TMCnet Feature
May 03, 2011

ITEXPO West Named Third on Trade Show Executive's Fastest 50 Winners List

Norwalk, CT (May 3, 2011) — TMC, a global, integrated media company building communities in print, in person and online, announced today that Trade Show Executive magazine (TSE) has named TMC’s (News - Alert) ITEXPO as the #3 Event on their Fastest 50 Growing Tradeshows for 2010. Launched in 1999, ITEXPO (News - Alert) is the World's largest and longest-running B-to-B communications and technology conference.                                                          



ITEXPO West conference space increased 90 percent from 50,000 square feet to 95,000 square feet. Vendor participation for ITEXPO West increased 43 percent from 150 to 215. Conference attendance increased 18 percent from 6,109 in 2009 to 7,196 in 2010. 

Through organic growth, substantial vendor support, and the addition of related, collocated conferences, the 22nd ITEXPO West 2010 was one of the best-attended events since the show's inception. ITEXPO West 2010 in Los Angeles broke every previous attendance record for the West Coast version of ITEXPO. More than 215 exhibiting companies, 366 speakers, 7,100 conference and expo attendees, and almost 100 members of the media participated in the event at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Exhibitors issued almost 400 news announcements from the show floor, detailing new products, services and alliances that were announced at ITEXPO.

ITEXPO West featured eleven collocated conferences. Cornerstones of the program, such as 4GWE; Smart Grid Summit; M2M Evolution; Cloud Communications Summit; SIP Tutorial; and StartupCamp, continued to increase in attendance. New events at ITEXPO, such as: MSPAlliance MSPWorld; Voice Interconnect and Peering Conference (VIPeering); CVx ChannelVision Expo; App Time; and Lightwave ONE attracted new audiences and added value to the overall program.

"I’m thrilled to be selected as a Fastest 50 trade show by Trade Show Executive. The continued growth of ITEXPO has always been a priority, and we feel as though ITEXPO West 2010 set a new standard with respect to content, education, and networking opportunities," said Rich Tehrani, CEO and conference chairman, TMC. "We'll continue to expand ITEXPO with new and relevant content areas that interest our community. I am eager to continue increasing the value of a trip to ITEXPO for both attendees and exhibitors when we move the show to Austin, Texas this fall.”  

Trade Show Executive announced the inaugural class of the Trade Show Executives (TSE) Fastest 50. The ranking order was revealed during the TSE Fastest 50 Awards and Summit at the Rosen Shingle Creek Resort in Orlando, FL.

 “Battered by the economy, the average trade show in 2010 contracted in size by (2.7)%, so it is particularly fitting to honor the ITEXPO team for your success in growing your show by 50% in net square feet of exhibit space. You won by a landslide!” said Darlene Gudea, President of Trade Show Executive Media Group. 

There are 13,000 trade shows in the U.S. each year, according to the Center for Exhibition Industry Research (CEIR).

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About TMC:Technology Marketing Corporation (TMC) is a global, integrated media company helping clients build communities in print, in person, and online. TMC publishes Customer Interaction Solutions, INTERNET TELEPHONY, Unified Communications, NGN and InfoTECH Spotlight magazines. TMC is the producer of ITEXPO, the world’s leading B2B communications event. TMCnet.com, which is read by two million unique visitors each month, is the leading source of news and articles for the communications and technology industries. In addition, TMC runs multiple industry events: 4GWE; Smart Grid Summit; M2M Evolution; Cloud Communications Summit; Social CRM Expo; SIP Tutorial; VIPeering; Business Video Expo; CVx; Digium (News - Alert)|Asterisk World; StartupCamp; MSPAlliance MSPWorld and more!  Visit TMC Events for a complete listing and further information.

For more information about TMC, visit www.tmcnet.com.

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Jan Pierret

Marketing Manager

203-852-6800, ext. 228                                                              

jpierret@tmcnet.com                                                                

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