Submit NOW for the 2016 TSNN Top 250 Trade Show List!

November 9, 2016

Each year, Trade Show News Network compiles a list of the Top 250 Trade Shows ranked by net square footage in the United States.

Submissions to be included on the 2016 lists now are open, and the shows must have occurred in 2016. 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 Jan. 20.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

Please submit HERE for the 2016 TSNN Top 250 Trade Show List!

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