Hot Wheels Conventions are events sponsored by Mattel to invite Hot Wheels collectors to meet in one place during one or more days, to expose their collections, trade items, and promote discussions around their Hot Wheels Collections. In the events, staff from Mattel can be present to contact collectors and offer lectures. On each event are offered one or more castings to mark the event.Hot Wheels Nationals Convention , since 2001, and Hot Wheels Collectors Convention on California cities since 1987.
In 2008, Mattel started Hot Wheels Conventions out of the USA, starting with Mexico Hot Wheels Convention and Brazil Hot Wheels Convention . These countries have hosted 3 editions each. The first edition of Japan Hot Wheels Convention are scheduled for December 2010.