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 In other tech news this week CES, the largest North American trade show, will not put on a physical show in 2021, instead bringing CES online, due to the pandemic. Jefferson Graham, USA TODAY, "Apple's Tim Cook had the best week in tech," 2 Aug. 2020 The Outdoor Retailer is the country’s premier trade show for the outdoor recreation industry. Judith Kohler, The Denver Post, "Outdoor Retailer cancels summer show in Denver because of coronavirus," 2 Apr. 2020 Klein’s chance to go national came at Natural Products Expo East, the second largest natural food trade show in the country. Christine Fernando, The Indianapolis Star, "She started making almond butter at home. Now it's sold at Walmarts across the country.," 20 Aug. 2020 Guests can view more than 80 life-size dinosaurs from the comfort of their own vehicles, said Sanjay Syal, president and CEO of Pinnacle Production Group, a trade show company based in Minneosta. Annie Alleman,, "Have a drive-by Dinosaur Adventure at DuPage fairgrounds," 17 Aug. 2020 Last October, Jerry Volenec, a dairy farmer from southwestern Wisconsin, took the morning off to go to Madison for the World Dairy Expo, an annual cattle-judging contest and trade show. Dan Kaufman, The New Yorker, "How Suffering Farmers May Determine Trump’s Fate," 10 Aug. 2020 Months after launching his ready-to-eat bean company in 2018, A Dozen Cousins, Basir won a NEXTY award for best new pantry product from the biggest trade show in the industry, Natural Products Expo West. Brooke Henderson, Fortune, "Black-owned food businesses are seeing a surge in publicity and customers—and hope that investors are next," 9 Aug. 2020 For Natasha Jules at Jewels Caribbean, 2230 N. King Drive in Milwaukee, playing with spices is not unusual, and a 2019 food trade show gave her the idea to expand chicken wing flavors. Mary Bergin, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "'Embracing the wider world': Spices sell quickly as coronavirus encourages home cooks," 8 July 2020 The machine debuted at the National Sporting Goods Association (NSGA) trade show in Chicago, to attendees who worked in the country’s growing sporting goods industry. Michelle Delgado, Smithsonian Magazine, "The History of the StairMaster," 31 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of trade show

1895, in the meaning defined above

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8 Sep 2020

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“Trade show.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Sep. 2020.

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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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