USA Trade Show Partner

Definition of "Trade Show"

A trade fair (or trade show) is an exhibition organized so that companies in a specific industry can showcase and demonstrate their new products and services. Some trade fairs are open to the public, while others can only be attended by company representatives (members of the trade) and members of the press, therefore trade shows are classified as either "Public" or "Trade Only". There are currently over 2500 trade shows held every year in U.S. alone.

Trade fairs often involve a considerable marketing investment by participating companies. Costs include space rental, display design and construction, telecommunications and networking, travel, accommodations, and promotional literature and items to give to attendees. In addition costs are incurred at the show for services such as electrical, booth cleaning, Internet services, floral decoration within the booth and drayage (also known as material handling).

Consequently, cities often promote trade shows as a means of economic development.

We are located in Central Florida, an area where many of the major U.S. trade shows are held.   Some of our local upcoming shows are: