Each year,Trade Show Executive (TSE)  the fastest-growing trade shows during their Fastest 50 Awards & Summit. EDspaces was recognized during the conference held June 13-15 in Chicago at the awards ceremony. Winners are 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. 


EDspaces 2017 was recognized in all three categories, a first for the event featuring the latest innovations in educational environments. This is not the first time EDspaces has been recognized, as the 2015 event was also honored for two categories: Attendance Overall and Fast Tracker for Next 50.

Facts & Figures From TSE:

There were 19 shows that appeared in all three metric categories and 18 events that were also ranked on the most recent TSE Gold 100. The Fastest 50 shows ranged in exhibit-space size from the Clinical Laboratory Management Association’s CLMA KnowledgeLab with 15,800 net square feet (nsf) up to the mighty CONEXPO-CON/AGG with 2,665,713 nsf. 

The grand totals for EDspaces 2017 for each metric included:


  • Exhibit Space for 2017 totaled 45,900 up 17.6% over 2016

  • Exhibitors were a 21% increase over 2016

  • Attendance was an increase of 10% over 2016

The statistics tell a big part of the story. But there is always more to analyze and learn straight from the source when the organizers and managers who are behind these double-digit success stories convene in each June.

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