About Trade Show Consultants

Trade Show Consulting, LLC. has been producing and managing tradeshows in the U.S. and Mexico for over 35 years.

Formally Industrial Shows of America (ISOA), Trade Show Consulting (TSC) has been producing shows in the U.S. and Mexico since 1975. The Baltimore Industrial Show in was produced in1975 and from there 32 regional industrial shows grew that were produced annually in the U.S. Shows.  These included the Pacific Coast Machine Tool Show, Tulsa Industrial & Machine Tool Show and the Nashville Industrial Show, all examples of the events produced by ISOA. Industrial Shows of Latin America (ISOLA) was formed in 1992 with anticipation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). The first USA/Mexcio Industrial Show took place in June of 1992 at the Cintermex Exposition Facility in Monterrey, Mexico. The next USA/Mexico Industrial Expo was launched in Guadalajara in 1993 and Mexico City in 1994.

After 1994, the USA/Mexico Industrial Expo continued on an annual basis in Monterrey. In 1997, ISOLA, in partnership with International Exposition Company, launched the first edition of the AHR Mexico (Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration Expo). The show continues today, produced by IEC. In 1998, ISOLA partnered with the Precision Metalforming Association in Cleveland Ohio and produced the first Metalmecanica/USA Expo in Monterrey. This show has since been renamed to the “Metalform Mexico Expo.” Metalform Mexico is now in its 16th Edition.

After selling ISOA and ISOLA to Penton Media in 1998, Cross and Donahue started Trade Show Consulting in 2002 and in 2003 successfully launched the first Welding exposition in Latin America – Weldmex.  In 2012, Weldmex was sold to the American Welding Society.  In conjunction with Weldmex and Metalform Mexico, TSC launched the first FABTECH Mexico Show in June 2009 in Monterrey, Mexico as a combined show with 3 pavilions.  In 2015, the FABTECH partners acquired the COATech show which had been co-located with FABTECH Mexico since 2009. After managing the most successful FABTECH Mexico Show to date in 2019, the pandemic hit and TSC continued to steer FABTECH Mexico through the cancellation of the 2020 show.

Since 2021, TSC has since worked with Gardner Business Media, Inc. to launch and manage  FITMA  – International Expo of Technology and Manufacturing in Mexico City.  In 2021 the Manufacturing Automation summit was launched in both Monterrey and Queretaro Mexico.  A new event, WAFE – Welding, Automation and Fabrication Experience in Queretaro, Mexico is scheduled for October 3-4, 2023 & promises “A Groundbreaking New Experience & Way to Meet Qualified Buyers in the Welding, Automation and Fabrication Industry!”.

TSC, LLC also consults on the hy-fcell International Expo and Conference Vancouver, Canada, the EV Charging Summit and Expo, Las Vegas, Nevada, and produces the Limitless Functional Fitness Challenge and Expo in San Diego CA.



Shows produced and managed by Trade Show Consulting, LLC./ CS Events

In Mexico

AWS Weldmex
Metalform Mexico


Boston Better Living Expo
Great American Tailgating Expo

Summits-Conferences and other events produced and managed by Trade Show Consulting, LLC./ CS Events S de RL de CV

Mexico’s Top Manufacturers Awards
Automation & Robotics Conference
Mexico Additive and 3D Printing Conference

Shows produced by Industrial Shows of America (ISOA)

Baltimore Industrial Show
Tidewater Industrial Show
Roanoke Industrial Show
Pacific Coast Machine Tool Show
Northern Alabama Industrial Show
Kentucky Industrial Show
Oklahoma Industrial Show
Tri-Cities Industrial Show
Richmond Industrial Show
Mid-South Industrial Show
Nashville Industrial Show
Central PA Industrial Show
Lehigh Valley Industrial Show
New Jersey Industrial Show
Maryland Construction Show
South Carolina Industrial Show
NAWDEC – North American Warehousing & Distribution Exposition & Conference
Baltimore Office Products Show
Pittsburgh Industrial Show
Northeast Pennsylvania Industrial Show
Knoxville Industrial Show
Raleigh Industrial Show
Chattanooga Industrial Show
South Texas Industrial Show
Piedmont Industrial Show
Northern Virginia Facilities Show
Delmarva Industrial Show
Georgia Industrial Show
Reno Industrial Show
Tulsa Machine Tool Show
East Carolina Industrial Show

Shows produced by Industrial Shows of Latin America (ISOLA)

USA Mexico Industrial Show, Monterrey, Mexico
AHR Expo – Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Expo, Monterrey, Mexico
Metalmecanica USA, Monterrey, Mexico
Mexico City Industrial Show, Mexico City, Mexico
Guadalajara Industrial Show, Guadalajara, Mexico
Latin America Beverage Expo (LABEVEX), Miami, Florida

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Lutherville, MD 21093
(410) 252-1322


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Col. Del Valle Oriente
San Pedro Garza García, N.L.
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