Across North America and across industries, there is a plethora of entertaining trade shows to celebrate well-loved products by aficionados and merchants alike. Narrowing down the best from across the continent isn’t an easy task because of the many aspects that must be considered, including size, influence, general cache, and a dash of personal preference. Here’s our list of some of the best trade shows that are close to home:
1. Coffee Fest – Hawaii
Coffee is one of the most loved and widely consumed drinks around the world, and there’s no better place to celebrate this beloved beverage than the beautiful island of Hawaii. For this show, manufacturers, suppliers, and importers gather to share the latest trends in coffee. Some of the best exhibitors include coffee based syrup retailers, specialty magazines, Guittard Chocolates, and different foods and mixes. Honour the drink that people around the globe can’t start their day without and enjoy the gorgeous setting too!
2. Fancy Food Show – Washington
Foodies and gastronomics unite: when leading industry experts arrive in Washington to share knowledge about the best food and drink, you’d best be there! Over 24,000 experts from 81 different countries across the globe will be in attendance in what is the largest gathering of its kind in the U.S. This year’s show will offer a bevy of seminars, awards, discounts, and workshops. It’s the premier place for restaurateurs, retailers, and distributors to gather and learn about new food and beverage products. That’s a lot of good chefs in one room.
3. Toronto Motorcycle Show – Toronto
Hosted in the massive Metro Toronto Convention Centre, come see the leading providers, manufacturers, and retailers of bikes, ATVs, scooters, and of course, motorcycles. Watch as the newest in bikes, scooters, and quads are showcased by industry experts. Gear and accessories are on display, as well as opportunities to learn about new trends and developments in the industry. When you’re not checking out the latest bikes, you can explore all of the attractions that Toronto has to offer!
4. Gem Faire – Santa Monica
This is one of the most famous events which assembles the U.S.’s leading makers and retailers of jewelry and gems. Operating for over a decade, it offers a tremendous opportunity for those in the industry to make contact with and improve relations with others, as well as those curiosity seekers a chance to see some of the world’s finest stones. Checking out the hottest new stones in sunny California is a terrific way to spend some time!
5. MAGIC Las Vegas, International and Apparel & Clothing Trade Show – Las Vegas
Las Vegas is famous for its entertaining magic shows, but this show is dedicated to clothing – the hats here don’t have rabbits coming out of them. This show is a must-see – it’s the largest and most comprehensive clothing and apparel event in the U.S. In attendance are leading designers who come to meet fans and even sign autographs! Plus, being in Las Vegas, you’ll have plenty to do before and after the show.