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18 Top Michigan Trade Shows in 2024

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Michigan’s trade show scene is a dynamic and bustling hub of industry-specific exhibitions, showcasing the state’s diverse economic landscape. This year’s lineup includes shows related to everything from the automotive sector, deeply rooted in Detroit’s history, to advanced manufacturing, technology, and agriculture. These events serve as a platform for local and international businesses to display their latest products and services, engage with potential clients, and foster partnerships. Here’s a list of upcoming events that businesses across industries can benefit from. 

Key Trade Shows April 2024

Northern Michigan Gift Show, April 8-10

Scheduled for April 8-10, 2024, at The Ellison Place in Gaylord, the Northern Michigan Gift Show is a premier event in the gifts, gourmet, and souvenir sectors. This trade show is expected to draw a diverse group of exhibitors and buyers, showcasing the latest trends and offerings in these vibrant industries. The event provides a unique opportunity for participants to network, exchange ideas, and discover new products and services tailored to the retail market. It’s a must-attend event for those looking to expand their horizons in the gift and souvenir market.

Michigan Safety Conference, April 16-17

Set to take place April 16-17 in Grand Rapids, the Michigan Safety Conference is a crucial event for those in the safety and health sectors. This conference is designed to offer a wealth of knowledge through various educational sessions that cover a wide range of topics pertinent to workplace safety and health standards, as well as networking opportunities and updates on industry developments. This gathering is essential for anyone looking to enhance their expertise, stay ahead of industry developments, or foster meaningful connections within the safety and health community in Michigan and beyond.

WCX SAE World Congress Experience, April 16-18

The WCX SAE World Congress Experience, taking place from April 16-18 at Huntington Place in Detroit, offers a glimpse into today’s mobility industry, while also exploring future innovations. The event will feature comprehensive technical discussions encompassing the full spectrum of today’s vehicles. Participants will also have the opportunity to engage with peers and leaders to spur even more developments throughout the industry.

MDA Annual Session, April 17-20

The Michigan Dental Association is gearing up to host its Annual Session April 17-20 at the Lansing Center in Lansing. This conference is renowned for its educational opportunities, tailored specifically for those in the dental field. Attendees can look forward to a comprehensive program that encompasses a wide array of topics, from the latest in dental techniques and technologies to patient care and practice management.

Advanced Laser Applications Conference, April 17-18

The Advanced Laser Applications Conference (ALAC) 2024 is set to take place April 17-18 in Troy. The event is a must for enthusiasts and professionals in the field of laser technology. As a premier gathering, ALAC 2024 is dedicated to unveiling the newest advancements and applications within the laser industry. Participants will have the opportunity to delve into various industry topics, from cutting-edge research and developments to practical applications that are shaping the future of various sectors reliant on laser technology. 

Michigan Townships Association Conference and Expo, April 22-25

Scheduled for April 22-25 at the Grand Traverse Resort in Acme, the Michigan Townships Association Conference and Expo is a pivotal event that brings together township officials from across the state. This expo is designed to foster a collaborative environment where attendees can engage in a variety of workshops and educational sessions, all aimed at enhancing governance and community service within Michigan’s townships. The event also offers invaluable networking opportunities, allowing officials to connect, share best practices, and discuss innovative solutions to common challenges faced by local governments. This gathering is an essential platform for township representatives looking to enrich their knowledge, skills, and professional networks.

Making It In Michigan, April 24

The Making It In Michigan trade show, scheduled for April 24, 2024, at the Lansing Center in Lansing, is a pivotal gathering for the state’s food industry. This event will unite a diverse mix of entrepreneurs, retail professionals, and government officials, all converging with a common goal to propel the growth of Michigan’s food sector. With more than 160 vendors on hand, attendees will have the opportunity to explore an extensive array of Michigan-made food products, ranging from artisanal eats to innovative food technologies. This trade show not only promises a platform for showcasing local culinary delights but also serves as a crucial networking event, fostering collaborations and discussions centered around the future of Michigan’s food industry.

Ceramics Expo, April 29-May 1

The Ceramics Expo, set to take place April 29-May 1 at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, is the premier event for professionals and enthusiasts in the ceramics industry. This expo is dedicated to showcasing the very latest in ceramic manufacturing technology, providing attendees with a unique opportunity to explore a wide range of innovative solutions and cutting-edge advancements in the field. From raw materials to finished products, the expo covers every aspect of ceramic production, offering insights into new techniques, materials, and applications. 

Thermal Management Expo North America, April 30-May 1

Set for April 30 to May 1 at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, the Thermal Management Expo North America is the go-to event for professionals in the production, distribution, or maintenance of thermal management solutions. This expo is tailored to showcase the latest in materials and technological innovations within the thermal management industry. Attendees will be able to explore how these advancements can be applied to improve application efficiency, performance, and durability of various technologies and practices within this ever-evolving industry. 

Other Notable Events in 2024

CannaTech Michigan, May 1-2

CannaTech Michigan, slated for May 1-2 at the Soaring Eagle Resort & Casino in Mt. Pleasant, emerges as a key business-to-business expo dedicated to the burgeoning legalized cannabis sector. This event aims to spotlight the myriad of business opportunities within the rapidly evolving cannabis industry, providing a pivotal platform for entrepreneurs, investors, and professionals to converge. Over two days, attendees will have the chance to delve into the latest trends, regulations, and innovations driving the cannabis market, through a series of comprehensive workshops, seminars, and networking sessions. 

Metro Michigan Show, Various Dates

The Metro Michigan Show takes place on various dates throughout 2024, including June 2-3, September 8-9 and November 3-4. The event is held at the Embassy Suites Detroit-Livonia in Livonia, and is celebrated for its wide-ranging selection of women’s apparel, accessories, jewelry, and footwear, drawing in fashion enthusiasts and industry professionals alike. Attendees can look forward to exploring an extensive array of styles, from the latest fashion-forward pieces to essential wardrobe staples, all under one roof. The show offers a vibrant platform for networking, trend-spotting, and discovering new brands, making it an essential event for those keen on staying at the forefront of women’s fashion trends.

Emissions 2024, May 3

Emissions 2024, scheduled for May 3, 2024, in Troy, Michigan, is poised to be a focal event for professionals and stakeholders in the field of emissions technology. This conference is specifically designed to address the latest advancements, innovations, and regulatory frameworks surrounding emissions control and environmental sustainability. Participants will have the opportunity to engage with leading experts, delve into cutting-edge research, and explore new technologies aimed at reducing environmental impact. The event serves as an essential platform for those committed to advancing emissions technology and adhering to evolving environmental standards, facilitating a comprehensive dialogue on the future of emissions control and its pivotal role in global sustainability efforts.

Battery Congress 2024, May 8-9

Battery Congress 2024 is set to convene on May 8-9 at the MSU Management Education Center in Troy. It is a premier event spotlighting the forefront of battery technology and its diverse applications. The event will unveil the latest innovations and trends in the battery sector, ranging from new energy storage solutions to advancements in electric vehicle batteries and beyond. Attendees will have the chance to witness firsthand the cutting-edge developments that are shaping the future of energy storage and mobility. The event promises a rich agenda filled with presentations, workshops, and exhibitions, providing a unique opportunity for industry leaders, researchers, and technologists to network, exchange ideas, and explore collaborative opportunities in the rapidly evolving world of battery technology.

Connected & Autonomous Vehicles Conference, June 5

The Connected & Autonomous Vehicles Conference 2024, taking place on June 5, 2024, in Novi, Michigan, is set to be an illuminating event focusing on the cutting-edge trends and developments within the connected and autonomous vehicle sector. This conference aims to gather industry experts, technologists, and innovators to discuss the future of transportation, highlighting the latest in vehicle connectivity, autonomy, and smart mobility solutions. Attendees will have the opportunity to delve into a variety of topics, from the integration of advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) to the impact of IoT and AI on vehicle technologies. The event is designed to provide a comprehensive overview of the current state and future prospects of connected and autonomous vehicles, offering insights into the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead in redefining modern transportation.

Foam Expo Connect, June 25-27

Foam Expo Connect 2024, scheduled for June 25-27 at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, is the world’s largest exhibition and conference dedicated exclusively to the technical foam industry. This event serves as a gathering point for manufacturers, buyers, and innovators in the foam sector, showcasing a wide array of products, materials, and cutting-edge technologies. Participants will have the unique opportunity to explore the latest advancements, connect with industry leaders, and gain insights into new market trends and applications of foam in various industries. The expo is designed to foster collaboration, knowledge exchange, and networking among professionals looking to stay ahead in the rapidly evolving foam manufacturing landscape, making it an essential event for anyone involved in the technical foam industry.

Northern Michigan Show, September 11-12

The Northern Michigan Show, scheduled for September 11-12, 2024, at The Ellison Place in Gaylord, has expanded its horizons to become a comprehensive multi-category market. This event now encompasses a broader spectrum, showcasing not only the latest in footwear but also a wide variety of fashion apparel and accessories. This show is designed to cater to both retailers and buyers, providing a one-stop destination for exploring the latest trends and collections across multiple segments of the fashion industry. Attendees can look forward to discovering new brands, engaging with designers, and sourcing products that align with the dynamic demands of today’s fashion-conscious consumers, making it an essential event for anyone involved in the fashion retail industry.

The Battery Show North America, October 7-10

From October 7-10, Huntington Place in Downtown Detroit will host the 14th annual Battery Show North America. This year’s show is set to draw more than 19,000 professionals, from engineers to business leaders and innovative thinkers, to explore innovations in advanced battery technology and solutions for the future’s energy demands. The event includes four days packed with educational sessions, networking opportunities, and a chance to discover the newest innovations with over 1,150 exhibitors from across the industry.

Electric and Hybrid Vehicle Technology EXPO North America, October 7-10

Taking place from October 7-10 at Huntington Place in Detroit, the Electric and Hybrid Vehicle Technology Expo North America is an event that focuses on the future of transportation. Running concurrently with the Battery Show, this expo unites a diverse group of professionals, including engineers, business leaders, and forward-thinking innovators from top industry companies, to delve into the latest advancements in electric and hybrid vehicle technology. The event is designed as a forum for discovering revolutionary products and forging significant advancements in the automotive industry.


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