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.
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!
The month of March will bring the GlobalShop 2017 event at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas. This massive retail trade show will be held from March 28th to 30th and will feature more than 10,000 products, 900 suppliers and plenty of activities.
Another rather large show planned for March is the ASDMarketWeek trade show. It will be held from March 19th to 22nd at the Las Vegas Convention Center. This is a very large B2B trade show with a wide variety of retail merchandise all found under one roof.
March will also feature the 120th Annual International Housewares Show from March 18th to 21st, the Global Pet Expo from March 22nd to 24th and the Natural Products Expo West from March 10th to 12th.
Other Top Retail Trade Shows for 2017 include:
- Retail Merchandising and Marketing Conference – April 22 to 25
- National Hardware Show – May 9th to 11th
- ICSC RECon – May 21 – 24
- Internet Retailer Conference & Exhibition – June 6 – 9
- RF Protect: National Retail Federation Loss Prevention Conference & Expo – June 27 to 28
- Outdoor Retailer Summer Market – July 26 to 29
- International Retail Design Conference – September 6 to 8
- Retail’s Digital Summit – September 25 – 27
Preparing for the shows
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!