2012 Top 50 Canadian 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
1
Canada's Farm Progress Show

The Western Canada Farm Progress Show is an agricultural industry tradeshow. It is an international show with a focus on dryland farming practices.

Organizer: Regina Exhibition Association Ltd.
# Exhibitors: 806
# Attendees: 43,947
06/19/2012 to 06/21/2012
Evraz Place Regina
NSF: 1,232,670
2
Global Petroleum Show

One of the largest energy exhibitions since 1968, Global Petroleum Show (GPS) is a powerful platform that unites 63,000+ registered attendees from over 100 countries with 2,000 exhibiting companies. GPS offers governments, national oil companies, independent oil companies, local organizations, attendees and exhibitors from around the world opportunities to build relationships, source new markets and network within the international energy community.

Organizer: dmg :: events (Canada) inc
# Exhibitors: 1,865
# Attendees: 50,195
06/12/2012 to 06/14/2012
Stampede Park Calgary
NSF: 658,075
3
CGTA Toronto Gift Show (Jan.)

The CGTA Gift Show is a wholesale market (gift trade), open only to professional qualified retail buyers in the gift industry. This show is not open to the public.

Organizer: Canadian Gift & Tableware Association (CGTA)
# Exhibitors: 945
# Attendees: 27,905
01/29/2012 to 02/02/2012
The International Centre/Toronto Congress Centre Toronto
NSF: 424,991
4
CGTA Toronto Gift Show (Aug.)

The CGTA Gift Show is a wholesale market (gift trade), open only to professional qualified retail buyers in the gift industry. This show is not open to the public.

Organizer: Canadian Gift & Tableware Association (CGTA)
# Exhibitors: 903
# Attendees: 19,661
08/12/2012 to 08/15/2012
The International Centre/Toronto Congress Centre Toronto
NSF: 410,834
5
Canadian Western Agribition

Canadian Western Agribition (CWA) is an annual livestock and commercial tradeshow event held in Regina, Sk every November since 1971. Known as the largest cattle show in the country, CWA also offers an extensive array of lifestyle and agribusiness tradeshow exhibits.

Organizer: Canadian Western Agribition
# Exhibitors: 900
# Attendees: 122,000
11/19/2012 to 11/24/2012
Evraz Place Regina
NSF: 306,000
6
Agri-Trade Farm Equipment Expo

Agri-Trade Equipment Exposition is the largest annual agricultural equipment exposition in Western Canada.

Organizer: Kennedy Communication Services LTD.
# Exhibitors: 427
# Attendees: 40,000
11/07/2012 to 11/10/2012
Westerner Park Red Deer
NSF: 300,000
7
The Canadian Home Furnishings Market

The Canadian Home Furnishings Market (TCHFM) is Canada's only wholesale furniture show, attracting thousands of qualified retailers, designers, decorators and industry professionals. Market attendees can source new products, network with suppliers, discover new emerging companies, attend educational seminars and find inspirational ideas -- all in one convenient location. Hundreds of leading manufacturers, distributors and suppliers gather annually at the Market to showcase their latest designs and collections for the living room, bedroom and dining room, as well as juvenile furniture, accent furniture, bedding, home theatre units, lamps and decorative accessories.

Organizer: The Quebec Furniture Manufacturers' Association
# Exhibitors: 264
# Attendees: 5,721
01/14/2012 to 01/17/2012
The International Centre Mississauga
NSF: 283,515
8
PPPC National Convention and Trade Show

Canada's largest promotional products industry trade show attracts nationwide professionals, members of PPPC and their invited clients. The convention spans over five days with three full trade show days. It's the perfect opportunity to accumulate CEU points towards accreditation, network with peers, see the latest innovations in the New Products Salon and stay informed on industry trends.

Organizer: Promotional Product Professionals of Canada
# Exhibitors: 235
# Attendees: 1,876
01/16/2012 to 01/20/2012
Metro Toronto Convention Centre Toronto
NSF: 150,000
9
Congress

Landscape Ontario's Congress is known as Canada's largest horticultural, lawn and garden trade show and conference. The show's focus is mainly on the construction and equipment side of the business, but all aspects of horticulture are covered by the trade show exhibitors and in the conference topics that are addressed by well-known speakers.

Organizer: Landscape Ontario
# Exhibitors: 631
# Attendees: 12,957
01/07/2012 to 01/09/2012
Toronto Congress Centre Toronto
NSF: 144,989
10
CRFA Show

The CRFA show is the largest and most successful event of its kind in the country. This trade show features Canada's only full-service marketplace providing a perfect opportunity to network with customers. Canada's most influential chefs and industry leaders are also on hand, interacting with attendees through a full roster of seminars, workshops, presentations and culinary demonstrations.

Organizer: Canadian Restaurant and Foodservices Association
# Exhibitors: 700
# Attendees: 13,000
03/04/2012 to 03/06/2012
Direct Energy Center Toronto
NSF: 141,500

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