Looking for a few trade shows to attend in 2019? Trade shows are an asset, as they provide an opportunity to showcase your products, increase customer involvement, and launch new concepts. Choosing which trade shows to attend can be difficult as many probably sound like great opportunities!

To ensure that your marketing budget is maximized, here are five trade shows worth looking into for 2019. Hope to see you there!

  1. Consumer Electronics Show, January 8-11, Various hotels in Las Vegas, NV

The Consumer Electronics Show is referred to as “The Global Stage for Innovation.” It’s one of the top technology trade shows, bringing together thousands of the biggest names in the consumer electronics industry, including Google and Mitsubishi. Some of the most exciting topics to be covered include self-driving vehicles, smart cities and homes, artificial intelligence, and drones.

  1. PPAI Expo, January 13-17, Mandalay Bay Convention Center, Las Vegas, NV

The Promotional Products Association International (PPAI) Expo is THE show for the promotional products industry. Over 8,000 people from around the world attend this conference each year, including suppliers, consultants, and industry professionals. Some of the hottest trends in the promotional products industry include USA-made items, green products, and screen-printing technology.

  1. American International Toy Fair, February 17-20, New York City, New York

The American International Toy Fair is designed for toy manufacturers and the only show of its kind. More than 1,000 exhibitors attend this event and show off hundreds of thousands of toys like action figures, arts & crafts, and nostalgic items. Even though the holidays will have just passed, brands in the toy industry will need to start thinking about Christmas 2019!

  1. International Home + Housewares Show, March 2-5, McCormick Place, Chicago, IL

The International Home + Housewares Show brings together the top brands in home and houseware products. Over 2,200 exhibitors attend this event to share products and trends for modern homes. In addition to showcasing thousands of products, the conference also features keynote speakers, product demonstrations, and hourly presentations.

  1. Semicon West, July 9-11, Moscone Center, San Francisco, CA

Semicon West is another trade show to consider in your lineup. This conference is designed for people who want to keep up with the latest developments in smart technology, including big data, IoT, blockchain, smart manufacturing, and other cognitive technologies. Thousands of business and technology leaders come out for this three-day event to reconnect and build new relationships.

There are many wonderful trade shows to attend, but these five are some of our favorites. They offer the opportunity to connect with industry leaders and take advantage of the latest technology in your specified field.