Sure, we could wait for our clients to tell us what’s new with their industry, but we prefer to see what’s coming before we have to ask. We don’t just read about what’s going on, every year we choose different shows that represent a cross section of the businesses we encounter.
05/01/2012 – 05/03/2012 | National Hardware Show 2012 | Attendees: 30,000
The National Hardware Show is the prime time and place for face-to-face sourcing, trading, and learning for the $343 billion dollar US home improvement and DIY markets. It’s a source for products sold for home construction, and after the home is built.
05/20/2012 – 05/22/2012 | RECon 2012 | Attendees: 30,000
RECon is the global convention for the shopping center industry, and provides networking and deal-making opportunities for retail real estate professionals from around the world.
08/12/2012 – 08/15/2012 | ASD Las Vegas | Attendees: 41,000
ASD Las Vegas brings the world’s widest variety of merchandise together in one efficient consumer-goods trade show. This well-established trade event continues to grow, attracting tens of thousands of loyal attendees from every retail and distribution channel who come here to discover new suppliers, new product categories, and new ways to profit.
09/24/2012 – 09/26/2012 | MINExpo INTERNATIONAL | Attendees: 37,000
More than 1,400 exhibitors in 11 exhibit halls will display the latest technology, equipment, components, parts, and services for exploration, extraction, safety, environmental remediation, and preparation and processing of metallic ores, coal, industrial minerals, and more. Everything from the industry’s largest equipment to hand tools, the latest in automation and robotics, safety and communications equipment, longwall mining equipment, engines and parts, materials handling and processing equipment and services, pollution control equipment, reclamation equipment and services will all be on display.
10/30/2012 – 11/02/2012 | Automotive Aftermarket Industry Week (AAIW) | Attendees: 115,000
AAIW represents the do-it-yourself retail aftermarket and the “professionally installed” aftermarket. It is a global source for parts, accessories, and service equipment. Special show sections include Machine Shop, Paint, Body & Equipment, Tool & Equipment, Medium & Heavy Duty Truck, SUV, Vehicle Technology, Mobile Electronics/ E-Commerce, and Auto International.
11/12/2012 – 11/14/2012 | FABTECH 2012 | Attendees: 30,000
This is North America’s largest metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing event. 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 metal forming, fabricating, welding, and finishing needs.
01/08/2013 – 01/11/2013 | International Consumer Electronics Show CES 2013 | Attendees: 148,000
The International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) reaches across global markets, connects the industry, and enables CE innovations to grow and thrive. The International CES is owned and produced by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), promoting growth of the $195 billion US consumer electronics industry.
01/22/2013 – 01/25/2013 | International Builders’ Show 2013 | Attendees: 62,000
The International Builders’ Show is the largest annual light construction show in the world. The latest and most advanced building products and services ever assembled. See all of the latest innovations with hands-on demonstrations and working models in over 300 building industry categories. It’s where you’ll find more builders and suppliers than anywhere else in the world.