Tradeshow Resources

Helpful event information and industry links

Are you trying to decide which trade shows to attend, or curious about which U.S. cities are popular locations for major conventions? Before you make decisions on which show to attend please check out these helpful resources to find out where to go and how to plan a successful trade show booth.

Trade shows provide fantastic opportunities to promote your brand, introduce new products and services, as well as meet prospective clients and develop company sales.

Exhibit marketing also gives you a chance to network with key industry contacts, learn more about your competitors, and spend some valuable time strengthening relationships with customers and suppliers.

These resources will provide necessary information for you to successfully leverage your trade show investment, including these specific targets:

  • Establish clear goals, plan your strategy, and measure your ROI (return on investment).
  • Implement your plans and tactics before, during, and after your upcoming event.
  • Choose the exhibit display booth that best meets your needs and budget.
  • Select display accessories, banners, graphics, lighting, booth design, and materials to heighten visibility and drive sales.
  • Ensure those working the show are well trained to fully represent your company, generate leads, and secure sales.

tips_screenThe Why, Where and How of Trade Show Marketing
Tips and tricks we have learned from being in the trade show industry for 30 years

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Special Reports on the Event Industry to Assist Exhibitors:

The Value of Exhibiting in an Economic Downturn 2009 Special Report

Understanding Return On Investment (ROI) in the Trade Show World

Key U.S. Convention Centers:
City Convention Center
Atlanta, GA Georgia International Convention Center
Boston, MA Boston Convention Center
Chicago, IL Donald E. Stephens Convention Center
Chicago, IL McCormick Place
Dallas, TX Dallas Convention Center
Houston, TX George R. Brown Convention Center
Las Vegas, NV Las Vegas Convention Center
Las Vegas, NV Mandalay Bay Convention Center
Las Vegas, NV Sands Expo Convention Center
Long Beach, CA Long Beach Convention Center
Louisville, KY Kentucky International Convention Center
New Orleans, LA Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
New York City, NY The Javits Center
Orlando, FL Orange County Convention Center
Phoenix, AZ Phoenix Convention Center
Portland, OR Oregon Convention Center
San Diego, CA San Diego Convention Center
San Francisco, CA Moscone Center
San Jose, CA San Jose McEnery Convention Center
Scottsdale, AZ WestWorld of Scottsdale Special Events Center
Seattle, WA Washington State Convention & Trade Center
Washington, DC Washington Convention Center
Find Trade Shows:
TSNN Event Search
Trade Show Week

Events In America


Trade Show & Exhibit News:
Center for Exhibit Industry Research
Exhibit City News
Exhibitor Magazine
Exhibit Surveys
Trade Show Exhibitors Association