July 2017 Trade Shows
July 2017 trade shows taking place in the U.S.
If you’re a supplier, trade shows can be great venues to market your products. They can also serve as a space to generate leads and learn about new trends in the marketplace. Trade shows can be beneficial for attendees as well, as they offer education and training opportunities. Plan your summer trade show schedule by reviewing this curated list. If you’re a trade show vendor heading to a show and need help shipping your booth to the show, contact ArcBest® for help managing the trade show freight shipping services you need.
Top shows in July
The Essence Festival: The 2017 Essence Festival will take place June 29 through July 2 in New Orleans. The event celebrates the best of African-American arts, music and culture and features live entertainment. Other activities include educational breakout sessions and networking events.
Exhibitor Info: The exhibitor registration deadline has passed, but exhibitor kits are available online for vendors who are already registered. Booth fees must be paid 15 days before the festival begins. Consult with Essence Festival officials for move-in and move-out procedures.
Accommodations: The Essence Festival has partnered with hotels in the New Orleans area to get reduced rates for attendees. Room availability is limited, so book now to ensure a reservation.
Texas Restaurant Association Marketplace: The Texas Restaurant Association will host its annual convention July 9-10 in Dallas. The event provides chefs, restaurant owners and others in the food service industry a chance to take part in hands-on educational tutorials.
Exhibitor Info: Register by June 16 to receive the conference discount. Move-in days are slated for July 7-8 and move-out dates are set for July 10-11. All materials must be off the showroom floor by noon on July 11. Check out other important exhibitor information, or contact the event directly at email@example.com or 800-395-2872.
Cosmoprof North America: The annual Cosmoprof North America conference is scheduled for July 9-11 in Las Vegas. Professional beauticians, retailers and suppliers, and others in the beauty and beauty supply industry are invited to attend.
Exhibitor Info: If you’re planning to exhibit at Cosmoprof, you must register before June 14. Move-in dates are scheduled for July 5-8, while move-out dates are July 11-12. For additional information, consult the trade show’s vendor checklist.
Accommodations: The event has secured discounted hotel and travel rates. Make reservations prior to June 5 to receive guaranteed pricing.
School Nutrition Association Annual National Conference: School nutritionists, allied organizations involved with the School Nutrition Association, and industrial food suppliers are planning for the School Nutrition Association Annual National Conference. The conference takes place this year July 9-12 in Atlanta.
Exhibitor Info: Register before June 12 to get the discounted vendor rate. Vendors may install their booths July 7-9, but all installation must be complete by 9 p.m. on July 9. Doors for the first day of the seminar open at 10 a.m. on July 10. The move-out process begins immediately following the conclusion of the event on July 12. All items must be packed by 5 p.m. July 13. More information is available here.
Accommodations: Discounted hotel room rates are in place at several Atlanta hotels, but you must register before you make hotel accommodations. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 301-686-3130.
Hawaii Lodging, Hospitality & Foodservice Expo: The Hawaii Lodging, Hospitality & Foodservice Expo will be held July 12-13 in Honolulu, Hawaii, for those in the hospitality and foodservices industries. The convention allows merchants an opportunity to showcase new products to customers, and will allow visitors a chance to meet others in the field.
Exhibitor Info: Exhibitors may set up their booths and other marketing materials July 11-12. All marketing displays must ready for the show by 9:30 a.m. on July 12. Move-out begins July 13 and ends at 10 a.m. July 14. For additional information, call 888-376-1516 or 808-261-3400.
Accommodations: Admission is free, but pre-registration is required. The Hawaii Lodging, Hospitality & Foodservice Expo doesn’t offer discounted rates for hotels or travel.
ICAST/IFTD 2017: Fishing enthusiasts, and merchants and retailers who offer fishing-related merchandise are planning for ICAST 2017, scheduled this year from July 11-14 in Orlando, Florida. ICAST is the largest trade show in the industry, and those who attend will get a glimpse at new products, attire, technology, accessories and other products.
Exhibitor Info: To exhibit, visit the event website to complete and submit all enrollment forms. You must be registered with the American Sportfishing Association to be a vendor at ICAST. If you’re not a member, email email@example.com to sign up. For more information, call 703-519-9691, extension 231.
Accommodations: ICAST has secured travel, leisure and hotel discounts for those who attend the show. Attendees and exhibitors may apply now.
NACUFS 2017: The National Association of College & University Food Services (NACUFS) will host its annual conference July 12-15 in Nashville, Tennessee. NACUFS offers educational and training seminars, as well as abundant networking opportunities.
Exhibitor Info: Interested vendors should register by June 23 to receive the registration discount. NACUFS staff will begin accepting trade show shipments on July 11 at 1 p.m. Move-in period is from July 12-13. All booth materials must be in place by 10:30 a.m. on July 13, and all materials must be off the showroom floor by 8 p.m. on July 14. Call 517-332-2494 for more information.
Accommodations: Discounted room rates are in place at area hotels, but you must register through the NACUFS website to receive the negotiated pricing. The conference also has arranged for discounted entertainment pricing.
ASI Chicago: Advertising professionals looking to increase their knowledge should make plans to attend the ASI Show Chicago, scheduled for July 12-13. Attendees will have networking opportunities and a chance to meet with advertising product suppliers and distributors.
Exhibitor Info: Move-in dates are July 10-11. All booths and marketing materials must be ready by 5 p.m. on July 11. Additional information is available at the ASI Chicago website.
Summer NAMM: Recording artists, producers and others in the music and entertainment industry are making plans to attend Summer NAMM, scheduled for July 13-15 in Nashville, Tennessee. Attendance at Summer NAMM is restricted to owners, suppliers, employees, musicians and artists who are in the NAMM membership network.
Accommodations: Designated room blocks are in place. Book your rooms online through EventSphere, the official hotel partner of NAMM. You can also email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 844-804-9407. International participants may call 864-208-2471.
Cultivate 2017: Cultivate 2017 offers educational seminars and a chance to visit and speak with horticulture professionals. Visitors will also be presented with the latest products and designs related to the horticulture and plant growing industry. The event will be held July 15-18 in Columbus, Ohio.
Exhibitor Info: Are you interested in displaying your product at Cultivate 2017? Contact the Cultivate customer service team at 614-487-1117 to get started with the registration process. Move-in period is set for July 13-15. Booths must be removed by 5 p.m. on July 15.
Accommodations: Guests may sign up to attend through the registration site. Attendees will have the option to choose from several discounted hotels in downtown Columbus.
IDEA World Fitness Convention: Fitness gurus, nutrition professionals and others in the fitness and personal wellness fields should make plans to attend the IDEA World Fitness Convention on July 19-23 in Las Vegas. Visitors can take part in educational seminars, learn about new products and network with other presenters and guests.
Exhibitor Info: Exhibitor registration is underway. Contact IDEA World at 800-999-4332, extension 213, or email email@example.com to become an exhibitor.
Accommodations: IDEA has secured a discounted block of rooms for the convention at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino. Rooms are based upon availability, so it’s a good idea to register early.
Texas High School Coaches Association Convention: Coaches and athletic directors are planning for the Texas High School Coaches Association (THSCA) Convention, slated for July 23-26 in Houston. Those who attend can participate in rules meetings and training sessions related to health and safety procedures.
Exhibitor Info: If you’re planning to be a vendor, you must register through THSCA’s website. Move-in date is July 23 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. You may break down your booth on July 26 from noon to 8 p.m. For additional information, call 512-392-3741.
Accommodations: Registration is underway for anyone who would like to attend. The last day to make hotel reservations with the group rate is July 1. For additional questions, email the THSCA at firstname.lastname@example.org.
BbWorld 2017: BbWorld 2017 will be July 25-27 in New Orleans. Educators, education technology professionals, developers and administrators who attend can take part in breakout sessions, networking events and learning expos.
Exhibitor Info: BbWorld offers vendors an opportunity to display new products or techniques to prospective clients. Interested vendors and conference sponsors may sign up now.
Accommodations: Discounted room rates are available until June 19 at several New Orleans hotels. Book early to avoid a sellout.
IFT2017: The Institute of Food Technologists will host the annual IFT expo June 25-28 in Las Vegas.
The symposium caters to food scientists, researchers and others involved in food sciences. The agenda features keynote speeches from some of the industry’s leaders, hands-on educational sessions and more.
Exhibitor Info: The registration deadline to exhibit at IFT has passed. Advanced warehousing options will be available from May 25 to June 14 for those already registered.
Accommodations: The conference has arranged discounted rates for airfare and hotels. For more information, call 800-462-9440. International travelers with additional questions should call +1-847-996-5848.
SuperZoo: Pet owners, store retailers and others in the pet care industry will get together July 24-27 in Las Vegas for SuperZoo 2017. More than 11,000 retailers and pet care professionals are expected to attend.
Exhibitor Info: Floor space for this year’s event is already sold out for the event, but there is a waiting list for this year’s show. To display your product, you must be a member of the World Pet Association. Visit www.worldpetassociation.org for a membership, or call 626-447-2222. Email inquiries can be sent to exhibit@SuperZoo.org.
Accommodations: SuperZoo has secured discounted hotel room rates, but room availability is limited. Book now to ensure a reservation.
Outdoor Retailer Summer Market: Outdoorsmen, buyers and outdoor retailers are making plans to attend the Outdoor Retailer Summer Market, scheduled for July 26-29 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Outdoors equipment, apparel and other products will be on display. The event also offers guests a chance to sample new technology and learn about new industry trends and brands.
Exhibitor Info: Register to become a vendor at the show here.
Accommodations: Special room rates are in place for the show. Rooms are based upon availability, so reserve your room early to avoid a sellout.
Trade show shipping with ArcBest
From around-the-clock shipment monitoring to perfectly timed trade show shipping services, ArcBest offers a wide range of customizable options to help your event go smoothly. If we’re the official carrier of a show, an experienced trade show coordinator will be on site to help you take care of move-in and move-out procedures as well as any other needs you may have.
Need help getting started or want to learn more about our services? Call 844-560-2527 to speak to an account representative, or email our trade show customer service team.