top 2020 expos

20 Trade Shows You Don’t Want To Miss in 2020

Every business has room to grow, new products to show off, more people to connect to, and ideas to expand on. What’s the perfect way to tackle all of that in a three-day window? Trade shows! 

There’s an exhibition for any industry you can think of for your business to participate in or attend. We’ve gathered the top expos in the country from all fields, so get your calendar out and get ready to start planning your trade show calendar.  


JCK Las Vegas | June 2 – June 5, 2020, | Las Vegas, NV

The jewelry industry’s leading annual trade event brings together more than 30,000 industry professionals from all over the world. With over 2,300 vendors, 23,000 individual retailers, and 9,400 retail stores, if jewelry is your market, you definitely want to be a part of this.

WWDMAGIC | February 5- February 7 2020 | Las Vegas, NV

This magical experience provides a platform for women’s apparel and accessories. If you’re in this market, this is the perfect opportunity to connect with buyers, check out the competition, reach the influencers on your radar and get to know the latest trends. 


Sportsmen’s Shows | January, February, March | Puyallup, WA, Portland, OR, Redmond, OR

If you’ve got a thing for outdoor activities, don’t miss the opportunity to learn, explore or exhibit your businesses related to outdoors, camping, motorboats, motor homes, hunting, and fishing. This event is open to the public, so make sure your business is there to show them what you got!

DEMA Show | November 4- November 7 2020 | New Orleans, LA

This annual event is the largest trade-only show in the world for any business in the market of scuba diving, ocean watersports and dive or adventure industries. Past events have brought together tens of thousands of vendors and hundreds of exhibitors. This event is a must for anyone who wants to dive into the latest industry trends and develop business relationships.


International Vision Expo and Conference | September 23- September 26 2020 | Las Vegas, NV

This expo is home to the largest optical event in the United States. The annual Vision Expo brings together over 15,000 eyecare professionals, buyers and influencers for the best of the best in eye care, eyewear, education, innovation, and fashion purposes.

Greater New York Dental Meeting | November 29 – December 2 2020 | New York, NY

This grand event has previously hosted more than 52,000 healthcare professionals with over 1,600 technical exhibits and demonstrations of new technology. In 2020, the GNYDM plans to offer a World Implant Expo, the Fifth Annual Orthodontic Conference, 3D Printing Conference, Oral Health Symposium, Pediatric Summit, Women’s Program, and Dental Laboratory Education.


Toy Fair | February 22 – 25 2020 | New York, NY

The largest event in the Western Hemisphere for the toy and youth entertainment industry, the Toy Fair hosts more than 1,000 exhibitors, showcases more than 150,000 products and brings together 10,000 buyers from 100 countries and 1,000 members of the global press. Including competitions and seminars to train newly established businesses, this event is a must-attend for any company in the toy business.

Summer North American Music Merchants | July 9 – 11 | Nashville, TN

This show provides a platform for sound, music and event communities and brings together professionals, innovative musicians, and composers. With over 16,000 registrants, 1,500 brands, 500 exhibitors and 6,600 education session attendants, this is a must for anyone within the music industry.


Pizza Expo | March 31 – April 2 2020 | Las Vegas, NV

Offering industry keynotes, seminars, workshops and demonstrations, the International Pizza Expo is the largest pizza show in the world. Anyone from any aspect of the industry should attend, as you can meet your current vendors, search for new suppliers, network with other owners, learn from peers and even check out the competition.

National Restaurant Association Show | May 16 – May 19 | Chicago, IL

For anyone in the restaurant and foodservice industry, this is your chance to meet buyers and learn about creative and fresh foodservice products. You’ll even get a taste of the latest food and beverage trends and get the chance to sample what you got and network with your industry peers.


Bronner Bros International Beauty Show | February 8 – February 10 2020 | Atlanta, GA

Anywhere in the beauty industry, whether you’re a student, only at the start of your beauty career or a professional stylist, the Bronner Bros. Beauty Show is just right for you. This multi-cultural beauty event offers over 300 exhibitors and is the perfect way for those in the beauty industry to experience educational classes, workshop sessions, entertainment, and creative competitions. 

The Beauty Experience | March 8 – March 10 2020 | New York, NY

A great way to stay on top of the beauty market, you’ll experience hands-on workshops and get together with other salon owners, managers, stylists, barbers, nail technicians, makeup artists, estheticians, and other professionals. Here, independent stylist professionals get the chance to test out quality products before making any purchasing decision. 

Auto & Automotive

AAPEX | November 3 – November 5, 2020, | Las Vegas, NV

The Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo represents the global aftermarket auto parts industry and showcases automotive lighting systems, sound moderators, cooling systems, engine and transmission parts, gear systems and more. This event will bring you newer products, offer hands-on training and lets you connect with peers in the industry.

SEMA Show | November 3 – November 6 2020 | Las Vegas, NV

Check out the newest automotive performance products, discover vehicle trends and attend educational sessions led by top industry professionals. This show hosts more than 2,400 exhibits and attendees from all over the world.

Electronics & Tech

E3 2020 | June 9 – June 11 2020 | Los Angeles, CA

E3 is the premier event for computers and video games and related products. In previous years, this show was attended by video game companies, media, gamers, experts, leading streamers, online influencers, software developers, buyers and retailers, distributors and more. This annual event offers exposure to the entire video game industry like no other. 

Distributech International | January 28 – 30 2020 | San Antonio, TX

In the past, this event has brought together over 13,000 attendees and 500 exhibitors from 75 countries. Distributech is the leading annual transmission and distribution event in the tech world and offers information, products, and services related to electricity delivery automation and more.

Miscellaneous and Other Niches

Great Bridal Expo | 2020 | Countrywide 

This traveling expo gives anyone in the wedding market a perfect opportunity to connect with consumers. Participants include more than 500 exhibitors and tens of thousands of visitors, all in order to showcase those in the wedding market from industries of food, decor, photography, cakes, favors, DJs, dresses, jewelry, cosmetics and more.

International Conference of Sustainable Development | TBA | TBA

The International Conference on Sustainable Development gives a platform for academia, government, civil society, UN agencies, and more to share practical solutions in achieving sustainable development goals. Organizers of this event include the Center for Sustainable Development, The Earth Institute, Global Masters In Development Practice and Sustainable Development Solutions Network. 

The International Surface Event | January 27 – January 30 2020 | Los Angeles, CA

An opportunity for buyers, specifiers, influencers, gaining design and trend knowledge and developing business strategies, the International Surface Event is the largest North American show that brings together those in the floor covering, stone and tile industry. This event alone includes three other trade shows: Surfaces, StonExpo and Tile Expo.

Las Vegas Market Show | January 26 – January 30 | Las Vegas, NV

For the world of gifts, home decor and furniture, the Las Vegas Market Show is made up of more than 4,300 brands and lines and over 500 unique exhibitors. Specializing in furniture, home furnishings, this event offers buyers and suppliers a great platform to build their business, launch new lines, discover trends and more.

From what you’ve seen, there’s a tradeshow for any industry. Whatever part of these industries you find yourself in, making sure your business is marketing itself at these 2020 expos is a must. So get to planning, and make sure you have the perfect supplies for it, the competition is stiff and you’re going to want to stand out!


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