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“Are trade shows obsolete?”
October 6th, 2009

An estimated 110 million people attend more than 4,000 trade shows in the United States and Canada every year. That’s a lot of people, and a lot of trade shows.

And according to the marketing experts who crunch the numbers, trade shows remain the more cost-effective way of face-to-face marketing when compared to doing office or field sales calls. Although exhibiting at a trade show is not inexpensive, the opportunity to meet and talk to so many high-value prospects can pay off. It is a big investment… but it can have a big payoff.

To compare the costs acquiring leads and sales via trade show exhibiting versus field sales calls, consider the following numbers, provided by

For the past 10 years, an average of 81%-83% of trade show attendees have some kind of buying power.
The average attendee spends 9.2 hours at a 2-3 day trade show.
86% of visitors to your booth will be new contacts.
77% of visitors to your booth will remember your company for up to 10 weeks.

Cost per lead from show averages $212.
Cost per lead from field (sales call) averages $308.
Cost per sale from a show averages $705.
Cost per sale from the field (sales call) averages $1140.
That’s 38% less to close a sale from a trade show lead! (read the full article)

Tradeshow Week Names 50 Fastest-Growing Trade Shows
September 10, 2007 at 12:03 am
Business and Economics, Lists and Rankings

TSW editorial and research staff selected the Fastest 50 based on 50% total net square footage growth and 50% net growth between 2004 and 2006. The list includes first time winners: AccessoriesTheShow, Audiology Now!, BIO Annual Convention, CMTA Boat & Fishing Show, Digital Signage Expo, F&I Conference & Expo, INTERPHEX Puerto Rico, Intl. Boston Seafood Show & Seafood Processing America, Intl. Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo, Mid-America Trucking Show, Mid-Atlantic Hardscaping Trade Show, ModaManhattan, Tri-state RV Show, Spa & Resort/Medical Spa Expo and Conference Los Angeles, Stonexpo, Subsea Tieback Forum & Exhibition, The Washington Auto Show, West Coast Women’s Show, World of Concrete.

Posted on Mon, Jan. 01, 2007

CES will reflect variety of tech gizmos for consumers INSTEAD OF ALL-IN-ONE DEVICE, TECH INDUSTRY DELIVERS ITEMS OF ALL SIZES
By Ryan Blitstein
Mercury News

The global giants of technology, media and telecommunications converge on the Las Vegas Convention Center this week for the International Consumer Electronics Show. What won't be converging anytime soon, though, are the products themselves. <more>

As the technology advances, new products keep growing more complex
By Scott Kirsner
Posted on Sun, Jan. 07, 2007
San Jose Mercury News

On the eve of the annual Consumer Electronics Show, which begins Monday in Las Vegas, I've been thinking about the first television remote control I ever used. It operated the television at my grandparents' house in the late 1970s, and the face of it featured three <More>

Tradeshow Trends
Growth Spurt Continues Into the First Quarter LOS ANGELES -
Tradeshow managers were free to strut their stuff as the year of the rooster started off with a bang. Tradeshows held in January, February and March of 2005 improved in every index over 2004.

Tradeshow Week

With close to 5000 tradeshows planned for 2005* in the United States and Canada, there is a 2.3% increase in the number of shows over last year. Expositions will showcase 1.2 million exhibiting companies using 352 million net square feet of exhibit space, with approximately 50.6 million attendees. These figures point to the fundamentals of doing business: the best way to build customer relationships is to meet face-to-face. While the internet and other mediums provide channels for reaching your customers – tradeshows, conferences, seminars and expos are essential to your marketing mix. For more information on tradeshow support, contact us at:

*2005 Tradeshow Week Data book - Michael Hughes
4.889 trade and consumer shows listed

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Honolulu, Hawaii


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Orange County Convention
Orlando, Florida

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Santa Clara, CA


Staples Center
Los Angeles, CA

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Los Angeles, CA


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2009 Calendar


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MacWorld Conference & Expo
January 5 - 9, 2009
Moscone Center, San Francisco, CA

Strategic Materials Conference (SMC) 2009
Jan 14-16, 2009
Half Moon Bay, CA

ShowStoppers @ Macworld
5 Jan. 2009
San Francisco

ShowStoppers @ CES
8 Jan. 2009
Las Vegas

January 8 - 11, 2009
Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC)/
Las Vegas Hilton, Sands Expo and Convention Center/
The Venetian (Sands/Venetian)
Las Vegas, NV

2009 International CES
January 8 - 11, 2009
Las Vegas, Nevada

January 8 - 11, 2009
Las Vegas Convention Center

Industry Strategy Symposium (ISS) 2008
January 11 - 14, 2009
Ritz Carlton, Half Moon Bay, CA

Semicon Korea
January 11 - 14, 2009
Industry Strategy Symposium (ISS) US 2009
Half Moon Bay, CA

ICCE Conference
January 12 - 14, 2009
International Conference on Consumer Electronics
Las Vegas, NV

Leadership Symposium
January 14 - 16, 2009
Omni Dallas Park West
Dallas, TX

Internepcon Japan
January 16 - 17, 2009
Tokyo Big Sight
Tokyo, Japan

33rd Winter Fanncy Food Show
January 16 - 20, 2009
San Diego Convention Center
San Diego, CA

January 17 - 25, 2009
Holiday Exhibition Internations caravanning,
motoring, tourism
Messe Stuttgart, Germany

OPASTCO's 45th Annual Winter Convetion
January 17 - 21, 2009
JW Marriott Desrt Ridge Resort & Spa
Phoenix, AZ

2009 International Builders' Show and NextBuild
National Association of Home Builders
January 20-23, 2009
Las Vegas, NV

SEMI Technology Tuesday
Jan 20, 2009
Austin, TX

SEMICON Korea 2009
Jan 20-22, 2009
Seoul, Korea

SOLARCON Korea 2009
Jan 20-22, 2009
Seoul, Korea

Standards Meetings at SEMICON Korea 2009
Jan 21, 2009
Seoul, Korea

SPIE Photonics West
January 24 - 29, 2009
San Jose Convention Center
San Jose, California, USA

SEMI Europe Press Event
Jan 26-30, 2009
London, Paris, Munich

AHR Expo
Wireless and Control Networks
January 26 - 28, 2009
McCormick Place
North & South Halls
Chicago, Illinois

2009 AHR EXPO®
January 26-28, 2009
McCormick Place
Chicago, Illinois

Execution Matrix Series
Jan. 27 2009
801 California St, Mountain View, CA

Unified Wine & Grape Symposium
January 27 - 30, 2009
Sacramento Convention Center
Sacramento, CA

Real-Time & Embedded Computing Conference
January 29, 2009
Santa Clara Convention Center
Santa Clara, CA


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February 1 - 3, 2009
Dresden, Germany

DesignCon 2009
February 2 - 5 , 2009
Santa Clara Convention Center
Santa Clara, CA

Logicon 2009 Supply Chain Event
Feb 2-4, 2009
Hotel Bloom, Brussels

Internet Telephony Conference & Expo
February 2 - 4, 2009
Miami Beach Convention Center
Miami, FL

AlwaysOn OnMedia NYC
February 2 - 4, 2009
Ritz carlton, battery park
New York, NY

TED Conference
The Great Unveiling
February 3-7, 2009
Long Beach, California

TED@PalmSprings 2009
The simulcast event, hosted by Rives and Kelly
February 3-7, 2009
Palm Springs, California

February 3 - 5, 2009
San Diego Convention Center
San Diego, CA

PMA's Metrics of Marketing Accountability
February 4, 2009
New York, NY

Feb. 8 - 19, 2009
San Francisco Marriott
San Francisco, CA

Clinical Trials Conference
February 9 - 12, 2009
Olympia Confernece Center
Olympia 2,
Hammersmith Road
London, W14 8UX

Mobile World Congress
February 16 - 19, 2009
Barcelona, Spain

Search Engine Strategies London
February 17 - 20, 2009
Business Design Centre
London, UK

World Meter Design Congress 2009
February 23-24, 2009
Sheraton, Fisherman's Wharf
San Francisco, CA, USA

Cleantech Venture Forum XXI
The Global Conference for Cleantech Venturing
Feb 23-28, 2009
San Francisco, CA

Virtual PCB
February 24 - 25, 2009

Digital Music Forum East
February 25-26, 2009
Museum of Jewish Heritage
New York, NY

Embedded Systems Conference China
February 26-27
March 2-3
March 5-6
March 9-10

September 14-15
September 17-18
September 22-23


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Mobile Marketing Forum Latin America
Mar. 2009
Latin America

March 1 - 3, 2009
Desert Springs AJW Marriott Resort & Spa
Palm Desert, CA

Embedded World
March 3 - 5, 2009
Nurmberg, Germany

The no. 1 marketplace for digital business.
Mar 3 - 8, 2009
Hannover Exhibition Center
Hannover, Germany

Semico Summit
Semiconductor Manufacturing
March 8-10, 2009

PMA Annual Integrated Marketing Conf
& Reggie Awards

Mar. 10-11, 2009
Fairmont Hotel
Chicago, IL

ISQED (Quality Electronic Design)
Mar. 16-18, 2009
Doubletree Hotel
San Jose, CA

SEMICON China 2009
Mar 17-19, 2009
Shanghai New International Expo Centre

E-media Strategist Summit
Mar 17, 2009
Westin Michigan Ave
Chicago, Il

GSCA 2009 Film Expo
March 17–18, 2009
Los Angeles, California
Host: IMAX Theatre at the Bridge
Hotel: Marina del Rey Marriott

Digital City Expo
May 20 - 21, 2009
Miami, FL

Metering America Billing / CIS
Mar 22-25, 2009
San Diego, CA

Technical Conference
March 22-26, 2009
San Diego Convention Center
San Diego CA

Metering, Billing/CIS America 2009
March 22-25,2009
Miami, FL USA

Game Developers Conference 2009
March 23 - 27, 2009
Moscone Center
San Francisco, CA

Search Engine Strategies New York
Mar 23-26, 2009
Hilton New York
New York, NY

Mar 30-Apr 2, 2009
Gaylord Palms, Orlando, FL

Embedded Systems Conference SV
Mar 30-Apr 3, 2009
McEnery Convention Center
San Jose, CA

Sotware Test & Performance
Mar 31 - Apr 2, 2009
San Mateo Marriott
San Mateo, CA

Web 2.0 Expo
Mar 31 - Apr 3, 2009
Moscone West
San Francisco, CA


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CTIA Wireless/WCNC 2009
Apr 1-3, 2008
Las Vegas Convention Center
Las Vegas, NV

ShowStoppers @ CTIA Wireless
1 Apr. 2009
Las Vegas

ISC West 2009
Apr 1-3, 2009
Sands Expo and Convention Center
Las Vegas, NV

Printed Electronics Europe 2009
Apr 7-8, 2009
Dresden, Germany

Global FPD Partners Conference (GFPC) 2009
Apr 9-10, 2009
Sheraton Grande Tokyo Bay Hotel
(Urayasu, Chiba, Japan

The 18th Board Computer Japan
APR 15 - 17, 2009
Makuhari Messe
Tokyo, Japan

Apr 16-16, 2009
Hynes Convention Center
Boston, MA

Apr 18-23, 2009
Las Vegas, NV

Converge @ NAB with Pat Meier Associates
19 Apr. 2009
Las Vegas
ShowStoppers IFA 2009 Preview

Design Automation & Test
April 20-24, 2009
Nice, France

Under the Radar - Cloud Computing
April 24, 2009
Mtn. View, CA

PCB East
Apr 27-<May 1, 2009
Westin Waltham
Boston, MA

SLAM 2009
Software technology
Apr 28-29, 2009
Sheraton Gateway Hotel
San Francisco Airport
San Francisco, CA

Cleantech Venture Forum XXII Copenhagen
Efficiency, industry & smart infrastructure:
recipe for cleantech in 2009
Apr 28-30, 2009
Copenhagen, Denmark

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CTSI Clean Technology Conference and Expo
May 3-7, 2009
George R Brown Convention Center
Houston, TX

May 12-14, 2009
Paris Hotel, Bally's Hotel
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

May 13-15, 2008
Rosemont Convention Center, Chicago, IL

Ergonomics Conference and Expo
May 14-15, 2008
New York, NY

Interop Las Vegas 2009
May 17-21, 2009
Mandalay Bay Convention Center,
Las Vegas

Semicon Singapore
May 20-22, 2009
Singapore Pavilion

Metering China
May 26-28, 2009
Beijing Itnernational Convention Center
Beijing , China

Search Engine Strategies Milan
May 27-28, 2008
Milan Marriott, Milan, Italy

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IASP 2009
IASP World Conference on Sicence and Technolgy Parks
Jun 1-2, 2009
The Research Triangle Park, NC

Achieve Green: Practical Tools for business
Jun 1-3, 2009
Oregon Convention Center
Portland, OR

Mobile Marketing Forum New York
June 2-3. 2009
New York NY

Search Engine Strategies Toronto Conference & Expo
Jun 8-10, 2009
Metro Toronto Convention Centre
Toronto, Canada

Search Engine Strategies Hamburg
June, 2009
Hamburg, Germany

Interop Tokyo 2009
Jun 10-12, 2009
Makuhari Messe
Tokyo, Japan

Display Taiwan 2009
June 10-12 , 2009
Taipei World Trade Center
Taipei, taiwan

Show Tech
14th International Trade Show and Conference
for Event Technology and Services
Jun 16-18, 2009
Berlin Exhibition Centre
Berlin, Germany

Where the business of technology comes to life
June 16-19, 2009
Singapore Expo, Singapore

TechConnect World Conference & Expo 2010
N. America's largest Clean Technology Event
June 21-25, 2009
Anaheim Convention Center
Anaheim, CA

Enterprise 2.0
Connect. Collaborate. Transform Your Business.
June 22-25, 2009
Westin Boston Waterfront
Boston, MA

PVJapan 2009
June 24- 26, 2009
Mukhari Messe
Tokyo, Japan

Summer Fancy Food Show
Jun 28-30, 2009
Jacob Javits Center, New York NY

European ZigBee Developers' Conference
June 30 - July 1, 2009
Munich, Germany


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Semicon West2009
July 14-16, 2009
Moscone Center, San Francisco, CA

ExpoComm Wireless Japan 2009
July 22-24, 2009
Tokyo Big Sight
Exhibition Center

ClickZ Specifics: Online Video Advertising

Marketers who are using or considering this very fast-moving medium can quickly get up to speed on the formats, considerations, strategy, results and creative in this immersive forum.

TED Conference
The Substance of Things Not Seen
July 21-24, 2009
Oxford, UK

PMA Food Service Conference
Jul 24-26, 2009
Monterey Conference Center
Monterey, CA

Design Automation Conference
Jul 26-31, 2009
Moscone Center, San Francisco, CA

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NIWeek 2009
Worldwide Graphic System Design Conference and Exhibition
Aug 4-6, 2009
Austin Convention Center
Austin TX

NIWeek 09
PMI Marketing and Sales
Aug 4-6, 2009
Austin Convention Center
Austin, TX

Aug 10-12, 2009
Washington DC

Search Engine Strategies San Jose Conference & Expo
Aug 10-14, 2009
San Jose Convention Center
San Jose, CA

Conference: Aug 10-13, 2009
Expo: Aug 11 - 12, 2009
Moscone Cener, San Francisco, CA

IEEE EMC Symposium
Aug 17-21, 2009
Austin, Texas

Bangkok International Fashion Fair
Aug 17-19, 2009 

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Mobile Marketing Forum London
Sep. 2009
London, UK

ShowStoppers @ IFA 2009
3 Sept. 2009
Berlin, Germany

ShowStoppers for the Digital Holidays
September 2009
New York City

Clean & Green - Silicon Valley Projections
Silicon Valley Leadership Group
Sept. 10, 2009
Santa Clara University
Santa Clara, CA

PCB Austin
September 14-18, 2009

PCB West Annual Design Conference West
Sept 14-18, 2009
Marriott, Santa Clara
Santa Clara, CA

Embedded Systems Conference Boston
Sept 21-24, 2009
Hynes Convention Center
Boston, MA

GSCA 2009 International Conference and Trade Show
September 21–23, 2009
Indianapolis, Indiana
Host: IMAX Theater at Indiana State Museum
Conference Hotel: Hyatt Regency Indianapolis

GSCA 2009 International Conference & Trade Show
Sept 21-23, 2009
Indianapolis, Indiana

Connections 2009
Sep 23-25, 2009
Georgia Tech Hotel & Convention Center
Atlanta GA

Software Business 2009 Conference
Software technology
Sept 29-30, 2009
Marriott Hotel
San Francisco, CA

Semicon Taiwan
Sept 30-Oct 2, 2009
Taipei, World Trade Center
Taipei, Taiwan

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Produce Marketing Association PMA Show
Fresh Summit International Convention
& Exposition
October 2 - 5. 2009
Anaheim, California

SMTA International
Oct 4 -8, 2009
The Town and Country Resort and Convention Center
San Diego, CA

PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2009
October 5 - 7, 2009
Las Vegas Convention Center
Las Vegas, Nevada USAConference

Semicon Europa
Oct 6-8, 2009
Dresden, Germany

ShowStoppers for the Mobile Holidays
7 Oct. 2009
San Diego

Interop Mumbai 2009
Oct 7-9, 2009
Bombay Exhibition Center, Mumbai, India

Oracle Open World
October 11-15,2009
Moscone Center, San Francisco

Streaming Media Europe
Oct 15-16, 2009
Novotel London West
London, UK

Blogworld & New Media Expo
Oct 15-17, 2009
Las Vegas Convention Center
Las Vegas, NV

The DMA 09 Conference & Exhibition
Oct 17-22, 2009
San Diego Convention Center
San Diego, CA

ARM Developer's Conference
Oct 21-23, 2009
Santa Clara Convention Center
Santa Clara, CA

PCB Atlanta
Oct 22, 2009
Atlanta Marriott Alpharetta
Alpharetta, GA

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Mobile Marketing Forum Europe
Nov. 2009

Opportunity Green Business
Conference, UCLA
Los Angeles, CA
Nov 7-8, 2009

Greenbuild International Conference & Expo
Nov 11-13, 2009

Interop New York 2009
Nov 16-20, 2009
Javits Center
New York, NY

Nationa Ergonomics Conference
November 18-20, 2009
Caesars Palace, Las Vegas NV

November 18-21, 2009
messe Dusseldorf, Germany


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IDTechEx Photovoltaics
Dec 2-3, 2009
San Jose, CA

Semicon Japan
Wed. Dec. 2 ˝ 4, 2009
Makuhari Messe,
Chiba, Japan

Big Idea Fest 2009
Dec 6-9, 2009
Ritz-Carlton Hotel
Half Moon Bay, CA

Dec 9-10, 2009
San Jose McEnery Convention Center
San Jose, CA



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4,889 trade and consumershows United States and Canada2.3% increase over last yearExpositions will showcase 1.2M companies352M net squre feet of exhibit spaceAvg tradeshow: 56,849 net squre ft exhibit space, 264 exhibitors, 5,862 attendeeshow: 106,263 net sq ft, 223 exhibiting companies, 40,000 attendeesRatio of tradeshow attendees to exhibitors projected: 22 to 1. Consumer shows 180 to 1.60% of expositions are owned by non-profit industry associations40% owned by for-profit media companies and independent show producersLeading industry sector by no. shows: Medical and health care with 542 eventsHome furnishings and interior design, second with 518 showsSporting goods and recreation, third with 367 trade and consumer showsTop show organizer (no. of events) dmg world media

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Fierce competition and the drive for new products and ideas have made marketing far more important to corporate success than it was five years ago. Today, 47 percent of Fortune 1000 companies employ a chief marketing officer. Where do shows fit in their marketing mix?
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Applied Materials ET Conference 2002

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