trade show


: a large exposition to promote awareness and sales of especially new products within an industry
a computer trade show

Example Sentences

The company unveiled a new product at the annual trade show this week.
Recent Examples on the Web The trade show has announced a return to its usual March slot and will operate as an in-person event for the first time in three years. Patrick Frater, Variety, 13 Jan. 2023 The company has historically been known to unveil its next-generation televisions — especially its high-end Bravia models — at the trade show. Jacob Siegal, BGR, 4 Jan. 2023 The Index shows how 28 public corporations—mostly parent companies of outdoor brands, with a couple of retailers, a ski resort giant, and a trade show operator included as well—performed in the calendar month. Steve Larese, Outside Online, 12 Dec. 2022 The trade show is meant to inspire creativity in Pinterest-like projects, with more than 100 classes dedicated to arts and crafts, baking, cooking and other lifestyle interests, according to the event website. Dallas News, 19 Sep. 2022 In a court filing two months earlier, the Justice Department said that Mr. Yip and his associates met undercover U.S. agents at a Las Vegas trade show in October 2015. Brian Spegele, WSJ, 22 Dec. 2022 The season will kick off on 10 January at trade show Pitti in Florence before moving to Milan three days later. Luke Leitch, Vogue, 16 Dec. 2022 After being a finalist as the top retail running store in the country in 2021, Ridgefield Running Company was named the 2022 Best Running Store in America on December 1 at The Running Event trade show in Austin, Texas. Brian Metzler, Outside Online, 8 Dec. 2022 The shuffle of friends included Ms. Torasso, who moved to New York in March 2014 to take a marketing job at the fashion trade show Capsule and to be nearer to Mr. Carbone. Tammy La Gorce, New York Times, 28 Oct. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1895, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of trade show was in 1895

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“Trade show.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Jan. 2023.

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