Some 21 buying events produced by International Market Centers (IMC) in 2022 have been named to Trade Show Executive's list of fastest-growing trade shows in the United States, with Atlanta Apparel, Atlanta Market, Las Vegas Apparel, Las Vegas Market, LightFair® and Shoppe Object among the magazine's "Fastest 50" Class of 2022 and "Next 50" honorees.
„These prestigious honours reflect the substantial growth of the industries served by IMC's markets.“
Bob Maricich, IMC CEO
Trade Show Executive's Fastest 50 Awards recognise the fastest-growing trade shows held in the U.S., and the "Next 50" recognise events that were not fast enough to crack the Top 50 in 2022 but are strong contenders for 2023. Both awards, which are based on metrics including net square feet of exhibit space and number of exhibitors, offer show organisers an opportunity to highlight achievements.
Of the 21 awards captured by IMC, the company's gift and home markets were especially well-represented with Atlanta Market and Las Vegas Market each receiving four and Shoppe Object receiving two. In the apparel category, Atlanta Apparel received seven and Las Vegas Apparel received two. LightFair, a tradeshow and conference for architectural and commercial lighting, also received two. The TSE Fastest 50 awards were presented on May 3, 2023, in Miami Beach, FL.