Looking for your next supplier in Europe? In this guide, we list trade shows dedicated to a wide range of products – including textiles, kitchen products, beauty products, jewelry, electronics construction products, and much more.
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Messe Frankfurt, which means “Frankfurt Trade Fair,” is one of the largest trade fairs in the world. The fair hosts exhibitions showcasing thousands of goods and numerous services. Every year, new events are held at Messe Frankfurt, which employs around 2,300 workers in 30 different locations.
In 2019, 5.1 million people visited events organized by Messe Frankfurt. In 2021 there were fewer visitors (1.6 million), due to Covid-19.
Messe Frankfurt comprises numerous fairs targeting different consumer products. These include fairs dedicated to cycling communities, lighting, building products, and textiles.
Beauty Dusseldorf is one of the largest trade fairs dedicated solely to beauty products and services. During the two-day affair, hundreds of exhibitors display their goods and services. Some of the product highlights include nail varnish, lotions, ampules, and creams.
According to the company’s website, the exhibition features over 1,000 brands from more than 32 countries. The exhibition area covers about 68,000 square meters and welcomes over 50,000 visitors from more than 70 countries.
Location: Messe Dusseldorf, Stockumer Hofe, 40474 Dusseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Founded in 2004, Preshow Noël is a leading toys and games trade fair. Held annually in France, the exhibition welcomes visitors from many countries. The trade show is an “invite-only” event, following the application of each exhibitor.
According to the website, the 16th edition featured 110 exhibitors, 29 of which were new. The website has an information request form for all potential visitors and exhibitors willing to learn more.
2D and 3D children’s puzzles
Dates: 21-25 November 2022
Number of Exhibitors: 110
Exhibitors and visitors are admitted only by invitation
Location: Bd Eugene Coruche, 14800, Deauville, France
SILMO is a leading trade show that caters to the eyewear and optics world. Every year, eye care experts and eyewear enthusiasts gather in Paris to visit the fair and foster connections.
The fair also provides eyewear brands and opticians an avenue to interact with the latest technologies in the optics space. SILMO sees over a thousand exhibitors from more than 40 countries.
The fair takes place on a 110,000 square meters exhibition area, which welcomed about 37,000 visitors in the 2019 edition. The trade show also organizes the SILMO D’OR awards to celebrate creators.
Dates: 23-26 September 2022
Number of Exhibitors: 1,000+
SILMO academy and SILMO awards
SILMO social networks kit downloadable on the fair’s website
Location: Paris Nord Villepinte, ZAC Paris Nord 2, 93420 Villepinte, Paris, France
Lineapelle is a trade fair dedicated to showcasing the latest designs for leather products. The exhibition features thousands of brands who travel to Milano in Italy to display their goods to buyers. The fair showcases a wide variety in terms of materials, products, and designs.
The Lineapelle exhibition takes place twice a year, and for 2022, the summer edition has already taken place in February. The next edition is the winter, scheduled for September.
Dates: February and September 2022
Number of Exhibitors: 1,155
Two editions per year
Phones are disallowed in areas where the most innovative goods are displayed
Location: Strada Statale 33 del Sempione, 28 20017 – Rho, Milano, Italy
Goldsmiths and jewelry enthusiasts meet every year in Vicenza, Italy, to share ideas and make purchases. The Vicenzaoro trade fair features jewelry, gold products, and the largest exhibition of technologies and machinery for goldsmiths.
The exhibition is divided into two major segments; the VO’CLOCK PRIVE, where collectors and professionals gather to have a look at the latest products in the industry, and the VO VINTAGE, which is essentially a marketplace for the general public to purchase vintage watches and jewelry. The trade show also covers packaging solutions and visual merchandising.
Machinery for goldsmiths
Dates: 17-21 March 2022
Number of Exhibitors: 1,500
“Made in Italy” production
An extensive trade show that includes conferences and expert debates
Location: Via Oreficeria, 16, 36100, Vicenza, Italy
Iberzoo + Propet
Based in Madrid, the Iberzoo + Propet trade fair brings together hundreds of exhibitors and thousands of visitors for the exhibition and purchase of pet products. In addition, the exhibition caters to professionals in the veterinary industry and related industries.
According to the trade show’s website, the last edition featured over 300 exhibitors across more than 50 countries. There were also about 12,000 visitors and hundreds of participating companies.
Dates: 10-12 March 2022
Number of Exhibitors: 300
Pet lovers and experts community available through the Iberzoo + Propet LIVE Connect app
Location: Av. del Partenon, 5, 28042, Madrid, Spain
Feria de Mueble
Feria del Mueble in Spain centers around showcasing the latest designs and trends in furniture and other wooden products. The trade show provides exhibitors with an avenue to reach an audience of interested buyers.
The website contains the catalog, which comprises the hundreds of products and presentations that feature during the exhibition. The 2022 edition will be the 8th exhibition of the trade show.
Wood and related products
Dates: 22-25 March 2022
Number of Exhibitors: 500
The trade show has an app for its community
Comprehensive catalog available on the website
Location: A-2, Km 311, 50012, Zaragoza, Spain
RISI European Conference
The RISI European Conference is an annual conference organized by Fastmarkets RISI, covering packaging, and other forest products. This exhibition is slightly more academic than regular commercial fairs. The trade show also takes place both physically and online.
The three-day conference features presentations by experts in the forest industry. The exhibition features more than 200 attendees and over 25 speakers. Fastmarkets also organizes PPI awards to celebrate leading businesses in the forest space.
Pulp and paper
Dates: 8-10 March 2022
Number of Exhibitors: 200
The fair takes a more academic approach
The fair is Euro-centric
Location: R. Latino Coelho 1, 1050-234 Lisboa, Portugal
Expo Cosmetica is a top trade fair on cosmetics and beauty products. The fair holds annually in Portugal and features appearances from hundreds of exhibitors. Similar to the diversity of the exhibitors, the visitors also come from different countries.
The trade show also organizes a beauty award dedicated to innovative businesses in the cosmetics industry. Exhibitors can find comprehensive information concerning presentations on the fair’s website.
Dates: 2-4 April 2022
Number of Exhibitors: 313
Location: Exponor, Av. Dr. Antonioa Macedo, 4454-515 Leca da Palmeira, Portugal
Meble Polska is a furniture trade fair in Eastern Europe and welcomes visitors from different parts of the world. The five-day event usually offers an array of home furniture, kitchen furniture, bathroom furniture, and garden equipment.
Meble Polska trade fair provides business partnerships as one of the features of its exhibition. The trade show also organizes the MTP Gold Medal award for the most innovative products and the ACANTHUS award for products with the best architectural and graphic solutions.
Dates: 16-19 May 2022
Number of Exhibitors: 382
MTP and ACANTHUS Awards
2022 event date has been postponed
Location: Poznań Progress Center, Głogowska 10, 60-734, Poznań, Poland
The Amberif Spring International Fair of Amber and Jewelry
The Amberif Spring International Fair of Amber and Jewelry is one of Poland’s biggest jewelry trade shows. The exhibition has been held for almost three decades and welcomes exhibitors from within and outside Poland. The focus of the three-day event is the promotion of amber and jewelry.
The products of the over 200 exhibitors were also displayed over 3,500 times on a virtual platform. The 2022 edition will welcome 6,000 visitors from across over 50 countries.
Dates: 22-24 March 2022
Number of Exhibitors: 200+
Numerous available categories including design gallery, start-up zone, and tech zone
Location: Żaglowa 11, 80-560 Gdansk, Poland
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