Atlantic City’s iconic Boardwalk and splendid location on the Jersey Shore has been a lure for tourists and conventioneers for more than 100 years. That tradition continues as the city hosts a steady stream of trade shows and, for the first time, the TSE Fastest 50.
The Fastest 50 and NEXT 50 represent the top growing shows of 2018 in each of the three metric categories. Since many shows were on the fast track in more than one category, a total of 90 shows occupy the 150 available roster slots on the Fastest 50, and another 107 compose the NEXT 50.
The shows range in size from a minimum of 15,000 net square feet (nsf) of exhibit space to mega shows covering more than 1,000,000 nsf. The shows accounted for al- most 14,500,000 nsf of exhibit space valued at nearly $147,000,000. They run the gamut of the exhibitions industry and represent associations and private organizers of all sizes who have one thing in common – a keen eye and the skills needed to make their shows a champion.