trade show


Definition of trade show

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

Examples of trade show in a Sentence

The company unveiled a new product at the annual trade show this week.

Recent Examples on the Web

With a raspberry taste, hint of tartness, and the texture of white chocolate, the ruby first rolled out close to two years ago at a Shanghai trade show; then in Japan, South Korea, and later in the UK, Europe, and other countries. Ann Trieger Kurland,, "The future of chocolate is pink," 24 June 2019 Macron said Thursday, making an unexpected appeal for European unity on the sidelines of a technology trade show. Angela Charlton, The Seattle Times, "No more Mr Europe: Macron forced to curb EU ambitions," 20 May 2019 Sample the latest modern design trends firsthand, from prefab dwellings to smart home products, at Dwell on Design, a three-day trade show for modern design enthusiasts. Lisa Boone,, "Dwell on Design 2018 returns to DTLA," 27 Mar. 2018 VidCon's trade show floor opens Thursday, and the convention concludes Saturday night. Jefferson Graham, USA TODAY, "On YouTube or Instagram? Here's what it takes to make money as social media 'influencer'," 10 July 2019 Originally from South Bend, Ind., Mark Goralski was a Notre Dame fan and a national account manager for a company that builds trade show booths. Nara Schoenberg,, "Chicago sisters honored late father by donating their kidneys to strangers, setting off a chain of 5 lifesaving transplants," 2 July 2019 The event is different from traditional fashion trade shows like MRKT, Magic and Project, due to its size and scope, which is spread out over four days. James Love, Essence, "These Stylish Black Men Took Florence's Pitti Uomo By Storm," 18 June 2019 Explore the largest trade show for hemp and CBD professionals in the Pacific Northwest., "Homes and gardens events around Portland: Garden tours, workshops and more," 7 June 2019 Alligators are available for sale online and at reptile-trade shows. James R. Hagerty, WSJ, "‘We Don’t Need Alligators in Pittsburgh’: Spate of Reptile Escapes Confounds Police," 19 June 2019

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First Known Use of trade show

1895, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of trade show

: a large gathering in which different companies in a particular field or industry show their products to possible customers

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