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Trade Shows

A trade fair (or trade show) is an exhibition organized so that companies in a specific industry can showcase and demonstrate their new products and services. Some trade fairs are open to the public, while others can only be attended by company representatives (members of the trade) and members of the press. There are currently over 2500 trade shows held every year in USA alone.

Trade fairs often involve a considerable marketing investment by participating companies. Costs include space rental, display design and construction, telecommunications and networking, travel, accommodations, promotional literature, and "give away" items. Consequently, cities often promote trade shows as a means of economic development.

List of major trade fairs
Name Industry show Date Location Attendance
Property Expo India 2006 Real Estates 2006-06-10 Jaipur, India  
ANUGA Food 2007-10-13 Cologne, Germany 161,000 in 2005
CEDIA Expo Electronics 2006-09-14 Denver, Colorado, USA 26,000 in 2005
CES, Consumer Electronics Show Electronics 2006-01-05 Las Vegas, Nevada 120,000 in 2005
COMDEX Computers cancelled Las Vegas, Nevada 50,000 in 2003
E3, Electronic Entertainment Expo Video games 2006-05-09 Los Angeles, California 70,000 in 2005
FHC China Food 2006-11-30 Shanghai, China 30,000 in 2005
Frankfurt Book Fair Books 2006-10-04 Frankfurt, Germany 270,000 in 2004
Global Gaming Expo Video games 2006-11-14 Las Vegas, Nevada 16,000 in 2004
HostingCon Computers 2006-07-17 Las Vegas, Nevada 650 in 2005
IMM - International Furniture Fair Furniture 2006-01-16 Cologne, Germany 125,000 in 2005
Macworld Conference & Expo Computers 2006-01-09 San Francisco, California 32,000 in 2005
Photokina Photography 2006-09-26 Cologne, Germany 160,000 in 2004
Pool Trade Show Fashion 2006-07-17 New York & Las Vegas 50,000 in 2005
Tokyo Game Show Video games 2006-09-22 Tokyo, Japan 160,000 in 2004
Sol (International exhibition of extra-virgin and virgin olive oil) Olive oil 6 to the 10 April 2006 Verona, Italy  
Enolitech (International exhibition of the techniques for the Viticoltura, l`Enologia and Of the Technologies Olivicole and Olearie) Olive oil 6 to the 10 April 2006 Verona, Italy  
Vinitaly (International exhibition of the Wine and Spirits) Wine 6 to the 10 April 2006 Verona, Italy  

 


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