July is right at the top of peak trade show season and some of the biggest are taking place from San Francisco, San Diego, and Las Vegas to Chicago, Miami, and overseas. Cigar aficionados converge on Vegas for The International Cigar and Pipe Retailers Association’s premier event of the year. “Swim Show” in Miami seems the perfect place for a worldwide exhibition in swim wear and lingerie. And the IFT Food Expo in Chicago is termed “the single most important event for professionals involved in food science and technology.”
One of the most renowned conventions by any standard also takes place in July: Comic Con in San Diego. Comic Con started in 1970 as an inspiration of comic, movie, and science fiction fans. Its popularity has exploded with attendees and celebrities on hand, many dressed for the experience as their favorite characters.
Comic Con has become part of the social culture lexicon, popularized even further in TV and movies from The Big Bang Theory to Ted 2. According to the official Comic Con website, attendance has topped 130,000 in recent years, getting so big that it has even spawned mini one-day events across the country.
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If you really want to know what time it is, check out the Hong Kong Watch & Clock Fair, the “World’s Preeminent Timepiece Event.” Albena, Bulgaria is your destination for geo-science research at the International Multidisciplinary Scientific Geo-Conference and Expo. As for AMTEX, the Asian Machine Tool Exhibition? Sorry, you just missed it in New Delhi, India. Maybe next year!