What Are the Top Cities for Trade Shows?

Great news! Conferences, conventions, expos and trade shows are finally returning after taking a mandatory hiatus due to COVID — and business travel is picking up again, too. Start ordering those custom conference gifts because attendees are champing at the bit to see what they’ve been missing.

Most Popular Trade Show Cities in the U.S.

Since geography matters when it comes to trade shows, we’re rounding up the three best cities in the U.S. for corporate events in 2022:

1. Chicago

With the zip code of the country’s largest convention center (McCormick Place and its 2.6 million square feet of exhibit room), Chicago is the obvious first choice. Another bonus is that its central U.S. location makes it highly accessible. It also has two airports and tons of tourist sights, and it’s a walkable city, so attendees don’t even have to rent a car to get around – just make your trade show giveaways easy to carry!


Chicago is the Top City for Trade Shows

2. Las Vegas

The teeming city of Las Vegas is no stranger to holding enormous events, which is why it plays host to some of the country’s best trade shows. Plus, people love to visit Vegas, so you’ll have a huge, excited audience that can’t wait to take part in…well, anything. Get your logo-branded novelties ready!


Las Vegas is one of the top cities for trade shows.

3. Orlando

You may think of a certain famous mouse when you hear “Orlando,” but the city has another claim to fame: being a center for large-scale events, including 2022 trade shows. One of the city’s biggest draws is its warm, sunny weather year-round, making it an ideal locale to host events any time of the year. Plus, Orlando has a ton of trade show space and some of the world’s best have-fun-like-a-kid attractions for days off.


Orlando is one of the top cities for trade show events.

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