A new normal. While the past 18 months have been anything but normal, we can finally see a glimpse of light at the end of the tunnel. Trade show season is back after what feels like an eternity of having no in-person events for nearly two years. Around the country, people are easing their way back onto trade show floors, and event organizations are adjusting to new safety protocols and diminished crowds. Take a look at the in-person and virtual trade shows we’re looking forward to ending 2021 with and the shows we can’t wait to take place in the first half of 2022.
Taking place in 2021
9/19-9/21 – Grocerytalk 2021
9/22-9/25 – Natural Products Expo East (Read our recap on attending the event here!)
9/27-10/8 – Fancy Food 24/7
9/28-10/2 – World Dairy Expo
10/5-10/8 – NACS Show
10/25-10/28 – SupplySide West
12/9-12/10 – Plant Based World Conference & Expo
Upcoming in 2022
1/5-1/11 – Dallas Total Gift & Home Market
1/11-1/13 – Halloween & Party Expo
1/16-1/18 – NRF: Retail’s Big Show
1/16-1/18 – Winter Fancy Food Show
2/12-2/15 – International Fashion & Jewelry Show
2/19-2/22 – AFFI-CON
2/20-2/23 – Refrigerated Foods Expo
3/5-3/8 – International Home & Housewares Show
3/8-3/12 – Natural Products Expo West
3/13-3/15 – Seafood Expo North America
3/18-3/20 – SNAXPO
3/23-3/25 – Global Pet Expo
4/12-4/13 – SupplySide East
5/22-5/4 – Sweet & Snacks Expo
While we look forward to more “normal” trade shows this year and the following, we are also reminded that the pandemic is still in full effect. Virtual hybrid models are becoming more relevant in trade show culture. While those attending in-person do get more of an advantage with physically meeting new connections, virtual shows are also proving to be more efficient and cost-effective. We look forward to attending future events and watching how these in-person and virtual shows turnout.
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