National Trade Productions, Inc. (NTP), recently announced notable show growth metrics for its client, the American Gear Manufacturers Association (AGMA). The association’s biennial Gear Expo, held September 17-19, 2013 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, sold out the exhibition floor by attracting 219 exhibiting companies across 52,500 net square feet of exhibit space. This milestone represents a 26 percent increase in exhibiting companies and a 29 percent increase in exhibit space over 2011.
The event also united more than 3,400 industry professionals in 2013 (an 11.8 percent increase in attendance over 2011) and earned an 82 percent rebook rate during 2015 exhibit space selection. “Gear Expo is a high-quality event focused on precision, power and partnerships,” said Andrew Ortale, executive vice president. “For more than two decades, gear professionals have relied on the event—and its exhibitors—to provide the latest industry information, technology, products and services to help expand and streamline their businesses. The event continues to deliver real strategic value as demonstrated by its significant achievements and expansion, and we anticipate even greater success in 2015 as we celebrate AGMA’s 100-year anniversary.”
Gear Expo is the world’s only conference and expo designed exclusively for the gear industry. For three days, gear buyers and manufacturers meet face-to-face to discuss industry trends, demo the latest technologies and to network and build relationships that benefit their respective companies. NTP facilitates and manages the operations and exhibit sales for the event. Gear Expo 2015 will take place October 20-22 2015 at the Cobo Center in Detroit, Michigan.