2016 Top 250 US Trade Shows

The 2016 TSNN Top 250 List is exclusively sponsored by Expocad and the Orlando/Orange County Convention Center.

For a complete 2016 TSNN Top 250 Trade Shows list that includes contact information please contact John Rice jrice@tsnn.com.

TSNN Rank by NSF Event Event Date(s) Venue
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Offshore Technology Conference The Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) is where energy professionals meet to exchange ideas and opinions to advance scientific and technical knowledge for offshore resources and environmental matters. OTC is the largest event in the world for the oil and gas industry featuring more than 2,400 exhibitors, and attendees representing 120 countries. Founded in 1969, OTC’s flagship conference is held annually in Houston. OTC has expanded and globally with the Arctic Technology Conference, OTC Brasil, OTC Asia, and d5.
Organizer: Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE)
# Exhibitors:2,600
# Attendees:68,000
05/02/2016 to 05/05/2016
NRG Park Houston
NSF: 672,300
22
Shooting, Hunting & Outdoor Trade Show (SHOT Show) and Conference The SHOT Show 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. It is owned by the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) and produced by ConvExx.
Organizer: National Shooting Sports Foundation/ConvExx
# Exhibitors:1,734
# Attendees:25,886
01/19/2016 to 01/22/2016
Sands Expo & Convention Center Las Vegas
NSF: 642,854
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ASD Las Vegas - Mar. ASD Market Week is the most comprehensive B2B trade show in the industry and the show floor is filled with quality choices at every wholesale price point buyers could want to find. ASD is comprised of 9 shows in One covering Fashion & Accessories, Gift & Home, Toys, Souvenirs and Novelties, Beauty & Fragrance, Jewelry, Convenience Store Items, Smoke & Vape and Source Direct (direct sourcing from the factory).
Organizer: Emerald Expositions
# Exhibitors:2,372
# Attendees:28,501
02/28/2016 to 03/02/2016
Las Vegas Convention Center Las Vegas
NSF: 636,262
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ASD Las Vegas - Aug. ASD Market Week is the most comprehensive B2B trade show in the industry and the show floor is filled with quality choices at every wholesale price point buyers could want to find. ASD is comprised of 9 shows in One covering Fashion & Accessories, Gift & Home, Toys, Souvenirs and Novelties, Beauty & Fragrance, Jewelry, Convenience Store Items, Smoke & Vape and Source Direct (direct sourcing from the factory).
Organizer: Emerald Expositions
# Exhibitors:2,170
# Attendees:25,615
07/31/2016 to 08/03/2016
Las Vegas Convention Center Las Vegas
NSF: 619,925
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.
Organizer: Reed Exhibitions U.S.A. (Norwalk, CT)
# Exhibitors:2,725
# Attendees:15,240
05/04/2016 to 05/06/2016
Las Vegas Convention Center Las Vegas
NSF: 600,000
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FABTECH FABTECH provides a convenient ‘one stop shop’ venue where you can meet with world-class suppliers, see the latest industry products and developments, and find the tools to improve productivity, increase profits and discover new solutions to all of your metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing needs.
Organizer: Society of Manufacturing Engineers SME
# Exhibitors:1,481
# Attendees:31,110
11/16/2016 to 11/18/2016
Las Vegas Convention Center Las Vegas
NSF: 585,925
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HIMSS16 HIMSS brings together 40,000+ health IT professionals, clinicians, executives and vendors from around the world. Exceptional education, world-class speakers, cutting-edge health IT products and powerful networking are hallmarks of this industry-leading conference. More than 300 education programs feature keynotes, thought leader sessions, roundtable discussions and workshops, plus a full day of preconference symposia.
Organizer: Healthcare Information & Management Systems Society (HIMSS)
# Exhibitors:1,229
# Attendees:18,153
03/01/2016 to 03/04/2016
Sands Expo & Convention Center Las Vegas
NSF: 584,020
28
IAAPA Attractions Expo IAAPA Attractions Expo 2016 broke all records as an all-time high 35,100 attractions industry professionals gathered in Orlando to experience the future of the industry across the largest trade show floor in the event's 98-year history. The attractions industry business is booming around the world and the success of IAAPA Attractions Expo 2016 rounds out a record-breaking year for all three of IAAPA's Expos, including events in Asia and Europe. More than 22,600 buyers joined creative innovators throughout the week to announce new products, test the latest technologies, discuss trends and hot topics, taste new food and beverage options, and learn from leading experts. IAAPA Attractions Expo is the premier conference and trade show for the $39.5 billion global attractions industry and serves as the marketplace of innovation for the industry.
Organizer: International Association of Amusement Parks & Attractions (IAAPA)
# Exhibitors:1,136
# Attendees:22,600
11/14/2016 to 11/18/2016
Orange County Convention Center Orlando
NSF: 578,460
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The NAMM Show Started in 1901, the NAMM Show is the world's most important music products trade show, attended by all the industry's premier decision makers. The show gives the industry a first-look at new innovations offered from the global music product industry and serves as a hub to network, learn and enjoy live music.
Organizer: NAMM, the National Association of Music Merchants
# Exhibitors:1,724
# Attendees:101,736
01/21/2016 to 01/24/2016
Anaheim Convention Center Anaheim
NSF: 558,978
30
Outdoor Retailer Summer Market Outdoor Retailer is the leading outdoor industry business-to-business trade event, bringing together top manufacturers, retailers, industry advocates and media to conduct the business of the recreational outdoors. We provide manufacturers of outdoor lifestyle products and opportunity to meet directly with decision makers from outdoor specialty retailers and others allied to the field.
Organizer: Emerald Expositions
# Exhibitors:1,288
# Attendees:8,312
08/03/2016 to 08/06/2016
Calvin L. Rampton Salt Palace Convention Center Salt Lake City
NSF: 552,970