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Trade Show Executive Announces the Fastest 50 Class of 2023

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CHICAGO — Trade Show Executive (TSE) just revealed the Fastest 50 Class of 2023, featuring the fastest-growing trade shows that took place in the U.S. in 2023. The results are in, and Fastest 50 shows can be found on the TSE Fastest 50 honoree list 

The Fastest 50 are ranked in three categories — By Net Square Feet, By Exhibiting Companies and By Total Attendance. The Next 50, which are the fastest-growing shows in each category that did not crack the top 50, are also featured on the honoree list. 

Some of the Fastest 50 honorees include Data Center World, ProMat, RE+, FABTECH, International Roofing Expo, MAGIC Nashville, h+h americas, Live Design International, Motion + Power Technology Expo, ISC West, Manifest and CES. 

The Fastest 50 Class of 2023 features 86 shows, with some ranked on more than one list and 23 shows ranked on all three of the Fastest 50 lists. The Class of 2023 represents more than 15 million net square feet of paid exhibit space, 48,517 exhibiting companies and more than 1.4 million attendees. 

Related. Trade Show Executive is Accepting Trailblazers Nominations 

When it comes to overall growth rates for the entire Class of 2023, the Fastest 50 put up impressive numbers, seeing 51.6% growth in net square feet of paid exhibit space, 48.4% growth in the number of exhibiting companies and 62.8% growth in total attendance.

Both the Fastest 50 and Next 50 are invited to TSE’s Fastest 50 Awards & Summit, taking place May 8-10 at Resorts World Las Vegas. The annual event offers fresh educational content featuring the trade show industry’s thought leaders, various networking opportunities and plenty of time for fun. 

At the Fastest 50 awards gala, the Grand Award winners will be revealed, highlighting the shows that experienced the highest growth rates from 2022 to 2023.  TSE Trailblazers will also be invited to the event and will share in the spotlight to receive their hard-earned recognition. The TSE Trailblazers program is now accepting nominations. 

 To see the full list of this year’s Fastest 50 honorees, visit

Registration for TSE’s Fastest 50 Awards & Summit will open soon. Stay tuned to TSE for more announcements about registration opening. 

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