The 21 Best Trade Shows and Corporate Events in Latin America - Colombia Mice

The 21 Best Trade Shows and Corporate Events in Latin America

Colombia-MICE is part of the Pelecanus Travel Group. We are based in Bogota, Colombia and we specialize in business travel and all services related to meetings, incentives, congresses and exhibitions. 

Latin America hosts thousands of corporate meetings, fairs and exhibitions across a variety of industries each year, making this part of the world the ideal destination for any entrepreneur looking to expand their business into the Latin American market. 

Below are the top 21 events in Latin America for different industries. 

Agribusiness Trade Shows in Latin America 


Theme: Agricultural machinery, plant protection products, and animal husbandry 
Date: March 
Location: Predio Ferial y Autodromo San Nicolás City, Buenos Aires 
Country: Argentina 
Exhibitors: > 580 
Visitors: > 165,000 

The latest technologies will be presented in the following areas: 

  • Machinery, 
  • Phytosanitary products, 
  • Livestock and 
  • Other services. 

More interesting facts about Expoagro

  • 22,000 m2 of exhibition space 
  • 4,000 m of paved main road and 8,000 m of internal roads 
  • Parking for 12,000 vehicles 
  • 23,700 m2 of gastronomic offer 
Economic data 
  • Auction of 45,000 cattle worth US$8 million (2020). 
  • More than 60,000 million Argentine pesos in banking transactions and loan applications. 
  • More than US$8 million was raised in international business rounds. 

Aquaculture Trade Shows in Latin America 


Theme: Aquaculture, fisheries, and technology 
Date: March 
Venue: AquaSur Fair, Chinchín, and Puerto Montt 
Country: Chile 
Exhibitors: > 230 
Visitors: > 20,000 

AquaSur is the largest aquaculture exhibition in Latin America, showcasing new technologies, products and services for the fish farming industry. 

In addition, more than 

  • 200 brands and 
  • 25 countries participated. 

More facts about AQUASUR 

  • Over 12,500 m2 net exhibition space 
Economic data 
  • Exports (mainly salmon) valued at over US$4.383 million 

Trade Shows in Latin America 


Theme: Hospital machinery, medicine, medical equipment 
Date: September 
Location: Centro Costa Salguero, Buenos Aires 
Country: Argentina 
Exhibitors: > 150 
Visitors: > 10,000 

The International Exhibition of Healthcare Products, Equipment and Services takes place every year in Argentina and is considered the most important healthcare exhibition in Latin America and Spanish-speaking countries. 

This event showcases the latest technology medical products and devices from more than 20 countries. 

Trade fair visitors are above all: 

  • Salespeople 
  • Wholesalers 
  • Retailers 
  • Hospital administrators 
  • Clinics 
  • Laboratories 

EA Expoalimentaria

Theme: Food, machines for the food industry, services 
Date: September 
Location: Centro de Exposiciones Jockey, Lima 
Country: Peru 
Exhibitors: > 560 
Visitors: > 40,000 

The EA Expoalimentaria is the most important food fair in Latin America and one of the most important negotiating points for: 

  • Food 
  • Beverages 
  • Containers and packaging
  • Services 
  • Machinery 
  • Equipment 
  • Industrial technology 

More facts about the EA Expoalimentaria 

  • 3,500 international visitors 
  • 2,153 international buyers 
  • More than 1,457 food products 
Economic data 
  • Over US$830 million in deals won. 

AUTOCOM Trade Fair

Theme: Commerce, services for commerce, and technology for commerce 
Date: April 
Location: Expo Center North, Sao Paulo 
Country: Brazil 
Exhibitors: >150 
Visitors: > 12,000 

This fair specializes in technology related to retail. This is the premier event in Latin America for the latest trends in commerce and retail. The topics are software, hardware and other products developed by the exhibitors such as shipping and invoicing programs, payment systems, printers, scales, projectors and other products. 

More facts about AUTOCOM

  • It is the largest trade fair for the industry in Latin America 
  • All the important players in the field are present 
  • Congresses and up-to-date information about what is happening in the market 
  • Business and networking point 

International Franchise Fair  – FIF

Topic: Franchising, business alternatives 
Date: June 
Location: World Trade Center Mexico City 
Country: Mexico 
Exhibitors: > 138 

At the International Franchise Fair you will find various topics such as 

  • Food and beverages, 
  • Couriers and parcels, 
  • Pawnshops, 
  • Education, 
  • Coaching 
  • Construction and renovation, 
  • Children’s market 

More facts about FIF 

  • 9,000 m2 net exhibition space 
Economic data 
  • Over 8,000 investors 

This is the ideal place to showcase your business, acquire clients and allies, attend workshops, learn about the competition and learn about the latest business models in Latin America. 

Bogota International Book Fair – FILBo

Theme: Literature, book trade, and translation services 
Date: April/May 
Location: Corferias, Bogota 
Country: Colombia 
Exhibitors: > 500 national and international exhibitors 
Visitors: > 600,000 

The International Book Fair in Bogotá is one of the most internationally recognized book fairs in the world and at the same time the most important and longest-running cultural event in the country. 

 In the commercial field, FILBo has a strategic space through the International Business Fair for 

  • Transactions 
  • Books trading 
  • Discussion of publishing rights and 
  • Translation services offering 

More interesting facts about FILBO 

Economic data 
  • 114 tables in the International Business Lounge, 350 participants, with a business expectation of more than 4 million dollars in one year. 
  • 129 in-person events in bookstores, schools, universities, public and school libraries. 
  • Facebook: 129,400 followers 
  • Twitter: 113,600 followers 
  • Instagram: 81,800 followers 

Health and Beauty Fairs in Latin America 


Theme: Health, beauty, technology, and cosmetics 
Date: July 
Location: World Trade Center Mexico City 
Country: Mexico 
Exhibitors: > 250 
Visitors: > 50,000 

The beauty sector meets at Expo-BELLEZA FEST Mexico. Experts from the cosmetics industry as well as suppliers of technologies and products can exchange information here. 

More facts about Expo Belleza 

  • More than 8,000 m2 of exhibition space. 
Special services 
  • Beauty Caravans: The trade fair organizers promote and support the exhibitors in promoting the products. 
  • Premier Visitors: A premium service with benefits for high-level visitors. 
  • Newsletter: A powerful advertising and communication tool between visitors and exhibitors to present novelties, trends and techniques. 
  • Online Shop Catalog: A digital space made available to exhibitors to promote their online shops. 
  • 24/7 Directory: The industry’s best digital catalog with the best products, videos and how-to guides. Exhibitors can access and update their information throughout the year. 
  • Business in Motion: A webinar program designed to introduce the public to world leaders speaking on international issues of general interest. 

Manufacturing Trade Shows in Latin America 

International Technology and Manufacturing Fair – FITMA 

Theme: Industrial manufacturing, technology 
Date: June 
Location: Centro Citibanamex, Mexico City 
Country: Mexico 
Exhibitors: > 150 

The following topics can be found at the International Fair for Technology and Manufacturing: 

  • Cutting tools, 
  • Clamping systems, 
  • Robots and automation systems, 
  • Training, 
  • Machinery. 

The fair offers demonstrations, organizes meetings with potential partners, dealers and future allies, and creates business opportunities and much more. 

This event is considered one of the most important in this sector for the following reasons: 

  • State-of-the-art technologies are presented at the Emerging Technology Showcase Theater 
  • International business developments are discussed. 
  • Networking areas and activities are offered. 
  • Training courses and conferences are held. 

Trade Shows for the Textile and Fashion Industry in Latin America 

Emitex, Simatex, Confemaq

Theme: Fashion, textile, fashion design, and textile machinery 
Date: May/June 
Location: Centro Costa Salguero, Buenos Aires, Argentina 
Country: Argentina 
Exhibitors: > 300 
Visitors: > 13,000 

Emitex: International Exhibition of Subcontractors for the Garment Industry. 

Simatex: International Textile Machinery Exhibition. 

Confemaq: International Garment Machinery Exhibition. 

The main manufacturers, producers and suppliers of fabrics from more than 21 countries take part in these three events, which take place simultaneously. All kinds of textile machines, services, training, workshops, conferences and fashion supplies from all over the world will be shown. 

More facts about Emitex, Simatex, Confemaq

  • 12,000 m2 

International Trade Fair for Leather, Chemical Products, Components, Machinery and Equipment for Footwear and Tanneries – FIMEC 

Theme: Textile, leather, shoes, machines and textile technology 
Date: March 
Location: Fenac, Novo Hamburgo (Rio Grande do Sul) 
Country: Brazil 
Exhibitors: > 500 

This is the most important event for the leather and footwear industry in Latin America. Here you will find a wide range of products such as hides and skins, chemical products, machines and technologies. 

More facts about FIMEC 

  • 36,400m2 construction volume. 
  • 30,000 m2 of exhibition space 
  • 2,000 parking spaces 

This fair is a great relationship and marketing tool that, in addition to advertising for the participating companies, also enables direct contact with international business partners. 

International Footwear & Leather Show – IFLS & Specialized Leather, Supplies, Machinery Exhibition – EICI 

Topic: Textile, leather, machines and textile technology, trade 
Date: February 
Location: Corferias, Bogota 
Country: Colombia 
Exhibitors: > 207 

The International Footwear and Leather Show takes place in Bogota, Colombia. Thanks to the various exhibitors, you can find all kinds of clothing, shoes and various items in leather and fur at this fair. 

In addition to marketing these products, there are technologies, services and other elements to be at the forefront of the latest fashion trends, which result in sales of about 18,000 million COP. 

Logistics Trade Shows in Latin America 


Theme: Logistics in retail 
Date: August 
Location: Predio La Rural, Buenos Aires 
Country: Argentina 
Exhibitors: > 250 
Visitors: 20,000 

EXPOLOGISTI-K presents the best logistics and supply chain professionals and welcomes participants from all over the world. Here you will find logistics for all business processes. 

 Exhibitors are companies specializing in the following areas: 

  • Packaging, 
  • Production, 
  • Storage, 
  • Transport 
  • Sales. 
  • More than 18,000 m2

TOC Americas

Theme: Port processes and logistics, transport, import and export processes of goods 
Date: October 
Venue: The Westin Lima Hotel & Convention Center, Lima 
Country: Peru 

This conference is aimed at terminal operators and other logistics professionals in the area of shipping centers or ports. 

With the participation of more than 40 countries you will find: 

  • Shippers 
  • Suppliers 
  • Logistic managers 
  • Shipping lines 
  • Port authorities 
  • Terminal operators 
  • And other key industry players. 

 Some of the key activities at this event are: 

  • The Container Supply Chain Conference: This conference brings together representatives from across the international supply chain. 
  • The Port Technology Exhibition: An area dedicated to each country’s main manufacturers and suppliers of port equipment and services. 
  • TECH TOC Conference: It is dedicated to the latest advances in container terminal operations. 

Tourism Trade Shows in Latin America 

WTM Latin America

Theme: Tourism in Latin America, tourism industry 
Date: April 
Location: Expo Center North, Sao Paulo 
Country: Brazil 
Exhibitors: > 600 
Visitors: > 9,000 

The World Travel Market aims to attract the world to Latin America and to promote Latin America around the world. So if you are looking to expand in the tourism sector, this is the ideal show for you. 

There are thousands of opportunities for networking, business, alliances and seminars focused on the travel and tourism sector. 

All of this is thanks to the more than 47 seminars and conferences held at the fair. 

Vitrina Turística ANATO

Theme: Tourism, hotels, airlines, travel agencies, and tourism industry 
Date: February 
Location: Corferias, Bogota 
Country: Colombia 
Exhibitors: > 700 
Visitors: > 10,500 

Organized by the Colombian Association of Travel and Tourism Agencies (ANATO), Vitrina Turística (Tourist Showcase) is the country’s most important tourism industry event. This is an event not open to the general public. 

 This commercial event brings together companies and professionals from travel agencies, trade associations, car rental companies, hotels, educational institutions and airlines to present the goods, services and product chain of the tourism industry on a national and international level. 

Also, each edition generates more than 3,500 jobs in the city of Bogota, as well as more than 120,000 commercial contracts, which is equivalent to USD 47 million annually for the total of the Showcase.

MICE Business Tourism Trade Shows in Latin America 

Evento Business Show – EBS Fair 

Theme: MICE tourism, corporate events, tourism industry 
Date: June 
Venue: Reboucas Convention Center, Sao Paulo 
Country: Brazil 
Exhibitors: > 80 

The unmissable Evento Business Show is the largest exhibition, congress and business conference in Brazil dedicated to the MICE and T&D (Transport & Distribution) segments. 

Brazil takes place at the same time as the MICE Brazil Congress and the Speed Meeting EBS, the trade fair’s business roundtable. 

In this space, you will find about 600 business rounds and various participants of this sector to boost the market of corporate events, training and incentives. 

It is the perfect event to learn everything about MICE tourism and to find the best meeting and event destination for business travelers from small, medium and large companies. 

Incentives Business Travels & Meetings – IBTM Americas 

Theme: MICE tourism, corporate events, tourism industry 
Date: August 
Location: Centro Citibanamex, Mexico City 
Country: Mexico 
Exhibitors: > 600 

Incentives Business Travels & Meetings caters to organizers of meetings and events in North and South America. 

The participants include trade associations, service providers for event production, event technology, and transport and travel services. 

Thanks to the great opportunity to participate in more than 14,000 professional events, you can find new ideas for your business, meet new suppliers for any product you need and network with companies from other countries in the field of tourism. 

Mining Trade Shows in Latin America 


Theme: Technology and machines for mining processes, mining 
Date: April 
Location: Centro de Exposiciones Jockey, Lima 
Country: Peru 
Exhibitors: >1,270 
Visitors: >110,000 

EXPOMINA brings together the world’s leading mining suppliers to showcase the latest in mining machinery, technology and services. Activities such as conferences, business rounds and promotions take place. 

More facts about EXPOMINA 

  • 47,000 m2 
  • More than 34 countries 
Economic data 
  • US$700 million in purchases 


Theme: Mining machinery and technology, mining industry business network 
Date: June 
Venue: Recinto Ferial y de Actividades Comunitarias, Antofagasta 
Country: Chile 
Exhibitors: > 1,000 
Visitors: > 41,000 

This fair is one of the largest in Latin America with the participation of 30 invited countries. The aim is to exchange information on future investments, technologies and opportunities for the growth of the mining industry and to create business networks on a national and international level. 

More facts about EXPONOR 

Economic data 
  • US$ 850 billion in business 
Special services 
  • Around 2,200 meetings with 120 executives from 27 mining companies. 
  • Visits to mining and industrial sites. 
  • 115 technical lectures by experts from the mining and energy sector. 
  • Seminars

Design Fairs in Latin America 

La Feria de Diseño

Theme: Industrial design, architecture, and infrastructure 
Date: July 
Location: Plaza Mayor Convention Center, Medellin, Colombia 
Country: Colombia 
Exhibitors: >170 
Visitors: >18,000 

This fair is the largest design business platform in the country. Participants from key design sectors will be featured, such as: 

  • Digital design,  
  • Interior design 
  • Graphic design, 
  • Industrial design, 
  • Architecture, 
  • Marketing, 
  • Technology, 
  • Restaurants, 
  • Construction 

Workshops and conferences will be offered, where there will also be networking spaces to create connections between brands, professionals and buyers for the realization of possible deals.