What makes Las Vegas the world’s greatest tradeshow venue? For openers, it has 10.6 million square feet of exhibition space. This includes the 2.3 million-square-foot Las Vegas Convention Center where ASD Las Vegas takes place twice a year in March and August. With a venue like no other, Las Vegas reigns supreme and has been North America’s top tradeshow destination for 17 years, hosting over 19,000 meetings, conventions and other programs annually.
In fact, Las Vegas hosts the largest share of North America’s 250 largest tradeshows, more than its next two competitors, Orlando and Chicago, combined. The city offers more than 150,000 hotel rooms ranging from budget to five-star luxury. Additionally, a recent Hotels.com survey found Las Vegas hotels to be the most affordable of any major destination.
Las Vegas is also one of the easiest places in the USA to get to. McCarran International Airport offers over 900 daily flights, with nonstop service to 130 cities. And we all know the city is famous for top restaurants and shows, not to mention the casinos and other attractions that make people want to attend meetings there. Las Vegas makes working a trade show fun and it’s a very accommodating city.
The two ASD Las Vegas tradeshows for consumer goods are a great opportunity to find new products. We’ll give you a rundown of the new products found by one of our TopTenWholesale staff members browsing the floor in March.
Xhale Steam Stones advertises its products as “the next generation of hookah,” urging people to stop smoking and start steaming. Xhale steam stones simulate the smoking experience with vapor instead of smoke, so you are steaming rather than smoking. It’s like an electronic cigarette where an evaporation of a liquid takes place, looks like regular smoke, but lacks the harmful chemicals found in regular smoke. With Xhale Steam Stones, a user can steam large thick clouds of great tasting vapor without the irritating the throat, allowing the user to enjoy a unique and great tasting hookah experience. According to Xhale Steam Stones, their product gives smokers no tar, no carcinogens and no carbon monoxide.
Nostalgic Images, a wholesale company that offers signs, novelties and closeouts featured its WaterWiz, a water gun with pump action that shoots 25 feet when attached to plastic bottles of 2 liter, 24 oz, 20 oz or 16 oz size. Don’t let the kids get hold of this!
Bufallow Arts & Crafts exhibited beautiful ceramic and clay pots, as well as other lovely sculptures of animals and a wood-carved map of Africa. To find out more about these exquisitely carved pieces, contact the artist, Lameck Mlingo: email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. Sorry, no website.
Idea World Co. was established in 1991 and specializes in developing new products. It is a venture company headquartered in Korea that invests in R&D for the development of practical, convenient products. Some of these products include Brushpicks with a wing, tiny brushes to remove plaque and food for oral hygiene; Cloud Nine insoles of soft silicon to provide joint protection and shock absorption in slippers and shoes; Comfy Footies, moisturizing socks for indoor and outdoor activities; Sun Visor, a UV sun visor that provides 99% UV protection and many more practical, useful products.
Designed4Life USA, which offers natural products in many different categories: home decor, health-beauty, culinary and home accessories. These natural solutions include Massage Stones made of natural crystal salt extracted from the Himalayan Mountains, a Salt Therapy Pillow, which can be heated (or chilled) to reduce pain, swelling and inflammation and Himalayan Salt Lamps and Candle Holders, which are both healthy and beautiful.
Haunted Memories offers a line of spooky, changing portraits based on antique photography. First, you see the portrait as the person appears normally, and then it changes to a “horror” view of the same person. These 5×7 changing portraits include aunt Bertha, Grampa Zachary, Little Willie, granny Hazel and many more. This can make a great gag gift.
ScribbleBand is a new, patented wristband made to write on. You can write reminders, notes and phone numbers on your wrist and then erase. Great for kids and adults alike. A real novelty item created by a teacher/parent who got tired of seeing students writing on their hands or arms.
Well, there were thousands of products exhibited at ASD, some new and some we’ve seen before. This is just a collection of unusual new products you may not have seen. Since ASD is one of the most comprehensive shows for consumer products, we hope to see you again at ASD in August.