Not Sure which Retail Trade Shows to Attend This Year?

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Here’s Our Wholesale Supplier Trade Show List for 2023

2023 is a bustling year for trade shows and wholesale supplier events in the U.S., with numerous fashion trade shows, wholesale clothing events, pet and grocery conventions, and much more happening throughout the year. There’s a trade show for everyone, whether you want to meet wholesale suppliers, find new and unique items for your store, connect with new customers, or just learn more about your industry.

In this article, we’ve compiled a comprehensive trade show list of the top events happening in 2023, so you can easily plan your schedule and make the most of these exciting wholesale supplier and retail events. Get ready to take your business to the next level in 2023!

Is This Trade Show List Worth Your Time?

Absolutely. Attending trade shows can give your business a leg up and help your team:

  • Network with wholesale suppliers, industry professionals, and potential customers
  • Stay ahead of industry trends and gain valuable market insights
  • Discover new products lines, inventory, and retail trends
  • Secure exclusive partnerships with suppliers
  • Learn about the latest technologies and industry advancements with experts
  • Expand your customer base and reach new audiences


Jan 14 – Jan 17

NRF 2023 Retails BIG Show – National Retail Federation

New York City, NY 

This three-day expo packs 800+ exhibitors, 100+ workshops, and cutting-edge technologies like AI, robotics, and machine learning. Explore solutions in the Innovation Lab and discover new companies in the Startup Zone. As far as fashion trade shows go, this is one of the best!

Shop the Consumer Product Showcase for breakout products from new companies and visit the Food Service Tech Pavilion to find systems for food service operations. It’s a fantastic opportunity to invest in and discover new technologies, meet key retailers, and make global partnerships.

Jan 25 – Jan 27

2023 Oasis Gift Show – Organization Of Associated Salespeople In The Southwest

Phoenix, AZ

The Oasis Gift Show is a must-attend event for retailers and shops, showcasing over 2,000 lines of merchandise like Native American jewelry, pottery, rugs, and Southwestern arts & crafts. With 300+ exhibitors and 800+ attendees, the show offers a platform to meet decision-makers, make sales, and showcase new products.

The New Product Showcase previews trends, while the Cash & Carry area offers easy access to merchandise. Don’t miss this opportunity to find what you’re looking for.


Feb 1

Los Angeles eCommerce Summit

Los Angeles, CA

The Los Angeles eCommerce Summit is a one-day event for retailers and brands to connect with industry experts. Attendees will learn from panel discussions, presentations, and one-on-one meetings about the latest in e-commerce strategy, marketing, operations, customer experience, and more. 

Speakers include leaders and innovators of established brands and local markets across the U.S. Whether you’re exhibiting or attending, this boutique-style networking opportunity provides an ideal platform to showcase products, build relationships, and gain valuable insights.

Feb 7 – Feb 9

Worldwide Show Spring 2023 – Independent Retailers Buying Group

Reno, NV

The Worldwide Trade Show Spring 2023 is a platform for independent retailers to showcase their products and services to specific target audiences. It focuses on buying needs across all categories, with a specific emphasis on shooting sports, sporting goods, and fall/winter apparel & footwear.

The event is organized by a member-owned buying group dedicated to the growth and success of independent retailers.

Feb 19 – Feb 22

Rocky Mountain Apparel, Gift & Resort Show 2023

Denver, CO

The Rocky Mountain Apparel, Gift & Resort Show 2023 is the top event for wholesale retail buyers. With over 500 lines of merchandise, such as lodge and resort souvenirs, it’s a great place for retailers from the Mid-West to the South-West of the United States to buy Native American jewelry, home decor, pottery, rugs, clothing, and fashion accessories.

Exhibitors can showcase their products and services to a target audience in this show which fills the vacancy left by the Denver Merchandise Mart and Rocky Mountain Gift Show’s permanent closure.

Feb 26 – Mar 1

2023 ASD MARKET Week – Consumer Goods Trade Show

Las Vegas, NV

ASD Market Week is the premier trade show for U.S. consumer merchandise. With 1,800 vendors and tens of thousands of buyers from around the world, this four-day event offers quality products at every price point. 

Find custom solutions for independent retailers, look for deals, and show off new products to people all over the world. Any business that does retail, e-commerce, distribution, or importing needs to be at this event.

Feb 26 – Feb 28

The NGA Show 2023

Las Vegas, NV

As the largest gathering of grocery retail and wholesale businesses, top executives in food retail, producers, and providers, The NGA Show is the ultimate event for independent grocers. Attendees will benefit from more than 40 educational workshops, 100 influential speakers, and 300 exhibitors showcasing innovative solutions over three days.

Attend The NGA Show 2023 to get insights on challenging business issues, stay up-to-date on trends, and find new ways to build profits. Colocated with IGA & Indoor Ag-Con events, this is a great business opportunity for those in the food and grocery space.

Feb 27 – Mar 2

eTail West 2023

Palm Springs, CA

eTail West 2023 is the premier e-commerce and omnichannel retail conference for senior-level executives and buyers who are eager to remain innovative and ahead of the curve.

There will be more than 30 hours of interactive sessions, more than 100 speakers from all areas of retail, action-packed stories, disruptive strategies, and strategic conversations. Plus, you can enjoy fine wines, cocktails, tasty food, and well-known evening receptions.


Mar 10 – Mar 19

SXSW 2023

Austin, TX

SXSW 2023 merges tech, film, and music for digital professionals to explore and learn about new interests. It features 15 tracks with keynotes, shows, and exhibitions alongside professional growth opportunities.

Exhibitors can showcase their products to their target audience and network with peers in their field. It’s a great event for business-enhancing connections!

Mar 11 – March 13

New England Made Giftware & Specialty Food Shows – Spring 2023

Portland, ME

New England Made Giftware & Specialty Food Show is a premier gifts show that features quality and unique New England-made products for home décor, apparel, jewelry, and more.

More than 300 exhibitors and 1,500 buyers attend the juried show, which offers retailers the chance to shop for top-tier products. Exhibitors are hand-selected based on workmanship, design, and production capabilities.

Mar 22 – March 24

Global Pet Expo 2023

Orlando, FL

Global Pet Expo is the pet industry’s leading trade show, offering a diverse selection of innovative pet products, ranging from natural supplements and healthy treats in the Natural Pet section, to high-end apparel in the Boutique section, and freshwater/saltwater innovations in the Everything Aquatic section.

The Learning Series features 40+ hours of live education to help professionals succeed—exhibitors have the opportunity to reach 6000+ buyers, showcase their products and services, and build lasting relationships with progressive companies.


Apr 12 – Apr 14

VDTA-SDTA International Trade Show and Convention 2023

Las Vegas, NV

The VDTA-SDTA 2023 Trade Show and Convention is the annual trade event for independent retailers in the sewing, quilting, floorcare, and home care industries.

Whether you’re a shop owner who wants to grow your business or an exhibitor who wants to make connections, you can connect with independent retailers and show off your products at the convention’s educational sessions and networking events.


May 3 – May 4

White Label World Expo US

Las Vegas, NV

White Label World Expo – Las Vegas is the perfect place for online sellers to gain insight into the e-commerce and retail industry. Connect with a multitude of suppliers, learn the latest trends in product branding, and attend interactive seminars and keynotes by experts.

Buyers, sellers, and suppliers can meet prospective clients and suppliers, try products, and boost their business. Exhibitors can show their products and services to business leaders and entrepreneurs from around the world.

May 16 – May 17

American Supply Chain Summit 2023

Dallas, TX

The American Supply Chain Summit is a yearly event for those working in supply chain and operations to share ideas and discuss topics like automation, advanced analytics, workforce, process improvement, and more. 

Attendees have the chance to meet new people, learn from case studies, and get strategies for making more money, reducing business risks, and getting more attention for their business. Also, exhibitors have the chance to market their goods and services to the right people.


June 13 – June 15

Retail Innovation Conference & Expo 2023 (Formerly RetailX)

Chicago, IL

Retail Innovation Conference & Expo 2023 provides the perfect opportunity for online businesses to expand. Exhibitors from around the globe boast a variety of profiles, including manufacturers, catalogers, financial and consumer service providers, branded manufacturers, vendors, web shopping portals, web merchants, and more.

It’s a great place to discover new suppliers, learn about industry trends, and network with others while keeping up-to-date on retail technology.

Make the Most of 2023 Trade Shows

If you’re an online seller who wants to grow your business in 2023, going to retail and wholesale trade shows can be a good way to do so. Attending one of the listed trade shows above can help you reach your goals, whether you want to find new suppliers, learn about industry trends, or connect with other businesses.

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