IMEX America named fastest growing show in US

i By May 11, 2023 No Comments

IMEX America 2022 has been recognized as the fastest growing tradeshow in the United States.

The IMEX Group was awarded the accolade at Trade Show Executive’s Fastest 50 Awards & Summit, which was held May 1-3 at the Miami Beach Convention Center.

This is an image of the IMEX America team accepting award at TSE's Fastest 50 Awards & Summit. Photo courtesy of Oscar & Associates.

(l-r) Carri Jensen, Director of Research, Trade Show Executive Media Group; Steve Walker, Executive Director of City-Wide Sales, MGM Resorts International; Natalie Gestetner, U.S. Representative, IMEX; Veronica Medina, Director of Citywide and Entertainment Sales, MGM Resorts International; and Maddy Ryley, Senior Associate Editor, Trade Show Executive Media Group. Photo courtesy of Oscar & Associates.

In addition to taking first place in the category of fastest growing show in North America by number of exhibitors, IMEX America was also recognized in a number of other award categories and ranked:

  • 38th for growth in net square feet
  • 49th by number of exhibitors
  • 68th by total attendance

“IMEX America has grown substantially since its launch in 2011, in no small part thanks to the hard work, dedication and sheer passion of the team here in the UK and our partners in the US,” said Carina Bauer, CEO, IMEX Group. “We’re thrilled with this nation recognition placing our show as the fastest growing tradeshow in the whole of North America in 2022

“Las year’s edition of IMEX America set a new benchmark – it was 45 percent bigger than the previous year with an additional 1,063 exhibiting companies, plus 40 percent of returning exhibitors increased their booth space. What’s more, the show was a powerful and uplifting reflection of our industry’s post pandemic bounce back with international exhibitors returning in strong numbers – over 3,300 exhibiting companies from 180 plus countries.”

IMEX America is also in the top five shows ever measured by Explori from an exhibitor perspective in 2021 (out of more than 2,000 shows measured by Explori). Last year, the show ranked in the top one percent for overall satisfaction and NPS scores.

“The organizers of the Fastest 50 and Next 50 ranked shows are some of the innovate and adaptable people in the industry,” explains Gabrielle Weiss, vice-president and editor-in-chief, Trade Show Executive Media Group. “IMEX America certainly falls in this class with its forward-thinking activations and laser focus on not only the show but on our wider industry. It’s no wonder that this show made our rankings in 2022 and also took home the grand award for Fastest-Growing Show in Sheer Numbers of Exhibiting Companies. Given the saying all ships rise with the tide, our industry is elevated with the creative work of the powerhouse team at IMEX America.”

IMEX America 2023 will take place October 17-19 at Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas.