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Pool | Spa | Patio Expo named "Fastest 50" honoree

DALLAS - The International Pool | Spa | Patio Expo has received a "Fastest 50" award from Trade Show Executive magazine for growing at least seven times the average growth rate of 2012 compared to some 4,000 other trade shows in the U.S.

The 50 top performers in each of three metrics - net square feet, number of exhibiting companies and attendance - (totaling 96 individual events) will be honored at the Trade Show Executive (TSE) Fastest 50 Awards & Summit, May 8-10, 2013, at the Swissôtel Chicago.
"With so many shows and statistics, the Fastest 50 Class of 2012 shows serve as a scorecard that lets the industry know which shows are on the fast track with more exhibitors chasing bigger crowds of buyers," TSE said in a statement.

Many of the Fastest 50 shows will be honored in more than one category. The Pool | Spa | Patio Expo was among the 41 events out of 96 that were recognized in two out of three metrics, scoring in both Fastest 50 Shows by Net Square Feet of Exhibit Space, as well as Fastest 50 Shows by Number of Exhibiting Companies. The Pool | Spa | Patio Expo was also mentioned, according to TSE, as a well-known brand that is large enough to be a fixture on the TSE Gold 100 roster of largest U.S. trade shows, a press release states.

Events were judged on the percentage of growth in the individual metrics. Annual shows were included as well as semi-annuals, biennials, one triennial and one quadrennial show. TSE required statistics to be verified by a senior level executive of the show management company or association. Nominations came from not only show organizers but service contractors, registration firms and venue managers who noticed the bigger crowds and larger floor plans.

"No matter their overall size and target audience, the Fastest 50 shows have proven they have the combination of marketing strategies, operational expertise and sweat equity to become a household name in the sectors they serve and among their peers in the exhibition industry," TSE said.

"We are honored to be selected from more than 4,000 trade shows held in the United States during 2012," said Lindsay Roberts, group director. "It is truly a thrill to receive such prestigious recognition, which we share with our exhibiting manufacturers, professional attendees, APSP, Pool & Spa News and Genesis 3, all of which make the show a success."

The 2013 Int'l Pool | Spa | Patio Expo will be held Nov. 12-14 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, with the educational conference running Nov. 9-14.

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