Only only ever really been to a handful of different shows. All of them only in the US as well. I'd love to make it to events like Salute, or Spiel Essen. Both seem like awesome shows, full of some cool, new things. Speaking of Essen and new things. Ares Games will be in attendance and they'll have some games that will be available for the first time at the show. So hopefully you've got your tickets to the show, or know someone that can ninja-shop for you.
Quickpick: Island of Monster Masks
Essen is a great chance for companies to release new games to quite a large audience all at once (just like other big conventions like Salute and Gen Con). Ares Games is certainly taking that opportunity and running with it. They have quite a lot of games that they'll be offering for the first time at the show. You'll definitely want to stop by Hall 3-E100.
Ares Games is teaming up with Planplay in order to bring you the English version of Quickpick: Island of Monster Masks. So you've got an Italian game company coming out with the English version of a game originally from a Chinese company. Don't you love how worldwide the gaming industry is?