May 9, 2023 The Print Authority

Must-Hit Trade Shows 2023 [& What to Bring]

Trade shows are an effective way to network, find new products or services, and exhibit your own product or company. Whether you’re attending trade shows in 2023, presenting, or both, it’s important to hit multiple trade shows every year in order to make connections that help your company expand. 

Luckily, trade shows take place throughout the year and all over the world, so it’s easy to find a range of shows and expos that are relevant to your business. We’ve collected all of the most important trade shows and expos for industry leaders, so you’re ready to get out there and make a great impression. 

We’ve listed the biggest 2023 trade shows in the US, Canada, and internationally, arranged by date. Take a peek at which trade shows and international events you find interesting in this comprehensive list!


2023 Must-Hit American Trade Shows

From coast to coast, here are the American trade shows that are worth a visit. 


The Great American Franchise Expo Tampa May 13-14, 2023 Florida State Fairgrounds / Tampa, Florida
The Great American Franchise Expo Atlanta May 20-21, 2023 Cobb Galleria / Atlanta, Georgia
The Franchise Show Orlando May 20-21, 2023 Hyatt Regency Orlando / Orlando, Florida
AWEA Windpower Expo 2023 May 22-25, 2023 New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center / New Orleans, Louisiana
International Franchise Expo June 1-3 The Javits Center / New York, New York
The Great American Franchise Expo Charlotte June 3-4, 2023 The Park Expo & Convention Center / Charlotte, North Carolina
BIO International Convention June 5-6 Boston Convention & Exhibition Center / Boston, Massachusetts
The Franchise Show Miami June 10-11, 2023 The Miami Airport Convention Center / Miami, Florida
InfoComm June 10-16, 2023 Orange County Convention Center / Orlando, Florida
Franchise Expo South Sept 8-9, 2023 Ft. Lauderdale Convention Center / Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
The Great American Franchise Expo NJ/NY Sept 9-10, 2023 New Jersey Expo & Convention Center / Edison, New Jersey
PACK EXPO Sept 11-13, 2023 Las Vegas Convention Center / Las Vegas, Nevada
FABTECH  Sept 11-14, 2023 McCormick Place / Chicago, Illinois
The Franchise Show Minneapolis Sept 16-17, 2023 Minneapolis Convention Center / Minneapolis, Minnesota
The Great American Franchise Expo Nashville Sept 30-Oct 1, 2023 Mid Tennessee Expo Center / Murfreesboro, Tennessee
The Franchise Show San Diego Oct 7-8, 2023 Del Mar Fairgrounds / Del Mar, California
The Great American Franchise Expo Washington DC Oct 14-15, 2023 Dulles Expo Center / Chantilly, Virginia
2023 Franchise Leadership & Development Conference Oct 18-20, 2023 InterContinental Buckhead Hotel / Atlanta, GA
The Franchise Show Atlanta Oct 21-22, 2023 Cobb Galleria / Atlanta, Georgia
FPSA ProcessExpo Oct 23-25, 2023 McCormick Place / Chicago, Illinois
The Great American Franchise Expo Dallas Oct 28-29, 2023 Mesquite Convention Center / Mesquite, Texas
Automotive Aftermarket Expo (AAPEX) Oct 31-Nov 2, 2023 The Venetian Expo / Las Vegas, Nevada
The Great American Franchise Expo San Antonio Nov 4-5, 2023 Freeman Coliseum Expo Hall / San Antonio, Texas
The Franchise Show Denver Nov 4-5, 2023 Colorado Convention Center / Denver, Colorado
The Franchise Show Tampa Nov 11-12, 2023 Tampa Convention Center / Tampa, Florida

2023 Must-Hit Canadian Trade Shows

Whether you’re from The Great White North or an American on a business trip north of the border, here are the trade shows in 2023 in Canada that you don’t want to miss. 


The Franchise Expo Toronto Sept 9-10, 2023 The International Centre / Toronto, Ontario
Canadian Manufacturing Technology Show Sept 25-28, 2023 Toronto Congress Centre / Toronto, Ontario
The Franchise Expo Edmonton Sept 30-Oct 1, 2023 Edmonton Esxpo Centre / Edmonton, Alberta
The Franchise Expo Moncton Oct 14-15, 2023 Moncton Coliseum / Moncton, New Brunswick
Glasstech Nov 6-7, 2023 The International Centre / Toronto, Ontario
Advanced Design & Manufacturing Expo Nov 7-9, 2023 Toronto Congress Centre / Toronto, Ontario
The Franchise Expo Calgary Nov 18-19, 2023 BMO Centre / Calgary, Alberta

2023 Must-Hit International Trade Shows

Great trade shows aren’t limited to North America. In fact, there are trade shows worth attending all around the world. Here are some of the biggest trade shows to check out. 


Shanghai International Franchise Expo  May 29-June 1, 2023 National Exhibition and Convention Center / Shanghai, China
Franchising & Business Opportunities Expo Brisbane June 1-2, 2023 Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre / Brisbane, Australia
The British & International Franchise Exhibition June 9-10, 2023 Olympia London / London, England
Japan International Franchise Show Osaka July 20-21, 2023 INTEX Osaka / Osaka, Japan
ABF Franchising Expo June 28-July 1, 2023 Expo Center Norte / São Paulo, Brasil
Franchising & Business Opportunities Expo Sydney Aug 12-13, 2023 ICC Sydney / Sydney, Australia
Warsaw Franchise Fair Oct 19-21, 2023 Palace of Culture and Science / Warsaw, Poland
Franchise Asia Philippines International Expo Oct 27-29, 2023 SMX Convention Center / Manila, Philippines
FranchiseExpo Germany Nov 9-11, 2023 Exhibition Centre Frankfurt / Frankfurt, Germany
Seoul International Sourcing Fair Nov 29-Dec 1, 2023 COEX Convention Center / Seoul, South Korea

What to Bring to Every Trade Show

As you’re preparing materials for your next trade show, here are some items that are worth bringing along. 

Startup Kits 

Simply put, franchise startup kits are franchise startup materials in a box. They make it easy for interested parties to learn more and become franchisees, so they’re essential to bring to every trade show.

Make sure to include the following items in your franchise startup kit: 

As you’re preparing your franchise startup kits, high-quality printing and innovative design are a must. If a prospect is unimpressed by your startup kit, they are likely to change their mind about pursuing your company. Providing top-of-the-line printed items in your kit can make all the difference!


An attractive, eye-catching banner gets people’s attention and leads to increased contacts. It can be hard to stand out at massive trade shows, so it’s important to bring a banner that gets people to come to your booth. 

Given your banner’s role in convincing people to come closer and learn more, excellent design should be a top priority. Make your name and logo clear, and use bright colors that attract attention. 

If you want help making your banner maximally effective, feel free to reach out to the professional design team at The Print Authority. Our team has decades of experience helping businesses make a great showing at trade shows!

Other Needed Supplies: Brochures, Catalogs, Flyers, and More

Attending a trade show means bringing a wide range of supplies. Here are some of the materials you don’t want to leave at home: 

  • Brochures. Information-packed brochures are often the final push that convinces prospects to take action. Brochures on glossy paper make a great impression!
  • Catalogs. Catalogs give an overview of all of your products or services so that readers can grasp the full range of what you can do for them. They’re great to hand out for recipients to look at later. 
  • Flyers. Flyers give the most important information about specific services or products, making them an invaluable material in the sales process. Print more flyers than you think you’ll need so you can hand them out to everyone who is interested!
  • Folders. Recipients will need a place to store all of their materials, so what better method than in a branded folder? Professional printing makes customized folders possible. 
  • Business cards. Make it easy for prospects to get in contact with you after the show by handing out high-quality business cards. Include your company’s branding so recipients create a link between you and your excellent services. 

Ace a Single Trade Show or Multiple With The Print Authority

Quality printing before annual trade shows is what makes the difference between an effective showing and one that doesn’t bring in any new clients. 

If preparing all of your materials for your upcoming trade show sounds daunting, The Print Authority’s excellent trade show printing can help! With over 30 years of providing high-quality printing services for companies in a wide range of sectors, we know the tips and tricks to help you make a great impression at home and abroad. 

Whether you’re preparing for one trade show or many, we can print all of the materials you need and ship them where you need them. We love seeing our customers succeed! Contact us to get started.