As we often say, trade events offer great opportunities to connect directly with target market insiders, while consumer shows are a chance to introduce a new product or service directly to an end user. Both can be effective ways of engaging with a new market.
While COVID-19 played havoc with the traditional trade show schedule, we are seeing a return to a more typical seasonal schedule that’s busier during spring and fall, and quieter during the summer months. There are a few shows happening in July and August, and they are listed below. (Be sure to check our previous blog post that chronicled June’s busy schedule.)
Remember, though, that while most pandemic mitigation restrictions have been lifted, Covid-19 and its variants aren’t gone yet and we recommend monitoring each website regularly for possible changes.
Aerospace, Defence & Security Expo (ADSE) – This two-day event is back and offers attendees the chance to learn about the latest developments in the global aerospace, defence, and security sectors, and connect with suppliers as well as senior industry, military, and government officials. Show runs August 3-4 in Vancouver, BC.
Toronto Gift + Home Market – CanGift’s annual event is “the largest and top-ranking national trade show in the giftware industry in Canada.” Check out consumer trends, network, and find new opportunities August 7-10 in Toronto, ON.
Canadian Meetings & Events Expo – The “largest and longest running tradeshow and conference for meeting and event professionals” is back. Attendees can network with Canadian, US, and international suppliers, venue representatives, and tech companies at this two-day event. Show runs August 16-17 in Toronto, ON.
Apparel Textile Sourcing – The “only international sourcing event focused on the Canadian and North American apparel and textile sectors” returns in-person, August 22-24, in Toronto, ON.
Fan Expo Canada – “… the largest comics, sci-fi, horror, anime, and gaming event in North America [includes] four days of events and family-friendly attractions.” Runs August 25-28 in Toronto, ON.