This Just In
  • AVIXA, organizer of InfoComm in Las Vegas, is teaming with InfoCommAsia to launch InfoComm Southeast Asia in Bangkok May 15-17, 2019.
  • Shomex Productions will partner in the Unmukt Festival, which will target the senior citizen market in India and launch in December.
  • Lance Fensterman has been promoted to President of Global ReedPOP, the pop culture division of Reed Exhibitions.
  • The Las Vegas City Council votes April 4 on a proposal to build a new $76 million 350,000-sf downtown exhibition center.
  • Hilton will cut commissions to housing firms and other agencies that book room blocks at its U.S. and Canadian hotels from 10% to 7% in Oct.
  • The Reno-Sparks Convention & Visitors Authority announced a 4-year deal for SMG to operate four major Reno-Sparks venues.
  • RetailX will co-locate GlobalShop, Internet Retailer Conference & Exhibition (IRCE) and RFID Journal LIVE! June 2019 in Chicago.
  • Freeman is launching cloud-based digital floorplan management system BlueprintTM in the U.S. to make real-time booking data available.
  • A new CEIR report provides benchmarks for all phases of a marketing campaign and details characteristics for success in growing attendance.
  • Mad Event Management is launching UAS/Drones for Disaster Response April 19-20 in Miami. First responders are the target audience.

Nominations Open for TSE Fastest 50!

Hil Anderson
, Senior Editor
October 19, 2018

CHICAGO – The nomination period is open for the shows that will make up the next Trade Show Executive (TSE) Fastest 50 Class of 2018.

Show managers have until the end of the year 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 shows that will be officially saluted in June at the TSE Fastest 50 Awards & Summit in Atlantic City.

“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,” said TSE Publisher and Editor Gabrielle Weiss. “The honorees include shows that have been household names for years as well as up-and-coming niche events that were launched only recently.”

The payoff comes on the beautiful Jersey Shore June 18-20 at Harrah’s Resort Atlantic City, the site of the 2019 Fastest 50 Awards & Summit. A full agenda of networking, socializing, educational sessions and the gala Grand Awards presentation is being finalized by TSE. Stay tuned in the coming weeks for updates and registration details.

The nomination form for the Fastest 50 is on the TSE website, at: Once completed, it must be electronically returned no later than Dec. 31, 2018. Please note that the official Fastest 50 entry form must be completed. Submitting post-show metrics for the TSE Dashboard in lieu of an application will not qualify an event for Fastest 50 consideration.

The Fastest 50 is not restricted to annual shows. Biennial shows that have taken place in 2018 will be evaluated on percentage of growth since the last show edition (2016). Triennial shows that have also been held in 2018 will be compared to the 2015 edition.

“To qualify for the Fastest 50, shows only need to have had a minimum of 15,000 net square feet of of paid exhibit space for both years being compared,” said TSE Manager of Directories Carri Jensen. “The shows 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