The 2018 TSNN Top Trade Show List is exclusively sponsored by Expocad and the Orlando/Orange County Convention Center.

For a complete 2018 TSNN Top Trade Shows list that includes contact information please contact John Rice jrice@tsnn.com.

* Professional attendee figure includes exhibit personnel

TSNN Rank by NSF Event Event Date(s) Venue

At the intersection of creativity, passion and ingenuity, CES® inspires the spirit of innovation. CES 2018 welcomed a mind-boggling 1,018 exhibiting start-ups in Eureka Park from 45 countries. The excitement of CES cannot be contained; there were more than 1 million mentions of CES on Twitter. CES 2018 saw awe-inspiring new categories like smart cities, sports tech and design & source emerge, with topics ranging from vehicle technology to drones continuing the growth of global technology.

Organizer: Consumer Technology Association
# Exhibitors: 4,460
# Attendees: 111,854
01/09/2018 to 01/12/2018
Las Vegas Convention Center/Sands Expo & Convention Center/Various Hotels Las Vegas
NSF: 2,784,167
IMTS - The International Manufacturing Technology Show

More than 114,000 industrial decision-makers attend the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) to get ideas and find answers to their manufacturing problems. They will see new technology demonstrated and choose the best for their needs.

Organizer: AMT-The Association for Manufacturing Technology
# Exhibitors: 2,563
# Attendees: 129,415*
09/10/2018 to 09/15/2018
McCormick Place Chicago
NSF: 1,424,232
The Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market January

Global buying power, peak order-writing volume and surging optimism fueled the pace of the January Market through its closing bell. The market registered attendees from every U.S. state and around the world in 2018’s first international home, rug, gift and apparel trade fair.

Organizer: AMC, Inc.
# Exhibitors: 2,696
# Attendees: 90,323*
01/09/2018 to 01/16/2018
AmericasMart Atlanta Atlanta
NSF: 1,341,126
The Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market July

AmericasMart® advanced its position as the epicenter of trend evolution and thought leadership when retailers, designers, specifiers and manufacturers from across the U.S. and around the world gathered for the Market’s 61st-annual summer staging. The Market saw new introductions, new product collections and presentations and industry-leading programming featuring celebrated tastemakers, business visionaries and innovators across its newly timed seven-day run.

Organizer: AMC, Inc.
# Exhibitors: 2,357
# Attendees: 85,104*
07/10/2018 to 07/16/2018
AmericasMart Atlanta Atlanta
NSF: 1,255,192
PACK EXPO International and Healthcare Packaging EXPO 2018

PACK EXPO International focuses on the latest developments in packaging machinery, processing machinery, converting machinery, materials, packages and containers, and components. The most prominent companies in the industry exhibit and make product introductions at the show. PACK EXPO International is a biennial event (every other year).

Organizer: PMMI: The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies
# Exhibitors: 2,460
# Attendees: 43,981
10/14/2018 to 10/17/2018
McCormick Place Chicago
NSF: 1,249,751
NPE 2018 – The Plastics Show

NPE: The Plastics Show provides exclusive access to the innovations, people, processes, science and ideas that are shaping the future of plastics. Build connections, exchange ideas and explore the largest concentration of machinery, tools, technology and professional training available in today’s industry marketplace.

Organizer: Plastics Industry Association
# Exhibitors: 2,182
# Attendees: 35,949
05/07/2018 to 05/11/2018
Orange County Convention Center Orlando
NSF: 1,221,765
SEMA 2018 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: 161,938*
10/30/2018 to 11/02/2018
Las Vegas Convention Center Las Vegas
NSF: 1,210,000
Florida RV SuperShow

The Florida RV SuperShow promotes the RV lifestyle and camping in the State of Florida.

Organizer: Florida RV Trade Association
# Exhibitors: 345
# Attendees: 1,200
01/16/2018 to 01/21/2018
Florida State Fairgrounds Tampa
NSF: 1,171,084
America's Largest RV Show

America's Largest RV Show - Hershey is a hybrid show combing both industry and retail segments. Over 40 manufacturers and 149 booth vendors gather to show the latest the RV and camping industry has to offer. The first two days are dedicated solely to the industry where dealers and campgrounds can purchase inventory and see the latest from OEMs. During the public days, consumers can attend to purchase and shop the newest RVs and accessories on the market.

Organizer: Pennsylvania RV & Camping Assn.
# Exhibitors: 198
# Attendees: 1,542
12/10/2018 to 12/16/2018
Giant Center Hershey, PA
NSF: 1,047,866
NAB Show

NAB Show is the world's largest event encompassing The M.E.T. Effect, the convergence of media, entertainment and technology. With 103,000 attendees from 161 countries and 1,800+ exhibitors, NAB Show is the ultimate marketplace for solutions that transcend traditional broadcasting and embrace content delivery to new screens in new ways. From creation to consumption, across multiple platforms and countless nationalities, NAB Show is where global visionaries convene to bring content to life.

Organizer: National Association of Broadcasters
# Exhibitors: 1,718
# Attendees: 41,154
04/07/2018 to 04/12/2018
Las Vegas Convention Center Las Vegas
NSF: 1,045,000
Partner Voices
Overview: The award-winning Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) goes the extra mile to make every day extraordinary by offering customer service excellence and industry-leading partnerships. From their dedicated in-house Rigging team to their robust Exhibitor Services, The Center of Hospitality brings your imagination to life by helping you host unforgettable meetings and events. With more than 2 million square feet of exhibit space, world-class services and a dream destination, we are committed to making even the most ambitious conventions a reality. In October 2023, the Orange County Board of County Commissioners voted to approve allocating Tourist Development Tax funding for the $560 million Phase 5A completion of the OCCC. The Convention Way Grand Concourse project will include enhancements to the North-South Building, featuring an additional 60,000 square feet of meeting space, an 80,000- square-foot ballroom and new entry to the North-South Building along Convention Way. “We are thrilled to begin work on completing our North-South Building which will allow us to meet the growing needs of our clients,” said OCCC Executive Director Mark Tester. “As an economic driver for the community, this project will provide the Center with connectivity and meeting space to host more events and continue to infuse the local economy with new money and expanding business opportunities.” Amenities: The Center of Hospitality goes above and beyond by offering world-class customer service and industry-leading partnerships. From the largest convention center Wi-Fi network to custom LAN/WAN design, the Center takes pride in enhancing exhibitor and customer experience.  The OCCC is the exclusive provider of electricity (24-hour power at no additional cost), aerial rigging and lighting, water, natural gas and propane, compressed air, and cable TV services. Convenience The Center is at the epicenter of the destination, with an abundance of hotels, restaurants, and attractions within walking distance. Pedestrian bridges connect both buildings to more than 5,200 rooms and is within a 15-minute drive from the Orlando International Airport. The convenience of the location goes hand-in-hand with top notch service to help meet an event’s every need. Gold Key Members The OCCC’s Gold Key Members represent the best of the best when it comes to exceptional service and exclusive benefits for clients, exhibitors and guests. The Center’s Gold Key memberships with Universal Orlando Resort, SeaWorld Orlando and Walt Disney World greatly enhance meeting planner and attendee experiences offering world-renowned venues, immersive experiences and creative resources for their events. OCCC Events: This fiscal year, the OCCC is projected to host 168 events, 1.7 million attendees, and $2.9 billion in economic impact.  The Center’s top five events during their 2022-2023 fiscal year included:  AAU Jr. National Volleyball Championships 2023 200,000 Attendees $257 Million in Economic Impact MEGACON 2023 160,000 Attendees $205 Million in Economic Impact Open Championship Series 2023 69,500 Attendees $89 Million in Economic Impact Sunshine Classic 2023 42,000 Attendees $54 Million in Economic Impact Premiere Orlando 2023 42,000 Attendees $108 Million in Economic Impact