The new year brings new opportunities for many companies. Trade shows can help businesses accomplish business goals, and there are many benefits to attending and exhibiting at these events.

At Bedford Technology, one of our new year’s resolutions is to create better experiences for our customers and prospects by providing exceptional service. To do this, communication, relationships and education are key. Trade shows help us make deeper connections with our customers, and help our customers understand how our products can be used in a variety of versatile applications.

Here is a list of shows that we will be attending this year:

2018 Trade Shows

Northern Green 

Northern Green Expo 2018Minneapolis, MN – 1/2/2018-1/4/2018 (Exhibiting)

The Northern Green Expo brings together “green industry” enthusiasts and professionals from all over the country. With educational sessions and networking opportunities, this show commemorates companies who are also environmentally-friendly.

Twitter Hashtag: #northerngreen


International Builders’ Show (IBS) 

International Builders Show 2018Orlando, FL – 1/9/2018-1/11/2018 (Attending)

The International Builders’ Show (IBS) is an annual event that focuses on the construction industry, bringing together over 60,000 visitors from over 100 countries. The event features educational sessions, networking opportunities and awards and recognitions.

Twitter Hashtag: #IBSOrlando


Illinois Association of Park Districts (IAPD)/ Illinois Park & Recreation Association (IRPA) Conference 

IAPD/IRPA Annual Conference 2018Chicago, IL – 1/18/2018-1/20/2018 (Exhibiting)

The IAPD/IRPA Conference is a state event for parks and recreation and conservation agencies in Illinois. You’ll learn about new products and develop professional skills with over 150 educational sessions and 300 exhibitors.

Twitter Hashtag: #ILparksconf


Unified Wine & Grape Symposium 

Unified Wine & Grape Symposium 2018Sacramento, CA – 1/24/2018-1/25/2018 (Attending)

The Unified Wine & Grape Symposium is the largest wine and grape industry trade show in North America. It features product information related to the wine and grape industry and includes international representation in sessions and exhibits.

Twitter Hashtag: #UWGS


International Marina & Boatyard Conference (IMBC) 

International Marina & Boatyard Conference 2018New Orleans, LA – 1/31/2018-2/2/2018 (Exhibiting)

The IMBC is the leading marina and boatyard conference geared towards owners, operators and managers, builders and industry consultants. At the event, marine professionals exchange information, discuss trends in the industry and discover new techniques, methods and products.

Twitter Hashtag: #IMBC2018


Golf Industry Show (GIS) 

Golf Industry Show 2018San Antonio, TX – 2/3/2018-2/8/2018 (Exhibiting)

The Golf Industry Show is the largest trade show in golf course management. This event features “Inside the Ropes”, which is a unique space to interact with the exhibits and industry partners. This year, Bedford Technology will be inside this realistic golf course design, construction and maintenance area.

Twitter Hashtag: #GIS_2018


WA Wine Growers 

Washington Association of Wine Growers 2018Kennewick, WA – 2/7/2018-2/9/2018 (Exhibiting)

The Washington Association of Wine & Grape Growers event is the second largest of its kind in the nation and it features exhibits, educational sessions and networking opportunities. Bedford Technology’s rep, Schrader Co. Sales, LLC. will be exhibiting at this show. Make sure to stop by and see them!




FenceTech 2018Phoenix, AZ – 2/7/2018-2/9/2018 (Attending)

Each year, this tradeshow is an opportunity to connect with other professionals in the fencing industry, learn about new products and techniques and build relationships to help companies grow.

Twitter Hashtag: #FENCETECH2018


World Ag Expo 

World Ag Expo 2018Tulare, CA – 2/15/2018-2/17/2018 (Attending)

The purpose of this annual event is to encourage conversations, inventions and innovations in the world of agriculture. As our products are more commonplace in agricultural applications, Bedford Technology is excited exhibit in 2018.

Twitter Hashtag: #WorldAgExpo


Parks & Recreation Summit 

Parks & Recreation Summit 2018Atlanta, GA – 4/23/2018-4/25/2018 (Exhibiting)

The Parks & Recreation Summit provides face-to-face meetings to build and grow relationships. User-generated content and a custom agenda helps your company’s specific initiatives.



Inland Rivers, Ports and Terminals (IRPT) Annual Conference 

Inland Rivers Ports and Terminals Annual Conference 2018Cincinnati, OH – 4/24/2018-4/26/2018 (Exhibiting)

The IRPT Annual Conference offers an increased visibility experience for exhibitors and attendees. Educational sessions cover innovative technology, business development and infrastructure updates.

Twitter Hashtag: @InlandRivers1


International Conference on Coastal Engineering (ICCE) 

International Conference on Coastal Engineering 2018Baltimore, MD – 7/30/2018-8/3/2018 (Attending)

The ICCE is an event held biannually that focuses on coastal processes, structures, environment and management. The conference offers educational sessions and networking opportunities for coastal professionals from all over the world.



National Parks and Recreation Association (NRPA) Annual Conference

National Parks & Recreation Association Annual Conference 2018Indianapolis, IN – 9/25/2018-9/27/2018 (Exhibiting)

The NRPA Annual Conference brings together park and recreation professionals to inspire innovation, education and networking opportunities. The event is the largest gathering of park and recreation professionals in the world.

Twitter Hashtag: #NRPAConference


Construction Specification Institute (CSI) Conference 

CONSTRUCT Annual Conference 2018Long Beach, CA – 10/4/2018-10/5/2018 (Attending)

CSI hosts the annual meeting with CONSTRUCT. The national trade show is for commercial building teams to learn about new products, connect with other professionals and build relationships.

Twitter Hashtags: #CSI, #CONSTRUCT


American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) Annual Meeting 

ASLA Annual Meeting 2018Philadephia, PA – 10/19/2018-10/22/2018 (Exhibiting)

The ASLA Annual Meeting encourages the Society’s mission to “advance landscape architecture through advocacy, communication, education, and fellowship”. This event is full of educational sessions, product information and networking opportunities for landscape architects.

Twitter Hashtag: #ASLA2018


Greenbuild International Conference and Expo 

Greenbuild Expo 2018Chicago, IL – 11/14/2018-11/16/2018 (Attending)

The Greenbuild is the largest conference dedicated to green building. The show brings together industry leaders from all around the world to learn about new product developments, technology and ideas.

Twitter Hashtag: #Greenbuild2018



Full-Steam Ahead for 2018!

As you can see, we have a busy year planned! Please visit our website and follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter to learn more about our products, and information about specific trade shows.