2015 Top 250 US Trade Shows
For a complete 2015 TSNN Top 250 Trade Shows list that includes contact information please contact John Rice email@example.com.
|TSNN Rank by NSF||Event||Event Date(s)||Venue|
CES The International CES is the world’s gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technology. Featuring the largest, global hands-on showcase of emerging innovation, CES represents all aspects of the technology spectrum. CES reflects and drives the magic, wonder, energy and promise of consumer technology while bringing together leaders from a broad array of industries to survey and transact.
Organizer: Consumer Technology Association # Exhibitors:3,631 # Attendees:109,507
|01/06/2015 to 01/09/2015||
Las Vegas Convention Center/Sands Expo & Convention Center/Various Hotels Las Vegas
Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market - July Global attendance and strong order-writing made the July 2015 market the home, rug and gift industry’s source for all things new. Legions of exhibitors staged product introductions across AmericasMart’s 11 core merchandise categories. Design-driven products continued to elevate the market’s extensive home and rug collections. Specialized collections in AmericasMart’s gift category posted significant expansions. Must-have lines made the market’s 35 temporary collections a preferred destination for retailers from every U.S. state and more than 80 countries.
Organizer: AmericasMart Atlanta # Exhibitors:2,482 # Attendees:88,023
|07/07/2015 to 07/14/2015||
AmericasMart Atlanta Atlanta
Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market - January The 2015 Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market® reported the highest volume buying since 2007. In virtually every product category—from furniture to accessories, casual furnishings, gourmet, tabletop, holiday and floral, gift and more—order-writing was fast and furious, propelled by surging retailer optimism and fueled by hundreds of product premieres and line introductions in thousands of showrooms and exhibit booths. The Market, which opened on January 6 as the 58th-consecutive January showing under continuous Portman family ownership and management, has posted a long litany of firsts, led by the landmark opening of Building 1’s Floor 15 design-driven furniture collection making its debut to rave reviews.
Organizer: AmericasMart Atlanta # Exhibitors:2,675 # Attendees:91,134
|01/06/2015 to 01/13/2015||
AmericasMart Atlanta Atlanta
ICUEE - The Intl. Construction & Utility Equipment Exposition ICUEE, also known as The Demo Expo, is the largest event in North America for utilities and utility contractors seeking new equipment, technologies, and best practices for construction and rehabilitation projects. With 25 acres of exhibits to explore, attendees can comparison shop more than 800 suppliers through equipment test drives and interactive product demonstrations. The attendee of ICUEE is utility contractors in the following sectors: electric, telecommunications, wastewater, water, natural gas, cable, and rail.
Organizer: Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) # Exhibitors:972 # Attendees:10,963
|09/29/2015 to 10/01/2015||
Kentucky Exposition Center Louisville
SEMA 2015 Show (Specialty Equipment Market Association) The SEMA Show is the premier automotive specialty products trade event in the world. It draws the industry's brightest minds and hottest products to one place, the Las Vegas Convention Center. As part of the Automotive Aftermarket Industry Week, the SEMA Show attracts more than 160,000 industry leaders from over 130 countries for unlimited profit opportunities in the automotive, truck and SUV, powersports and RV markets.
Organizer: Specialty Equipment Market Association # Exhibitors:2,400 # Attendees:159,700
|11/03/2015 to 11/06/2015||
Las Vegas Convention Center Las Vegas
MAGIC Market Week (MAGICMen's/WWDMAGIC/FN Platform/Sourcing at MAGIC/WSA@MAGIC/Project/Pool) - Aug. MAGIC is where the international community of apparel, accessories and footwear professionals trades information, previews trends, builds business and shops fashion unlike anywhere else in the industry. Each February and August, tens of thousands of attendees from over 80 countries meet more than 5,000 emerging-to-established brands to spark the strategic connections that become the relationships of tomorrow.
Organizer: UBM/Advanstar Communications Inc. # Exhibitors:5,864 # Attendees:74,328
|08/17/2015 to 08/19/2015||
Las Vegas Convention Center/Mandalay Bay Convention Center Las Vegas
NPE 2015 – The International Plastics Showcase NPE2015 is a plastics trade show and conference bringing together the entire plastics production supply chain from ideation to materials to equipment to processors to brand owners – and the recovery reuse and recycling of plastics.
Organizer: SPI - The Plastics Industry Trade Association # Exhibitors:2,023 # Attendees:43,478
|03/23/2015 to 03/27/2015||
Orange County Convention Center Orlando
NBAA2015 Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition NBAA's 2015 Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE) brought together more than 27,000 key aviation contacts from around the world, including current and prospective business aircraft owners, manufacturers and customers into one meeting place to get critical work accomplished.
Organizer: National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) # Exhibitors:1,142 # Attendees:27,888
|11/17/2015 to 11/19/2015||
Las Vegas Convention Center/Henderson Executive Airport Las Vegas
America's Largest RV Show America's Largest RV Show hosts over 1300 new RVs and the latest RV and camping accessories and services. It is the first place you can see the new model RVs. The first two days are dedicated to industry personnel and the last 5 days are open to consumers making it a true hybrid show. Education events are held for both the industry and public.
Organizer: Pennsylvania RV & Camping Assn. # Exhibitors:197 # Attendees:3,382
|09/14/2015 to 09/20/2015||
Giant Center Hershey, PA
Florida RV SuperShow The Florida RV SuperShow promotes the RV lifestyle and camping in the State of Florida.
Organizer: Florida RV Trade Association # Exhibitors:337 # Attendees:800
|01/13/2015 to 01/18/2015||
Florida State Fairgrounds Tampa
Less than six months ago, Lisa Messina joined the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) as the first-ever chief sales officer after leading the sales team at Caesars Entertainment. A 12-year Las Vegas resident, Messina is a graduate of Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration and serves on MPI International’s board of directors. TSNN had a chance to catch up with this dynamic leader and talk to her about her vision for the new role, current shifts in the trade show industry, creating more diversity and equity within the organization, and advice to future female leaders. Lisa Messina, Chief Sales Officer, LVCVA With Las Vegas becoming The Greatest Arena on EarthTM, what are some of the things you’re most excited about in your role? Our team was at The Big Game’s handoff ceremony earlier this month, and I couldn’t help but think, “We’re going to crush it next year!” These high-profile events and venues not only drive excitement, but also provide unmatched opportunities for event planners. Allegiant Stadium hosts events from 10 to 65,000 people and offers on-field experiences. Formula 1 Grand Prix will take place in Las Vegas in November, after the year-one F1 race, the four-story paddock building will be available for buyouts and will also offer daily ride-along experiences that will be available for groups. And, of course, the MSG Sphere officially announced that it will open in September, ahead of schedule, with a U2 residency. It’s going to be the most technologically advanced venue as far as lighting, sound, feel, and even scent, and it will be available for buyouts and next-level sponsorships inside and outside. There’s no ceiling to what you can do when you’re doing events in Las Vegas. Allegiant Stadium As the trade show and convention business returns to the pre-pandemic levels, what shifts are you noticing and how do you think they will impact the industry going forward? Our trade show organizers are very focused on driving customer experience. Most of our organizers are reporting stronger exhibitor numbers and increased numbers of new exhibitors, with trade shows proving to be almost or above 2019 levels. Now our organizers are really doubling down on driving attendance and focusing on the data to provide that individualized, customized experience to help attendees meet their goals and get the best value. Some companies continue to be cautiously optimistic with their organizational spend when it comes to sending attendees, but I think it will continue to improve. As the U.S. Travel Association makes more progress on the U.S. visa situation, we also expect a growing influx of international attendees. What are some innovative ways the LVCVA helps trade show and convention organizers deliver the most value for their events? We focus on customer experience in the same way that trade show organizers are thinking about it. We got rave reviews with the West Hall Expansion of the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC), so over the next two years, we will be renovating the North and the Central halls, which will include not just the same look and feel, but also the digital experiences that can be leveraged for branding and sponsorship opportunities. Vegas Loop, the underground transportation system designed by The Boring Company, is also a way we have enhanced the customer experience. Vegas Loop at the LVCC has transported more than 900,000 convention attendees across the campus since its 2021 launch. Last summer, Resorts World and The Boring Company opened the first resort stop at the Resorts World Las Vegas , with plans to expand throughout the resort corridor, including downtown Las Vegas, Allegiant Stadium and Harry Reid International Airport. The LVCVA also purchased the Las Vegas Monorail in 2020, the 3.9-mile-long elevated transportation system that connects eight resorts directly to the convention center campus. This is the only rail system in the world that integrates fares directly into show badges and registration. For trade show organizers, these transportation options mean saving time, money and effort when it comes to moving groups from the hotels to LVCC and around the city. Also, the more we can focus on building the infrastructure around the convention center, the more it supports the customer experience and ultimately supports our trade show organizers. Scheduled to debut in Q4, Fontainebleau Las Vegas will offer 3,700 hotel rooms and 550,000 square feet of meeting and convention space next to LVCC. What are some of the plans for advancing DEI (diversity, equity and inclusion) within your organization? We’re currently partnering with instead of working with a leading consulting firm, to lay the foundation and create a solid DEI plan and be the leader when it comes to DEI initiatives. The heart of that journey with the consulting firm is also talking to our customers about their strategic approaches to DEI and driving innovation in this space. What are your favorite ways to recharge? My husband and I have an RV and we’re outdoorsy people. So, while we have over 150,000 world-class hotel rooms and renowned restaurants right outside our doorstep, one of my favorite things to do is get out to Red Rock Canyon, the Valley of Fire, and Lake Mead. Five of the top national parks are within a three-hour drive from Las Vegas, so there’s a lot you can do. We love balancing the energy of Las Vegas with nature, and we’re noticing that a lot of attendees add activities off the Strip when they come here. Valley of Fire What advice would you give to women following leadership paths in destination marketing? I think it’s about being laser-focused on what you want to accomplish; building a team around you that lifts you and helps you achieve your goals; and being humble and realizing that you do it as a group. No one gets this done alone. Thankfully, there are a lot of women in leadership in this organization, in our customers’ organizations, and in this city that we can be really proud of. We’re a formidable force that is making things happen. This interview has been edited and condensed. This article is exclusively sponsored by the Las Vegas Convention & Visitors Authority. For more information, visit HERE.