FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The Rental Show increases trade show ranking for
fifth straight year
(May 12, 2008) MOLINE, IL – For the fifth consecutive year The Rental Show
increased its ranking on the Tradeshow Week 200 annual list of top U.S. trade shows,
with the 2007 Show moving up to No. 61. (The 2006 ranking was No. 63.) The
Rental Show 2007 was held at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta.
More than 11,500 rental industry professionals attended the Show in Atlanta: 5,613
rental personnel from the U.S., Canada and nearly 30 countries, plus 5,955 exhibitor
personnel. Exhibit space, which totaled 347,200 net square feet, was sold out for the
fourth straight year. There were 719 exhibiting companies.
“As the rental industry has continued to grow the past several years, The Rental
Show has reflected that growth with an increased interest from attendees and
exhibitors alike, especially for new products. That interest has helped create the
continued success of The Rental Show,” said Allison Box, American Rental
Association vice president of association services. “In turn, the Show’s success is
reflected in the Tradeshow Week 200 ranking for the 2007 Show, as well as the
increased rankings the past five years.”
The Rental Show’s ranking has increased on the Tradeshow Week 200 each year
since 2003. That year’s Show in Anaheim, Calif., was No. 81, the 2004 Show in
Atlanta was No. 77, the 2005 Show in Las Vegas was No. 75 and the 2006 Show in
Orlando, Fla., was No. 63.
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The Rental Show increases trade show ranking for fifth straight year
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Tradeshow Week magazine tracks a variety of statistics on industry shows in the U.S.
and Canada, with the yearlong process culminating in the final rankings. These
rankings are based on total net square footage of paid exhibit space, total number of
contracted exhibitors and total professional attendance.
Next year, The Rental Show returns to