Trade Show Executive honored the fastest-growing trade shows during the Fastest 50 Awards & Summit on June 13-15 at the Hyatt Regency Chicago. Winners were selected based on the highest percentage of growth in each of the following categories: net square feet of paid exhibit space, number of exhibiting companies and number of attendees.
The speaker lineup included strategy-sharing Tradeshow Executive Trailblazers and Power Lunch with SouthComm Vice President of Events Ed Nichols. The summit featured plenty of networking including a murder mystery luncheon of who done it and lessons from a Chicago mixologist on how to create your own summer cocktail, and an awards-show afterparty in the Hyatt Regency Chicago ballroom sponsored by Ungerboeck Software.
The most exciting part of the summit was the Fastest 50 Awards ceremony, which honors trade shows that established notable growth during the previous year. This year IAVM’s VenueConnect annual conference and tradeshow was honored in three categories of Fastest Growing Tradeshows. IAVM was ranked 23rd in Square Footage growth, 27th in Number of Exhibitors growth, and 8th in Attendance growth. Congratulations to our amazing team at IAVM Headquarters on being honored for your hard work and dedication.