If you’re in the tech industry, you want to be at the right technology trade shows to expand your business and reach. Here are some recommendations for the best events to host a tech exhibit at.

International Consumer Electronics Show (CES)

When: January 9 – 12, 2018

Where: Las Vegas Convention Center – Las Vegas, NV

CES is a massive technology business trade show that draws people from around the world for all things technology. Find everything from traditional tech to various industries using new technology innovations, like automobile companies and houseware organizations. Essentially, it’s a space at the heart of new innovation.

If you’re interested in having a tech trade show booth here, head to the exhibitor page. This includes opportunities to sponsor, as well.

Good to note: Over 6,500 media members are estimated to attend cover this tech trade event. This level of media attention makes CES Las Vegas an ideal way to reach an even greater audience!


When: February 14 – 16, 2018

Where: Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

This is the ultimate technology conference for those in the realm of office technology. ITEXPO dives into services and updates in topics like Cloud, software, hardware, mobility and managed services. Plus, ITEXPO is known for attracting a diverse audience of important people across the industry – so you can get your brand across to the right people, including the main decision makers.

At the latest event, ITEXPO Florida 2017, there were over 6,700 attendees and a social reach of over 15,000. Those are the type of numbers that make this such a great organization and series of events.

Learn more about how and why to become a trade show exhibitor here.

RSA 2018

When: April 16 – 20, 2018

Where: Moscone Center in San Francisco, CA

RSA is a top technology and cybersecurity trade show. It’s an ideal place to connect with others who have a focus in security technology and trends. There are many benefits to attending this conference, such as the opportunity to expo, host and attend educational sessions and beyond.

If you’re looking to reach out beyond the USA, there’s options to go abroad, too. RSA also holds international conferences; for example, November 7 – 8, 2017 is the next international information security trade show. It will be at the Emirates Palaces in Abu Dhabi.

Check out the planned agenda and how to become a sponsor or technology trade show exhibitor here.

VMWorld 2018

When: August 26 – 30, 2018

VMWorld is globally renowned for its events on cloud infrastructure and digital workspace; they explore critical elements of the advancement and innovations for digital business. There are two main events: one in America and one in Europe.

  • VMworld 2017 US being in August this year (August 27 – 31, 2017)
  • VMworld 2017 Europe being in September (11 – 14) in Barcelona, Spain.

Based on those dates, it’s most likely 2017 is too soon. Keep an eye out for updates for VMworld 2018.

One tip: Review a summary of each event and its data. If it seems like the an ideal fit for your company’s goals, reach out for opportunities at VMworld 2018. Go here to contact VMworld.

Cisco Live 2018

When: June 20 – 14, 2018

Where: Orlando, Florida

Cisco Live is the hub for technology innovators and IT visionaries; it draws experts from around the nation for a concentrated time of discussion, learning and connection. Cisco Live 2018 will be held in Orlando, Florida on June 10 – 14. Reach out here for opportunities to exhibit at Cisco Live.

Cisco Live 2017, which happened June, was the largest Cisco Live event to date. Next year, it’s likely it’ll grow even further. Get a better feel for the event by watching the daily highlights of Cisco Live 2017.

Microsoft Ignite

When: 2017 Event is September 25 – 29 (Exhibition Spots Sold Out), 2018 Event TBA

Microsoft Ignite is a fantastic opportunity to get in-depth technical news, ideas and tools for all things of and related to Microsoft. There are 700+ educational sessions and roadmaps from industry leaders. In addition, know that attendees come to soak up live demos and learning.

Exhibitor opportunities for 2017 (in Florida, September 25 – 29) are completely sold out. However, you can join the waiting list and database for 2018 opportunities, head here to sign up for the chance to become a 2018 Microsoft Ignite exhibitor.

Gitex 2017 (Dubai)

When: October 8 – 12, 2018

Where: Dubai World Trade Centre

Gitex in an annual, large-scale event in Dubai that’s one-week long. With more than 147,000 attendees and nearly 4,500 exhibitors – it’s a central hub for technology. There are 17 core technology sectors, with some of the top being AR, VR, smart cities technology, IOT and robotics. (Here’s the full list of Gitex sectors 2017.)

This year, it’ll be October 8 – 12 at the Dubai World Trade Centre. If you’re interested in securing trade show exhibit, see how to become a Gitex exhibitor.

HIMSS 2018

When: March 5 – 9, 2018

Where: Las Vegas, Nevada

This is the ultimate healthcare technology tradeshow. Happening March 5 – 9, 2018, this trade show will be held in Las Vegas, Nevada. Some of the main topics and events will be around:

  • Data analytics and business intelligence
  • Connected health and telehealth
  • Privacy, security and cybersecurity
  • Innovation and venture investment
  • Public policy
  • And beyond

For exhibitors, this healthcare trade show a great opportunity to share health IT solutions with potential leads. Head here to learn how to become a HIMSS 2018 exhibitor.

Need Help Attracting Attention at the Technology Trade Show?

These are major tech conference trade shows with a lot of attendees – and a lot of other vendors. Make sure that your exhibition booth stands out.

Here’s a great way to reach for trade show success: Make sure your trade show presenter has these 7 key traits.