The award recognizes the 50 fastest growing trade shows in North America based on total net square feet of exhibit space, number of exhibitors and/or attendance growth between 2016 and 2017.
This award is DSE’s seventh Fastest 50 award, having won in 2007, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and now 2017. While LSW was recognized in 2011 as one of Expo Magazine’s Top 25 Fast Growth Shows, this is the first Fastest 50 award for the commercial lighting event.
Exponation, which produces both events, announced that Digital Signage Expo was recognized both for its attendance growth and increase in exhibiting companies; while LightShow West was recognized for growth in net square feet of exhibit space, exhibiting companies and attendance.
“We are honored to have again won a Fastest 50 award,” Andrea Varrone, DSE’s Show Director, said. Varrone added, “We are extremely proud to have won this award seven times in 11 years, which is as much a testimony to our industry’s growth as it is to DSE’s position in this marketplace.”
Lea Tranakos, LSW’s Show Director, said, “We are thrilled that LightShow West has earned this recognition. It indicates the lighting industry’s need for an event of this caliber and fully supports our decision to transform LSW from a biennial event to an annual one, starting this year at the Las Vegas Convention Center, and returning to Los Angeles in 2019.”