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Q: Number of annual trade shows/conventions/conferences in US ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   0 Comments )
Subject: Number of annual trade shows/conventions/conferences in US
Category: Business and Money
Asked by: bunty815-ga
List Price: $10.00
Posted: 29 Aug 2006 09:29 PDT
Expires: 28 Sep 2006 09:29 PDT
Question ID: 760485
How many total trade shows/conventions/conferences take place in the
US each year?  This should be comprehensive.
Subject: Re: Number of annual trade shows/conventions/conferences in US
Answered By: bobbie7-ga on 29 Aug 2006 11:01 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Hello Bunty815,

According to the Center for Exhibition Industry Research in Chicago,
13,185 trade shows and exhibitions are held in the United States

Venue                                  Number 	 
Exhibition / Convention Center          4,983 	 
Conference Center / Seminar Facility    1,070 	 
Hotel                                   4,870 	 
Other / Not Classified                  2,262 	 
Totals                                 13,185 	

Center for Exhibition Industry Research in Chicago


1.2 million conferences, seminars, corporate meetings, trade shows and conventions

?The US meetings industry is a $96 billion annual business with nearly
100 million people flocking to more than 1.2 million conferences,
seminars, corporate meetings, trade shows and conventions.?

BarterNews 2003


According to the Meeting Professional, ?in 2003, North America was
home to more than 12,000 trade shows and more than 1 million meetings.
Despite difficult economic times, the overall investment in events
remains robust, with estimated expenditures exceeding US$100 billion.?

The Meeting Professional                               


According to the University of Georgia's Conference and Meeting
Management Certificate program ?Each year billions of dollars are
spent planning more than 20 million conferences and meetings in the
United States.?

University of Georgia


Throughout the United States, there are 10000 trade shows a year
attended by 120 million people who spend $90 billion.

The Business Journal of Phoenix - March 10, 2006

Search terms used:
6000..190000 Or million trade shows OR conferences OR conventions * held
United States

I hope the information provided is helpful!

Best regards,

Request for Answer Clarification by bunty815-ga on 30 Aug 2006 22:43 PDT
hi bobby,
i have a few other open questions related to events.  any chance you
could help me with those too?

Clarification of Answer by bobbie7-ga on 31 Aug 2006 05:13 PDT

Thank you for thge five star rating. 

I will take a look at your other questions and If I find relevant
information I'll let you know.

bunty815-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars
quick and accurate answer - i'm so grateful!

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