Tuesday, February 26, 2008

IAAPA Attractions Expo Ranked Among 2007's Largest Fourth-Quarter Shows

IAAPA Attractions Expo 2007 received some positive pub this month from Tradeshow Week. In the Feb. 18 edition of the magazine, which reviewed results from fourth-quarter trade shows throughout North America, Attractions Expo was rated among the largest and fastest-growing shows in the business.

According to TSW, Attractions Expo 2007 was one of just five shows in the fourth quarter—traditionally a slow period for trade shows—with more than 500,000 net square feet sold; No. 1 was the SEMA Show with 1,063,970.

Fifty-seven shows were included in the TSW report, and of those Attractions Expo was also one of only eight to experience growth of more than 30 percent in one category over the previous year (the Expo was up 34.2 percent in attendance).

So, thanks again to all our exhibitors and attendees for making Expo 2007 such a smashing success; for those wondering what you missed, check out FUNWORLD's coverage of the event here. Also, plans for IAAPA Attractions Expo 2008 are well under way; if you submit an exhibitor contract by March 14, you get to participate in this year's Space Allocation Meeting to find the best possible booth location.

1 comment:

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