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Trade Show News Network, 3/22/11
Tarsus Advon, a division of U.K.-based Tarsus Group, released the 2010 TSNN 250 US Trade Shows list of rankings. Culled from show management and data supplied to the Trade Show News Network, the list represents the top 250 trade shows held last year ranked by net square footage in the United States. The full list can be found at www.TSNN.com/datasite.
Snagging the No. 1 spot on the list is the Consumer Electronics Association’s International CES, with an impressive 1,442,000 net square foot showfloor at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
“The incredible technologies unveiled at the 2010 International CES brought new optimism and endless opportunity for our industry and the global economy,” said Gary Shapiro, president and CEO of CEA. “We are no longer looking back in our rearview mirrors, but are moving forward to a new decade of defining innovation.”
The No. 2 spot was nabbed by AMT – The Association for Manufacturing Technology’s biennial International Manufacturing Technology Show, which spanned 1,137,375 net sq. ft. at Chicago’s McCormick Place.
Close behind at No. 3, also held at the Las Vegas Convention Center, was the Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute’s biennial Pack Expo International/Process Expo/CPP Expo, with 1,054,505 net sq. ft.