March is upon us, bringing with it the first day of autumn and a slew of exciting trade shows, conferences and events from all around the world. From the futuristic tech sector to the complex world of cosmetics, just about every industry imaginable has something on display this month. Whether you're interested in attending one of these events or are in search of inspiration for your next exhibit booth design, you're sure to find something that resonates with you.

Check out the top four events happening around the globe in March:  

1. ITB Berlin, March 9-12

The travel sector is undergoing something of a revolution thanks to modern technology – a central theme at ITB Berlin 2016. Throughout the event, speakers, exhibitors and visitors will be exploring the concept of the digitalisation of the travel industry and how the sector can respond to stay relevant in the tech age.  

As many as 10,000 exhibitors will be present at ITB Berlin, with companies from 187 countries in attendance. The four day affair promises to be a successful and lucrative event for many businesses, with 40 per cent of ITB Buyers Circle members spending a whopping €50 million each.  

In line with the event's focus on technology, many of the sessions taking place at ITB Berlin will also be streamed online. This allows people to attend the conference virtually and take part in the conversation, regardless of where they may be located geographically. The ITB Academy also offers attendees online access to the research and trends discussed at the convention.

2. Global Pet Expo, March 16-18  

Lovers of all things furry rejoice – Global Pet Expo 2016 is coming. The largest annual trade show of its kind, the Global Pet Expo provides attendees with a close-up look at a range of innovative products that are set to shape the future of the pet industry.  

In 2015, the event drew more than 1,000 exhibitors, over 3,000 new product launches and some 6,000 buyers from around the world. This year's show promises to be an even better event, and will feature an incredibly diverse selection of pet products spread across 13 football fields of floor space at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida.  

3. CeBIT 2016, March 14-18  

CeBIT is a meeting point for the pioneers and out-the-box thinkers tech to get together, strut their stuff and give attendees some insight into how technology is changing the business world.  

The event covers every facet of business technology and discusses how emerging innovation will solve the problems of tomorrow. Some topics of the topics that will be addressed include:  

  • Big data  
  • Commerce  
  • Communication and networks  
  • Data centres  
  • Enterprise content management  
  • Human resources  
  • Internet of things   

CeBIT 2016 is set to be an outstanding event if last year's show is anything to go by. The 2015 iteration hosted more than 3,300 companies from 70 countries, drawing 220,000 journalists and trade professionals who came to explore thousands of custom-designed trade show booths and attend thought-provoking talks from industry leaders.  

4. Cosmoprof Bologna, March 18-21

The world of cosmetics is an incredibly complex place, and no event provides exhibitors with a high-profile platform quite like Cosmoprof. Now in its 49th year, Cosmoprof is the premier global trade show for any business looking to gain visibility and attract buyers in the competitive beauty and wellness sector.  

Covering around 90,000 square metres of beautiful exhibition space in the Bologna Fair District, Cosmoprof is the only trade show in the world that caters to the entire cosmetics sector under one roof. In 2015, almost a quarter of a million people came to browse beautiful international exhibitions from almost 2,500 companies representing 70 countries around the globe.  

This year, attendees will have the opportunity to explore every facet of the cosmetics industry, including perfumery, health, packaging, and a range of products and services centred around beauty salons, spas, hair and nails.  

We're excited to see that 2016 is shaping up to be an excellent year for trade shows, conferences and conventions. Check back soon for more round-ups of events taking place around the world and a further serving of inspiration for your next event.