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Top 5 Trade Shows in New York You Should Attend

Note: All dates are subject to change in light of COVID-19

Any trade show held in New York receives a lot of attendees because it is the most populous city in the United States. The trade shows here are attended by a wide variety of people from customers to executives. If you want to increase your brand recognition and make a lot of sales, you should attend a New York trade show. Don’t know which one? This list of the top 6 trade shows in New York is here to help.

1. The New York Times Travel Show 2020


When: January 24 – 26, 2020.

Where: Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, New York. 

Why you should attend:

Over 175 countries are represented by 700 exhibitors at the New York Times Travel Show each year. It is the biggest travel-related trade show in the US and is attended by more than 35 thousand people. You will get to network with over 11,000 experts who are eager to listen and customers who are ready to book. 

The New York Times Travel Show helps you reconnect with your leads with its efficient lead retrieval system. Every person in attendance has a badge that will provide you with the necessary information about them. Due to this efficient system, last year’s event was able to curate 65 thousand leads. Not only will this event be beneficial for your business, but you can also get an epic vacation out of it. The Caribbean Education Foundation booth allows you to bid on more than 75 vacations.

2. International Restaurant and Food Service Show New York


When: March 7-9, 2021 

Where: Javits Center, New York.

Why you should attend:

The International Restaurant and Food Service Show New York is the event that celebrates the art of food. The event contains everything related to cooking in 2021, from traditional and complex recipes to techniques of food photography. The exhibition at the show features more than 550 brands. The brands come from varying walks of the food industry including service providers, distributors, equipment manufacturers, food technology experts and so many more. 

The International Restaurant and Food Service Show’s educational track focuses on the latest trends, strategies of team building, social media marketing for food businesses, and ways to maximize performance. You can also take part in special events like culinary demonstrations by professionals, specialty pavilions, and product showcases. The product showcase features the most sought-after and latest products in the industry.

3. JA New York 2020


When: Aug 9-12, 2020

Where: Javits Convention Center, NY. 

Why you should attend:

The JA New York is the only trade show of its size that is housed in NY. It has been going on for 100 years and is a prime event for networking, education, finding new trends, generating leads and everything in between. JA New York is held thrice a year, ensuring most attendance and ample business opportunity. 

The exhibition features more than 600 brands. The exhibitors belong to all walks of the jewelry business, including vendors, manufacturers, designers, and suppliers. If you have a jewelry business, this is a great place to exhibit because it will allow you to showcase your brand to a very receptive audience. Aplus Expo can create a custom booth for you that will help do just that. 

4. Summer Fancy Food Show 2020


When: June 28 – 30, 2020

Where: The Javits Center, New York City 

Why you should attend:

Summer Fancy Food Show is North America’s premier event focused on specialty foods. The show gets an average of 2550 exhibitors each year and features more than 200 thousand foods and beverages. The Summer Fancy Food Show is set for its 65th run in June of the current year. The show focuses equally on business-building, education, and networking. 

In lieu of education, there is an online webinar where people can ask experts their questions about risk mitigation and continuing business amid the coronavirus epidemic. There is also an on-site educational program that features talks by many experts on various topics relevant to specialty foods. There is also a segment called The Front Burner which is a pitch-competition. In The Front Burner, exhibitors will demonstrate their products and technologies to a panel of judges. This is a great chance to give exposure to your brand. 

5. Interphex 2020

When: July 15-17, 2020.

Where: Javits Center, NYC.

Why you should attend:

INTERPHEX aims to be the event where suppliers and professionals can communicate and collaborate on developing therapeutics that are not only high-quality but also low-cost. INTERPHEX has a history of 41 years and focuses mainly on manufacturing, development, biotechnology, and pharmacy. The 3-day event includes talks by experts on many topics including, development, compliance, processing, inspection, information management, and automation. 

Every year, almost six hundred suppliers meet with around ten thousand industry experts at INTERPHEX. Exhibiting at INTERPHEX is a great idea as it will have a significant impact on your brand recognition. After last year’s INTERPHEX over 87% of the attendees reported that the event had a major impact on their sourcing. When exhibiting at INTERPHEX, you will have the option of enhancing your exhibition presence by using the INTERPHEX Media Kit. The Media Kit generates an integrated media campaign for your attendance at the exhibition which helps you increase your return on investment and impress key players before, during and even after the show. You can go to the INTERPHEX website and contact their team to curate a campaign you think is most suitable for your needs.


New York is a great place to promote a business. Attending a trade show in New York is a great way to get recognition, promote your products while networking with others. If you want to attend a trade show but are confused about all the planning it entails, Aplus Expo can help you. We can design a customized trade show booth that represents your brand and take care of storage, transport, installation and maintenance services as well. 

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