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

The trade show allowed local designers to meet with overseas textile powerhouses from places like China and bypass intermediaries who typically work out of New York or Los Angeles. Rob Wile, miamiherald, "Miami used to be a textile powerhouse. This L.A. transplant is helping revive it. | Miami Herald," 25 May 2018 In New York, thousands of cryptocurrency advocates are expected to descend on Consensus, a trade show/conference. Recode Staff, Recode, "Recode Daily: Trump tweets a vow to help sanctioned Chinese phonemaker ZTE “get back into business, fast”," 14 May 2018 Among the more than 200,000 products from 2,400 companies at the trade show were some alluring new items and notable trends. Florence Fabricant, New York Times, "Coming Soon to a Grocery Near You," 9 July 2018 Two charts with a Markets article on Wednesday about trade showed emerging markets’ exports of goods subject to tariffs in billions of dollars. WSJ, "Corrections & Amplifications," 12 July 2018 Sony wheeled out a few big guns to support its presentation at the CineEurope trade show on Monday. Alex Ritman, The Hollywood Reporter, "CineEurope: Sony Previews 'Venom,' 'Frontrunner' and Tarantino's Manson Thriller," 11 June 2018 The pair launched their own jewelry business 15 years ago, starting with costume jewelry and selling it to trade shows. Kara Baskin,, "Want to shop for jewelry Liz Taylor sought?," 10 May 2018 According to Erin Dollar, a textile designer behind the brand Cotton & Flax who’s also a regular on the trade show circuit, the market for ashtrays has been steadily building over the past few years., "Why Are Ashtrays Trending Again? Well, We'll Be Blunt...," 11 July 2018 That has become even more true in recent years, now that the show floor is open to the public, which is looking for more than just a tired old trade show. Kyle Orland, Ars Technica, "Gallery: Take a tour of E3’s video game theme park," 19 June 2018

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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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