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Deadline Approaching for TSE Fastest 50 Nominations

Hil Anderson
, Senior Editor
December 14, 2018
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CHICAGOThe nomination period will remain open until New Year’s Eve for the shows that will pop the champagne corks as members of the Trade Show Executive (TSE) Fastest 50 Class of 2018. 

Show managers have until the end of the day on Dec. 31 to tell TSE about the events that produced robust percentage growth in exhibit space, number of exhibitors and attendance. The top performers will make up the fastest-growing shows of 2018 that will be officially saluted June 18-20 at the TSE Fastest 50 Awards & Summit at Harrah’s Resort Atlantic City. 

The holidays are always busy but spending a few minutes to stake your claim to a spot on the Fastest 50 is a great way to close out the year,” said TSE Publisher and Editor Gabrielle Weiss. “The Fastest 50 is one of the most exciting industry events of the year because it shines a well-deserved spotlight on trade shows of all sizes that were at the front of the pack in terms of growth.” 

The nomination form for the Fastest 50 is on the TSE website, or just click: Once completed, it can be electronically returned on Dec. 31before heading off to ring in the new year. The completed official Fastest 50 entry form is required. Submitting post-show metrics for the TSE Dashboard over the course of the year in lieu of an application does not qualify an event for Fastest 50 considerations. 

The Fastest 50 is not restricted to annual shows. Biennial shows must have taken place in 2018, however, and will be evaluated on percentage of growth since the last show edition (2016). Triennial shows also must have taken place in 2018 and will be compared to the 2015 edition. “Shows only need to have had a minimum of 15,000 net square feet of exhibit space in the two years that are being compared,” said TSE Manager of Directories Carri Jensen. “The shows also come from a wide range of industry sectors, which makes the Fastest 50 one of the most interesting events of the year.” 

Reach Gabrielle Weiss at (312) 493-7753 or; Carri Jensen at (541) 286-4014 or 

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