Events

For more information on any of the events listed below, please contact Andrew.Edlefsen@trade.gov.

Local and Domestic Events

Discover Global Markets: Pacific Rim Consumers, October 29-30, 2015. Join the U.S. Commercial Service and the District Export Council of Southern California for Discover Global Markets: Pacific Rim Consumers, a dynamic conference focused on over 18 consumer markets throughout Asia and the Pacific region. Find out what consumers are buying, and how to sell to them!

SBA Online Business Training Course. The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering a free online training course to help small businesses explore exporting opportunities.

Check back regularly for updated information or other suggested local and domestic events.

Industry Trade Shows in Las Vegas

Every year Las Vegas plays host to hundreds of industry trade shows, conferences and meetings. Each year, the U.S. Department of Commerce certifies specific domestic trade shows that have the likelihood of attracting a significant international buying audience under the “International Buyer Program”. Foreign buying delegations are led to town by our foreign-based U.S. Commercial Service posts. How can you take advantage of this unique resource? Set up private meetings with our Foreign Commercial Service staff via our “Show Time” program. Offer to host a country buying delegation for off-site technical or educational tours of your facilities or operations. Host a breakfast or luncheon guest speaker. Check out these upcoming IBPs in Las Vegas:

  • Pack Expo 2015, September 28-30: PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2015 will focus on the latest developments in packaging technology and will showcase exhibitors' state-of-the-art advances in packaging machinery, processing machinery, converting machinery, materials, packages and containers, and components. PACK EXPO will feature specialized areas on the show floor such as the Processing Zone, Brand Zone and the Reusable Packaging Pavilion. The Processing Zone will put the spotlight on food & beverage processing solutions that will help today's leading companies address the production line as a complete process. The Brand Zone will be dedicated to packaging technologies designed to help open innovation executives, brand managers, marketers and package designers launch new products, refresh existing brands and improve sustainability scores. The Reusable Packaging Pavilion will be dedicated to reusable assets for attendees looking to find new ways to implement sustainable and cost-effective changes.
  • SupplySide West 2015, October 5-9: SupplySide West offers a unique opportunity for ingredient suppliers and buyers from the food, beverage, supplement, animal nutrition, cosmetic and personal care products markets in one location. For 17 years, SupplySide West has consistently delivered the world's largest, most diverse trade show devoted to CPG innovation.
  • BigR/ReMaTec USA, October 31 – November 2: Big R/ReMaTecUSA, the largest Automotive Remanufacturing show in North America, returns to the Rio Hotel in 2015. With an exhibition space of 50,000 sq ft (25% increase) and an expected exhibitor number of 115 (25% increase), the show will be larger than ever.
  • Automotive Aftermarket Industry Week (AAIW), November 3-6: The AAIW is the largest exhibition in the United States for car aftermarket products manufacturers from all over the world. No other trade show offers you the opportunity of meeting over 4,000 innovative U.S. and international exhibitors from all parts of the world. More than 120,000 professionals from every corner of the global automotive aftermarket community attended last year's show. Also, throughout the week, there will also be seminars, workshops, industry get-togethers, social activities, receptions, and dinners, which have all been packaged to help you network with exhibitors and other industry professionals to exchange ideas and build your business. Products will include all categories of car care products, such as lubricants, chemical additives, sealants, car body fillers and paints, polishes, masking tapes, brake fluids etc. You will also find automotive spare parts, audio, security and mobile electronics, car tracking systems, car and truck accessories, engines and engine parts, heavy duty truck parts, machine shop tools and equipment, marine performance products, motorcycle parts and accessories, service equipment, test and tune-up equipment, tires and wheels, tools and equipment and trailer accessories.
  • Power-Gen International 2015, December 8-10: POWER-GEN International provides a showcase for the world's largest display of equipment, products and services available to the electric power generation industry within a single venue. Comprehensive educational sessions are available during the conference covering the business/economic, environmental fuels, generation trends, operating and upgrading of electric power generation plants. The International Buyer Program will support a full service International Business Center offering export counseling, Showtime and B2B matchmaking programs and access to industry and country specific market analysis.
  • 2016 International CES, January 6-9: International CES is the world's largest annual innovation event. CES will unveil the latest consumer technology products and services across 15 major product categories including audio, digital health and fitness, automotive electronics, connected home, digital imaging/photography, electronic gaming, entertainment/content and more. It is the premier event bringing together consumer electronics product manufacturers, distributors, researchers, content developers, financial analysts, and media with the highest concentration of buyers and decision-makers in the retail distribution channel. The International Buyer Program will be recruiting pre-screened foreign buyer delegations to meet with U.S. exhibitors at the show. International Trade Specialists will be onsite at the International Commerce Center located in the Las Vegas Convention Center to provide export counseling to interested U.S. companies.
  • The Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor Tradeshow and Conference 2016, January 19-22: SHOT Show is the Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade Show and Conference for the firearms, ammunition, hunting and shooting accessories industry. In addition, the show offers a uniquely diverse Law Enforcement and Armed Forces section for agency and department purchasing agents.
    The largest trade show of its kind in the world and the fifth largest trade show in Las Vegas, the SHOT Show features more than 1,600 exhibitors filling booth space covering 630,000 net square feet. The show, which is a trade-only event, attracts more than 65,000 industry professionals from all 50 states and 100 countries.
  • World of Concrete 2016, February 2-5: The World of Concrete (WOC) is the largest annual international trade show for the commercial concrete and masonry construction industries. WOC occupies more than half a million net square feet of exhibit space, more than 1,200 exhibiting companies will present the latest commercial concrete and masonry construction related products, technology and equipment. Show segments include the Producer Center: a dedicated marketplace of materials, equipment, demos and seminars for concrete producers; Material Handling: offering trucks, excavators and more for material delivery, distribution, concrete placement and earth moving; Concrete Surfaces and Decorative Concrete: featuring everything from stamping, staining, and concrete dyes to polishing, molds and stenciling; Concrete Repair and Demolition: housing a display of surface preparation equipment, scarifying, grinding, sawing equipment and other demolition products; World of Masonry: showcasing a full range of products, tools, information and technology for masonry professionals; and Technology for Construction: a premier feature within World of Concrete for construction software – bid and estimating software, project management and financial software and more.
  • 2016 NAB Show, April 16-21: The 2016 NAB Show will be the 93rd consecutive NAB event. NAB Show, held annually in Las Vegas, is the world's largest and most important media and entertainment event covering content creation, management and delivery across all platforms and mediums. With nearly 100,000 Attendees representing 159 countries, more than 1,700 Exhibitors and 500 educational sessions, NAB Show is the ultimate marketplace for media and entertainment. NAB Show attracts a broad cross-section of professionals from all areas of the media and entertainment industries and supports their business needs through comprehensive exhibits, networking events and extensive educational programs covering engineering, production, post-production, management, sales, marketing, policy, regulation and emerging technologies.

    In addition to the National Association of Broadcasters, there are many partner organizations that provide support and expertise through conference programming and make NAB Show a true all-industry event. No other event combines the breadth and depth of educational opportunities, the number and caliber of exhibitors, and the professional networking events that each NAB Show offers. It is the world's single most comprehensive annual trade event for the media and entertainment industry. Attendees representing every sector of the industry will be there. Broadcast, Digital Media, Film, Entertainment, Telecom, Post-Production, Education, Houses of Worship, Advertising, Military/Government, Retail, Security, Sports, IT and more converge in Las Vegas for six days to feed the need of next-generation content.

    The International Buyer Program will have an International Business Center onsite with trade specialists providing export counseling and business-to-business matchmaking with foreign buyers to U.S. companies exhibiting at the event.
  • Waste Expo 2016, June 7-9: Waste Expo 2016 will be back in Las Vegas again. The solid waste, recycling and organic's leading event will be in full force. Rest assured, 2016 will be more fantastic than ever—with more networking opportunities, some of the best conference programming around, and of course, the industry's largest exhibit hall packed with more solutions than ever. With more than 560 exhibiting companies, comprehensive conference sessions and workshops and over 11,000 total participants, no other show comes close to the size and scope of WasteExpo. Aside from its impressive scope and stellar reputation, the most compelling thing about WasteExpo is that it connects YOU directly with the largest and most qualified gathering of buyers in the industry. Participation in any live event would not be complete without an integrated marketing approach surrounding the event, including Waste360 magazine (formerly Waste Age Magazine), Waste360.com and the other valuable digital and Marketing Services options within the Penton Waste Industry Group's arsenal.
  • InfoComm International 2016, June 8-10: InfoComm is the world's premier annual exposition and conference for the professional audio-visual and information communications industry. The entire world of audiovisual communications comes together at InfoComm. InfoComm has the technology, solutions, education, and connections for success in any business. InfoComm hosts exhibitors who are direct manufacturers and distributors of professional audio, video, display, multimedia, presentation, conferencing, digital signage, streaming media, security, residential systems and other high technology products and services for non-broadcast applications in the corporate, government, military, education, healthcare and numerous other vertical markets. Additionally, network opportunities include over 25,000 professionals and 900 exhibitors, and over 300 seminars taught by experienced professionals in the field.

    No other industry event in the U.S. showcases the breadth and depth of products and technologies in the professional audiovisual information communications industry that are on display every year at InfoComm. InfoComm hosts the annual conference of InfoComm International (formerly known as the International Communications Industries Association), which has a 73 year history as the premier not-for-profit professional audio visual trade association. InfoComm International has more than 5,000 member firms representing tens of thousands of professionals from all 50 U.S. states and more than 90 countries.

    The International Buyer Program will support a full service International Business Center offering export counseling, a Showtime program, and access to industry and country specific market analysis. In addition, U.S. Commercial Service staff will provide matchmaking and export counseling.
  • Solar Power International 2016, September 12-15: Solar Power International (SPI), held September 12-15, 2016, in Las Vegas, Nevada, is the largest and most comprehensive event in the solar industry in North America. With unmatched educational content and networking opportunities with leading national and international solar companies, SPI is the tradeshow where learning and business gets done. In 2014 there were nearly 600 exhibitors and over 14,000 attendees, with over 1,100 international attendees. SPI provides a showcase for one of the world's largest displays of solar energy equipment, products and services within a single venue. The International Buyer Program will support a full service International Business Center offering export counseling, a Showtime program, and access to industry and country specific market analysis. In addition, U.S. Commercial Service staff will provide matchmaking and export counseling.
  • MINExpo International 2016, September 26-28: MINExpo is unique in that it is the only comprehensive mining-related exhibition in the world It features products and services used in all types of mining, and it is the largest Mining industry event in the United States. It promotes U.S. mining machinery and equipment manufacturing, products, and related services to the global mining community. MINExpo INTERNATIONAL 2016 will feature more than 1,600 exhibitors and cover more than 800,000 square feet of exhibit space in the Las Vegas Convention Center. On display will be the world's most innovative equipment, supplies, and services for use in the coal, metals, and industrial and agricultural mining process industries. MINExpo is distinct because the exhibitors bring the large shovels, drills, haul trucks, and other equipment used in mining.

    The exposition's educational sessions will focus on subjects such as new technologies and applications, mining and processing, operations under development, emerging markets, applications to address environmental concerns, safety, health, land use, reclamation, and other areas to be identified by the mining industry. Sessions will be scheduled for Tuesday, September 27, and Wednesday, September 28. NMA uses MINExpo as an opportunity to reach out to and to work with international mining organizations and others.

    The International Buyer Program will have an International Business Center onsite with trade specialists providing export counseling and business-to-business matchmaking with foreign buyers to U.S. companies exhibiting at the event.
  • 2016 International Baking Industry Exposition (IBIE), October 8-11: The International Baking Industry Exposition (IBIE) is known worldwide as the only U.S. event that offers complete equipment, ingredient and supply solutions to wholesale and retail baking professionals. Directors and Managers from across the world and every segment of the grain-based food industry count on IBIE for the new technology, products, strategies and information they need to stay competitive in all aspects of their operation.
    While other baking events cater to small market subsets, IBIE is the largest and most comprehensive event in the industry and brings together every major product category from Artisan bakers, biscuit/cracker producers, catering and culinary companies, snack food producers, and pet food manufacturers to restaurants/hotels, food service operators, supermarket chains, and other suppliers and distributors.

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