SGIA '08 Honored with Gold 100 Award

Trade Show Executive Gold 100

The 2008 SGIA Expo (Atlanta, October 15-18) was recently honored at the Trade Show Executive Gold 100 Awards & Summit for its positive impact on the specialty imaging industry and on Atlanta—the host city.

Trade Show Executive (TSE) magazine annually honors the top 100 trade shows in the United States based on net square feet of exhibition space, technological innovation, green initiatives, global participation and brand leadership. SGIA `08 was ranked among the top 100 trade shows that represent the most important commercial activities in the world and as a vital economic engine for the cities that host them.

"SGIA '08 was an extremely successful show for the specialty imaging marketplace," said Michael Robertson, SGIA's President and CEO. "We are honored to receive this award and look forward to showcasing the most innovative technologies and business solutions next year at the 2010 SGIA Expo in Las Vegas."

SGIA '08 Statistics:

Total registrants: 19,201

Number of exhibitors: 487

Total size of Expo floor: 225,686 square feet

"This has not been an easy year for the trade show industry—or any other industry for that matter," said Darlene Gudea, president, Trade Show Executive Media Group. "By honoring the shows that set the Gold Standard for the industry, we are not only recognizing those events that have thrived during the severe economic downturn, but are also putting a spotlight on the new ideas and strategies that others can follow."

Award recipients were honored during the annual Gold 100 Awards & Summit in Rancho Palos Verdes, CA, organized and presented by Trade Show Executive magazine.