March 10-19, 2017 Dates & Deadlines

Trade show

The Trade Show highlights the integrations and overlaps between SXSW’s converging industries, hosting a diverse range of forward-thinking exhibitors – from promising startups to established industry leaders.


Trade show

Trade Show at SXSW 2016. Photo by Merrick Ales.

About

 

The four-day exhibition is composed of four main shows designed to enhance and complement conference programming. Each show encourages targeted connections and new discoveries through niche pavilions including Digital Music Lounge, Come & Capture, Future of Food, The Sport Spot, The MedTech Pavilion, App Annex, Stompbox, Synth Space, and many more to be revealed.

Several stages located throughout the shows feature content aimed to promote discovery, education, and inspiration, such as Next Stage, Pitch Stage, and Podcast Stage.

Pitch Stage

The Trade Show Pitch Stage is an opportunity for exhibitors to present their products and services to SXSW attendees in an exciting, fast-paced live showcase. Each hour features a high-powered showcase of exhibitors grouped by theme. Stop by for exciting demos, fun giveaways, and networking following the pitches.

Next Stage

Next Stage draws inspiration from the creative industries to feature presentations and performances that span the focus of Interactive, Film and Music. These convergent sessions showcase the inventive, emerging talent participating at SXSW, including cross industry panels with diverse speakers, and intimate showcases from official SXSW artists.

Exhibitor Meet and Greets

Exhibitors will have the chance to participate in hourly Meet and Greet slots during the Trade Show. Each participating exhibitor is encouraged to provide food, drink and other fun amenities for registrants and will be listed in SXSW schedules as the ‘featured’ exhibitor of the hour. This rotating event provides exhibitors with an opportunity to network with attendees and will replace the traditional Trade Show Block Party.

Platinum Connection

As part of SXSW’s ongoing commitment to global outreach, we are continuing to develop our unique international B2B networking service, the Platinum Connection.

This elite program matches expertly selected international companies with US companies and facilitates 1-on-1 meetings between business decision makers.

If you are interested in meeting with an international Platinum Connection company, contact platinumconnection@sxsw.com. We’ll get back to you with any potential business alignments.

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