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TSE Unveils Fastest 50 Class of 2015 and the ‘Next 50’

Hil Anderson
, Senior Editor
March 22, 2016
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Oceanside, CA – The latest group of sizzling shows that make up the Trade Show Executive (TSE) Fastest 50 has been announced. The 92 shows that set the pace for growth in three categories in 2015 will be saluted for racking up statistics and growth trends that would make any show manager proud.  

“The Fastest 50 Class of 2015 once again includes a mix of established shows and up-and-coming events in nearly every industry sector, proving that face-to-face exhibitions are important assets to the business world,” said Darlene Gudea, President of Trade Show Executive Media Group. “We are looking forward to saluting the people behind these elite events in person at the Fastest 50 Awards & Summit.”

The Bellagio to Host Fastest 50

This year’s Fastest 50 Awards & Summit will take place May 25-27 at the fabulous Bellagio Hotel and Casino and will feature TSE’s usual finely tuned mix of education, socializing and networking. The Summit is being developed with the assistance of the new TSE Event 2016 Advisory Board, and details will be announced on the TSE web site and via the TSE E-Clips Breaking News alerts.

New in 2016:  Fastest 50 Expands to Include the ‘Next 50’ 
This year will also feature much-deserved recognition for the so-called “Next 50,” the shows that were on the fast track, but not fast enough to crack the Top 50 in one of the Fastest 50 metrics. The shows, which ranked No. 51 to No. 100 in one or more categories, will also be listed in the upcoming Fastest 50 directory. Those in that group will receive a framed certificate. 

Register Now
Registration for the Fastest 50 Awards & Summit is now open at http://registration.experientevent.com/ShowTSE161. Attendees who stay in the Fastest 50 room block will not only be an elevator ride away from all the action, but will also receive a special TSE goody bag delivered to their room and only given to those in the official room block.

Fastest 50 Reflects an Incredible Year
There were again some astonishing growth rates at the top of the Fastest 50 in 2015, but the numbers put up by those in the lower tier of the rankings may have been even more telling.

The cutoff point for the final shows to make the Fastest 50 ranged from 10.5% growth to 11.9%, a nice increase over 2014 and a sign that more shows grew in 2015, and at a faster rate. By comparison, the metrics growth for the entire industry chugged along at 2.6% for exhibit space, 2.0% for exhibitors and 1.3% for attendance.

“The Fastest 50 honorees covered the full range of size categories,” said Carri Jensen, TSE Manager of Directories, who compiled the Fastest 50 statistics together with Editor-at-Large Carol Andrews. “The Fastest 50 is where you will see long-established mega shows compared side-by-side with new and niche events that have captured the attention of their respective industry sectors.”

Reach Darlene Gudea at (760) 630-9111 or dg@tradeshowexecutive.com; Carri Jensen at (541) 286-4014 or cjensen@tradeshowexecutive.com

 

CONGRATULATIONS to the FASTEST 50!

 

The 50 Fastest-Growing Shows by Net Square Feet of Exhibit Space

• AFCEA Defensive Cyber Operations Symposium, AFCEA

• AFCEA TechNet Augusta, AFCEA

• AGG1 Aggregates Academy & Expo, Association of Equipment Manufacturers

• AHR Expo: International Air Conditioning, Heating, Refrigerating Exposition, International Exposition Company

• American Epilepsy Society Annual Meeting, Corcoran Expositions, Inc.

• American International Motorcycle Expo (AIMExpo), Motorcycle Industry Council

• AmericasMart Atlanta August Apparel, AmericasMart Atlanta

• AmericasMart Atlanta June Apparel, AmericasMart Atlanta

• AmericasMart Atlanta October Apparel, AmericasMart Atlanta

• ANCC National Magnet Conference, American Nurses Credentialing Center

• ASCO Annual Meeting, American Society of Clinical Oncology

• ASH Annual Meeting & Exposition, American Society of Hematology

• The ASSEMBLY Show, BNP Media Events

• AWFS® Fair, Association of Woodworking & Furnishings Suppliers

• BDNY (Boutique Design New York), Hospitality Media Group

• BDwest (Boutique Design West), Hospitality Media Group

• Cattle Industry Annual Convention & NCBA Trade Show, National Cattlemen's Beef Association

• Cosmoprof North America, North American Beauty Events, LLC

• Coverings, National Trade Productions, Inc.

• FABTECH, SME

• Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Expo, Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association

• HIMSS Annual Conference & Exhibition, Healthcare Information & Management Systems Society

• HR Technology Conference & Exposition, LRP Publications

• ICMA Annual Conference & Exposition (International City/County Management Association), Corcoran Expositions, Inc.

• IFT15 (Institute of Food Technologists), Institute of Food Technologists

• iLandscape - The Illinois-Wisconsin Landscape Show, Illinois Landscape Contractors Association

• Imprinted Sportswear Show - Atlantic City, Emerald Expositions

• International LCT Show (Limousine, Charter & Tour), Bobit Business Media

• International Production & Processing Expo, U.S. Poultry & Egg Association

• International Roofing Expo, Informa Global Exhibitions

• ISC East (International Security Conference & Expo), Reed Exhibitions

• KBIS - Kitchen & Bath Industry Show, Emerald Expositions

• LIGHTFAIR® International, AmericasMart Atlanta

• Marijuana Business Conference & Expo, Marijuana Business Daily, a division of Anne Holland Ventures Inc.

• MRket, Business Journals, Inc.

• National Workers' Compensation & Disability Conference & Expo, LRP Publications

• THE NBM B.I.G. SHOW, National Business Media, Inc.

• THE NBM SHOW (Long Beach), National Business Media, Inc.

• NPE - The Plastics Show, SPI - The Plastics Industry Trade Association

• ProMat, MHI

• The Running Event, Formula4Media

• Sensors Expo & Conference, Questex LLC

• Solar Power International, Solar Energy Trade Shows, LLC

• Sports Licensing & Tailgate Show, Emerald Expositions

• STITCH (August), Business Journals, Inc.

• STITCH (February), Business Journals, Inc.

• SuperZoo, World Pet Association

• Tobacco Plus Convenience Expo International, Reuter Exposition Services

• Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting, Transportation Research Board

• World of Concrete, Informa Global Exhibitions

 

The 50 Fastest-Growing Shows by Number of Exhibiting Companies

• AFCEA Defensive Cyber Operations Symposium, AFCEA

• AGG1 Aggregates Academy & Expo, Association of Equipment Manufacturers

• American Association of Critical-Care Nurses National Teaching Institute & Critical Care Exposition, American Association of Critical-Care Nurses

• American International Motorcycle Expo (AIMExpo), Motorcycle Industry Council

• AmericasMart Atlanta August Apparel, AmericasMart Atlanta

• AmericasMart Atlanta June Apparel, AmericasMart Atlanta

• AmericasMart Atlanta October Apparel, AmericasMart Atlanta

• ANCC National Magnet Conference, American Nurses Credentialing Center

• ASCO Annual Meeting, American Society of Clinical Oncology

• ASH Annual Meeting & Exposition, American Society of Hematology

• ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting & Exhibition, American Society of Health-System Pharmacists

• The ASSEMBLY Show, BNP Media Events

• AVIATION WEEK MRO Americas Conference & Exhibition, Aviation Week Network, a division of Penton

• AWFS® Fair, Association of Woodworking & Furnishings Suppliers

• BDNY (Boutique Design New York), Hospitality Media Group

• BDwest (Boutique Design West), Hospitality Media Group

• Cattle Industry Annual Convention & NCBA Trade Show, National Cattlemen's Beef Association

• E3 - Electronic Entertainment Expo, IDG World Expo

• EASTEC, SME

• FABTECH, SME

• GlobalShop, Emerald Expositions

• Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Expo, Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association

• HR Technology Conference & Exposition, LRP Publications

• ICMA Annual Conference & Exposition (International City/County Management Association), Corcoran Expositions, Inc.

• ICUEE - The International Construction & Utility Equipment Exposition, Association of Equipment Manufacturers

• iLandscape - The Illinois-Wisconsin Landscape Show, Illinois Landscape Contractors Association

• International Jewelry & Merchandise Show - Fall, Helen Brett Enterprises, Inc.

• ISC East (International Security Conference & Expo), Reed Exhibitions

• KBIS - Kitchen & Bath Industry Show, Emerald Expositions

• Kidney Week, American Society of Nephrology

• MAGIC - August, UBM Advanstar

• MAGIC - February, UBM Advanstar

• Marijuana Business Conference & Expo, Marijuana Business Daily, a division of Anne Holland Ventures Inc.

• Mid-South Jewelry & Accessories Fair - Fall, Helen Brett Enterprises, Inc.

• MRket, Business Journals, Inc.

• NACS Show, The Association for Convenience & Fuel Retailing

• THE NBM SHOW (Long Beach), National Business Media, Inc.

• Precision Machining Technology Show (PMTS), Gardner Business Media, Inc.

• Sea-Air-Space Exposition, Clarion Events North America

• Sensors Expo & Conference, Questex LLC

• Sports Licensing & Tailgate Show, Emerald Expositions

• STITCH (August), Business Journals, Inc.

• STITCH (February), Business Journals, Inc.

• Summer NAMM, National Association of Music Merchants

• Surf Expo - September, Emerald Expositions

• Tobacco Plus Convenience Expo International, Reuter Exposition Services

• VOW | New World of Bridal, AmericasMart Atlanta

• World of Asphalt Show & Conference, Association of Equipment Manufacturers

• World of Concrete, Informa Global Exhibitions

• WWETT - Water & Wastewater Equipment, Treatment & Transport Show, COLE Inc.

 

The 50 Fastest-Growing Shows by Total Attendance

• AADE Annual Meeting, American Association of Diabetes Educators

• ACMG Annual Clinical Genetics Meeting, American College of Medical Genetics & Genomics

• AFCEA Defensive Cyber Operations Symposium, AFCEA

• AFCEA TechNet Augusta, AFCEA

• AGG1 Aggregates Academy & Expo, Association of Equipment Manufacturers

• American Academy of Dermatology Annual Meeting, American Academy of Dermatology

• American Association of Critical-Care Nurses National Teaching Institute & Critical Care Exposition, American Association of Critical-Care Nurses

• ANCC National Magnet Conference, American Nurses Credentialing Center

• ANESTHESIOLOGY®, American Society of Anesthesiologists

• AVIATION WEEK MRO Americas Conference & Exhibition, Aviation Week Network, a division of Penton

• AWFS® Fair, Association of Woodworking & Furnishings Suppliers

• BDNY (Boutique Design New York), Hospitality Media Group

• BDwest (Boutique Design West), Hospitality Media Group

• BOMA International Annual Conference & Expo (Building Owners & Managers Association), Show Management Solutions, Inc.

• CLEAN GULF Conference & Exhibition, Access Intelligence, LLC

• Cosmoprof North America, North American Beauty Events, LLC

• Coverings, National Trade Productions, Inc.

• EDspaces Conference & Expo, Education Market Association

• Expo East, Promotional Products Association International

• Florida Dental Convention, Florida Dental Association

• Global Pet Expo, American Pet Products Association

• Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Expo, Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association

• HIMSS Annual Conference & Exhibition, Healthcare Information & Management Systems Society

• HR Technology Conference & Exposition, LRP Publications

• HydroVision International, PennWell Corporation

• ICAST (International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Trades), American Sportfishing Association

• ICMA Annual Conference & Exposition (International City/County Management Association), Corcoran Expositions, Inc.

• ICUEE - The International Construction & Utility Equipment Exposition, Association of Equipment Manufacturers

• IFT15, Institute of Food Technologists

• Imprinted Sportswear Show - Fort Worth, Emerald Expositions

• International Production & Processing Expo, U.S. Poultry & Egg Association

• LIGHTFAIR® International, AmericasMart Atlanta

• Marijuana Business Conference & Expo, Marijuana Business Daily, a division of Anne Holland Ventures Inc.

• MRket, Business Journals, Inc.

• THE NBM SHOW (Long Beach), National Business Media, Inc.

• Northeastern Forest Products Equipment Expo, Northeastern Loggers' Association

• NPE - The Plastics Show, SPI - The Plastics Industry Trade Association

• NRB International Christian Media Convention & Exposition, National Religious Broadcasters

• OR Manager Conference, Access Intelligence, LLC

• Performance Racing Industry Trade Show, Performance Racing Industry

• The Rental Show, American Rental Association

• SC15, The International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage & Analysis, Association of Computing Machinery and IEEE Computer Society

• SCAA Annual Exposition & Symposium, Specialty Coffee Association of America

• Sea-Air-Space Exposition, Clarion Events North America

• SHRM Annual Conference & Exposition, Society for Human Resource Management

• Summer NAMM, National Association of Music Merchants

• Tobacco Plus Convenience Expo International, Reuter Exposition Services

• WEFTEC (Water Environment Federation Technical Exhibition & Conference), Water Environment Federation

• World of Asphalt Show & Conference, Association of Equipment Manufacturers

• World of Concrete, Informa Global Exhibitions

 

 

 

New in 2016:

THE TSE FAST TRACKERS - THE "NEXT 50"

This year TSE will also honor the so-called “Next 50,” the shows that were not fast enough to crack the Top 50, but are strong contenders for next year.  They will also earn some well-deserved recognition at the Fastest 50 Awards & Summit.

Fastest 50 Fast Trackers - By Net Square Feet of Exhibit Space

• AAMI Conference & Expo (Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation), Show Management Solutions, Inc.

• ACMG Annual Clinical Genetics Meeting, American College of Medical Genetics & Genomics

• American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference & Exhibition, American Academy of Pediatrics

• American Association of Critical-Care Nurses National Teaching Institute & Critical Care Exposition, American Association of Critical-Care Nurses

• American Society of Human Genetics Annual Meeting, American Society of Human Genetics

• American Veterinary Medical Association Convention, American Veterinary Medical Association

• ASTRO Annual Meeting, American Society for Radiation Oncology

• AVIATION WEEK MRO Americas Conference & Exhibition, Aviation Week Network, a division of Penton

• BOMA International Annual Conference & Expo (Building Owners & Managers Association), Show Management Solutions, Inc.

• CAHF Annual Convention & Expo, California Association of Health Facilities

• CES®, Consumer Technology Association™

• EASTEC, SME

• EDspaces Conference & Expo, Education Market Association

• Electrical Wire Processing Technology Expo, Expo Productions, Inc.

• Florida Dental Convention, Florida Dental Association

• Florida RV SuperShow, Florida RV Trade Association

• Global Pet Expo, American Pet Products Association

• GlobalShop, Emerald Expositions

• HydroVision International, PennWell Corporation

• ICAST (International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Trades), American Sportfishing Association

• IMEX America, IMEX America Ltd.

• Imprinted Sportswear Show - Long Beach, Emerald Expositions

• Intelligent Transporation Society of America's Annual Meeting & Expo, Corcoran Expositions, Inc.

• International Jewelry & Merchandise Show - Fall, Helen Brett Enterprises, Inc.

• ISA International Sign Expo, International Sign Association

• The Landscape Show, Florida Nursery Growers & Landscape Association, Inc.

• Licensing Expo, UBM Advanstar

• MAGIC - August, UBM Advanstar

• Mid-South Jewelry & Accessories Fair - Fall, Helen Brett Enterprises, Inc.

• NAB Show, National Association of Broadcasters

• NAHB International Builders' Show®, National Association of Home Builders

• The NAMA OneShow (National Automatic Merchandising Association), Corcoran Expositions, Inc.

• National Hardware Show, Reed Exhibitions

• Natural Products Expo East/Biofach America, New Hope Natural Media, a division of Penton

• Natural Products Expo West/Engredea, New Hope Natural Media, a division of Penton

• NIGP Annual Forum & Exposition, NIGP: The Institute for Public Procurement

• OFC: Optical Fiber Communication Conference & Exhibition, The Optical Society

• PACK EXPO Las Vegas, PMMI: The Association for Packaging & Processing Technologies

• PDN PhotoPlus International Conference + Expo (Photo District News), Emerald Expositions

• Precision Machining Technology Show (PMTS), Gardner Business Media, Inc.

• Remodeling Show | DeckExpo | JLC LIVE, Informa Global Exhibitions

• Retail's BIG Show, National Retail Federation

• SAFETY - ASSE's Professional Development Conference & Exposition, Hall-Erickson, Inc.

• Seafood Expo North America/Seafood Processing North America, Diversified Communications

• Shop.org Digital Summit, National Retail Federation

• Summer NAMM, National Association of Music Merchants

• Surf Expo - September, Emerald Expositions

• VISION Hi-Tech Training & Expo, H&A Events

• VOW | New World of Bridal, AmericasMart Atlanta

• World of Asphalt Show & Conference, Association of Equipment Manufacturers

• WWETT - Water & Wastewater Equipment, Treatment & Transport Show, COLE Inc.

 

Fastest 50 Fast Trackers - By Number of Exhibiting Companies

• AAMI Conference & Expo (Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation), Show Management Solutions, Inc.

• AAOS Annual Meeting, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

• AFCEA TechNet Augusta, AFCEA

• AHR Expo: International Air Conditioning, Heating, Refrigerating Exposition, International Exposition Company

• American Epilepsy Society Annual Meeting, Corcoran Expositions, Inc.

• American Veterinary Medical Association Convention, American Veterinary Medical Association

• ANESTHESIOLOGY®, American Society of Anesthesiologists

• Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market - July, AmericasMart Atlanta

• BOMA International Annual Conference & Expo (Building Owners & Managers Association), Show Management Solutions, Inc.

• CAHF Annual Convention & Expo, California Association of Health Facilities

• CEDIA, CEDIA

• Coverings, National Trade Productions, Inc.

• FDIC (Fire Department Instructors Conference), PennWell Corporation

• Global Pet Expo, American Pet Products Association

• HIMSS Annual Conference & Exhibition, Healthcare Information & Management Systems Society

• HydroVision International, PennWell Corporation

• IAAPA Attractions Expo, International Association of Amusement Parks & Attractions

• ICAST (International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Trades), American Sportfishing Association

• IFT15 (Institute of Food Technologists), Institute of Food Technologists

• IMEX America, IMEX America Ltd.

• Imprinted Sportswear Show - Fort Worth, Emerald Expositions

• Intelligent Transporation Society of America's Annual Meeting & Expo, Corcoran Expositions, Inc.

• Interbike International Bicycle Expo, Emerald Expositions

• International Jewelry & Merchandise Show - Spring, Helen Brett Enterprises, Inc.

• International LCT Show (Limousine, Charter & Tour), Bobit Business Media

• International Production & Processing Expo, U.S. Poultry & Egg Association

• International Roofing Expo, Informa Global Exhibitions

• ISA International Sign Expo, International Sign Association

• The Landscape Show, Florida Nursery Growers & Landscape Association, Inc.

• NAHB International Builders' Show®, National Association of Home Builders

• National Hardware Show, Reed Exhibitions

• Natural Products Expo East/Biofach America, New Hope Natural Media, a division of Penton

• THE NBM B.I.G. SHOW, National Business Media, Inc.

• Northeastern Forest Products Equipment Expo, Northeastern Loggers' Association

• NPE - The Plastics Show, SPI - The Plastics Industry Trade Association

• NRB International Christian Media Convention & Exposition, National Religious Broadcasters

• ProMat, MHI

• RECon, The Global Retail Real Estate Convention, International Council of Shopping Centers

• Retail's BIG Show, National Retail Federation

• SAFETY - ASSE's Professional Development Conference & Exposition, Hall-Erickson, Inc.

• Seafood Expo North America/Seafood Processing North America, Diversified Communications

• Shop.org Digital Summit, National Retail Federation

• SIA Snow Show, SnowSports Industries America

• SuperZoo, World Pet Association

• TCEA Convention & Exposition, Texas Computer Education Association

• Texas Speech-Language-Hearing Association Convention & Exhibition, SmithBucklin Corporation

• Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting, Transportation Research Board

• VISION Hi-Tech Training & Expo, H&A Events

• WasteExpo, Penton

• World Dairy Expo, World Dairy Expo

 

Fastest 50 Fast Trackers - By Total Attendance

• AAOS Annual Meeting, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

• AAPEX (Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo), William T. Glasgow, Inc.

• AISTech - The Iron & Steel Technology Conference & Exposition, Association for Iron & Steel Technology

• American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference & Exhibition, American Academy of Pediatrics

• American Diabetes Association Scientific Sessions, American Diabetes Association

• American Epilepsy Society Annual Meeting, Corcoran Expositions, Inc.

• American International Motorcycle Expo (AIMExpo), Motorcycle Industry Council

• American Veterinary Medical Association Convention, American Veterinary Medical Association

• AmericasMart Atlanta June Apparel, AmericasMart Atlanta

• ASCO Annual Meeting, American Society of Clinical Oncology

• ASD Market Week - August, Emerald Expositions

• ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting & Exhibition, American Society of Health-System Pharmacists

• ASI Show® Dallas, ASI Show

• ASI Show® Orlando, ASI Show

• Cattle Industry Annual Convention & NCBA Trade Show, National Cattlemen's Beef Association

• CES®, Consumer Technology Association™

• The Clean Show, Riddle & Associates

• E3 - Electronic Entertainment Expo, IDG World Expo

• FABTECH, SME

• Florida RV SuperShow, Florida RV Trade Association

• IAAPA Attractions Expo, International Association of Amusement Parks & Attractions

• Imprinted Sportswear Show - Long Beach, Emerald Expositions

• InfoComm, InfoComm International

• International Salon & Spa Expo, Professional Beauty Association

• ISC East (International Security Conference & Expo), Reed Exhibitions

• KBIS - Kitchen & Bath Industry Show, Emerald Expositions

• MAGIC - February, UBM Advanstar

• NAB Show, National Association of Broadcasters

• NAHB International Builders' Show®, National Association of Home Builders

• Natural Products Expo East/Biofach America, New Hope Natural Media, a division of Penton

• Natural Products Expo West/Engredea, New Hope Natural Media, a division of Penton

• NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition, National Business Aviation Association

• THE NBM SHOW (Arlington), National Business Media, Inc.

• NIGP Annual Forum & Exposition, NIGP: The Institute for Public Procurement

• OFFPRICE Show - February, Tarsus Expositions, Inc.

• Outdoor Retailer Summer Market, Emerald Expositions

• PACK EXPO Las Vegas, PMMI: The Association for Packaging & Processing Technologies

• Precision Machining Technology Show (PMTS), Gardner Business Media, Inc.

• ProMat, MHI

• RECon, The Global Retail Real Estate Convention, International Council of Shopping Centers

• Retail's BIG Show, National Retail Federation

• Sensors Expo & Conference, Questex LLC

• Solar Power International, Solar Energy Trade Shows, LLC

• TAA Education Conference & Lone Star Expo, Texas Apartment Association

• TCEA Convention & Exposition, Texas Computer Education Association

• Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting, Transportation Research Board

• VISION Hi-Tech Training & Expo, H&A Events

• WasteExpo, Penton

• The Work Truck Show, NTEA - The Association for the Work Truck Industry

• WWETT - Water & Wastewater Equipment, Treatment & Transport Show, COLE Inc.

 

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