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10 BIG Trade Shows in North America | March 2017

January 30th, 2017 COMMENTS


March can be a little crazy. There’s the weather. A little something called March Madness. The “Luck o’ the Irish” and some OUTSTANDING trade shows. See below for our 10 Ten Trade Shows in March.

Campus Market Expo (CAMEX), Mar. 3 – 7, 2017, Salt Palace Convention Center, Salt Lake City, UT

CAMEX is the largest trade show in the campus retailing industry, attended by 1,900 qualified buyers from nearly 900 stores, as well as 600+ exhibiting companies. CAMEX has ranked as one of the top 250 trade shows in the nation for the past 13 years by Trade Show News Network (TSNN).  From apparel to tech products, convenience items to gifts, more than 90 product categories targeted to the campus student consumer can be found at CAMEX. Buying and saving are goals during the three-day show – nearly 90% of CAMEX attendees take advantage of exhibitor’ Show Specials.

2017 HAI Heli-Expo, Mar. 6 – 9, 2017, Dallas, TX

HAI Heli-Expo is where the global helicopter industry gathers to build professionals, networks, and solutions. With 1million+ square feet of meeting and exhibit space, Heli-Expo is attended by 20,000 industry professions, including 20% from international destinations. Heli-Expo also attracts 700+ exhibitors and there are 60+ aircraft on display.

CONEXPO – CON/AGG, Mar. 7 – 11, 2017, Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, NV

CONEXPO-CON/AGG is where every major construction industry is represented amongst 2,500+ exhibitors over 2.5M square feet and more than 150 education sessions including asphalt, aggregates, concrete, earthmoving, lifting, mining, utilities and more. New in 2017, the Tech Experience with 75,000+ square feet dedicated to the future of the construction industry and you’ll also find almost 700 new exhibitors.

Natural Products Expo West

Natural Products Expo West is the world’s largest natural products event and is the preeminent show for spotting trends in the food and CPG industry. The trade show serves as a launching pad for innovation from entrepreneurial brands to more established companies looking to keep up with shifts in consumer demand. Playing host to more than 77,000 attendees, Natural Products Expo West brings together an inspired community of industry members and more than 3,000 exhibiting companies, including more than 600 first time exhibitors.

PAX East, Mar. 10 – 12, 2017, Boston, MA

In 2004, the folks at Penny Arcade decided they wanted a show exclusively for gaming. From that idea spawned a small 4,500 person event in Bellevue, Washington, focused on the culture and community that is gaming.

Since then, the show hasn’t looked back. Doubling in size each year until venue capacities were reached, in 2010 the show expanded in Boston for PAX East, drawing tens of thousands of attendees in the inaugural year. The shows in Seattle and Boston represent the two largest gaming events in North America! PAX has been the only place the public could see, hear and experience the insanity that is a game industry expo hall. With over a hundred thousand square feet of show floor and all genres, platforms and styles of games represented, this area makes for one of the highlights to the PAX experience.

Catersource, Mar. 12 – 15, 2017, Ernest N. Memorial Convention Center, New Orleans, LA

The ultimate conference and trade show for the catering and event industry is heading back to New Orleans, the place where it all began, to celebrate our 25th anniversary!

Attendees will walk away with hundreds of ideas from this award-winning trade show. 400+ companies will be on the show floor, introducing attendees to thousands of products and services that will help them grow, maintain, and exemplify their businesses.

The Work Truck Show, Mar. 15 – 17, 2017, Indiana Convention Center, Indianapolis, IN

Once a year, The Work Truck Show brings together the best from across the industry. With 500+ exhibitors, The Work Truck Show and Green Truck Summit offer equipment distributors, truck dealers, fleet managers and others in the industry a unique opportunity to network and learn about the work truck industry’s evolving dynamics, the latest product developments from leading work truck OEMs and explore fuel-saving technologies and alternative fuels.

International Home & Housewares Show, Mar. 18 – 21, 2017, McCormick Place, Chicago, IL

The International Home & Housewares Show is the place where art intersects with engineering, technology informs style. Where exhibitors display innovation, buyers discover trends and the industry connects to do business. The show features more than 2,200 exhibitors, including 400 new companies exhibiting for the first time. and every year more than 62,000 of world’s most important home goods and housewares professionals gather to do business. This year the show will feature a special emphasis on the smart home and connected products with the new IHA Smart Home Pavilion.

Global Pet Expo, Mar. 22 – 24, 2017, Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, FL

Global Pet Expo, the premier pet industry event will host 1,087 exhibitors in 3,200+ booths with total buyer attendance of 6,170 representing 76 countries. The Show is open to independent retailers, distributors, mass-market buyers, and other qualified media and professionals. The Show features 13 football fields’ worth of pet products, more than 3,000 product-launches and 150 first time exhibiting companies. Global Pet Expo has also been ranked as one of the top 100 trade shows in the nation by Trade Show Executive Magazine.

International Vision Expo East

International Vision Expos, the worldwide conference and exhibition for eyecare and eyewear, are trade-only events that draw more than 30,000 eyecare professionals each year. It is the world’s most inclusive ophthalmic conference and expo.

Attendees will have access to more than five football fields of dazzling exhibit space and discover comprehensive education covering the full spectrum of the medical, diagnostic, lab and practice management skills and the latest trends in eye-wear fashion.


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