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What Are the Trade Fairs with The Biggest Impact Worldwide in 2024?

5 Jan 2024

We’re already into 2024 – a year that promises incredible heights in the business world as many top-tier trade fairs return to the stage. There’s something to explore on every continent.

So we’ve made the selection of the largest and most impactful trade fairs across the world to get you in the spirit of business travel.

ATRAX 2024: January 11th – 13th; Istanbul, Turkey

Step into the forefront of the amusement park, attractions and recreational facilities industry at ATRAX 2024. This annual event held in Istanbul, Turkey not only presents a memorable product showcase but also features demonstrations, conferences and a gala dinner - a true dynamic platform for industry professionals to embrace the future.

With 196 suppliers and brands, ATRAX draws over 22,000 trade visitors, including 6,330 foreign trade visitors. Since its inception in 2012, ATRAX has consistently provided a unifying hub for industry professionals keen on entering the market or expanding their existing presence in Turkey and neighbouring countries. Hosted at the Tüyap Fair Convention and Congress Center, ATRAX is accompanied by the trade fair for vending machines and self-service technologies, VENDIST, which has newly entered the scene.

ATRAX attracts professionals from diverse sectors, including amusement parks, theme parks, water parks, museums, and aquariums. This annual gathering offers an invaluable opportunity for visitors to network with colleagues, establish new business connections, and gain insights into the latest trends and innovations shaping the industry. As the sole event dedicated to the attractions and recreation industry in its region, ATRAX provides a pivotal stage for key concepts, products and services catering to private sector entities, investors, public authorities, and local governments. Don't miss the chance to be part of the excitement at ATRAX 2024, where the future of amusement and recreation unfolds.

Picture: ATRAX

Gulfood Exhibition 2024: February 19th – 23rd; Dubai, UAE

Step into the culinary world at Gulfood Exhibition 2024. This fair, celebrated globally, showcases the latest trends in food and beverage, restaurant equipment, packaging technology and marketing strategies. With over 4000 international companies and 90,000 trade visitors from 193 countries, Gulfood is a widely visited event that attracts both exhibitors and attendees worldwide. Explore 120 country pavilions, attend masterclasses by 50 celebrated chefs and gain insights from 150 international speakers.

As a trendsetter dictating market trends, Gulfood, running annually since 1987 in Dubai, provides a stable and inclusive platform showcasing emerging consumer trends with precision. Visitors come prepared to execute their buying plans for the year and research geographical and sector-specific market trends. With expectations for fresh food sales reaching 280.5 million tonnes, Gulfood Exhibition stands as the prime space to position your products. The exhibition covers every imaginable flavour and food type, from beverages and fine foods to fish, additives, dairy products, fats and oils, coffee, kitchen equipment, meat and poultry, health and wellness, free-form, power brands, pulses, grains, cereals, and world foods.

Picture: Gulfood Exhibition

CHINAPLAS 2024: April 23rd – 26th; Ѕhаnghаі, Сhіnа

Embark on a journey through the heart of Asia’s rubber and plastic sectors at CHINAPLAS 2024, a pivotal international trade fair serving as a unifying point for regional markets. Set in rotation between Guangzhou and Shanghai, this major procurement platform attracts thousands of the top manufacturers from across Asia and a diverse global audience. With 3,400 international exhibitors, 80,000 international trade visitors, and 250,000 square metres of exhibition space featuring 3,800 machines across 20 theme zones, CHINAPLAS secures its position as the number one trade fair for the plastics and rubber sector in Asia and the second-largest globally after K FAIR in Germany.

Established in 1983, CHINAPLAS has become a regular fixture on China’s industry calendar. Recognized as a ‘UFI Approved Event’ by UFI, The Global Association of the Exhibition Industry, this fair offers comprehensive access to products, including plastic parts, processing machines, raw materials, plastic products, extrusion lines, injection moulding machines, rubber and rubber machinery.


АRАВІАN ТRАVЕL МАRКЕТ 2024: May 6th – 9th; Dubаі, UАЕ

Step into the dynamic world of travel and tourism at Arabian Travel Market 2024, a cornerstone of inbound and outbound travel business in the Middle East. Abbreviated as ATM, this international trade show, held annually in Dubai, UAE, bridges economic connections between the region and the rest of the world. It stands tall as one of the largest B2B events globally, providing the perfect arena to build brand recognition and explore new markets for travel enthusiasts.

ATM is a powerhouse in the travel industry and you see this spelled out clearly in its attendance: 2500 international exhibiting companies, 9000 international exhibitors, 28,000 international trade visitors, 900 accredited trade journalists and representation from 150+ countries. Founded in 1994, ATM has expanded its influence globally over nearly three decades, making it the premier platform to network with buyers from numerous countries. Supported by the Government of Dubai and the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing, ATM covers all facets of travel, including bus and airline travel, cruises, language trips, cultural tourism, spa trips and resort vacations. The show ensures that participants are betting on the safest option in the industry.

Picture: Arabian Travel Market

Beautyworld Japan Tokyo 2024: May 13th – 15th; Tokyo, Japan

Research the best of beauty product sales in Japan at Beautyworld Japan Tokyo. The acclaimed trade show serves as a respected platform for buyers nationwide to explore new products, place orders and network. The added bonus of the Tokyo Nail Forum, co-located with the event, makes it a must-attend for trade visitors. Beautyworld Japan Tokyo effortlessly connects exhibitors with the vast Japanese beauty market, one of the world's largest.

With 500 international exhibitors, 36,000 trade visitors, and 20% attending due to the Tokyo Nail Forum, the fair boasts a significant impact. Part of the globally renowned Beautyworld family of events, Beautyworld Japan Tokyo, held every spring since 1998 in Tokyo, shapes beauty trends for the upcoming year. Beautyworld Japan Tokyo builds on its solid foundation as a procurement platform with a packed program of seminars, presentations, and lectures. The eagerly awaited Premium Seminar series features leaders and experts discussing everything from aesthetics and makeup to effective management and leadership.

Picture: Beautyworld Japan Tokyo


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