The fall 2023 trade show season is approaching quickly! Don’t let the warm weather, birds chirping, and chill vibes distract you, winter is coming! With winter comes the full swing of trade show season and the perfect time to plan is the beginning of summer! The larger shows are already booked, or filling up fast, so now is the time to discuss the must attend trade shows for fall 2023.

At Creative Imaging Displays we supply you with custom booth graphics and portable displays, however our goal is to assist with a successful show. Our business relies on successful trade shows so we are here to help! Part of that is finding good shows which provide ROI. Not ready to exhibit at a big show? Start by attending the shows as a consumer to get a feel for the attendees and exhibitors. This is a low cost way to find out if its right for you! Here are few to check out this fall!

Must Attend Trade Shows for Fall 2023

AAPEX 2023: October 31 – November 2

I will start off with my personal favorite event in this list, AAPEX 2023. This show is the premier event for the aftermarket automotive industry. The global automotive aftermarket industry accounts for $1.8 trillion in economic activity every year. If you are in the industry, AAPEX 2023 is the must attend show of this year. The term “aftermarket” when associated with the automotive industry is sometimes confused with the tuner or restoration market. This show does encompass those industries, however, it’s geared toward the overall aftermarket industry. So if you sell something related to the automotive industry consider attending or exhibiting at this event! Think of companies like RainX, WeatherTech, AutoZone, and WrapJax. All are “aftermarket” automotive suppliers and represent the types of aftermarket products found at this show. Sign up now before all the space is gone!

FABTECH Chicago 2023: September 11-14

FABTECH is the largest show in North America for metal forming, fabrication, welding, and finishing. This year it is taking place in Chicago from September 11-14 at McCormick Place. This show boasts 1,400+ exhibitors from across the entire industry. FABTECH is one of those events that is valuable to all in the industry. If you are exhibiting at this show make sure to plan ahead now! September will be here before you know it so make sure all your booth materials are in working order with updated graphics. Shop our website for all your trade show supply needs including replacement graphics and parts, backlit displays, and trade show accessories! Attend this event to network, gain insights into industry trends, and share your knowledge!

IAAPA Expo 2023: November 14-17

WaveLight® LED Backlit Display Show Floor PhotoThis years IAAPA Expo will be held in Orlando, FL from November 14-17, 2023. Now this is a fun show for anyone with kids and/or is a kid at heart. This is the premier event for the Global Attractions Industry. Exhibitors and attendees at this event will be from theme parks, hotels, entertainment centers, museums, zoos, and cruise lines. Check out all the new additions to this industry, many of which are available for product demos! For those in the industry this is an excellent source of networking and essential to business growth. Are you unable to attend this event? IAAPA offers sponsorship opportunities to get your business attention at the show, without attendance! The Orange County Convention Center hosts IAAPA making this event perfect for anyone in the northern USA. Get away from the cold, while increasing your client base!

Each of these events are premier opportunities to anyone in the respective industry! They are must attend trade shows for fall 2023! However, a bad showing could result in little to no ROI, or worse, negative brand recognition. Make sure to contact us to discuss how we can help make your booth stand out above the competition. Creative Imaging Displays specializes in trade show displays including custom designed booths, trade show graphic design, and custom graphics. Additionally, we offer a complete line of standard portable displays which are available quickly, at affordable prices. Partner with us to make sure each show is a success with our No Hassle Program which makes ordering displays online easier than ever!