While it seems like just yesterday I was encouraging you all to celebrate fall, it's now almost time to begin to think about winter! There are dozens of winter conferences, trade shows, and expos to look forward to. Whether you're looking to exhibit a winter-weather product or shop around at a holiday show, you're sure to find a wintertime event perfect for you.
Are you crazy about winter sports? If so, you won't want to miss out on the St. Paul Ice Fishing & Winter Sports Show. The annual show, which is approaching its nineteenth year running, boasts that this year's event will "host more exhibits than ever before." Attendees will get the chance to shop through over 170 exhibits of ice-fishing and winter sports products and services. Look out for fishing-themed giveaways like custom bobbers and more! The event will take place December 2 - December 4 at the St. Paul RiverCentre.
For those of you who prefer to feast during the colder months, the Winter Fancy Food Show might be more up your alley. However, you'll have to wait -- this event does not take place until 2012. The trade show, which will be held at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, California January 15 - January 17, 2012, promises to be worth waiting for. Over 17,000 attendees join together each year to learn about and sample more than 80,000 custom food products from around the world. Those who attend will also get the chance to network with almost 20,000 influential individuals in the specialty food industry; stock up on appropriate trade show giveaways now to make a name for yourself!
In some people's minds, the word 'winter' is synonymous with 'holiday season.' And no holiday is complete without a warm and fuzzy teddy bear! At the Toronto Christmas Holiday Teddy Bear Show and Sale in Toronto, Ontario, attendees will enjoy a holiday-themed showroom. Exhibitors will display collectible teddy bears, and attendees will have a chance to purchase a special bear, vote for best exhibitor, and win promotional stuffed animal raffle prizes. Check it all out on Sunday, November 20!
There's clearly no one way to enjoy the cold months of December, January and February. Some people are into extreme winter sports while others just want to cuddle with their favorite teddy bear. No matter what you're into, there's a trade show for you! Know of any other stand-out winter trade shows? Leave a comment!