Here are a list of the most popular trade shows for independent inventors.

PGA Merchandise Show Location: Orlando, FL In addition to nearly 1000+ vendors representing every business sector of golf from market leaders to start-up companies, golf industry leaders will address key issues; attend timely education seminars and share relevant best practices; new golf employment initiatives will be launched; and professional networking will build important relationships.

Toy Fair Location: New York, NY The 109th annual American International Toy Fair® is the largest toy and youth product marketplace in the Western Hemisphere, bringing together more than 1,100 exhibiting manufacturers, distributors, importers and sales agents from around the globe to showcase their toy and entertainment products.

International Home + Housewares Show Location: Chicago, IL The International Home and Housewares Show is the world’s largest marketplace of homegoods. The show offers the opportunity to see first-hand consumer lifestyle and product trends for all areas of the home, both inside and out, under one roof.

SPREE Show Location: Las Vegas, NV SPREE, the Specialty Retail Entrepreneur Expo and Conference, is the specialty retail industry’s largest event—exclusively bringing retailers together with wholesalers, property managers and service providers from across the country.

National Hardware Show Location: Las Vegas, NV The National Hardware Show is a housing after-market show that brings together manufacturers and resellers of all products used to remodel, repair, maintain and decorate the home and garden. This show attracts a worldwide audience of more than 27,000 industry professionals over 150 product categories.

Response Expo Location: San Diego, CA Response Expo is the premiere event for direct response marketers from across the country. Learn how the best of the best in direct marketing through television, online, mobile and social media will change your business forever. Discover what major marketers and brands already know – that direct response marketing works and is the best way to build your customer base and increase revenue!

The Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market®AmericasMart, Atlanta. Contact 800-ATL-MART

Superzoo Location: Las Vegas, NV Experienced pet pros know that SuperZoo is THE place for business. Hosting top suppliers, thousands of pet retailers, quality networking and comprehensive educational opportunities, the National Show for Pet Retailers™ has just what you need to sell more, profit more, and succeed bigger.

NY Gift Show Location: NY, Jacob Javitz Center Variety of gift and travel industry products. new exhibit floor layout, positioning New York as the defining marketplace for fashion-forward, design-driven home, gift and lifestyle resources. The show’s transformation also includes new branding, as NYIGF becomes “NY NOW, the Market for Home & Lifestyle.”

Electronic Retailing Association D2C Convention Location: Las Vegas, NV The ERA D2C Convention is produced by the Electronic Retailing Association (ERA), the only trade association in the U.S. and internationally that represents leaders of the direct-to-consumer marketplace, which includes members that maximize revenues through electronic retailing on television, online and on radio.

ABC Kids Expo Location: Louisville, KY The 2013 ABC Kids Expo promises to feature the newest innovative products and unsurpassed networking opportunities in the industry. This is a private trade show for the juvenile products industry and is not open to the general public. The ABC Kids Expo welcomes all retailers, exhibiting manufacturers, sales representatives, importer/exporters and members of the media.

T&G Conference Location: Chicago, IL The International Toy & Game Inventor and Industry Conference, is the toy industry’s original, preeminent, most comprehensive conference available to toy and game inventors and seasoned industry professionals from around the world.

SEMA Location: Las Vegas, NV – The SEMA Show is the premier automotive specialty products trade event in the world. It draws the industry’s brightest minds and hottest products to one place, the Las Vegas Convention Center. In addition, the SEMA Show provides attendees with educational seminars, product demonstrations, special events, networking opportunities and more.