2014 Top 250 US Trade Shows

For a complete 2014 TSNN Top 250 Trade Shows list that includes contact information please contact Sam Shuster sshuster@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. Founded in 1969, OTC's flagship conference is held annually in Houston. OTC has expanded technically and globally with the Arctic Technology Conference, OTC Brasil, and OTC Asia.

Organizer: Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE)
# Exhibitors: 2,568
# Attendees: 74,468
# Exhibitor Personnel: 33752
05/05/2014 to 05/08/2014
NRG Park Houston
NSF: 680,025
20
ASD Las Vegas - Mar.

Held in Las Vegas twice annually, ASD Market Week is truly a destination wholesale buying event that can't be missed. Buyers from department stores to convenience stores, from college book stores to general stores from grocery store distributors to fashion boutique stores and many more attend to find unique merchandise that will set their business apart. ASD Market Week is the largest, and most comprehensive trade show of its kind. Now more than ever with SourceDirect, ASD is the marketplace for every distribution channel, large and small, and retail market segment; it's nine shows in one – all in one easy trip to Vegas.

Organizer: Emerald Expositions
# Exhibitors: 2,681
# Attendees: 34,401
# Exhibitor Personnel: 14862
03/16/2014 to 03/19/2014
Las Vegas Convention Center Las Vegas
NSF: 647,980
21
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 produced by the National Shooting Sports Foundation and is managed by ConvExx.

Organizer: National Shooting Sports Foundation/ConvExx
# Exhibitors: 1,663
# Attendees: 67,318
# Exhibitor Personnel: 26180
01/14/2014 to 01/17/2014
Sands Expo & Convention Center Las Vegas
NSF: 636,500
22
ASD Las Vegas - Aug.

Held in Las Vegas twice annually, ASD Market Week is truly a destination wholesale buying event that can't be missed. Buyers from department stores to convenience stores, from college book stores to general stores from grocery store distributors to fashion boutique stores and many more attend to find unique merchandise that will set their business apart. ASD Market Week is the largest, and most comprehensive trade show of its kind. Now more than ever with SourceDirect, ASD is the marketplace for every distribution channel, large and small, and retail market segment; it's nine shows in one – all in one easy trip to Vegas.

Organizer: Emerald Expositions
# Exhibitors: 2,493
# Attendees: 24,090
# Exhibitor Personnel: 14432
08/03/2014 to 08/06/2014
Las Vegas Convention Center Las Vegas
NSF: 620,720
23
National Restaurant Association Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show

The National Restaurant Association Restaurant, Hotel - Motel Show is the largest annual foodservice tradeshow in the world. Attendees include restaurant, foodservice, and hospitality operators; foodservice consultants/designers; equipment distributors; manufacturers' agents; food brokers; food distributors; beverage wholesalers; architects exporters/importers; hotel-motel operators; designers; financial services Exhibitors include product and industry categories defined as: food; foodservice; foodservice equipment; supplies and services; hospitality; hotel-motel; lodging and related sub-categories within each of these product/industry categories.

Organizer: National Restaurant Association
# Exhibitors: 2,170
# Attendees: 44,424
# Exhibitor Personnel: 19452
05/17/2014 to 05/20/2014
McCormick Place Chicago
NSF: 612,570
24
IDEAGg Dakotafest

IDEAg DakotaFest attracts Farmers and Ranchers from seven US states and three Canadian Provinces. It is the largest agricultural event on the great plains and has been operating for 18 years. The event is evenly divided between animal and crop agriculture including equipment, demos, and education.

Organizer: IDEAg Group of American Farm Bureau
# Exhibitors: 578
# Attendees: 27,112
# Exhibitor Personnel: 600
08/19/2014 to 08/21/2014
Schlaffman Farm Mitchell, SD
NSF: 612,100
25
FABTECH

FABTECH is the premier fabricating event series across North America. Every year, thousands of manufacturing decision-makers attend these major events to source metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing equipment and products. FABTECH's mission is to bring buyers and sellers together in a convenient venue that facilitates business relationships, networking, education, and the buying process. The event features world-class exhibits of the latest technologies plus extensive industry-targeted education. FABTECH is cosponsored by SME, FMA, AWS, PMA and CCAI. Together, these associations bring unmatched technical proficiency and industry insight to FABTECH.

Organizer: Society of Manufacturing Engineers SME
# Exhibitors: 1,477
# Attendees: 30,830
# Exhibitor Personnel: N/A
11/11/2014 to 11/13/2014
Georgia World Congress Center Atlanta
NSF: 573,986
26
World of Concrete

WOC is the industry's 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.

Organizer: Informa Exhibitions, US
# Exhibitors: 1,250
# Attendees: 48,000
# Exhibitor Personnel: N/A
01/20/2014 to 01/24/2014
Las Vegas Convention Center Las Vegas
NSF: 570,000
27
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.

Organizer: WDE Management, Inc.
# Exhibitors: 889
# Attendees: 77,204
# Exhibitor Personnel: N/A
09/30/2014 to 10/04/2014
Alliant Energy Center Madison
NSF: 562,161
28
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: 2,610
# Attendees: 15,360
# Exhibitor Personnel: 15035
05/06/2014 to 05/08/2014
Las Vegas Convention Center Las Vegas
NSF: 561,000

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