Posted on 20, June, 2018
Last Modified on 27, June, 2018
As we approach the halfway point in 2018, some of the most influential trade shows are still to come. This list highlights the remaining expositions across a variety of industries. Whether you are a corporate executive, small business owner or farmer, there is something here for you.
Top 10 Trade Shows You Won't Want to Miss
ISTE - International Society for Technology in Education
June 24-27 2018 | Chicago, IL
As the most comprehensive education technology conference in the world, this event dives into solving the tough problems involved in integrated new technologies in the classroom. Attracting 16,000 attendees, this event serves as a inspiration hub for educators to learn and grow.
Atlanta Gift & Home Furnishings Market
July 10- 16 2018 | Atlanta, GA
If you are in the home furnishing or gift industry, this is the one trade show you’ll want to attend. Featured events include a Q&A with Martha Stewart and a lesson in true southern hospitality with Trisha Yearwood. With a line up like this, you’re sure to walk away feelinging inspired and ready to tackle your next endeavor!
Comic Con International: San Diego
July 19-22 2018 | San Diego, CA
This iconic event claims the throne as the largest comic book trade show in world! With attendance topping 130,000, enthusiasts flock to San Diego each year to celebrate their passion for all things animation; including everything from comics, movies, science fiction and fantasy literature. If you’re looking to meet your favorite fiction character in real life chances are, they’ll be at Comic Con.
EAA AirVenture Oshkosh
July 23-29 2018 | Oshkosh, WI
Calling all aviation enthusiasts! Located in Oshkosh, Wisconsin this convention grew from humble roots to be regarded as The World’s Greatest Aviation Celebration. For seven days EAA Fly-In Convention Grounds are transformed into a massive airport with more than 10,000 airplanes and over 900 vendors.
IMTS – International Manufacturing Technology Show
September 10-15 2018 | Chicago, IL
As the largest manufacturing trade show in the United States, this is a can’t miss event for industry professionals. Bringing together manufacturing and technology to generate industry leading ideas and trends. Absorb all there is to learn and you’ll return to your workplace with a renewed focus and fresh perspective.
Sunbelt Agricultural Exposition
October 16-18 2018 | Moultrie, GA
Originating in 1964, this exposition is now known as “North America’s Premier Farm Show”. Whether farming is your livelihood or a hobby, this event hosts over 1,000 exhibitors to find every product or service imaginable needed to manage a farm. With a unique indoor and outdoor set up, you can attend a seminar in the exhibit area and then take a tram to the 600-acre working research farm for demonstrations to learn the latest in farming technology!
AAPEX – Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo
October 30 - November 1 2018 | Las Vegas, NV
APPEX brings together over 2,000 exhibitors and 175,000 attendees in the global automotive aftermarket industry, making it the top automotive event in the world. The Las Vegas event kicks off with keynote speaker John King, Chief National Correspondent of CNN’s Inside Politics, speaking on upcoming elections and the effects of possible outcomes.
October 30 - November 2 2018 | Las Vegas, NV
Hosted in the Las Vegas Convention Center, SEMA focuses on the hottest new products in the automotive industry. Drawing a crowd of more than 135,000 attendees with 70,000 domestic and international buyers, this is the premier automotive speciality products trade event for all manner of auto enthusiasts.
Bands of America Grand National Championships
November 7-11 2018 | Indianapolis, IN
This prestigious three-day event was created for high school bands to gather and compete in a preliminary, semi-final, and final round of marching band competition. Attendance is based on a first-come, first-served basis to participate in the competition, however the event attracts over 85,000 teachers, students, and music lovers!
September 4-7 2018 | Boston, MA
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