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Top 10 Los Angeles Trade Shows

Welcome to Hollywood! What’s your dream? For most exhibitors, it’s building leads, sales and brand awareness at one of the top trade show destinations in North America. For an introductory view of what the City of Angels has in store for you, we present the following list of select trade shows:

1. E3 – Electronic Entertainment Expo™

Dates: June 12-14, 2018

The Electronic Entertainment Expo, commonly referred to as E3, is a premier trade event for the video game industry. Representing all aspects of the video games space, E3 is your opportunity to showcase products, debut technologies, and align your brand with the future of the video games.

 

2. Anime Expo 2018

Dates: July 5-8, 2018

Anime Expo is the largest anime con around, with over 100,000 fans in attendance. This is the place to showcase unique items including anime, manga, figures and models, cosplay goods, Japanese fashion, accessories, games, music and more.

 

3. The NBM Show

Dates: Aug 2-4, 2018

Attendees of THE NBM SHOW are entrepreneurial graphics professionals actively looking for new vendors, equipment and product expansion ideas. Exhibiting at The NBM Show is one of the best and most cost effective ways to meet these buyers and ensure your products are included in their purchasing decision.

 

4. Western Foodservice & Hospitality Expo

Dates: August 19-21, 2018

Join 8,000+ of your peers at the Western Foodservice & Hospitality Expo, where you’ll have access to the hottest menu trends, state of the art design and decor, the best in business education and 500 of the leading vendors and purveyors dedicated to serving the restaurant & foodservice community — all under one roof!

 

5. GSMA Mobile World Congress Americas®

Dates: Sept 12-14, 2018

Under the theme “Imagine a Better Future,” Mobile World Congress Americas will draw up to 25,000 professionals and more than 1,000 companies from across the mobile industry and adjacent industry sectors. Leading players from across the mobile ecosystem, as well as sectors such as automotive, consumer electronics, and media and entertainment, will gather to showcase the latest in mobile products, technologies and services during the three-day show.

 

6. The Project Management Institute

Dates: Oct 6-8, 2018

Project, program and portfolio professionals are leading their organizations to better outcomes while influencing change in an ever-changing global environment. Join PMI in Los Angeles to connect with like-minded individuals to learn new ideas and approaches, form new relationships or strengthen existing ones while investing in your own growth.

 

7. The West Coast Franchise Expo – IFA

Dates: Nov 1-3, 2018

Join thousands of entrepreneurs and future business owners at Franchise Expo West, the largest franchise expo in the western United States. Meet face-to-face with over 200 proven franchise opportunities, full-time and part-time, in every industry, at every investment level.

 

8. Imprinted Sportswear Long Beach – ISS

Dates: Jan 18-20, 2019

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.

 

9. STYL – The PBA Beauty Experience

Dates: Jan 26-29, 2019

Hosted by the Professional Beauty Association (PBA), STYL is the epicenter of learning and innovation for the beauty professional, drawing attendees from around the country. STYL uniquely enables exhibiting partners to showcase their brands, launch their latest products, drive superior business results and connect with beauty professionals in a setting not seen before in the beauty community.

 

10. Westec – SME

Dates: Sept 26-29, 2019

In manufacturing, you can’t afford to stand still. WESTEC is where the West Coast’s brightest manufacturing minds come together to explore, evaluate, connect and do business. From machining, metrology, design, waterjet, software, digital, 3D printing and engineering, industry leaders exhibit at WESTEC.

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Jeanette Armbrust
About the Author

Jeanette is originally from the Pasadena, CA area. She attended UC Irvine and then started her career path in the entertainment industry for BMG/RCA Records before moving to Minnesota to work for VEE Corporation, the creators of Sesame Street Live. There she was the National Promotion Director coordinating the touring events throughout North America. Later she was promoted to National Sponsorship Director. In 2001 Jeanette was welcomed into the Skyline family when she started up Skyline Exhibits of Central Ohio. After growing that location into an award-winning company, Jeanette found herself back in California and is now the Managing Director of Skyline Greater LA. Jeanette was recently named as one of the 2017 Enterprising Women of the Year and the SBA Small Business Woman of the Year. She currently serves on the NAWBO National Board in Washington D.C., Columbus Chamber Board of Directors, and is a member of Executive Women International and WELD. She also is the Co-Founder and Director of the Columbus Young Entrepreneur’s Academy and most recently has been selected to the 2016-17 class of the JoAnn Davidson Leadership Institute.

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