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Trade Shows
February 22, 2024

Top Finance Conferences & Trade Shows for Every Industry in 2024

by The Ottimate Editorial Team

If you haven’t attended an industry trade show yet, and you’re either a sales representative, vendor, or consumer, you’re missing out on the fun! Finance conferences and trade shows are invaluable: this is where companies showcase their cutting-edge products and services, and you have the ability to talk face-to-face with company reps and get an exclusive, first-hand experience with their latest innovations.

Knowing which finance conferences and trade shows to attend is super important, so we’ve listed the ones that are a must-attend in 2024.

Here’s what we’ll cover:

Why Attend Finance Conferences & Trade Shows?

As we mentioned, attending finance conferences and trade shows is strongly encouraged for anyone involved in the process of buying or selling goods and services.

Here are some stats to back up this claim:

  1. 79 percent of trade show attendees believe that trade shows help them determine what to buy, while 49 percent of attendees buy at least one product at the show.
  2. 92 percent of attendees reported that their main reason for attending trade shows is to see new products being showcased.
  3. 74 percent of trade show attendees reported that engaging with exhibitors increases their likelihood of buying the products or services on display.
Informational text sourced from ConferenceSource & Trade Show Labs that state "79 percent of trade show attendees believe that trade shows help them determine what to buy," "92 percent of attendees reported that their main reason for attending trade shows is to see new products being showcased," and "74 percent of trade show attendees reported that engaging with exhibitors increases their likelihood of buying the products or services on display."

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Top U.S. Finance Conferences & Trade Shows in 2024

Finance conferences and trade shows are a must-attend for accountants and other finance professionals. They provide insights into the latest tech, such as financial management software and digital payment solutions. These conferences empower attendees to optimize their financial processes and make data-driven decisions.

1.  Money20/20 USA

  • In-person
  • Date(s): October 27-30, 2024
  • Location: The Venetian Resort in Las Vegas, NV

Money20/20 USA is fintech’s #1 show — “where money does business.” There’s plenty of fun to be had: attend Industry Nights all around The Venetian; engage in programs empowering women, non-binary, and POC leaders; or rub shoulders with fintech celebrities to hear what’s now and next for the industry. And be sure you don’t miss out on Money20/20 USA’s closing night finale concert with hip-hop legends Rev Run & DJ Ruckus, DJ Spinderella, and Grandmaster Flash!

Who should attend? 

Anyone looking to network with power players in banking, payments, tech, startups, retail, financial services, fintech, policy, and more!

2. IOFM Spring Conference & Expo | IOFM Fall Conference & Expo

  • In-person
  • Date(s): Spring: May 19-21, 2024 | Fall: November 6-8, 2024
  • Location: Spring: Disney’s Yacht & Beach Resort in Lake Buena Vista, FL | Fall: Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, NV

The IOFM Conference & Expo has two events in the spring and fall, so if you can’t make it to one, you can attend the other!

IOFM is the largest conference dedicated to Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, and Procure-to-Pay in an in-depth, three-day learning experience. You’ll learn proven best practices and solutions in the accounting and finance world through IOFM’s nightly networking receptions, exciting activities and discussions, complimentary after-hours outings, and more!

Who should attend? 

Anyone looking for face-to-face time with a highly targeted audience of AP managers, directors, and supervisors.  IOFM Conference & Expo is the time to get your message in front of these influential individuals! They can demonstrate their solutions and personally engage with leaders tasked with finding solution providers to help meet their needs

3. SuiteWorld

  • In-person and Online
  • Date(s): September 9-12, 2024
  • Location: Las Vegas, NV and virtual option

SuiteWorld by Oracle NetSuite is the #1 cloud ERP conference extravaganza.

This trade show unveils the latest advancements in cloud-based ERP, CRM, and e-commerce solutions. Additionally, they offer a virtual counterpart, SuiteWorld On Air, which allows you to participate online and access key conference content and experiences from the comfort of your home!

Who should attend? 

Anyone looking to transform their business operations with state-of-the-art tech solutions and stay up-to-date with the latest trends and best practices in the industry.

Restaurant Trade Shows

Restaurant conferences and trade shows are indispensable for restaurateurs aiming to leverage technology for operational efficiency. They offer insights into restaurant management software, the latest culinary trends, innovative service techniques, and effective restaurant management practices — including ways to streamline your AP. Attending these conferences can equip you with the tools to enhance customer satisfaction and profitability in your restaurant.

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1. Restaurant Finance and Development Conference (RFDC)

  • In-person
  • Date(s): November 11-13, 2024
  • Location: The Fontainebleau in Las Vegas, NV

RFDC is a top event for restaurant industry professionals. Attendees gain insights into restaurant finances, receive updates on industry trends, and network with financial experts. Educational sessions cover finance, economics, technology, and operations — ideal for owners, operators, and financial executives looking to grow their knowledge and network.

Side note: Ottimate will be at RDFC this year, so be sure to find our booth!

Who should attend?

This is an essential event for restaurant owners, operators, and financial executives of all companies, no matter their size!

2.  QSR Evolution

  • In-person
  • Date(s): September 4-5, 2024
  • Location: Atlanta Marriott Marquis in Atlanta, GA

The QSR Evolution Conference is a unique event designed for quick-service restaurant operators. It offers a forum to discuss the future of the industry, covering topics like the growth of fast-casual dining, expansion, and franchising, adapting to changing consumer behavior, and the role of technology in drive-thru services and omnichannel platforms.

Who should attend?

Global decision-makers, C-level executives, Franchise Development Executives, and Operations Leaders in the quick-service and casual dining worlds would find QSR Evolution extremely beneficial.


  • In-person
  • Date(s): September 16-18, 2024
  • Location: Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center in Grapevine, TX

Discover the essence of innovation at FSTEC — a premier three-day conference showcasing cutting-edge technology for both commercial and noncommercial foodservice sectors.

Who should attend?

C-suite decision-makers, hospitality leaders, and individuals eager to stay abreast of the industry’s latest technology trends and solutions.

Hotel Trade Shows

Hotel conferences and trade shows are essential for hospitality professionals seeking to enhance guest experiences and day-to-day operations. They provide a platform to learn about emerging technology in hospitality, innovative customer service techniques, and effective hotel management practices. Attending these conferences can help you elevate your hotel’s reputation and profitability.

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1. AAHOACON (Asian American Hotel Owners Association Convention & Trade Show)

  • In-person
  • Date(s): April 2-5, 2024
  • Location: Orlando, FL

AAHOACON is the biggest gathering of Asian American Hotel Owners Association (AAHOA) Members, who own 60 percent of the hotels in the U.S. It’s also one of the largest hotel conferences in the country, with over 6,000 attendees, 500 exhibiting companies, 10 education sessions, and three networking events.

AAHOACON offers many opportunities to build relationships, network with hotel owners, operators, and developers, and create connections in the industry.

Side note: Ottimate will be at AAHOACON this year, so be sure to find our booth!

Who should attend?

Anyone looking to schmooze with the world’s largest group of hotel owners and operators — from single-property motel owners to management groups with hundreds of properties. All the big brands and franchisors will be there, along with all the newest guest-facing technology gadgets.

2. Hotec

  • In-person
  • Date(s): June 11-14, 2024
  • Location: PGA National Resort in Palm Beach Gardens, FL

Experience three days of meticulously planned one-on-one meetings and exclusive networking opportunities. Hotec unites senior executives from premier hotel chains, top hotel management firms, and purchasing companies for face-to-face interactions with innovative suppliers.  You’ll engage in personalized 1:1 meetings that provide ample opportunities to brainstorm and uncover specific solutions tailored to your needs.

Elevate your business connections and discover groundbreaking solutions at Hotec!

Who should attend?

Hoteliers seeking tailored solutions to their unique challenges will find immense value in this event.

3. HITEC: The Hospitality Industry Technology Exposition and Conference

  • In-person
  • Date(s): June 24-27, 2024
  • Location: Charlotte Convention Center in Charlotte, NC

HITEC is the ultimate tradeshow for hotel technology enthusiasts. HITEC is hosted by Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®), a leading global nonprofit hospitality association. 

At HITEC, you’ll explore a vast array of vendors on one expansive floor, attend exciting evening events, and engage in discussions aimed at enhancing the hotel tech ecosystem (including the latest innovations in AP automation!). Don’t miss out on this unparalleled opportunity!

Who should attend?

This event is ideal for those eager to revolutionize the hotel tech industry and for those seeking to integrate cutting-edge technology into their hotel operations.

4. The Lodging Conference

  • In-person
  • Date(s): October 7-10, 2024
  • Location: The JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa in Phoenix, AZ

Experience a refreshing twist on hospitality real estate investment conferences! The Lodging Conference offers a laid-back atmosphere, so you can say goodbye to the suit and tie and engage in comfortable conversations outdoors. Join top leaders from the hotel industry to strategize on development, finance, franchising, management, construction, design, and operations.

Discover a world of possibilities at this year’s Lodging Conference!

Who should attend?

Hotel industry owners, operators, presidents, CEOs, investors, and dealmakers will gain insight and high-level connections at this conference.

Country Club Trade Shows

Country club conferences and trade shows are vital for club managers seeking to enhance member satisfaction and streamline day-to-day operations. They provide insights into effective membership management, innovative facility technology, and exceptional service standards. Attending these conferences can help you create an unparalleled club experience for your members and smoother operations for your staff.

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1. CMAA 2024 World Conference and Club Business Expo

  • In-person
  • Date(s): March 4-8, 2024
  • Location: Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada

Tee up for success at the CMAA 2024 World Conference and Club Business Expo! This isn’t just a conference—it’s the Masters of club management. The Club Management Association of America (CMAA) is an immersive event that offers five days of educational programming tailored to address the unique challenges and opportunities in club management. You’ll learn new leadership skills from inspiring speakers and engaging sessions, while also building your professional network and meeting new talent and rising leaders in the club space. Attendees will also find new ways to overcome operational obstacles through innovative solutions and insights.

Side note: Ottimate will be at CMAA this year, so be sure to find our booth!

Who should attend?

Whether you’re a seasoned professional or new to the industry, this conference is crucial to staying at the forefront of club management trends and practices.

2. National Club Association’s National Club Conference (NCC)

  • In-person
  • Date(s): April 28-30, 2024
  • Location: Omni PGA Frisco Resort in Frisco, Texas

The National Club Association’s NCC is an all-inclusive conference for private club leaders from top country clubs, golf clubs, city clubs, yacht clubs, and social clubs. This three-day event provides attendees with valuable educational events (with continuing education units (CEUs) available!), fine dining, and top-tier networking opportunities — all included with registration.

To sweeten the deal, this year’s NCC is at the Omni PGA Frisco Resort, and participants can enjoy a variety of exciting activities, such as two onsite 18-hole championship golf courses, virtual games, golf after dark, and exclusive invites to events at the new PGA Headquarters, a short drive from the Omni.

Who should attend?

If you’re looking for a comprehensive collection of club industry resources, unmatched insights into innovations and trends, and a chance to grow your network, this is the conference to go to! The intimate setting of the NCC allows club leaders and vendors to share ideas and build connections throughout this three-day event, so grab your ticket while it’s still at early-bird rates!

3. GCSAA Conference and Trade Show

  • In-person
  • Date(s): February 3-6, 2025
  • Location: San Diego, CA

While the 2024 Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA) Conference and Trade Show has already come and gone this year, we can prepare you for what’s to come at next year’s event!

For those who manage, own, and build golf facilities, as well as companies that cater to golf facilities, this premier event is loaded with professional development opportunities, interactive experiences, golf events, moments to source products and services, and networking opportunities!

Who should attend?

Key decision-makers in the golf course management industry — this one’s for you!

Construction Trade Shows

Construction conferences and trade shows are pivotal for professionals looking to stay updated on the latest in green building practices, construction technology, project management techniques, and ways to increase operational efficiency. Attending these conferences can provide you with the knowledge to improve productivity and profitability in your projects!

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1. Construction Financial Management Association’s (CFMA) Annual Conference

  • In-person
  • Date(s): May 18-22, 2024
  • Location: The Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center in Grapevine, TX

Over five dynamic days, the CFMA Annual Conference & Exhibition offers a diverse array of learning opportunities. Engage in mini-conferences, enriching general sessions, interactive breakout sessions, and collaborative roundtable discussions — all facilitated by seasoned subject matter experts and adept construction finance professionals.

With interactive sessions led by seasoned professionals, you’ll gain insights, discover new trends, and connect with industry peers. Be part of this journey toward growth and advancement!

Who should attend?

CFMA is a must-attend event for anyone in the construction finance industry. Whether you’re managing project budgets, are an industry expert or vendor, or just starting your career, this conference offers a wealth of knowledge and networking opportunities.

2. World of Concrete (WOC) 

  • In-person
  • Date(s): January 21-23, 2025
  • Location: Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV

The World of Concrete conference is a beacon of technological innovation, illuminating the path to streamlined operations in the construction industry. This event showcases AI-based platforms and cutting-edge machinery, offering solutions that can revolutionize your workflows.

You’ll get a unique opportunity to delve into emerging trends, connect with industry trailblazers, and uncover technologies that automate finance processes and provide insightful purchasing analytics. It isn’t just about the future of construction – it’s about redefining efficiency and sustainability in the industry.

Who should attend?

This is an invaluable opportunity for professionals in the construction industry who want to discover cutting-edge technologies, network with industry leaders, and gain insights into efficient and sustainable practices.


  • In-person
  • Date(s): March 3-7, 2026
  • Location: Las Vegas, NV

A global stage for construction innovation, boasting a diverse array of over 2,400 exhibitors presenting the most recent advancements in equipment, technology, and services. This event provides a unique opportunity to engage directly with technical experts, evaluate equipment firsthand, and gain insights that empower you to make informed decisions tailored to your business needs. It’s a nexus where contractors and subcontractors converge, specialists encounter generalists, and attendees broaden their professional network.

Additionally, the conference features an extensive educational program, with seminars focusing on pertinent industry issues, emerging trends, strategic management, and the application of advanced technology.

CONEXPO-CON/AGG only happens once every three years, so you definitely don’t want to miss your chance to learn the latest in construction news and updates!

Who should attend?

This is a must-attend event for professionals in the construction industry — from business administrators seeking to optimize operations and technical experts looking to stay abreast of the latest equipment, to contractors and subcontractors aiming to expand their network.

Grocery Trade Shows

Grocery conferences and trade shows prove the necessary tools to help grocers optimize their store’s operations, productivity, and customer satisfaction. They illuminate food retailing trends, supply chain management, emerging tech, and customer engagement strategies for attendees looking to keep current in the ever-evolving food marketplace.

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1. The NGA Show

  • In-person
  • Date(s): March 10-12, 2024
  • Location: Caesars Forum Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV

The NGA show is the only event designed for the grocer, by the grocer!

The NGA Show by the National Grocers Association is a three-day event that brings together a community of over 3,500 retailers and wholesalers, food retail industry executives, food/CPG manufacturers, and service providers for opportunities to learn, engage, share, network, and innovate. Experience over 40 educational workshops, sessions, and speakers on industry trends, emerging issues, and best practices to help you increase your bottom line.

There are also over 300 exhibitors on the Expo Floor, showcasing advanced tech and solutions to meet your needs and boost your business’ value

Side note: Ottimate will be at the NGA Show this year, so be sure to find our booth!

Who should attend?

With the NGA Show being the only show created exclusively for the grocery industry and the needs of independent grocers, it’s an unmissable event for those looking to stay informed on industry trends and best practices, especially with the continuous advancements in food retail.

2. PLMA’s Private Label Trade Show

  • In-person
  • Date(s): November 17-19, 2024
  • Location: Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL

Don’t miss out on the Private Label Trade Show by Private Label Manufacturers Association (PLMA)! Last year’s event boasted an incredible 1,685 exhibitors with tens of thousands of products related to fresh, frozen, and refrigerated foods; beauty, over-the-counter pharmaceuticals, household products, kitchenware, and more!

This is the ultimate B2B event to meet private-label exhibitors with valuable industry experience and knowledge.

Who should attend?

The Private Label Trade Show encourages attendance from big retailers, small chains, brokers, trade suppliers, manufacturers, and consumers to discover the latest food and non-food products, ingredients, flavors, fragrances, packaging, and supplier trends in the private label industry.

3. Groceryshop

  • In-person
  • Date(s): October 7-9, 2024
  • Location: Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, NV

Groceryshop is the leading event for grocery and consumer packaged goods (CPG) — where grocery, technology, and innovation intersect.

This event speaks to the transformation of how consumers discover, shop, and buy grocery products in a digital age, including the latest technologies, trends, and business models. Industry brand leaders such as Kellogg’s, Amazon, Pepsico, Walmart, Costco, and Meijer have attended in the past, so you definitely do not want to miss out on networking with these powerhouses!

Who should attend?

Over 400 sponsors and exhibitors will be on hand to ensure attendees are future-proofing their businesses, so if you own or manage a grocery store, make sure you RSVP to Groceryshop ASAP!

Retail Trade Shows

Retail conferences are a goldmine for retailers seeking to gain a competitive edge. They take a deep dive into consumer behavior trends, innovative retail technologies, and effective operating strategies. Attending can help you stay ahead of the curve in this fast-paced industry!

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1. National Retail Federation (NRF) Big Show

  • In-person
  • Date(s): January 12-14, 2025
  • Location: Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York, New York

Imagine a world where over 1,000 pioneers of retail technology gather under one roof. That’s the NRF Big Show for you!

It’s not just a conference, it’s a vibrant marketplace of ideas and innovations. You’ll get to rub shoulders with industry experts, test out groundbreaking solutions, and gain insights that could redefine your strategic playbook. But the real magic? It’s the transformation that awaits you. Efficiency, sustainability, innovation — they’re not just buzzwords, they’re the very fabric of this event.

Are you ready to step into the future of retail and be part of an industry revolution?

Who should attend?

A vibrant marketplace of ideas and innovations, perfect for anyone involved in the retail industry. Whether you’re a VP of Operations, retail technologist, industry leader, or finance professional, this event is your ticket to the future of retail.

2. ShopTalk

  • In-person
  • Date(s): March 17-20, 2024
  • Location: Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, NV

Shoptalk is where the retail industry comes alive. With over 10,000 top executives and a dynamic lineup of thoughtfully selected themes and speakers, it’s a melting pot of ideas and innovations.

This event is a showcase of the latest technologies, trends, and business models, as well as the rapid transformation of how consumers discover, shop, and buy. But Shoptalk is more than just a conference — it’s a revolution. It’s a place where you can immerse yourself in fresh perspectives, discover innovative strategies employed by inspiring executives, and navigate the ever-evolving landscape of the retail ecosystem.

Dive into the latest trends, understand consumer behavior, and discover how to streamline operational efficiencies at ShopTalk!

Who should attend?

Whether you’re a CEO, a tech innovator, a marketer, or a supply chain manager, this is your platform to learn, network, and showcase.

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Healthcare Trade Shows

Healthcare conferences and trade shows are crucial for healthcare professionals striving to deliver high-quality patient care by addressing the latest medical research, digital health technologies, and healthcare policies. Going to these conferences can empower you to make informed decisions in your healthcare practice, enhance your day-to-day operations, and improve your AP and financial workflows.

1. HIMSS24 Global Conference & Exhibition

  • In-person
  • Date(s): March 11-15, 2024
  • Location: Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL

The Health Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Global Conference & Exhibition is the event for health tech innovators transforming the future of digital health.

HIMSS covers cutting-edge topics impacting the health IT ecosystem, and top-ranking global government officials and world-renowned influencers will be bringing their leadership, brilliance, and inspiration to those who want to stay current in the ever-evolving healthcare ecosystem.

Bonus: Many of the general education sessions are CE-approved for those who are earning their continuing education credits for accreditation and certification renewals!

Who should attend?

All health professionals from around the globe looking to harness a new era of information and technology should definitely show up to this conference!

2. Health 2.0 Conference

  • In-person
  • Date(s): March 18-20, 2024 (Las Vegas) | November 2024 (Dubai)
  • Location: Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, NV | InternContinental in Dubai, UAE

The Health 2.0 Conference is the premier event for anyone in the global healthcare community looking to improve the entire health and wellness ecosystem. By uniting distinguished experts within a wide range of specialties, this conference spotlights the latest developments in healthcare while offering opportunities to network and exchange ideas with progressive individuals and companies.

Topics range from digital health, patient safety, drug and vaccine development, hospital management, AI in healthcare, and more!

Who should attend?

The Health 2.0 Conference is a must-visit event for professionals in the pharma, healthcare, medical devices, and biotech sectors who want to revolutionize and revitalize patient care and healthcare delivery models.

3. RISE West

  • In-person
  • Date(s): September 11-13, 2024
  • Location: Broadmoor Resort in Colorado Springs, CO

RISE West is the leading senior leadership conference in the managed healthcare space. With topics ranging from risk adjustment and quality performance to AI technology and HCC coding practices, you’ll allow yourself the opportunity to meet industry peers, hear from experts, and exchange ideas in an exciting and collaborative environment.

Who should attend?

Anyone looking to network with senior-level and C-suite professionals from health plans (including Medicare, commercial/exchange, and Medicaid), government agencies, community-based organizations, healthcare providers (including Integrated Delivery Networks, Medical Groups, ACOs, and IPAs), and more!

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Swing By the Ottimate Booth at Your Trade Show

If Ottimate is at any of your upcoming finance conferences and trade shows, you’ve got a friend waiting for you. Look us up and swing by our booth for coffee, a cocktail, or to get your bearings on the event. 

Why we go:

To create connections and showcase the latest in cutting-edge technology to automate your operation’s back office.

We jump at the opportunity to get to know our customers. Even with today’s technology, there’s no substitute for some good ol’ face-to-face time. 

And, of course, we’d love to let you demo our products — there’s nothing like a test drive before you buy. 

And while all the above is spot on, the #1 reason we go to hospitality trade shows is YOU!

At Ottimate, we want to know you, serve you, and your team run efficiently now and into the future.

Prioritize Finance Conferences & Trade Shows in 2024

And that’s a wrap! From the hustle and bustle of retail to the precision of healthcare, every industry has its unique charm and challenges. And what better way to tackle them than to dive right into the heart of it all — conferences! So, put on your best outfit, bring that winning smile, and get ready to soak in a wealth of knowledge. After all, the future of your business might just be an event away!

Interested in taking it a step further? Schedule a demo with Ottimate and experience firsthand how our solutions can transform your financial operations.

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