professionals to conduct a year’s worth of business in just three days! No other convention will give exhibitors this unprecedented depth of exposure and reach.

AWEA WINDPOWER, May 22 – 25, 2017, Anaheim, CA

WINDPOWER is the largest North American wind energy trade show. The industry’s progress will be on full display at WINDPOWER 2017 with all the major industry segments coming together under one roof. We will unveil new enhancements to the show and feature a new focus on the brands investing in wind. There’s just no question…it’s the focal point of the U.S. wind energy industry and where purchasing decisions get made.

MUSE Conference, May 30 – June 2, 2017, Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Ctr, Dallas, TX

The 2017 International MUSE (Medical Users Software Exchange) Conference is the premier source for networking education and professional development for meditech users. This conference creates a space for attendees to generate and be exposed to ideas and innovative solutions including a vibrant exhibit hall to explore new product and solution providers.

BookExpo, May 31 – June 2, 2017, Javits Center, NYC

BookExpo is evolving to lead the global publishing industry to its consumer driven future and celebrate storytelling in all its forms. It’s the place where industry, authors and readers converge to define the new publishing universe. BookExpo provides a focused professional environment to discover emerging authors and the next blockbuster titles, engage with the world’s most influential publishers and learn from industry leaders and peers.


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