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

We have updated our trade show tips and guides page to include many more articles of value. Please visit the new page for everything you ever wanted to know, but were afraid to ask, about trade shows!

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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:
CityConvention Center
Atlanta, GAGeorgia International Convention Center
Boston, MABoston Convention Center
Chicago, ILDonald E. Stephens Convention Center
Chicago, ILMcCormick Place
Dallas, TXDallas Convention Center
Houston, TXGeorge R. Brown Convention Center
Las Vegas, NVLas Vegas Convention Center
Las Vegas, NVMandalay Bay Convention Center
Las Vegas, NVSands Expo Convention Center
Long Beach, CALong Beach Convention Center
Louisville, KYKentucky International Convention Center
New Orleans, LAErnest N. Morial Convention Center
New York City, NYThe Javits Center
Orlando, FLOrange County Convention Center
Phoenix, AZPhoenix Convention Center
Portland, OROregon Convention Center
San Diego, CASan Diego Convention Center
San Francisco, CAMoscone Center
San Jose, CASan Jose McEnery Convention Center
Scottsdale, AZWestWorld of Scottsdale Special Events Center
Seattle, WAWashington State Convention & Trade Center
Washington, DCWashington Convention Center
Find Trade Shows:
biztradeshows
conventions.net
EventsEye
TradeKey
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