Trade Shows offer a proven, cost-effective tool for face-to-face meetings with key executives in companies which have expansion or relocation plans. TIP has extensive research capabilities and experience in arranging qualified meetings at trade shows for many economic development & related organizations.

We pre-qualify and arrange meetings for those who are interested and meet the criterion of a qualified meeting. A qualified meeting is a company considering expansion or relocation within the next two years, willing to consider your region, and willing to speak with you.

We send calendar invites to all parties involved. The calendar invite will provide direct contact information and an email notification 1-hour before the meeting.

We provide an updated company information report and itinerary as new meetings are confirmed. The company information report contains the following for each company: Company Name, Booth Number, Meeting Date and Time, Phone Number, Physical Address, Website, Year Established, Annual Sales, Number of Employees, Time Frame, Type of Project, Project Location, Job Creation, Details of Type of Business; as well as the Main Contact’s name, title, email address, and comments. The itinerary contains: Company Name, Booth Number, Meeting Date and Time, Main Contact’s name, title, and phone number, and company website.

2017 Trade Show List

  1. August 21-23, 2017, Waste Conversion Technology Conference & Trade Show; Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Spa and Marina, San Diego, CA; a forum for informing the public and private sectors of the economic and environmental significance of converting waste materials to alternative fuels such as biodiesel and ethanol as well as renewable electric energy.
  2. September 10-13, 2017 Solar Power International; Mandalay Bay Convention Center, Las Vegas, NV; The solar energy industry’s most powerful, comprehensive educational conference and product exhibition.
  3. September 10-13, 2017 Material Handling & Logistics Conference, Park City, Utah; “Foster Disruption – Transcend the Supply Chain Normal.”  Greatness is not a result of steady, predictable, painless behavior. It comes from applying fresh thinking to bold aspirations. This boutique event will open your mind to a new wave of disruptive practices and sciences at your disposal and ignite exactly that kind of thinking.
  4. September 19-21, 2017 IBEX – International Boatbuilders Exhibition and Conference; Tampa Convention Center, Tampa, FL;5,000+ marine industry professionals. 50+ countries. 500+ of your competitors. IBEX is your opportunity to interact with boat builders and other marine professionals from throughout the world, collect immediate feedback, and form lasting relationships in just three days.
  5. September 25-27, 2017 PACK Expo; Las Vegas, NV; Co-located with the Healthcare Packaging Expo; PACK EXPO is North America’s largest packaging event of 2017, with over 2,000 exhibitors.  Pharma/biopharma, nutraceutical and medical device manufacturers will find everything they need at the Healthcare Packaging EXPO.  PACK Expo and Healthcare Packaging Expo brings over 30,000 industry professionals under one roof.
  6. October 3-5, 2017 Defense Innovation – Technology Acceleration Challenges; Tampa, FL; Join global innovation, business and defense leadership as they accelerate state-of-art technology solutions in support of national security and the warfighter.
  7. October 3-7, 2017 World Dairy Expo; Alliant Energy Center in Madison, WI; Serves as a forum for dairy producers, companies, organizations and other dairy enthusiasts to come together to compete, and to exchange ideas, knowledge, technology and commerce. World Dairy Expo is the must attend event for everyone in the dairy industry.
  8. October 10-12, 2017 NBAA; Las Vegas, NV. The NBAA convention is the world’s largest and most important business aviation event. Join 27,000 industry professionals for the three most important days of business aviation in the year. Ranked as the sixth largest trade show in the United States, NBAA brings together current and prospective aircraft owners, manufacturers and customers into one meeting place to get critical work accomplished.
  9. October 20-21, 2017 PMA Fresh Summit International Convention & Exposition 2017; New Orleans, LA; Over 20,000 attendees from over 60 countries.  Fresh Summit is the global produce and floral industry’s home for inspiration and innovation.
  10. October 23-26, 2017 Medtrade Fall 2017; Georgia World Congress Center; Medtrade is the largest Home Medical Equipment Expo and Conference in the US. Connecting the HME industry for over 35 years, Medtrade features a large expo floor filled with the leading home medical equipment manufacturers and their DME products.
  11. October 24-26, 2017 Space Tech Expo Europe; Bremen, Germany; A focused marketplace for the design, manufacturing and testing of spacecraft, satellite, launch vehicle and space-related technologies, bringing together engineers, systems integrators, contractors and suppliers in commercial, government and military space.
  12. October 31-November 2, 2017 AAPEX 2017 – Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo; Sands Expo, Las Vegas, NV; AAPEX is the premier global event representing the $356 billion global aftermarket auto care industry. Featuring over 2,200 automotive aftermarket manufacturers and suppliers showcasing innovative products, services and technologies.
  13. October 31 – November 3 SEMA Show; Las Vegas, Nevada; The SEMA Show is the premier automotive specialty products trade event in the world.
  14. November 6-9, 2017 FABTECH; McCormick Place, Chicago, IL; North America’s largest metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing event. Expected to cover more than 400,000 net square feet and anticipates over 25,000 attendees and 1,100 exhibiting companies. 
  15. November 12-14, 2017 PLMA; Chicago; The industry event of the year, where retailers and wholesalers source for their private label programs. More than 1,300 companies from 40 countries will be exhibiting their products, including 25 international pavilions.
  16. November 12-16, 2017 DUBAI AIR SHOW; Dubai; The record-breaking Dubai Airshow is one of the largest and most successful airshows in the world, connecting aerospace professionals across all areas of the industry to facilitate successful global trade.
  17. November 13-16, 2017 COMPAMED Trade Fair; Dusseldorf, Germany; Visit the internationally leading trade fair for the medical supplier industry and product development. COMPAMED is not only a trade fair for innovations and trends, but also the future workshop for your industry.
  18. December 5-7, 2017 POWER-GEN International; Las Vegas Convention Center; As the World’s Largest Power Generation Event, POWER-GEN International is the industry leader in providing comprehensive coverage of the trends, technologies and issues facing the generation sector. More than 1,400 companies from all sectors of the industry exhibit each year to benefit from the exposure to more than 20,000 attendees.
  19. December 12-14, 2017 Composites & Advanced Materials Expo; Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, CA; Regardless of the application — transportation, aerospace, marine, wind energy, software, construction and infrastructure, medical, academics, sports and leisure —CAMX is the must-attend event for products, solutions, networking, and advanced industry thinking.


  1. January 9-12, 2018 CES 2018; Consumer Technology Association; Las Vegas, NV; With more than 4,000 exhibiting companies and exhibit space of more than 2.6 million net square feet, CES 2017 was a record-breaker, welcoming the world’s biggest companies and more than 180,000 industry professionals, including more than 58,000 from outside the U.S.
  2. January 21-23, 2018 Winter Fancy Food Show; Moscone Center, San Francisco, CA; The West Coast’s largest specialty food and beverage event. Exhibit with over 1,300 exhibitors and put your products in front of over 18,000+ quality buyers.
  3. January 22-24, 2018 AHR Expo; McCormick Place, Chicago, IL; The International Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigerating Exposition has nearly 2,000 companies representing every segment of the HVACR industry.
  4. January 23-26, 2018 SHOT Show; Las Vegas NV; The largest and most comprehensive trade show for all professionals involved with the shooting sports, hunting and law enforcement industries.
  5. January 30 – February 1, 2018 International Production & Processing Expo; Atlanta, GA; The 2018 IPPE is expected to bring together more than 1,250 exhibitors and over 30,000 attendees.
  6. February 6-8, 2018 MD&M West; Anaheim, CA; The Largest Medical Device Design & Manufacturing Conference in the US.  Features every category of medical design and manufacturing including: contract manufacturing, 2,000+ exhibiting suppliers.
  7. February 6-9, 2018 Singapore Air Show; Asia’s largest aerospace and defense event will bring together the global aerospace community and key commercial, government and military delegations.
  8. February 13-15, 2018 WORLD AG EXPO; International Agri-Center, Tulare, CA; One of the world’s largest agricultural exposition.
  9. February 15-19, 2018 Miami International Boat Show; Miami, FL; More than 1,200 boats on land and in the water. A deep-water basin to accommodate large boats. Tented exhibit space for marine accessories, electronics, engines, nautical gifts and apparel and services.
  10. February 21-22, 2018 Food Processing Expo; Sacramento, CA; With more than 250 exhibitors and 2000 attendees, Food Processing Expo is the largest tradeshow in California devoted exclusively to food processing.
  11. February 27 – March 1, 2018 HAI HELI-EXPO; Las Vegas, NV; The world’s largest helicopter trade show.  Over 700 exhibitors in the aerospace and aviation industries.
  12. March 7-11, 2018 Natural Products Expo West; Anaheim, CA; Natural Products Expo West is the largest natural products show on the west coast with over 1,600 exhibitors bringing together the natural, organic and healthy-lifestyle industry.
  13. March 12-15, 2018 Data Center World; San Antonio, TX; information storage, to logistics, to communication with your customers, the Data Center has become the heartbeat of global business.
  14. March 19-23, 2018 Game Developers Conference; Moscone Center, San Francisco, CA; (GDC) is the world’s largest and longest-running professionals-only game industry event.
  15. March 27-28, 2018 AeroDef Manufacturing; Long Beach, CA. Join leaders in commercial aerospace manufacturing and defense aerospace manufacturing at the industry’s most acclaimed manufacturing event.
  16. April 9-12, 2018 PROMAT; Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta, GA; ProMat 2018 is one of the largest global manufacturing, distribution and supply chain expos in North America.
  17. April 9-12, 2018 MODEX; Atlanta, GA; MODEX is the expo where manufacturing and supply chain professionals go to find solutions to futureproof their business success.
  18. April 10-12, 2018 SAE World Congress & Exhibition; Detroit, MI; The best talent in the automotive industry; experts, management teams, engineers, and executives alike gather to collaborate and address current challenges, seek new windows for discovery and exploration, and promote the multitude of opportunities fundamental for a successful future.
  19. April 10-12, 2018 MRO Americas; Orlando, FL; For 23 years, the commercial air transport maintenance, repair and overhaul community has recognized MRO Americas as the industry’s premiere event. The three-day conference and exhibition provide top thought leadership and the ultimate networking venue.
  20. April 16-18, 2018 PACK EXPO East; Philadelphia, PA; PACK EXPO East brings together 400 top-tier suppliers of advanced packaging equipment, materials, containers and automation technologies.
  21. April 17-19, 2018 INTERPHEX; Javits Center, New York, NY; INTERPHEX is the premier pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device development and manufacturing event where you can “Experience Science through Commercialization”.
  22. April 18-21, 2018 Aero Friedrichshafen; Friedrichshafen, Germany; Discover what direction developments in the General Aviation industry are going at the AERO Friedrichshafen. With more than 600 exhibitors from 35 countries, 33,000 visitors and 600 journalists from all over the world, the AERO Friedrichshafen is the international community’s annual meeting place.
  23. April 23-27, 2018 HANNOVER MESSE; Hannover Germany, HANNOVER MESSE covers a wider range of themes and exhibits than any other event – R&D, industrial automation and IT, industrial supply, production engineering and services, as well as energy and environmental technology.
  24. April 30 – May 3, 2018 Offshore Technology Conference; Houston, Texas; (OTC) is where energy professionals meet to exchange ideas and opinions to advance scientific and technical knowledge for offshore resources and environmental matters. OTC’s flagship conference is held annually at NRG Park (formerly Reliant Park) in Houston.
  25. April 30 – May 3, 2018 XPONENTIAL 2017; Colorado Convention Center, Denver, CO; With more exhibitors than any other unmanned systems show — be the first to experience technology you can’t find anywhere else, showcased by 600+ innovative companies representing more than 20 industries and spanning 350,000 sq. ft.
  26. April 30 – May 4, 2018 Interop; Las Vegas, NV; IT professionals explore the latest in network infrastructure, leverage the applications and technologies the network supports, elevate their careers and drive business success.
  27. May 7-10, 2018 AWEA WINDPOWER; Chicago, IL; The nexus of wind energy professionals who converge to generate actionable ideas for expanding the wind energy economy through technology and collaboration.
  28. May 7-11, 2018 NPE2018: The Plastics Show; Orlando, FL; Recognized as the world’s largest plastics trade show and conference, NPE2018 brings together all industry sectors.  Held every three years, NPE attracts more than 65,000 plastics professionals and features industry-focused education and leading suppliers of emerging technologies, equipment and materials for every phase of plastics processing, all in 1 million square feet of exhibit space.
  29. May 13-16, 2018 Nanotech 2018 Conference & Expo; Anaheim, CA, co-located with the TechConnect World Innovation Conference, Defense TechConnect Summit and Spring SBIR/STTR Conference.
  30. May 15-18, 2018 EDS Summit 2017; The Mirage, Las Vegas, NV; An important gathering of the movers, shakers and brightest minds that electronic component manufacturers, distributors and representatives have to offer.
  31. May 21-24, 2018 SAMPE; Long Beach Convention Center, Long Beach, CA; The only technical conference and exhibition exclusively dedicated to advanced materials and processes. Over 250 exhibiting companies showcase their products and solutions during this event.
  32. May 22-24, 2018 Space Tech Expo USA; Pasadena, CA; America’s engineering meeting place for space and defense technology. The show brings together industry leaders, decision-makers and buyers to meet the engineering and manufacturing supply chain for commercial, civil and military space.
  33. May 29-30, 2018 PLMA International; Amsterdam, Netherlands; “World of Private Label” International Trade Show will present over 4,200 exhibit stands including over 55 national and regional pavilions. Products on display will include fresh, frozen and refrigerated foods, dry grocery, and beverages as well as non-food categories, including cosmetics, health and beauty, household and kitchen, auto aftercare, garden, and housewares & DIY.
  34. May 29-31, 2018 European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition; Palexpo, Geneva, Switzerland; Bring together business leaders, government officials, manufacturers, flight dept personnel and all manner of people involved in nearly every aspect of business aviation.
  35. June 4-7, 2018 BIO 2017; Boston, MA; The world’s largest biotechnology gathering, the BIO Exhibition returns to the birthplace of biotech, San Diego, CA.
  36. June 6-8, 2018 World Pork Expo; Iowa State Fairgrounds, Des Moines, Iowa; Each year, 20,000 pork producers and other professionals make World Pork Expo the world’s largest pork-specific trade show.
  37. June 12-14, 2018 Global Petroleum Show; Stampede Park, Calgary, Alberta, Canada   Join leading oil & gas companies, business partners, media and industry analysts from over 90 countries as they showcase a comprehensive view of the energy sector at work.
  38. June 12-14, 2018 PLASTEC East; Javits Convention Center, New York, NY Interact with the Newest Products, Equipment, and Technologies.
  39. June 12-14, 2018 MD&M East; New York, NY  MD&M East runs alongside five additional advanced design and manufacturing trade events, giving you access to a full spectrum of solutions in one end-to-end experience. Meet more than 900 of today’s top suppliers in packaging, automation, plastics, design, and quality.
  40. June 20-21, 2018 Chemspec Europe; Koelnmesse, Cologne, Germany; The ideal marketplace to meet with manufacturers, suppliers and distributors of fine and specialty chemicals.
  41. June 23-25, 2018 Summer Fancy Food Expo; Javits Center, New York. Join more than 3,000+ food artisans, purveyors and associated businesses that bring craft, care and joy to the distinctive products they sell.
  42. July 15-18, 2018 IFT Annual Meeting & Food Expo; Chicago, IL; At the IFT Food Expo, you’ll find the industry’s largest collection of food ingredients, equipment, processing, and packaging suppliers, all under one roof. It’s the only place where the latest global food trends–and the products designed to meet them–are on display.
  43. July 16-22, 2018 Farnborough International Air Show; Farnborough, UK FIA welcomed exhibitors and visitors from 76 countries in 2016, including 23 International Pavilions, which provided an exciting opportunity for organizations of all sizes from across the globe to participate in the show.
  44. September 24-27, 2018 Solar Power International; Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, CA; The solar energy industry’s most powerful, comprehensive educational conference and product exhibition.
  45. October 2-4, 2018 IBEX – International Boatbuilders Exhibition and Conference; Tampa Convention Center, Tampa, FL; 5,000+ marine industry professionals. 50+ countries. 500+ of your competitors. IBEX is your opportunity to interact with boat builders and other marine professionals from throughout the world, collect immediate feedback, and form lasting relationships in just three days.
  46. October 14-17, 2018 PACK Expo International; Las Vegas, NV; Co-located with the Healthcare Packaging Expo; PACK EXPO is North America’s largest packaging event of 2017, with over 2,000 exhibitors.  Pharma/biopharma, nutraceutical and medical device manufacturers will find everything they need at the Healthcare Packaging EXPO.  PACK Expo and Healthcare Packaging Expo brings over 30,000 industry professionals under one roof.
  47. October 16-18, 2018 The International Suppliers Fair (IZB), Wolfsburg Germany; The leading European trade fair for the automotive supplier industry.

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