July 13 - 14, 2018
Dayton Convention Center – Dayton, OH
Focused on Your Business

Exhibit With Us


From the publishers of THE SHOP magazine, THE SHOP SHOW is exclusively for automotive aftermarket shop professionals: dealers and jobbers looking to improve their bottom line and research the latest products and services from industry manufacturers and suppliers.

THE SHOP SHOW at a glance…

  • Targeted, business-to-business only event. No distractions—just time with industry clients and prospects in an intimate, relaxed, focused trade show setting
  • Dayton, Ohio is centrally located with one of the nation’s highest concentrations of shops in a 200-mile radius; more than 60 percent of the U.S. population is within 90 minutes by air
  • The Dayton Convention Center is an accessible, no-hassle venue in the heart of downtown Dayton, minutes from Dayton International Airport and major freeways
  • THE SHOP SHOW will leverage the power of THE SHOP magazine, daily eNewsletter, website (over 1 million page views per year), and social media to promote your presence at THE SHOP SHOW
  • THE SHOP SHOW will feature a robust educational program designed for shops to improve their business and marketing practices, product knowledge and learn more about the challenges and opportunities facing our industry
  • Exhibitor-led training will be an essential component of the educational program, allowing exhibitors to provide thought leadership and valuable information to attendees
  • THE SHOP SHOW is all about convenience and simplicity, with straightforward, no-haggle booth pricing plans starting at $2,200

Set for July 13-14, 2018, in Dayton, OH, you can expect a targeted audience—qualified buyers—to attend THE SHOP SHOW 2018. 

Exhibit Hall Hours
10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., Friday, July 13
10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., Saturday, July 14

After Hours Reception

Friday, July 13, 5:30-7 p.m.

Class Training by Exhibitors Hours
Friday         8-9 a.m. – Classes
                   9-10 a.m. – Core Session
                   Noon-1 p.m. – Class
                   2:30-3:30 p.m. – Classes
                   4-5 p.m. – Classes

Saturday     8-9 a.m. – Classes
                   9-10 a.m. – Core Session
                   Noon-1 p.m. – Class

Buyer Profile

Shop Professionals | Qualified Buyers | Your Target Customer

 As seasoned magazine publishers and show producers, our industry reach is deep and wide, actively targeting professionals who own or work in:

  • Hot Rod Shops
  • Performance Shops
  • Diesel Shops
  • Machine Shops
  • Engine Builder Shops
  • Speed Shops
  • Racing Shops
  • Fabrication Shops
  • Off-Road/4x4 Shops
  • Euro Tuning Shops
  • Restyling Shops
  • Truck Accessories Shops
  • Window Tint Shops
  • Customization Shops
  • Restoration Shops
  • Auto Upholstery/Trim Shops
  • Auto Electronics Shops
  • Vehicle Graphics Shops
  • WRAPS Shops
  • Custom Paint/Body Shops
  • Detailing/Mobile Tech Shops

Reserve a Booth

Exhibiting at THE SHOP SHOW is cost-effective and hassle-free.

Our promise to you:

  • From the time you book your space through the time the show is over and the hall is cleared, your every request is responded to and followed-up on.
  • Your move-in and move-out experiences with us will be among your best show experiences.
  • Our promotional plan and effort is designed to bring your buyers face-to-face with you and your products.
  • Our show is built around you; as you are successful, the show is successful.
  • You are treated in a professional and courteous manner at all times, not only from our team but also from any person or firm working the show on our behalf.
  • Our attendees (your buyers) are warmly welcomed and treated with the same professional respect you expect for everyone.
  • Our team remains at your service, intent on producing a professional, quality event for you.
  • Your return on investment stays at the top of our mandate.
  • Any problems or conflicts are resolved with fairness and timeliness.
  • Your suggestions and concerns are respectfully heard and professionally addressed.

Don’t miss this opportunity to build long-lasting relationships with your customers and reach the specialty automotive aftermarket in the Midwest.

Contact for more information: Anthony Montano, 720-566-7220.

Sponsorship and Advertising Programs

Brand recognition is a crucial part of increasing booth traffic and brand credibility. Taking advantage of opportunities that prominently display your company name and logo increases your visibility to those who are at the event and improves post-show recognition. Study after study confirms that exhibitors who actively market their trade-show presence enjoy superior foot traffic and increased post-show sales. Choose from the marketing option at the links below:

Training by Exhibitors

The Training by Exhibitor program is a powerful approach to educating your buyer, showcasing your products and building valuable, profitable relationships with your customers. This is your opportunity to demonstrate your expertise in a specific area and build relationships with attendees through your leadership.  In fact, 70% say content marketing makes them feel closer to the sponsoring company and 60% say that company content helps them make better product decisions.** Combine the influence of your educational class with the resources in your booth, and you have a powerful combination creating lasting impact before, during, and after the sale is made!

**Roper Public Affairs, 2012

Exhibit Hall Floor Plan

View the floor plan and select your preferred booth location: