Each year, Trade Show News Network compiles a list of the Top 250 Trade Shows ranked by net square footage in the United States and Top 50 trade shows ranked by net sq. footage in Canada.
Submissions to be included on the 2015 lists are now open, and the shows must have occurred in 2015. Shows that are over 40,000 net sq. ft. have an opportunity to make the list. The form to fill out is HERE, and the deadline is Feb. 15.
TSNN is proud to present valuable data to the industry, which is based on in-depth information provided by show organizers about their events.
The Association of Equipment Manufacturers’ triennial CONEXPO-CON/AGG snagged the No. 1 spot on the 2014 TSNN Top 250 Trade Show List, with a 2,356,711 net square foot showfloor at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
There were 2,111 exhibitors and 97,091 attendees at the show held March 3-8, 2014 and those numbers broke records at last year’s show.
“We are honored to receive this recognition. CONEXPO-CON/AGG could not have achieved the number-one spot without the support of our membership and the industry, and their affirmation of our value and return on participation for all stakeholders,” stated Megan Tanel, vice president exhibitions and events for Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM).
The city with the most shows on the 2014 TSNN Top 250 Trade Show list was Las Vegas, with 60.
“Las Vegas is proud to maintain its ranking as the No. 1 trade show destination for the 21st consecutive year,” said Rossi Ralenkotter, president/CEO of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority.
He added, “It is a privilege to work with our resort partners and the tens of thousands of Southern Nevadans who work hard every day to show our trade show visitors exactly what it means when we say Vegas means business.”
Emerald Expositions was the show management company with the most shows on the list, by far, with 29. Coming in second was UBM, with 13 shows, followed by SmithBucklin, with 11 shows.
“Emerald’s portfolio continues to grow and we now produce more than 80 events each year,” said Emerald’s President and CEO David Loechner. “It is exciting, as well as gratifying, to see so many of our shows among the largest 250 events held in 2014.”
- Industry News