CES 2015 Scores Top Spot on 2015 TSNN Top 250 Trade Show List

March 24, 2016

Rachel Wimberly

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Trade Show News Network (TSNN) is pleased to announce the release of the 2015 TSNN Top 250 Trade Shows in the United States. Culled from show management and data supplied to TSNN, the list had a record number of submissions this year and represents the top 250 trade shows held last year in the U.S. ranked by net square footage.

The full, searchable list, sponsored this year exclusively by Expocad and the Orlando/Orange County Convention Center, can be found HERE.

The Consumer Technology Association’s CES 2015 show snagged the No. 1 spot and spanned more than 2.2 million net square feet at the Las Vegas and Sands Expo Convention Centers, as well as several other venues around the city.

There were 3,631 exhibitors and, including exhibitor personnel, nearly 170,000 attendees at the event that was held Jan. 6-9.

“We are delighted to claim the top spot on TSNN’s Top 250 Trade Show List for the success of CES 2015, which shined a spotlight on innovation that will improve lives, connect the world and address global challenges,” said Karen Chupka, senior vice president, CES and corporate business strategy.

She added, “As the world’s gathering place for the consumer technology industry, the event drew international business leaders from 153 countries and introduced some 20,000 new products from global brands and budding startups alike. CES 2015 embodied the energy and innovative spirit of the industry and it was incredible to witness diverse communities come together to collaborate, build their businesses and better the world.”

Snagging the Nos. 2 and 3 spots on the list were the Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market – July and Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market – January, held at AmericasMart Atlanta.

The July show spanned 1.26 million net sq. ft., and the January show was slightly smaller at 1.21 million net sq. ft. Including exhibitor personnel, the shows draw approximately 90,000 attendees to each edition.

“These results speak to the vitality of the industries we serve and the commitment of those who choose to do business here in growing numbers,” said Jeffrey L. Portman, Sr., vice chairman, president and COO, AmericasMart Atlanta

He added, “It is both humbling and exhilarating to achieve two positions in TSNN’s highly respected ranking of the nation’s top five shows.”

Once again, the city with the most shows on the 2015 TSNN Top 250 Trade Show list was Las Vegas, with 54.

“It is thanks to the tens of thousands of Southern Nevadans, whose passion and dedication to providing our convention clients with the most professional and productive experience possible, that we continue to be the No. 1 trade show destination for the 22ndyear,” said Rossi Ralenkotter, president and CEO of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority.

He added, “In partnership with our resort community, we look forward to continuing our industry leadership with billions of dollars of new investment into the destination and the convention segment.”

Orlando scored the second most number of shows on the list, with 24, followed by Chicago and New York City, with 21.

The rest of the top 10 cities included Atlanta, with 14 shows; New Orleans, with 11 shows; Anaheim, with 10 shows; San Diego, with 8 shows; Boston, with 7; and Baltimore closing out the top wo, with 6 shows.

Emerald Expositions was the show management company with the most shows on the list, by far, with 30. Coming in second was UBM, with 12 shows, followed by Reed Exhibitions with 8 shows.

“We are pleased to see so many of our trade shows on the 2015 TSNN Top 250 list,” said Emerald’s President and CEO David Loechner.

He added, “We have a large and diverse portfolio with leading events in many different end markets, yet our day-to-day focus is to make every one of our 80-plus events in the U.S. the most important to that market’s stakeholders every time.”

Other companies with multiple shows on the list included Penton and Informa Exhibitions, US, with 7; Pennwell and Spargo, with 6; Society of Manufacturing Engineers, SME, and SmithBucklin, both with 5.

The busiest month last year for shows was March, with 31 shows, followed by November, with 29. The slowest month was December, with just 9 shows.

The 2015 TSNN Top 250 Trade Show list can be found HERE.  

The list on TSNN.com includes show name, link to show’s Web site, show dates and description, number of attendees, exhibitors, net square footage, show location and venue.

For a fuller list, please contact John Rice, jrice@tsnn.com.

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