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Top 10 Atlanta Trade Shows

With its southern charm and world-class sophistication, it’s easy to see why Atlanta, Georgia is one of the most popular destinations in the Southeast to live and to visit. Add multiple convention centers and the world’s busiest airport, and you’ll see why it’s an ideal place to exhibit! We’ve compiled the following list of ten large trade shows scheduled for ATL in 2018:

1. Thomas P. Hinman Dental Meeting

Dates: March 22-24, 2018

The Thomas P. Hinman Dental Meeting is an annual tradition, providing dentists, dental hygienists, dental assistants, laboratory technicians and dental office staff with the latest and most comprehensive continuing education in dentistry today.

2. MODEX – Material Handling & Logistics Solutions

Dates: April 9-12, 2018

The Thomas P. Hinman Dental Meeting is an annual tradition, providing dentists, dental hygienists, dental assistants, laboratory technicians and dental office staff with the latest and most comprehensive continuing education in dentistry today.

3. Taliah Waajid World Natural Hair & Healthy Lifestyle Event

Dates: April 21-22, 2018

As the largest and most influential natural hair show in the world, the Taliah Waajid World Natural Hair & Healthy Lifestyle Event creates a much-needed arena for professionals and consumers to come together to learn and exchange information about natural hair care, health and beauty products, and techniques.

4. Coverings

Dates: May 8-11, 2018

For almost thirty years, Coverings has been the preeminent event for the ceramic tile & natural stone industry in North America. Visitors from every facet of the tile & stone industry find that Coverings is the one event that drives their success, year after year.

5. American Society for Microbiology – ASM Microbe

Dates: June 7-11, 2018

ASM Microbe 2018–connecting scientists with their science–showcases the best microbial sciences in the world, and provides a one-of-a-kind forum to explore the complete spectrum of microbiology from basic science to translation and application.

6. Atlanta Gift & Home Furnishings Market

Dates: July 10-16, 2018

The industry’s largest gift and home furnishings Market of the summer, featuring more than 8,000 brands across all categories of gift, home décor and furnishings.

7. International Woodworking Fair – IWF

Dates: August 22-25, 2018

The International Woodworking Fair 2018 will be one of the top woodworking trade shows in the world for the furniture manufacturing, architectural woodwork, custom and general woodworking industries. IWF is a biannual event and takes place every two years at the Georgia World Congress Center located in Atlanta, GA.

8. SCTE Cable-Tec Expo

Dates: October 22-25, 2018

In-depth educational sessions. Hands-on exhibits. Robust networking opportunities. From October 17-20, over 10,000 Cable-Tec professionals— will come to Denver, CO for our industry’s most energizing technology event.

9. FABTECH International/AWS Welding Show/Metalform

Dates: November 6-8, 2018

North America’s largest metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing event heads back to Atlanta in 2018. 35,000 attendees and over 1,500 exhibiting companies will converge in more than 650,000 net square feet of floor space to celebrate metal manufacturing.

10. The Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market

Dates: January 8-15, 2019

Start your year with success at AmericasMart in January by shopping the first, largest and most comprehensive Market of the year. Offering more than 9,000 brands across all categories, discover the breaking trends in home décor, furniture, and rugs, along with accessories, gift and more.

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Thomas Coffey
About the Author

Tom Coffey has been a key member of the Skyline team since 1987. He recently accepted the Managing Director position at Skyline Southeast in Alpharetta, GA. Before that, Tom was a Sales Manager to several U.S. and International dealer offices, and was responsible for implementing and managing the Global I&D Certification program. His other previous experience at Skyline includes managing the Customer Service Department, an Account Executive, and the General Manager at Skyline’s Atlanta Service Center. He graduated from Georgia Southern University with a B.S. in Business Administration.

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