In 2021, many fairs will make a comeback. The need to update and expand one's network has rarely been so necessary. Here is an overview of events relevant to #eventprofs.

To help you travel and organize yourself for the coming months :)

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2. Good old Europe - Trade fairs in Europe

old continent europe events

BOE INTERNATIONAL

When: June 9-10, 2021

Where: Dortmund, Exhibition Center Westfalhenhalle

Purpose: Leading trade fair for marketing and events in Germany.

> Go to the event site

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IMEX

When: May 25-27, 2021

Where: Frankfurt, Congress Center Messe Frankfurt

Purpose: international trade show dedicated to business travel and professional events.

> Go to the event website

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EVENTO DAYS

When: 2021 (no date provided)

Where: Madrid, Ifema - Parque Ferial Juan Carlos 1

Purpose: trade show around all the professions of event organization, mainly in Spain.

> Go to the event link

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HEAVENT PARIS

When: Second half of 2021 (date to be communicated later) 

Where: Paris, Expo Porte de Versailles.

Purpose: Heavent meetings, which bring together event specialists. 

> Go to the event site

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INTERNATIONAL CONFEX

When: May 12-13, 2021

Where: London, ExCel

Purpose: the meeting point for decision-makers in the event industry.

>Go to the event site

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HEAVENT MEETINGS - CANNES

When: August 30, 31 and September the 1st, 2021.

Where: Cannes, Palais des Congrès and Cannes Festivals

Purpose: The flagship Heavent Meetings trade show is held in Cannes. It is the largest trade show dedicated to the event industry in France.

> Go to the event's website

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INTERNATIONAL CONFEX

When: May 12-13, 2021

Where: London, ExCel

Purpose: the meeting point for decision-makers in the event industry.

>Go to the event site

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EVENT TECH LIVE

When: 8-9 June for USA & Canada or 1-5 November for UK, Europe, and the World

Where: Old Truman Brewery - or online

Purpose: One of the biggest event technology meetup.

> Go to the event site

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EVENT ORGANIZERS SUMMIT

When: 2021 (date not provided)

Where: London, Leonardo Royal Hotel London Tower Bridge

Purpose: the summit of event organizers.

> Go to the event site

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3. Take the Road 66 - Trade Shows in America

trade shows in america

EXHIBITOR LIVE

When: February 28 to March 4, 2021

Where: Las Vegas, Mandalay Bay Convention Center

Purpose: the American trade show for marketing and event professionals.

> Go to the event

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IBTM AMERICA

When: May 19 and 20, 2021

Where : Mexico, Centro Citibanamex

Purpose: one of the largest trade shows for the event industry in America.

> Go to the event's website

4. In the East - Middle East Trade Shows

dubai events trade fairs

PROLIGHT + SOUND MIDDLE EAST

When: January 24-26, 2021

Where: Dubai, Dubai World Trade Center

Purpose: an exhibition dedicated to technologies and services for entertainment, media and events.

> Go to the event website

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MIDDLE EAST EVENT SHOW

When: June 2021 (no precise date yet communicated)

Where: Dubai (no specific location yet).

Purpose: the international trade fair dedicated to the future of the events industry and related technologies.

> Go to the event site

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SAUDI EVENT SHOW

When: September 15-16, 2021

Where: Saudi Arabia, Hall 1, Riyadh International Convention & Exhibition Center

Purpose: event organization fair specifically concerning Saudi Arabia.

> Go to the event website

5. Close to the Pacific - Trade shows in Southeast Asia

trade fairs in south east asia

AIME

When: March 15-17, 2021

Where: Australia, Melbourne Convention Exhibition Centre, 1 Convention Centre Place

Purpose: the Asia-Pacific trade show dedicated to the organization of professional events.

> Go to the event's website

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EVENTS & FUN TOKYO EXPO

When: February 24-26, 2021

Where : Japan (Chiba), Makuhari Messe

Purpose: the leading trade show in Japan, dedicated to products and services revolving around events.

> Go to the event's website

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IT&CM CHINA

When: March 23-25, 2021

Where: Shanghai, SHangai Convention & Exhibition Center of International Sourcing

Purpose: fair on the creation of events in China.

> Go to the event's website

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EVENTS UNCOVERED

When: July 15, 2021

Where: Sydney, Sydney Masonic Centre

Purpose: forum bringing together event organizers and public relations officers.

> Go to the event site

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IT&CMA

When: September 28-30, 2021

Where: Bangkok, Bangkok Convention Centre

Purpose: the main MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conferencing, Exhibitions) event in South East Asia.

> Go to the site of the event