If you are running a business, you know that every penny counts. That means you also know that you need to examine every opportunity at your fingertips and determine which ones are worth the efforts and which ones simply are not. If you are thinking about taking your business on the road to trade shows in 2013, you might want to figure out which ones are worth the investment of your time and effort. Are you wondering which trade shows will be the biggest, most influential ones of 2013? Here are a few that industry insiders are expecting to be important in the new year.
TOP TRADE SHOW #1: Sustainability In Manufacturing
February 12 – 14, 2013, in Anaheim, California
Manufacturers focusing on sustainability, and even those hoping to shift to more sustainable practices, should make sure to be part of this traveling expo that will also make stops in Texas, Illinois, Pennsylvania, and Florida. It is the place to go to see the newest technology and practices in sustainable manufacturing, energy management software, recyclable packaging, etc.
TOP TRADE SHOW #2: Globalcon Conference & Expo
March 6 – 7, 2013, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Held in the City of Brotherly Love, the Globalcon Conference bills itself as a show for energy, power, and facility management with specific focuses on HVAC and smart building, efficient lighting, plant and facilities management, and renewable and alternative energy onsite generation.
TOP TRADE SHOW #3: I/ITSEC
December 3 – 6, 2013, Orlando, Florida
Located in the same city as Disneyworld, this is the perfect trade show for professionals looking to improving their business’s training and education programs (especially those with an affinity for Mickey and Minnie). By promoting cooperation between the armed services, government agencies, academia, and the private sector, this expo aims to help businesses equip their workforces with improved skills.
TOP TRADE SHOW #4: SAO PAULO INTERNATIONAL DENTAL SHOW
January 26-29, 2013, Sao Paulo, Brazil
For dental professionals looking for a good excuse to get out of the country, the Sao Paulo International Dental Show is the perfect trade show. The scientific focus of the programming offers a number of educational courses and seminars and attracts dentists, hygienists, dealers, and lab technicians.
TOP TRADE SHOW #5: MEXICO WIND POWER
January 30 – 31, 2013, Mexico City, Mexico
This forum will bring participants from all over the world, including leaders of development companies, manufacturers of wind equipment and components, researchers, and policy wonks. Its program is designed to impact both public and private plans for planning, organizing, and operating Mexico’s National Wind Energy Program.
TOP TRADE SHOW #6: WESTEC 2013
October 15 – 17, 2013, Los Angeles, California
This trade show is all about manufacturing in the western part of the United States. In addition to hosting exhibitor booths displaying the latest in manufacturing technology and innovations, organized by industry and area, the show also provides educational seminars and conferences. Anybody who is involved in manufacturing in the western United States will want to attend.
TOP TRADE SHOW #7: ENERGY MANAGEMENT CONGRESS (EMC) WEST
June 19 – 20, 2013, Las Vegas, Nevada
If you work in energy, this trade show is a necessity for you and your business. Energy users and experts meet to discuss and show off the newest technology. Non-industry folks also visit to participate in and check out the new energy trends and free workshops.
About the Author: Sarah Bridgewater has been writing about trade show topics for companies like Nimlok for more than 15 years. For more details, please check out their site.