A Guide to the Best Event Planning Trade Shows

November 11, 2019 Erica Maurer

Are you in the event planning industry? If so, there's no better way to grow your business than by attending a trade show for your industry.

This is a way for you to get inspired, network, and close some deals.

Here is a guide to the best event planning trade shows.

IMEX Event Planning Trade Shows

The IMEX expo takes place in Frankfurt, Germany and is one of the biggest events of the year in the event planning industry.

The focus of the IMEX exposition is education, education, education! Another topic that is big at this expo is technology to help grow your business.

With over 3,500 suppliers making their way to this event, this is a way for you to meet people in the industry from all over the world.

BizBash Live

This year, BizBash Live took place in sunny Florida. BizBash Live is great for those who are looking to stay on top of the trends in the event planning industry.

They try to get a wide range of event professionals to help grow your range of event planning knowledge.


This past year, event planning professionals headed to Los Angeles, California to discuss the important issues that are currently facing the event industry.

Speakers like Connie Chi, John Ondrasik, Susan McPherson, and Rita Bhasin led the conversations and stimulating back-and-forth discussion panels.

During this conference, event professionals were able to work collaboratively using hands-on problem-solving activities with the other attendees. This helped prepare those in attendance for their future in the case that these problems arise in their own business.

The Event Planner Expo

The Event Planner Expo  in New York City offered an opportunity to gain valuable exposure in your market and to interact with real clients right there at the expo!

With over 150 exhibitions and 3,000 attendees, there were so many opportunities for you to make important business connections.

They hosted networking lounges, meet and greets, parties, for event professionals to connect with the other event planning professionals around them.

Those who were in attendance had the ability to listen to over 20 speakers. The speakers covered a wide range of event planning and business topics that help benefit your own business.

The keynote speaker was none other than the impressive Gary Vanyerchuk.


Event planners will gather in San Francisco in November of this year to develop new skills necessary to be successful in the event planning industry.

The fun aspect of this expo is that there are opportunities to collaborate with some of your peers

There is also an expo where you will learn the importance of technology and integrating apps into your business.

Grow Your Business 

These event planning trade shows will help you grow your business and take it to the next level.

The Event Planner Expo celebrated its seventh year offering insider secrets, business strategies, interesting exhibits, and Gary Vanyerchuk was the keynote speaker!

Continue reading through our blog for more articles with event tips and information.


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