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2013 Top 250 US Trade Shows

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21 FABTECH

FABTECH is the premier fabricating event series across North America. Every year, thousands of manufacturing decision-makers attend these major events to source forming and fabricating, welding and finishing equipment. There is no better place to meet current customers, find and develop new ones and build important business relationships.

11/18/2013 - 11/21/2013 McCormick Place, Chicago
Organizer: Society of Manufacturing Engineers SME
# Exhibitors: 1,574
# Attendees: 40,667*
# Exhibit Personnel: N/A
NSF: 651,380
22 Shooting, Hunting & Outdoor Trade Show (SHOT Show)

The Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor Trade Show (SHOT Show) and Conference is the largest and most comprehensive trade show for all professionals involved with the shooting sports, hunting and law enforcement industries. It is the world's premier exposition of combined firearms, ammunition, law enforcement, cutlery, outdoor apparel, optics and related products and services. The SHOT Show attracts buyers from all 50 states and more than 100 countries. The SHOT Show is owned and sponsored by the National Shooting Sports Foundation and is produced and managed by Reed Exhibitions.

01/15/2013 - 01/18/2013 Sands Expo & Convention Center, Las Vegas
Organizer: Reed Exhibitions U.S.A. (Norwalk, CT)
# Exhibitors: 1,541
# Attendees: 43,234
# Exhibit Personnel: 16,545
NSF: 628,675
23 World of Concrete

WOC is the industrys only annual international event dedicated to the commercial concrete and masonry construction industries showcasing leading industry suppliers. WOC features innovative tools, construction machinery, construction equipment, safety training courses and training, technologies and unlimited networking opportunities to give you new ways to sustain and grow your business. World of Concrete is considered by many to be one of the top shows in the industry. The outdoor exhibit areas, including the hugely popular Artistry in Decorative Concrete, make World of Concrete THE event to attend.

02/05/2013 - 02/08/2013 Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas
Organizer: Hanley Wood Exhibitions
# Exhibitors: 1,286
# Attendees: 54,869*
# Exhibit Personnel: N/A
NSF: 605,681
24 National Restaurant Association Restaurant/Hotel-Motel Show

For nearly a century, the NRA Show has brought together the best and brightest in the restaurant, foodservice and hospitality industry for four days of discovery, sourcing, networking and entertainment. Produced by the National Restaurant Association, the NRA Show draws 58,000+ industry professionals from all 50 states and 100+ countries to Chicago each Mayall seeking or showcasing the newest innovations and up-to-the-minute information about trends and issues. As the international foodservice marketplace, the NRA Show provides unparalleled opportunity for buyers and sellers to come together, conduct business and learn from one another, igniting the future of businesses, relationships and ideas.

05/18/2013 - 05/21/2013 McCormick Place, Chicago
Organizer: National Restaurant Association
# Exhibitors: 2,078
# Attendees: 44,053
# Exhibit Personnel: 18,497
NSF: 579,330
25 National Hardware Show

The National Hardware Show in the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV is the prime time and place for face-to-face sourcing, trading and learning for the $343 billion U.S. home improvement and DIY markets. Your source for products sold for the home, after the home is built and attracting a worldwide audience of more than 29,000 industry professionals.

05/07/2013 - 05/09/2013 Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas
Organizer: Reed Exhibitions U.S.A. (Norwalk, CT)
# Exhibitors: 2,578
# Attendees: 15,000
# Exhibit Personnel: 14,650
NSF: 560,000
26 World Dairy Expo

World Dairy Expo is the international dairy meeting place, a five-day event showcasing the finest in dairy genetics and the newest technologies available to the dairy industry. Each year, 70,000 dairy producers, dairy enthusiasts and industry professionals from over 90 countries attend.

10/01/2013 - 10/05/2013 Alliant Energy Center, Madison
Organizer: WDE Management, Inc.
# Exhibitors: 843
# Attendees: 70,903*
# Exhibit Personnel: N/A
NSF: 558,512
27 NY NOW - Summer (formerly New York International Gift Fair)N

NY NOW (formerly NYIGF) is the nations premier gift, home and lifestyle marketplace, with 2,800+ exhibiting companies featuring an extraordinary breadth and depth of design-driven home fashion products and complementary giftware. Some 35,000 attendees from all 50 states and more than 80 countries worldwide attend.

08/17/2013 - 08/21/2013 Javits Convention Center/Piers 92 & 94, New York
Organizer: George Little Management - White Plains
# Exhibitors: 2,800
# Attendees: 30,000
# Exhibit Personnel: 16,000
NSF: 528,963
28 IAAPA Attractions Expo 2013

The IAAPA Attractions Expo is the primary industry event for owners and operators of amusement parks, zoos, aquariums, water parks, attractions, family entertainment centers, museums, science centers, historical sites, casinos and resorts to interact with manufacturers and suppliers and see the latest products, services and technologies. IAAPA Attractions Expo provides education and networking to help the industry's professionals ensure safe operations and grow their businesses.

11/19/2013 - 11/22/2013 Orange County Convention Center, Orlando
Organizer: International Association of Amusement Parks & Attractions (IAAPA)
# Exhibitors: 1,097
# Attendees: 28,750*
# Exhibit Personnel: N/A
NSF: 528,578
29 New York International Gift Fair (NYIGF) - Winter

NYIGF is the nations premier gift, home and lifestyle marketplace, with 2,800+ exhibiting companies featuring an extraordinary breadth and depth of design-driven home fashion products and complementary giftware. Some 35,000 attendees from all 50 states and more than 80 countries worldwide are expected.

01/26/2013 - 01/30/2013 Javits Convention Center/Piers 92 & 94, New York
Organizer: George Little Management - White Plains
# Exhibitors: 2,800
# Attendees: 32,264
# Exhibit Personnel: 16,000
NSF: 524,002
30 AAPEX

AAPEX represents the $395 billion global motor vehicle aftermarket. Exhibitors are represented by the manufacturers and suppliers of automotive parts, including products and services purchased for light- and heavy-duty vehicles after the original sale, such as replacement parts, accessories, lubricants, appearance products and service repairs, as well as the tools and equipment necessary to make the repair. Attendees are represented by wholesalers, warehouse distributors, jobbers, retailers, independent service providers, technicians, parts stores, manufacturers representatives, exporters, importers and packagers from the U.S. and 149 countries.

11/05/2013 - 11/07/2013 Sands Expo & Convention Center, Las Vegas
Organizer: William T. Glasgow Inc.
# Exhibitors: 2,394
# Attendees: 139,587
# Exhibit Personnel: 44,152
NSF: 521,000

* - Includes exhibit personnel, CU - Comparison Unavailable, N/A - Not Applicable, NS - Not Supplied

Note: Dates and locations are subject to change. Please check with the respective event organizer to confirm. All data is based on 2013 show information provided from show management or a published public source.

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