About The Motivation Show

The Motivation Show is the must attend annual event for all segments of the incentive, recognition, loyalty and motivational meetings industry.  This is the place where corporate America comes to learn how to motivate salespeople to sell, encourage customers to remain loyal, and reward employees for improved performance. 

Each year, The Motivation Show offers:

  • A diverse exhibit hall of the most popular products, services, and destinations
  • A comprehensive program of attendee focused professional education
  • A compelling schedule of keynote presentations and industry networking events

The Motivation Show is where business-critical connections are made, and existing relationships are nurtured, between suppliers, resellers, and end-buyer customers.  Whether you are new to the incentive and recognition marketplace, or an experienced veteran, The Motivation Show is the best opportunity of the year to learn, exchange information, and network with industry colleagues. 

Exhibit Dates & Hours:

The Motivation Show Las Vegas
Wednesday, January 15, 10:00am-5:30pm
Thursday, January 16, 10:00am-5:30pm
Friday, January 17, 10:00am-2:00pm

The Motivation Show Chicago
Wednesday, May 7, 9:00am-5:00pm
Thursday, May 8, 9:00am-4:00pm


The Motivation Show Las Vegas will be held at Mandalay Bay Convention Center, 3950 Las Vegas Blvd,South  Las Vegas, NV 89109, Phone: 702-632-6132.  For more information, visit www.mandalaybay.com  . 

The Motivation Show Chicago will be held at McCormick Place Lakeside Center, 2301 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60616, Phone: 312-791-7000.  For more information, visit www.mccormickplace.com

Exhibitor Profile:

Hundreds of suppliers of incentive merchandise, recognition awards, gift cards, promotional products, experiential awards, performance improvement services, and business gifts, from nearly 100 product/service categories. 

Attendee Profile:

Thousands of business professionals involved in sales and marketing, human resources, meeting planning and event marketing, who are responsible for incentive, meeting, and recognition programs for their employees and customers. Also attending are resellers of incentives, distributors of promotional products, and travel fulfillment companies.

Conference Program:

The Motivation Show sponsors an Annual Conference: Connecting Engagement, Loyalty & Financial Results. This Annual Conference features an extensive offering of more than 50 seminars and a distinguished faculty of nearly 100 industry thought leaders and practitioners, attracting more than 800 industry professionals. Learning tracks include Employee Recognition, Sales Motivation, Customer Loyalty, and Meeting & Event Management.

Product Categories:

Exhibitors at The Motivation Show supply products and services from nearly 100 different categories.


The Motivation Show was started in 1931 by A.B. Coffman as the National Premium Buyers Exposition at the Merchandise Mart in Chicago . In 1972, the Incentive Travel & Meetings Exposition (IT&ME) was added and the combined event became known as The Motivation Show soon thereafter. The Motivation Show continues to take place in Chicago on an annual basis, and will add an annual event in Las Vegas beginning in 2014.

Contact Us:

The Motivation Show
c/o Hall-Erickson, Inc.,
98 E. Chicago Avenue
Westmont , IL 60559
Phone: 630.434.7779
Fax: 630.434.1216
Email: moti@heiexpo.com 

Customer Service: 1-866-730-6684
Exhibit Sales: 1-866-740-6684
Exhibitor Registration: 1-866-570-6684
Attendee Registration: 1-866-571-6684