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The Top Trade Shows in 2016 for Businesses, Hobbyists & Industry Leaders

Top Trade Shows of 2016

Posted on 09, December, 2015

Last Modified on 15, December, 2015

It's that time of year again. The approach of 2016 means the start of the trade show season. To celebrate the new trade show year we put together a compilation of 2016's 12 most popular trade shows in United States & Canada. Below you will see exhibitions from the agricultural industries to technology and transportation. The list includes not only the tops events but also the important details like dates, location, and a brief description.

Top 11 Trade Shows List

International CES

January 6-9 2016 | Las Vegas, NV

This year's event will have keynote speakers such as CEOs from Intel, Netflix, General Motors, & more. This is the perfect event to learn about 2016 technology trends as well as maximizing your business impact with upcoming internet technologies like IPv6.

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International CES

Montreal National Home Show

March 4-13 2016 | Montreal, QC

Located in Montreal, Canada, the National Home Show is the premier event for home decorating techniques, outdoor architecture, and meet-and-greats with industry leaders.

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The National Home Show

AAPEX - Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo

November 1-3 2016 | Las Vegas, NV

Attracting more than 39,000 targeted buyers and tens of thousands more automotive professionals, AAPEX is the #1 automotive event in the world. This premier global event represents the $477 billion global aftermarket auto parts industry.

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AAPEX 2016

Comic-Con International: San Diego

July 21-24 2016 | San Diego, CA

If you don't know what Comic-Con is, you have either been living under a rock or don’t like sci-fi films & comics. With many different events around the world, the San Diego Comic-Con is the largest comic book trade show in the world. The event hosts famous actors and actresses as well as fictional characters who speak and often participate in book signings.

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Comic-Con International

Design & Construction Week

January 19-22 2016 | Las Vegas, NV

Design & Construction week is returning to Las Vegas for 2016! There are several shows during the entire week including the Kitchen & Bath Show, Window Coverings Expo, and the International Surface Event. This may be only the third year of this event, but it is one of the fastest growing construction and design trade shows out there.

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Design & Construction Week

IMTS - International Manufacturing Technology Show

September 12-17, 2016 | Chicago, IL

If you are in the manufacturing industry and can only attend one trade show this, choose this one over the rest! The manufacturing technology show now hosts over 114,000 industrial leaders, so come prepared to get ideas and find answers to your manufacturing problems. This show is known for its 95% exhibit satisfaction rate from visitors.

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SXSW Music, Film, Interactive

March 11-20, 2016 | Austin, TX

South By Southwest, aka SXSW, is all about music, film, and interactive marketing. This may be the most diverse trade show in the world, with its wide range of famous music artists, big brand speakers, and films for the emerging market. The shows interactive sessions are popular with the start-up industry, as well as advertising and online companies. Do not miss this year's show!

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TISE - The International Surface Event | Stone Expo/Marmomacc/Tiles Expo

January 19-22, 2016 | Las Vegas, NV

This surface trade show is an expo for architects, contractors, distributors, designers, retailers, and more. Find the most modern and luxurious displays for floor coverings, engineered stone products, and educational offerings. Here you will learn about the newest technology and material for creating the best home and business surfaces.

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International Surface Event

Sunbelt Ag Expo

October 18-20, 2016 | Moultrie, GA

Crowned as "North America's Premier Farm Show" the Sunbelt Expo has everything from field demonstrations to farming research and education. This is the go-to event for farming lifestyle, ATV, and tractor enthusiasts.

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Offshore Technology Conference

May 2-5, 2016 | Houston, TX

Expand your technical knowledge and make valuable contacts at this year's #1 offshore technology conference. Topics include the future of the energy industry, ground-breaking innovations, and company training all located in the world's energy capital.

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Offshore Technology Conference

Miami International Boat Show

February 11-15, 2016 | Miami, FL

Welcome to Miami! Experience the best hotels, dining, and entertainment while viewing the classiest super yachts and sailboats. Demos with boats, kayaks, and paddleboards are always available as well as demos on your favorite boats.

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The Great Big Home + Garden Show

February 5-14, 2016 | Cleveland, OH

Shop, compare, and save money on your favorite home and garden equipment and designers. Find the style you have always been looking for at the Great Big Home and Garden Show in Cleveland. Celebrity guests will also be there to inform you how to transform your remodel into something straight out of HGTV!

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The Great Big Home + Garden Show