2012 Top 250 Cdn Trade Shows

For a complete 2011 TSNN Top 50 Canadian Trade Show List please contact Joyce Crisp at jcrisp@tarsus.com 262-782-1900.

TSNN Rank by NSF Event Event Date(s) Venue
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IMTS - International Manufacturing Technology Show The International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) is the largest manufacturing technology show in the Western Hemisphere. IMTS 2012 drew more than 100,000 industry decision-makers over the six day show. It's the best show to get ideas and find answers to your manufacturing problems. See new solution demonstrations and choose the best for your needs. Compare technologies from around the world in one place and get the edge you need to stay competitive in your field in the future.
Organizer: AMT-The Association for Manufacturing Technology
# Exhibitors:1,909
# Attendees:100,200
09/10/2012 to 09/15/2012
McCormick Place Chicago
NSF: 1,240,863
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Pack Expo International

PACK EXPO International is owned and organized by PMMI, a trade association representing more than 600 companies that provide a full range of packaging and processing machinery, materials, components and containers. The PACK EXPO family of trade shows convenes buyers and sellers along the packaging and processing supply chain. Coming up: EXPO PACK México (June 18-21, 2013; Mexico City), PACK EXPO Las Vegas (Sept. 23-25, Las Vegas Convention Center), PACK EXPO East (Feb. 2-4, 2015; Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia) and EXPO PACK Guadalajara (March 18–20, 2015; Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico). Learn more about PMMI and the PACK EXPO trade shows at PMMI.org and Packexpo.com.

Organizer: PMMI - Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute
# Exhibitors:1,965
# Attendees:45,338
10/28/2012 to 10/31/2012
McCormick Place Chicago
NSF: 1,120,999
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NBAA Annual Meeting & Convention The NBAA Annual Meeting & Convention is the world's largest and most important business aviation event. Key business aviation operators and industry leaders attend each year to conduct business, make buying decisions and set the stage for business aviation activity for the year ahead. Attendees, the decision makers in the industry, meet and interact with exhibitors and assess their companies' future purchases of aircraft and products. Exhibits showcase the world's finest business aircraft, services and products. The show features over 1,000 exhibitors, more than 100 education sessions and maintenance and operations sessions, and 25,000+ attendees.
Organizer: National Business Aviation Association (NBAA)
# Exhibitors:1,073
# Attendees:25,150
10/30/2012 to 11/01/2012
Orange County Convention Center Orlando
NSF: 1,036,600
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SEMA 2012 Show (Specialty Equipment Market Association) The SEMA Show is the premier automotive specialty products trade event in the world (PLEASE NOTE: THE SEMA SHOW IS NOT OPEN TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC). It draws the industry's brightest minds and hottest products to one place, the Las Vegas Convention Center. As part of the AAIW, the SEMA Show attracts more than 100,000 industry leaders from over 125 countries for unlimited profit opportunities in the automotive, truck and SUV, powersports and RV markets.
Organizer: Specialty Equipment Market Association
# Exhibitors:2,250
# Attendees:135,000
10/30/2012 to 11/02/2012
Las Vegas Convention Center Las Vegas
NSF: 998,000
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MAGIC Marketplace (MAGIC/WWDMAGIC/MAGIC kids/Sourcing at 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: Advanstar Communications Inc.
# Exhibitors:4,312
# Attendees:66,103
08/20/2012 to 08/23/2012
Las Vegas Convention Center Las Vegas
NSF: 950,860
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Organizer: SPI - The Plastics Industry Trade Association
# Exhibitors:1,933
# Attendees:40,385
04/01/2012 to 04/05/2012
Orange County Convention Center Orlando
NSF: 939,972
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RECon 2012 RECon is the global convention for the shopping center industry and provides networking, deal making and educational opportunities for retail real estate professionals from around the world.
Organizer: International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC)
# Exhibitors:989
# Attendees:31,000
05/20/2012 to 05/23/2012
Las Vegas Convention Center Las Vegas
NSF: 900,000
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MINExpo INTERNATIONAL 2012

Sponsored by NMA, MINExpo® is the mining industry's premier exhibition for mining equipment, technology and service companies specializing in every facet of mining: open pit, underground, processing and preparation, mine site development, exploration and surveying, smelting and refining, and reclamation. MINExpo is held every four years.

Organizer: National Mining Association
# Exhibitors:1,867
# Attendees:30,232
09/24/2012 to 09/26/2012
Las Vegas Convention Center Las Vegas
NSF: 863,000
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Mid-America Trucking Show MATS is the largest annual heavy-duty trucking event in the world with over 1.2 million square feet of exhibits and events.
Organizer: Exhibit Management Associates, Inc.
# Exhibitors:1,070
# Attendees:80,972
03/22/2012 to 03/24/2012
Kentucky Exposition Center Louisville
NSF: 825,818
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MAGIC Marketplace (MAGIC/WWDMAGIC/MAGIC kids/Sourcing at MAGIC/Project/Pool) - Feb. 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: Advanstar Communications Inc.
# Exhibitors:3,761
# Attendees:62,183
02/13/2012 to 02/15/2012
Las Vegas Convention Center Las Vegas
NSF: 812,600