Commons:Categories for discussion/2011/09/Category:Trade fairs

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There are trade fairs, which on commons are distinct from Conventions, which are distinct from Exhibitions. Some trade fairs are, in fact, annual (or even rarer) trade conventions or exhibitions, it's hard to tell the difference. Others are more like year-round or seasonal shows, some are amusement parks, and some are just good old marketplaces.

The upper-level categories need non-ambiguous definitions in their leads. Should an annual trade show like Category:Moscow International Book Fair belong to Fairs (based on their trademark alone), or to Exhibitions, or to Conventions? NVO (talk) 03:00, 11 September 2011 (UTC)

Trade fairs are just a particular type of exhibition, so anything in that category doesn't need to be in Exhibitions too. Conventions are meetings. All three topics have separate articles in en:wikipedia. If an event has both convention and exhibition characteristics, I guess you can pick the closest match or add it to both. I added descriptions to each category. ghouston (talk) 10:25, 2 November 2013 (UTC)