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Clock Ticking on Fastest 50 Show Nominations

Hil Anderson, Senior Editor
CHICAGO — The clock is ticking 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 set to close Dec. 31, 2019. Interested association and independent show organizers can enter till the clock strikes midnight to enter their 2019 show metrics for consideration. The Fastest 50 and Next 50 honorees will be recognized next spring at the 2020 TSE Fastest 50 Awards & Summit at the newly constructed 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 and Next 50 lists are open to shows with 15,000 nsf or more.
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. Editor’s from TSE pull trending ideas industry-wide and from the magazine to bring them to life on the stage making an 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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