The year is still young, but it’s safe to say that 2014 is shaping up to be one of the very best for trade show exhibitors and attendees alike. Picking the year’s hottest shows is never an easy task, but we managed to rank a few based on attendance, square footage, and exhibitor participation. The shows listed below are definitely worthy of marking your calendar!
The Consumer Electronic Show, Las Vegas
This major technology show is not open to the public but is still one of the most heavily covered events of the year. The show exhibits previews of upcoming product releases. It’s also hailed as the place where some of the most important announcements are made for the most heavily awaited products of the year.
Healthcare Information & Management Systems Society, Chicago
This is one of the largest health information showcases in the world. The exhibit floor has gained a reputation for providing great experiences to their attendees. Most notably, attendees get an exclusive opportunity to interact with the most up-to-date technology, available for the growing health information industry.
Global Pet Expo, Orlando
American pet owners have been driving the pet supply industry to new heights. Every year, revenue skyrockets for companies introducing new products regularly, and this is the place to be to view them. The Global Pet Expo is one of the fastest-growing shows in the country. It is also the largest show the industry holds.
Summer Fancy Food Show, New York
Held every year at the Jacob Javits Convention Center, the annual Fancy Food Show is a delight for exhibitors and attendees alike. The show offers the public an opportunity to sample newly introduced gourmet food items. Exhibitors also explore new offerings.
Comic Con International, San Diego
Comic Con is the largest convention in the world for comic books and popular arts. It has also become an international media event, with attendees including global celebrities. It is here that major entertainment announcements are launched.
World Pork Expo, Des Moines
This annual event is held at the Iowa State Fairgrounds and attracts over 20,000 attendees. Exhibits are presented by nearly 400 vendors, and it is the largest-pork production-specific event in the world. The World Pork Expo also includes a golf tournament and “The Big Grill.”
These are some of the most popular expo events in the U.S.; what they have in store for you is spectacular!