Top 10 July Trade Shows

July is far from hitting a lull in the trade show industry. There are big shows up and down the west coast in the cosmetology, fashion and woodworking industries. Chicago is host to one of the most important retail reseller shows of the year as well as a major higher education technology conference. Artists and anyone in the pop culture market should be ready to head to San Diego as pop culture and science fiction icons gear up for their biggest show of the year in July!

  1. Cosmoprof North America
    When:
    July 9-11
    Where:
    Mandalay Bay Convention Center – Las Vegas, NV

CPNA is considered the leading business-to-business beauty trade show. With revolutionizing technologies, progressive programs and over 33,000 attendees it brings in major brand product launches, innovations in a three day event. Representatives from over 38 countries will be on hand in Vegas in personal care, professional beauty, packaging, and contract manufacturing and private label sectors.

  • Introduces new channels for distribution
  • Keynote speaker Magic Johnson
  • Hairstyling awards
  • 1,500+ exhibitors
  • Exhibitors include: SolonTech, Universal Beauty Products, and QVC Beauty
  1. ASI Show!
    When:
    July 12-13
    Where:
    McCormick Place – Chicago, IL

The ASI Show is a B2B show that brings together suppliers, decorators and distributors within the advertising specialty industry. Attendees will learn the latest sales trends, discuss sales goals and meet with potential clients face to face at ASI’s Chicago Show. ASI Chicago has eight different education tracks and free member receptions and sessions.

  • Business management track
  • Sales track
  • Social media track
  • ESP track
  • Supplier-distributor track
  • Exhibitors include: 3M, Fruit of the Loom, Ghirardelli Chocolate, Co., and Perry Ellis
  1. Campus Technology
    When:
    July 17-20
    Where:
    McCormick Place – Chicago, IL

Campus Technology brings together leaders in higher education and tech to explore solutions and strategies for campus administration, infrastructure, teaching and learning. This annual conference talks about strategic initiatives, technology, trends for institutions across the country.

  • Solutions for eTextbooks and digital publishing
  • Tracks for web content and management portals
  • Data security solutions
  • Live demos
  • Exhibitors include: Kaspersky, Sony, WordPress and Cisco
  1. AWFS®
    When:
    July 19-22
    Where:
    Las Vegas Convention Center – Las Vegas, NV

This is the ultimate business show for all woodworkers. It attracts over 15,000 attendees and exhibitors from the US and all over. It was named a top 250 trade show by Trade Show News Now and a top-25 fastest growing show by TSNN. New product launches and sales of those new products are big at AWFS as well as new information and education in the woodworking business. Share ideas and connections to help improve profits.

  • Technical seminars
  • Live demos
  • Interactive destinations
  • Workforce, legislation, and work place safety seminars
  • Exhibitors include: Sherwin Williams, Valspar, 3M and Popular Machinery and Tools
  1.  Intersolar NA
    When:
    July 11-13
    Where:
    Moscone Convention Center – San Francisco, CA

Intersolar is celebrating a decade of this premier networking platform in the solar industry. The show focuses on PV, technology, energy storage and solar thermal technologies. It’s the leading and largest exhibition in solar and its partners including manufacturers, suppliers, providers, project developer and materials and equipment people and companies.

  • Area focus on solar heating and cooling
  • Over 270,000 attendees and exhibitors expected
  • Event/tour of AT&T Park
  • 3 levels of education, seminars and exhibitor booths
  • Exhibitors include: Clean Energy Storage, Inc., Lockheed Martin and Solar Power World,
  1. Comic Con International
    When:
    July 20-23
    Where:
    San Diego Convention Center – San Diego, CA

Comic-Con is without a doubt the biggest pop culture and science fiction convention in the world. Attendance has topped over 130,000 in recent years. There are pilot screenings, special artists, games and film festivals.

  • Autograph areas
  • “Oscars” awards for comics
  • Costume competition
  • Aspiring artists competitions
  • Special guests Jim Lee, Arthur Adams and RL Stine
  • Exhibitors include: Capcom, Cartoon Network, Disney and Mattel
  1. FRI 2017
    When:
    July 26-29
    Where:
    Charlotte Convention Center – Charlotte, NC

The annual Fire Rescue International conference has given the most trusted senior level of leadership training to fire chiefs for over 140 years. FRI 2017 offers comprehensive education, new ways to connect with vendors, colleagues and solutions. Educations sessions tackle tough topics in several tracks to cover a wide spectrum of the more pressing issues.

  • Education on the opioid epidemic
  • Building a strong volunteer program session
  • Best practices for diversity track
  • Outing at the Charlotte Knights game
  • Exhibitors include: Ford, Motorola, Cummins, Inc., and Smeal Fire Apparatus Co.
  1. AACC Clinical Lab Expo
    When:
    July 30-August 3
    Where:
    San Diego Convention Center – San Diego, CA

Progress in clinical testing and research to improve healthcare providers is discovered and discussed at by the medical and healthcare professionals at the American Association for Clinical Chemistry Lab Expo. Interactive digital exhibits will be a part of new product showcases along with an OEM section and lecture theater.

  • Several workshops
  • Symposia sessions
  • Lunch sessions
  • AAACC President Invitation Session
  • Exhibitors include: Siemens Medical Solutions USA, College of American Pathologists and the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science
  1. Apparel Sourcing
    When:
    July 17-19
    Where:
    Jacob K. Javits Convention Center – New York, NY

This three day event showcases product from apparel brands for retailers, wholesalers, and design firms for dedicated sourcing marketplaces. It’s a must attend event for any professional in any sector of the apparel industry. It’s the number one event for international apparel sourcing.

  • Activewear, knits, collections, suits all represented apparel
  • Showcases for contract manufacturing, finished apparel and private label
  • Hundreds of domestic and international manufacturers
  • Education programs in textile, trends, sourcing and business
  • Exhibitors include: Screenline Imaging, Three Stars Fashion, Universal Fashion, and Pioneer Garments
  1. Las Vegas Market
    When:
    July 30-August 3
    Where:
    World Market Center Las Vegas – Las Vegas, NV

This five day event covers major showcases in home furnishing in the west market. It’s the fastest growing show in the gift and home décor market in the country. Over thousands of retailers come to this Vegas show to see what’s new, what’s how and get ahead of trends for the upcoming season.

  • Only home furnishing market in the west
  • 5 million-plus square foot venue
  • New category launches in several markets
  • Tens of thousands of buyers from over 50 states and 76 countries
  • Exhibitors include: IMAX Worldwide Home, Flexsteel Industries, Bassett Furniture and New Classic Home