Attending trade shows is a necessity for expanding your business and keeping in step with what others in the industry are doing. The best part about the trade show industry is that there is a growing number of opportunities for women entrepreneurs to make their presence felt and learn from their peers in the industry. Here are the 5 best trade shows that women entrepreneurs should attend. These are held regularly at least once a year, making it possible for you to attend at least one of these events in a year.
TexWorld is the biggest textile trade show for women entrepreneurs to attend. It is held in New York every year, which explains its growing popularity year after year. Whether you sell clothes, linen or other household fabrics, this is an excellent event to network, showcase your designs and connect with new suppliers and partners. TexWorld attracts entrepreneurs from around the world, and is therefore the best place to identify new trends in the industry and make your products more competitive in the market. Because of volume sales, you can also get amazing discounts on fabrics and other supplies for your products.
The Textile Forum is one of the most high-profile shows held in the fashion industry, and is a magnet for women fashion entrepreneurs from around the world. Organized in London, one of the biggest fashion capitals of the world. This event hosts dozens of entrepreneurs along with hundreds of clothing and fashion brand representatives. It is the best place to see the complete fashion supply chain in action as you can make contacts with tailors, suppliers and manufacturers. By participating at the next Textile Forum with your own trade show booths, you’ll considerably increase your chances of growing your business in the next few months.
This trade show is organized in New York and Las Vegas, separately, each year as one of the most exciting events in women’s trade shows. It is an excellent place for women entrepreneurs, including those just starting out as well as those with an established market presence. It is also a great spot to interact with experienced suppliers and vendors without any middlemen in between. Women entrepreneurs can learn about the latest business practices, industry trends and establish their networks with other women entrepreneurs in the industry. Not only women in the US, but entrepreneurs from around the world attend the Agenda events every year.
Manufacturers Trade Show
This is an event that offers women entrepreneurs unfettered access to the latest product samples in international fashion. Being held from 11th to 12th October 2018, some of the best fashion labels attend this event to learn about the industry. What this event lacks in scale, it more than makes up for in the quality of interactions and opportunities for networking with small as well as large manufacturers. This is perhaps the best place for women fashion entrepreneurs to learn about the latest fashion collections and get inspired to create their own designs.
ASD Market Week
ASD Market Week is held annually in Las Vegas is the most comprehensive B2B trade show that brings the world’s widest variety of retail merchandise together in one efficient shopping experience. It is an excellent place for women entrepreneurs to network and learn about the consumer goods industry. The show attracts exhibitors that sell all kinds of consumer goods and merchandise. Women entrepreneurs can find new suppliers and distributors for their products here. They can also locate new potential business partners with whom they can collaborate to develop new products or add a new link to their supply chains. Last but not the least, they can also tap into new customers for their products.