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5 Sizzling Summer Trade Shows


While some industries are taking a break for family vacations and reunions, there are still plenty of big name trade shows set for summer 2017.

E3 Expo: The Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) is the largest videogame entertainment software show in the world. It takes place at the Los Angeles Convention Center June 13-15. There are tons of major product releases and announcements and new technologies. Software developers, buyers, retailer, programmers, industry reps and fans all attend. Major exhibitors include: Activision, Alienware, Facebook, Microsoft, Nintendo, Sony and every major gaming related company you can think of.

Comic Con International: Comic-Con is the most well-known show for fans of science fiction and pop culture and has been for years. Comic-Con International is at the San Diego Convention Center from July 20-23 and features pilot screenings, all-access programs, and exhibitors like Campcom, Cartoon Network, Disney and Mattel. Special guests are all around too like artist Arthur Adams, Jim Lee, and author RL Stine.

JCK Las Vegas: This is the jewelry industry’s leading annual trade event that brings in over 30,000 people for education and networking. Over 23,000 retailers and 2, 3000 exhibitors around the globe head to Las Vegas’ Mandalay Bay Resort June 5-8 including exhibitors like: APMEX, Le Vian, and S&A Jewelery Design.

International Woodworking Fair: July 19-22, 15,000+ attendees and exhibitors head to North America’s Largest Woodworking Show at the Las Vegas Convention Center.  New products are launched; there are seminars for every sector of the woodworking industry as well as interactive exhibits. Exhibitors on hand include Popular Machinery & Tools, Inc., Sherwin Williams, and Valspar.

IRCE: The Internet Retailer Conference and Exhibition runs June 6-9 at McCormick Place West in Chicago with featured speakers from well-known brands such as Sephora, Shark Tank and Under Armor. It’s the biggest show exploring the ever evolving E-Commerce industry with unrivaled content and solutions with industry peers. 250,000 square feet of space covered with technology and solution providers to help drive online strategies, marketing, fulfillment and other retail technologies. Exhibitors include Amazon Business, Bronto, IBM and MailChimp.