Whether looking for the best places to set up your trade show booths or you are a customer searching for the best new products in the industry to invest in, there are thousands of notable trade shows each year, held at various locations around the world. Some of the must-see shows to be held in 2014 may be the best places to find the trade show displays you’re looking for.
Trade Show Highlights for Upcoming Year
Of course, the trade shows you should attend are those most pertinent to your industry, so this list is by no means comprehensive in that aspect, but the following are some highlights of the biggest and most diverse events scheduled for 2014.
Las Vegas 2014
Las Vegas, Nevada is one of the premier destinations for a variety trade fairs and expos. Starting off the year will be the International Consumer Electronics Show to be held Jan. 7-10. The International CES is expected to draw more than 150,000 attendees who can experience the displays of over 3,200 exhibitors throughout nearly 2 million square feet of display space. Held by The Consumer Electronics Association, the expo will include the latest innovations in electronics, computers, software and hardware, and new apps and gadgets galore.
One of the most common themes for trade shows is building and construction equipment. Several of these will be held in Las Vegas in 2014, but among the largest and most inclusive will be CONEXPO-CON/AGG. The expo, held every three years, will contain more than 2,000 presenters and attract more than 120,000 registrants. Total display space will exceed 2 million square feet showing the latest developments in the construction and building industries.
CONEXPO-CON/AGG, happening March 4-8, will feature the newest innovations in materials, drilling, heavy equipment and vehicles and more. It is collocated with the IFPE, which features aerospace and defense developments, agricultural engineering inspirations, fluid power products and an array of other exhibitions.
Home and Garden
Atlanta, Georgia is one the premier destinations for expos that deal with home improvement and décor. Amongst the highlights, the 2014 Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market show, held Jan. 9-13. The last production of the show attracted nearly 100,000 visitors to share in the innovations of more than 2,500 exhibitors across nearly 1.2 million square feet. It features thousands of new products like rugs, home accents and fine linens, furniture, holiday and floral home décor, and other home and garden goods.
Study Abroad — Expos Outside of the U.S.
As one of the best ways to introduce and expose new trends and commodities, trade shows take place around the globe.
One of the largest trade fairs for everything automobile is the China Int’l Expo for Auto Accessories, Electronics, Tuning & Care Products to be held Feb. 20-23 in Beijing. The CIAACE hosts more than 100,000 attendees and an excess of 3,000 exhibitors. The event features more than 1 million square feet of display space divided into seven categorical pavilions: Auto Electronics and International Pavilion, Auto Interior and Exterior Pavilion, Floor Mats Pavilion, Car Care Products Pavilion, Solar Film Pavilion, Auto Perfume, Seat Cover and Wheel Cover Pavilion, Seat Cover Pavilion.
In June, Regina, Saskatchewan will host the Western Canada Farm Progress Show, the largest farming and agricultural trade show in Canada and one of the biggest in North America. The WCFPS, to held June 18-20, attracts roughly 50,000 speculators of more than 700 exhibits over nearly 1.8 million square feet and features the most recent developments in tractors, livestock handling equipment and other tools, along with presentations about the business of agriculture and effective, efficient practices.
For the food and beverage industry, Alimentaria Barcelona to be hosted in Spain March 31 – April 3 is one of the most-notable events in the field. Hosting more than 140,000 attendees and exhibits numbering 3,851, the event is actually 14 tradeshows in one and features the newest and most unique products and schemes in food and drink manufacturing, distribution, import and export companies of food, soft drinks, beer, wine and liquor, and anything else imaginable in the F&B industry.
Endless, Global Opportunity
It is up to exhibitors to find the most relevant trade shows for their products. Finding large and/or unique events may not be the criteria for choosing them. With thousands of annual expos held around the world, there surely are endless opportunities to display or discover new products, across virtually any industry in existence.
Experts in the trade show industry, Northwest Creative Imaging can help you boost your visibility by offering the best advice and exhibition products to make sure you get the most out of your trade show experiences whether you are a prospective client or seller.