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The Rental Show ranks in Top 100 U.S. trade shows

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Trade Show News Network (TSNN) released its latest TSNN Top 250 Trade Show rankings of the largest shows in the U.S. for 2011. The Rental Show was No. 99.

The TSNN rankings are based on net square footage of exhibit space.

The Rental Show 2011 was Feb. 27 – March 2 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas. The trade show occupied 219,400 net sq. ft. of exhibit space. There were 610 exhibiting companies.

Las Vegas was the most popular city on the TSNN Top 250, with 55 shows held there including the top two – CONEXPO-CON/AGG and the International Consumer Electronics Show.

February and March tied for second on the list of busiest months in 2011, with 28 shows in each. January ranked No. 1 with 32 shows.

TSNN is a leading online resource for the trade show, exhibition and event industry. Its website,, owns and operates an event database that contains data about more than 19,500 trade shows, exhibitions, public events and conferences. This is the second year for the TSNN Top 250 Trade Show rankings.

About ARA: The American Rental Association ( is an international trade association for the owners of equipment rental businesses and the manufacturers and suppliers of construction/industrial, general tool and party/event rental equipment. ARA members, which include more than 7,500 rental businesses and nearly 900 manufacturers and suppliers, are located in every U.S. state, every Canadian province, and more than 30 countries worldwide. Now in its sixth decade of operation, ARA is the source for information, advocacy, business development tools, education and training, networking and marketplace opportunities for the rental equipment industry throughout the world. The Rental Show ( is owned and managed by the American Rental Association.

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