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Clock Ticking on Fastest 50 Show Nominations

Hil Anderson, Senior Editor
CHICAGO — There is still plenty of time for trade show organizers to nominate their fast-track events for the next class of the Trade Show Executive (TSE) Fastest 50 and Next 50.
The entry period is until Dec. 31, 2019, which basically gives interested association and private-sector organizers one more month to tell TSE about the sizzling metrics that their shows earned in 2019 and place them on the Fastest 50 roster of fastest-growing trade shows of the year. The Fastest 50 culminates next spring at the 2020 TSE Fastest 50 Awards & Summit at the newly opened CAESARS FORUM in Las Vegas.
Entering a show for Fastest 50 consideration is easy. The forms have already been delivered to the management of the 2019 shows with the stats most likely to earn a spot on any or all of the Fastest 50 categories: exhibit space, number of exhibitors, and attendance. The 50 shows with the highest percentage-growth will earn a slot on one or more of the Fastest 50 categories. Shows that finished the year hot on the heels of the Fastest 50 frontrunners will be eligible for the Next 50 group of honorees.
TSE’s Fastest 50 is open to shows with more than 15,000 nsf.
The entries will be tabulated after the first of the year. The management teams will then be notified by TSE so they can begin making their travel plans for fabulous Las Vegas to attend the event from May 13-15. TSE’s Fastest 50 is open to all show organizers looking to gain an edge. Editor’s from TSE pull trending ideas from the magazine and bring them to life on the stage making for the TSE event’s trademark exceptional day content. Keep watching the TSE website ( for further announcements.
Earning a spot on the Fastest 50 or Next 50 is the best way for show managers to have their achievements recognized. The next step toward that goal is taking a minute to fill out your entry form. Click here:
Reach Gabrielle Weiss at (312) 493-7753 or; Carri Jensen, Manager of Directories, at (541) 286-4014 or

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