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Ten Major New York Trade Shows


New York City offers a number exhibit venues throughout the five boroughs. The largest and most renowned is the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, located in the center of Manhattan’s West Side. With more than 840,000 square feet of exhibition space, The Javits Center hosts annual events for more than 40,000 organizations. Among their highlights are the following ten New York trade shows, all scheduled for mid- to late 2019:



Date: May 2, 2019, New York, NY

The largest startup event in the US, with more than 400 participating startups and more than 20,000 attendees. Whether you’ve only just launched your startup or have grown into a household name, exhibiting at TechDay gives you access to the resources you need to succeed. TechDay gives you an exclusive look into today’s latest and greatest tech with direct access to the startups & partners making it all happen.


International Franchise Expo – IFE

Dates: May 30-June 1, 2019, New York, NY

Join thousands of entrepreneurs and future business owners at the International Franchise Expo, the largest franchise expo in the country. Meet face-to-face with over 400 proven franchise opportunities. Every industry. Every investment level. Full-time and part-time.


Small Business Expo

Dates: June 3, 2019, New York, NY

Do you have a product and/or service you want to share with thousands of Small Business Owners and Entrepreneurs? Exhibit your business at Small Business Expo. With more than 4,500 registered Small Business Owners looking for new vendor solutions at each event, your Company will get massive brand exposure & the opportunity to make on-the-spot sales.


Medical Design & Manufacturing – MD&M East

Dates: June 11-13, 2019, New York, NY

Medical Design & Manufacturing (MD&M) East is the largest and longest-running medtech event on the East Coast. Medical device engineers, R&D managers, and executives from across the Northeast and beyond rely on this event to stay on top of the latest industry advancements, including first looks at innovations yet to hit the market. At MD&M East, you’ll source from the region’s largest collection of cutting-edge suppliers, deepen your expertise with free, conference-level education, and network with thousands of professionals who can help you advance your projects – and your career.



Dates: June 11-June 13, 2019, New York, NY

EastPack, part of the East Coast’s largest advanced design and manufacturing event, is the annual must-attend trade show for discovering the latest packaging innovations and trends. Offering cutting-edge solutions for an array of industry verticals – including food and beverage, health and beauty, consumer goods, medical devices, and pharmaceuticals – EastPack showcases the latest materials, containers, machinery, and services today’s packaging professionals need to make products stand out in a crowded marketplace. Source from the region’s most comprehensive collection of packaging suppliers and find everything from new materials and labels to sustainable solutions and more.


CE Week

Dates: June 12-13, 2019, New York, NY

CE Week is the epicenter for innovation, emerging trends and insights, AND building connections in the North American technology space. It’s an event for those seeking powerful partnerships to illuminate the path towards high growth in the ever evolving consumer technology industry. In cooperation with IFA, the world’s largest technology trade show, CE Week is the premier platform for conducting business in the North American technology marketplace, connecting key decision makers through matchmaking, high quality content, and networking.


Summer Fancy Food Show – NASFT

Dates: June 30-July 2, 2019, New York, NY

The Summer Fancy Food Show is the largest specialty food industry event in North America, and the premier showcase for industry innovation. You can expect more new and exciting events, programs, and exhibitors than ever before at the 2018 show. This is the place to see and taste the future of food! Featuring more than 2,600 exhibitors from over 56 countries.


Texworld USA/Apparel Sourcing USA/Home Textiles Sourcing Expo

Date: July 22-July 24, 2019, New York, NY

The Texworld USA/Apparel Sourcing USA/Home Textiles Sourcing Expos take place on the same dates and location, providing a one-stop shop experience for visitors. Attendees will be granted access to all three shows. Texworld USA is the largest sourcing, networking and educational event on the East Coast for apparel fabric buyers, product R&D specialists, designers, merchandisers and sourcing professionals. Apparel Sourcing USA provides apparel brands, retailers, wholesalers and independent design firms a dedicated sourcing, networking and educational marketplace for finding the best international apparel manufacturers. Home Textiles Sourcing Expo is the only trade event in North America to focus solely on home textiles and finished soft goods for all home applications.



Dates: Oct 22-24, 2019, New York, NY

The Chem Show is where engineers, plant managers and other CPI personnel come together to see the latest equipment & technology, meet product experts, and discover new ways to optimize their plant operations. Bringing together more than 5,000 industry professionals and 300 exhibiting companies, the Show is the largest North American event exclusively focused on the processing of fluids, powders and gases.


Greater New York Dental Meeting – GNYDM

Dates: Dec 1-4, 2019, New York, NY

The largest dental meeting in the United States, with over 52,000 Attendees! Nearly 19,000 dentists and allied dental health professionals attend this annual show to visit the nearly 600 exhibitors introducing and demonstrating new products and technology from around the world.


Be sure that the U.S.’s entertainment, fashion, financial and media capital is a destination on your 2019 trade show calendar! While in New York City, why not also enjoy some of what Broadway has to offer. A few of the best shows, but well worth the cost of admission are Come From Away, Dear Evan Hansen, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical and Waitress ( Order tickets well in advance! Feast family style at a great traditional Italian restaurant, Carmine’s (fun for all), or the more upscale Del Posto. Take time to visit some of the sites and eateries down around the Financial District and Battery Park including the Freedom Tower, Brookfield Place and The Oculus at Westfield World Trade Center Mall. You’ll be amazed by what you can uncover in New York if you just let yourself enjoy the journey! Safe travels!

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Steve Vuernick
About the Author

Steve Vuernick has experienced a successful brand building and sales management career with his focus on the apparel, footwear, action sports and trade show marketing businesses. His time has been spent working in various capacities at a national retail department store and several prominent wholesale and manufacturing companies. Steve is a highly dynamic, energetic and motivated individual and is currently the Senior Vice President of Sales & Business Development at Skyline Exhibits & Events in New York City.

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