DEMA Show New Orleans

03. - 06. November 2026 | Exhibition for scuba diving and watersports

The DEMA Show, established in 1979, represents one of the largest and most important trade fairs worldwide for the diving, marine sports, and adventure and dive travel industries, as denoted by its acronym for "Diving Equipment & Marketing Association." Held every three years at the impressive Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, it attracts professionals from all over the world. The event is organized by NTP Events (National Trade Production Events), a company known for its outstanding organization and planning of events..

The fair showcases a wide array of products and services, including diving equipment, swimwear, boats, offers for diving and adventure trips, as well as educational and publication opportunities related to diving. Here, not only are innovations presented and the latest trends set, but comprehensive training sessions are also offered. Highlights of the show include product launches, live demonstrations, presentations of travel destinations, and networking opportunities. Additionally, the DEMA Awards Party is held, recognizing outstanding contributions to the industry.

New Orleans, with its rich culture and history, provides an ideal backdrop for such a prestigious event, while simultaneously boosting the city's tourism and economy. However, the DEMA Show is not confined to New Orleans and is also hosted in other cities such as Las Vegas and Orlando, underlining its far-reaching significance within the industry.

Exhibitors, including manufacturers of diving equipment, travel agencies, and environmental organizations, present their latest offerings. The audience comprises dive and water sports retailers, dive resort operators, diving education agencies, travel agencies, and many other stakeholders in the industry.

The Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, where the DEMA Show takes place, is among the most modern and well-equipped exhibition centers in the USA. Conveniently located, it is easily accessible by both public transportation and car. A visit to New Orleans also offers the opportunity to experience the renowned hospitality of the Southern states, the vibrant nightlife, and the unique cuisine of the city.

In conclusion, the DEMA Show is an indispensable event for anyone active in the diving and travel industry. It provides a valuable platform for networking, learning, and discovering new trends and opportunities.

The DEMA Show will take place on 4 days from Tuesday, 03. November to Friday, 06. November 2026 in New Orleans.

In 872 days
03.11.2026 - 06.11.2026*
Tuesday - Friday, 4 days

06.11.2029 - 09.11.2029
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every three years

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Local time:
17:38 h (UTC -05:00)

Fair location:

Ernest N. Morial Convention Center,
900 Convention Center Blvd, LA 70130 New Orleans, Louisiana, USA


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Fair organizer
National Trade Productions Events
313 S. Patrick Street
VA 22314 Alexandria, USA
Tel: +1 800 6877469
Fax: +1 703 8364486
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Past editions:
  • 14. - 17. November 2023
    New Orleans
  • 11. - 17. November 2020
  • 24. - 27. January 2001
    New Orleans
  • 13. - 16. January 1999
    New Orleans
  • 18. - 21. January 1996
    New Orleans
  • 13. - 16. January 1994
    New Orleans
  • 28. - 31. January 1988
    New Orleans
  • 14. - 17. January 1984
    New Orleans
  • 19. - 22. January 1980
    New Orleans

Fair location:

Ernest N. Morial Convention Center,
900 Convention Center Blvd, LA 70130 New Orleans, Louisiana, USA


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Product groups: adventure travel, beachwear, boats, diving equipment, diving instruction, diving Literature, diving travel, metal detectors, respiratory equipment, rowing, snorkel equipment, sport equipment, sunscreen products, travel destinations, underwater cameras, underwater lighting, underwater vehicles, water sports, water sports equipment, wind surfing equipment, …

Disclaimer: No responsibility is taken for the correctness of this information. Errors and alterations excepted! Fair dates and exhibition sites are subject to change by the respective trade fair organiser.


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Where does the DEMA Show taking place?
The DEMA Show fair takes place in New Orleans, at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.

When is the DEMA Show taking place?
Visit the DEMA Show from 03. - 06. November 2026.

How often does the DEMA Show take place?
The DEMA Show takes place every three years.

What kind of fair is the DEMA Show ?
The DEMA Show is an exhibition for Diving, Water Sports and Sports.