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List of Trade Associations & Trade Shows

This list of trade associations and trade shows will help you pick your niche and find your target market so you can network with the right people -- the ones who value your services.

This list is mostly US-based resources -- but if you are looking for markets in Canada, check out this list of Canadian associations. (A shout out and thank you to Jennifer Hazen for collecting and sending so many of these links.)

Also, for a complete overview on how to do networking once you've chosen your niche, check out "It's Who You Know:  The Ultimate Networking Kit."

Advertising/Communications/Marketing/Media

Animal & Pet-Related

Architect/Engineering Firms 

Arts & Culture/Museums

Associations

Automotive

Beauty & Personal Care

Beverage

 Business

Children's

Coaching

Construction

Consumer

Cybersecurity

Data

Design

Entrepreneurs

Events

Fashion

Finance

Fitness/Health

Food

Gaming Industry

Green

Greeting Cards/Crafts

Healthcare

Higher Education (Universities & Colleges) 

Horticulture & Floriculture

Hospitality and Hotels

HR

Insurance

IT & Tech

Jewelry

Law

Library

Manufacturing

Media

Medical

Natural Resource Management (clean tech) 

Non-profits and Foundations

Office

Outdoor Industry

Photography

Professional services

Publications

Publishing

Real Estate

Retail/Merchandising

Retirement

Technology

Telecom

Travel

Veterinary

Wedding

Wine

Writers

    Trade Groups & Trade Shows