Now that 2016 is coming to an end, it’s time to start thinking about next year and the trade shows you’ll be able to participate in for your retail business. There is a large variety of retail trade shows that you could attend but you would likely want to focus on the top choices to make sure you get the biggest return on your investment. You can start attending these exciting options right after your New Year’s celebrations and you’ll find them running all over the country each month next year. From New York, NY to La Jolla, California, take a look at some of the top retail trade shows you can expect for 20017.
The first place you’ll be headed in the New Year is Salt Lake City for a chance to be part of the Outdoor Retailer Winter Market 2017. Taking place from January 10th-12th, your visit to Utah will allow you to see what is going on in the world of outdoor sports. Enjoy the world’s largest outdoor sports industry meetup where retailers and media will join to display their latest in active outdoor gear.
Following your visit to Utah, it’s time to hit New York, New York for the BIG Show being held at Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. There are going to be 94 countries at this exciting event with over 3,300 retailers. It’s a 3-day event starting on January 15th and lasting through the 17th.
With over 300 speakers and over 510 exhibitors, this trade show is truly going to be BIG. You can look forward to hearing from Carrie Ask of Levi Strauss & Co, Christopher Gavigan from The Honest Company, and Lars Petersson from IKEA US.
You can look forward to and opening night reception and keynotes on day one, retailer meet-ups on Monday and Tuesday, as well as an EXPO Happy Hour at the end of each day. There will be 45 breakout sessions and 6 feature stage sessions, making this flagship industry event really exciting for retailers like you. Don’t miss the chance for collegial networking and being in the massive EXPO Hall of technologies and educational opportunities.
Once February hits, it’s time to warm in Las Vegas at The Mirage & Casino for the 2017 National Grocers Association’s Show “Where Independents Gather.” This event will start February 12th until the 15th bringing together independent retailers and wholesalers, as well as industry execs in food retail, manufacturers, and service providers.
Being the only association exclusive to independent grocers, it’s an exciting way to meet with others in the industry to attend workshops, start business relationships on the EXPO floor, and network with leaders in the industry. expect a Bagger Championship, an Opening Keynote from Former Speaker of the US House of Reps John Boehner, and a closing poolside party!
Preparing for the shows
Along with an exciting start to the year, you can expect another Vegas opportunity in March at the GlobalShop 2017, an April stop in La Jolla for the Retail Merchandising and Marketing Conference 2017, and much more next summer.
Make sure you register before it’s too late and work on coming up with the perfect trade show display or booth to show off your brand at these big events. You don’t want to blend in among top brands at these exciting trade shows for 2017. Work with the professionals at NimlokNYC now to come up with your custom design to stand out at 2017’s top retail trade shows.
Get ready for an exciting year of trade shows for the retail industry!