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
91
Solar Power International

Solar Power International (SPI) is North America’s premier business-to-business event for professionals in solar energy and related fields. The annual event, which is powered by the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and the Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA), grew by 20% from the previous year. In 2015 SPI was ranked as one of the 100 largest trade shows and one of the 25 fastest growing shows in North America, continuing its legacy as the largest solar trade show in North America. A large contribution to this success is solar’s growth into the “smart” market, as well as having the largest gathering of energy storage exhibitors.

Organizer: Solar Energy Trade Shows, LLC
# Exhibitors: 650
# Attendees: 18,100
09/12/2016 to 09/15/2016
Las Vegas Convention Center Las Vegas
NSF: 240,400
92
WasteExpo

Penton's Waste360 Group harnesses the power of its many properties to serve the solid waste and recycling industry. The industry widely consumes this content in the form of websites, live events, online learning and digital opportunities and more and includes: Waste360.com, WasteExpo, The Global Waste Management Symposium, The Healthcare Waste Conference, the Waste360 Recycling Summit, and four topical and timely e-newsletters. For more information, visit ]]>www.waste360.com]]>

Organizer: Penton (a division of Informa)
# Exhibitors: 617
# Attendees: 6,583
06/06/2016 to 06/09/2016
Las Vegas Convention Center Las Vegas
NSF: 239,300
93
American Academy of Ophthalmology Annual Meeting

AAO 2016 was the 120th annual meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology which is the largest ophthalmic meeting of its kind in the world. AAO 2016 attracted approximately 26,000 attendees and more than 550 exhibiting companies. AAO 2016 and Subspecialty Day is the foremost venue whereby its members receive continuing medical education. In addition, this five-day event introduces cutting-edge developments in ophthalmology through the largest ophthalmic tradeshow in the world.

Organizer: American Academy of Ophthalmology
# Exhibitors: 560
# Attendees: 16,113
10/15/2016 to 10/18/2016
McCormick Place Chicago
NSF: 238,700
94
FASHION COTERIE - Sept.

Coterie is a premier global marketplace that bridges apparel and accessories designers to the international Who’s Who of retailers. Coterie builds exclusive, shopping experiences from the ground up so that designers and buyers can create a synergy that fuels their businesses. Coterie is a platform for generating revenue and inspiring trends.

Organizer: UBM Fashion Group
# Exhibitors: 1,232
# Attendees: 16,455
09/18/2016 to 09/20/2016
Javits Convention Center New York
NSF: 238,687
95
Surf Expo - Winter

Surf Expo is the global watersports and beach lifestyle tradeshow featuring manufacturers and distributors of boardsports, hardgoods and lifestyle accessories, resortwear and fashion accessories, beach products and souvenirs.

Organizer: Emerald Expositions
# Exhibitors: 1,135
# Attendees: 6,561
01/14/2016 to 01/16/2016
Orange County Convention Center Orlando
NSF: 238,050
96
Surf Expo - Summer

Surf Expo is the global watersports and beach lifestyle tradeshow featuring manufacturers and distributors of boardsports, hardgoods and lifestyle accessories, resortwear and fashion accessories, beach products and souvenirs.

Organizer: Emerald Expositions
# Exhibitors: 937
# Attendees: 7,715
09/08/2016 to 09/10/2016
Orange County Convention Center Orlando
NSF: 233,952
97
Safari Club International Annual Hunter's Convention

The show occupies nearly 1 million square feet of space and includes six continents under one roof. Members come to book units, network, and shop for the latest guns and hunting equipment. Notable authorities of the outdoor sports and shooting industries attend the premier hunting show annually.

Organizer: Safari Club International
# Exhibitors: 1,049
# Attendees: 15,600
02/03/2016 to 02/06/2016
Mandalay Bay Convention Center Las Vegas
NSF: 233,200
98
ASIS International

The ASIS Seminar and Exhibits is an annual event that attracts thousands of buyers interested in security products and services. The Seminar and Exhibits is owned and operated by ASIS International.

Organizer: ASIS International
# Exhibitors: 550
# Attendees: 15,120
09/12/2016 to 09/14/2016
Orange County Convention Center Orlando
NSF: 233,000
99
CEDIA 2016

International tradeshow for the Residential Custom Electronics Industry. CEDIA is an international trade association of companies that specialize in designing and installing electronic systems for the home. The association was founded in September 1989 and has more than 3,500 member companies worldwide. CEDIA Members are established and insured businesses with bona fide qualifications and experience in this specialized field.

Organizer: Custom Electronic Design & Installation Assn. (CEDIA)
# Exhibitors: 502
# Attendees: 12,982
09/13/2016 to 09/17/2016
Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center Dallas
NSF: 232,014
100
Ace Hardware Spring Convention & Exhibits

Private buying show which brings together Ace Hardware store owners, manager, associates, and our vendor/supplier partners. During the four day event, buyers and suppliers meet face to face to discuss new consumer products, make purchasing decisions for the upcoming year and also offers networking and training sessions for store associates to be prepared for the future.

Organizer: Ace Hardware Corporation
# Exhibitors: 1,195
# Attendees: 6,925
03/03/2016 to 03/05/2016
Mandalay Bay Convention Center Las Vegas
NSF: 232,000

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