2017 TOP US TRADE SHOWS

The 2017 TSNN Top Trade Show List is exclusively sponsored by Expocad and the Orlando/Orange County Convention Center.

For a complete 2017 TSNN Top Trade Shows list that includes contact information please contact John Rice jrice@tsnn.com.

TSNN Rank by NSF Event Event Date(s) Venue
71
Global Gaming Expo (G2E)

Global Gaming Expo (G2E) presented by the American Gaming Association (AGA), is the world’s largest gathering of gaming professionals. G2E is "the show" in the casino-entertainment industry. The event showcases the technologies, services and products of exhibitors and provides an atmosphere to buy/sell, network and learn. Attracting nearly 26,000 gaming professionals, G2E is the place to make connections, network and conduct business. G2E is a showcase of new gaming products, technologies and services (e.g. slots, table games, tournament solutions, iGaming, VR, skill-based gaming, systems, security, casino design), G2E is a launch platform for over 450 exhibitors.

Organizer: Reed Exhibitions U.S.A. (Norwalk, CT)
# Exhibitors: 428
# Attendees: 15,542
10/02/2017 to 10/05/2017
Sands Expo & Convention Center Las Vegas
NSF: 284,850
72
SuperZoo

SuperZoo is the most-attended pet industry trade show in North America, established by World Pet Association in 1950 as an annual gathering place for the entire industry to connect, learn and do business. Ever since, the show has continued to grow—and it now boasts more buyers and education hours than any other industry event on the continent. With its rich education offerings, easy-to-shop show floor and energizing, fun-filled atmosphere, SuperZoo has earned its reputation as North America’s premier pet retail event—and the industry’s most productive and vibrant trade show of the year.

Organizer: World Pet Association
# Exhibitors: 1,086
# Attendees: 13,792
07/25/2017 to 07/27/2017
Mandalay Bay Convention Center Las Vegas
NSF: 282,000
73
The Rental Show

The Rental Show is the American Rental Association's annual convention and trade show for the equipment rental industry. It features construction/industrial equipment, general tool/light construction equipment and party/special event equipment.

Organizer: American Rental Association
# Exhibitors: 721
# Attendees: 6,310
02/26/2017 to 03/01/2017
Orange County Convention Center Orlando
NSF: 278,800
74
LIGHTFAIR International

LIGHTFAIR® International (LFI®) set all-new records at the Pennsylvania Convention Center May 7-11 with the largest trade show floor and largest Philadelphia registration highlighting its 2017 performance. The trade show encompassed 277,600 net square feet housing 592 exhibitors, including 59 first-time exhibiting companies and 127 manufacturers headquartered outside the U.S. Exhibitors presented the lighting and design industry’s latest innovations and newest concepts from the world’s leading manufacturers. Two brand-new pavilions—Intelligent Lighting and IoT—displayed cutting-edge products and solutions showcased in product presentations featuring technology and connectivity innovations. LIGHTFAIR 2017’s registration of 27,939 topped the 2016 total and posted a 7.4 percent increase over the 2013 Philadelphia registration total. Registered attendees represented 81 countries. LIGHTFAIR International is the world’s largest annual architectural and commercial lighting trade show and conference. It is sponsored by the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) and the International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD) and produced by AmericasMart® Atlanta.

Organizer: AmericasMart® Atlanta/International Association of Lighting Designers & Illuminating Engineering Society
# Exhibitors: 592
# Attendees: 27,939
05/07/2017 to 05/11/2017
Pennsylvania Convention Center Philadelphia
NSF: 277,600
75
NRA Annual Meeting & Exhibits

The NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits features an exhibit hall showcasing the top firearm and accessory manufacturers in the shooting sports industry, along with an extensive hunting, outfitter and firearms collectors pavilion. The weekend also includes numerous educational seminars, special events and A-list celebrity performances.

Organizer: National Rifle Association (NRA)
# Exhibitors: 803
# Attendees: 81,370
04/28/2017 to 04/30/2017
Georgia World Congress Center Atlanta
NSF: 268,000
76
International Vision Expo East

Twice a year, in New York City and Las Vegas, the global eyecare community gathers for International Vision Expo, where Education, Fashion, and Innovation all come together.It’s the preeminent destination for unveiling the most innovative designs, products, medical advances and business solutions throughout the eyecare industry, and it’s the only place you can experience it all under one roof.

Organizer: Reed Exhibitions U.S.A. (Norwalk, CT)
# Exhibitors: 627
# Attendees: 15,419
03/29/2017 to 04/01/2017
Javits Convention Center New York
NSF: 264,238
77
2017 SGIA Expo

SGIA Expo showcases the most innovative technologies and products in the printing marketplace to educated buyers who attend to see and participate in the evolution of the printing industry. Suppliers and manufacturers know that the SGIA Expo connects them to their best customers.

Organizer: Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA)
# Exhibitors: 597
# Attendees: 13,245
10/10/2017 to 10/12/2017
Ernest N. Morial Convention Center New Orleans
NSF: 262,750
78
AUSA Annual Meeting & Exposition

Held every October, the AUSA Annual Meeting & Exposition is the largest land power exposition and professional development forum in North America. This event consists of informative and relevant presentations, panel discussions on pertinent military and national security subjects, workshops and important business meetings.

Organizer: Association of the United States Army (AUSA)
# Exhibitors: 585
# Attendees: 20,270
10/09/2017 to 10/11/2017
Walter E. Washington Convention Center Washington, DC
NSF: 257,419
79
Solar Power International

Solar Power International (SPI) generates success for energy professionals and the global solar industry. SPI sets the standard for solar events as the fastest growing and largest solar show in North America as recognized by Trade Show Executive and Trade Show News Network. SPI has also been among the Gold 100 for eight years running and named this year's "Best Use of Technology" and the 2016 "Stickiest Show Floor" by Trade Show Executive for the innovative ways in which attendees stay engaged. Under the umbrella of North America Smart Energy Week, SPI's expanded scope reflects the growth of energy innovation through the addition of Energy Storage International (ESI), Hydrogen + Fuel Cells North America, and the Smart Energy Microgrid Marketplace. ESI came into its own as the largest energy storage conference in North America, featuring over 160 energy storage exhibitors on the show floor, dedicated full conference education, show floor education in Storage Central and an exclusive storage networking event.

Organizer: Solar Energy Trade Shows, LLC
# Exhibitors: 757
# Attendees: 19,545
09/10/2017 to 09/13/2017
Mandalay Bay Convention Center Las Vegas
NSF: 256,800
80
National FFA Convention & Expo

Exhibitors are able to build awareness of their brand and interact with attendees with a vested interest in their operations. FFA members represent an audience vital to a company's future; by engaging with the thousands of students and advisors in attendance, exhibitors will have invaluable opportunities to significantly increase brand awareness for the next generation of employees, customers, and advocates.

Organizer: National FFA Organization
# Exhibitors: 402
# Attendees: 67,006
10/25/2017 to 10/28/2017
Indiana Convention Center Indianapolis
NSF: 253,750