ATA “Bursting” With 513 Exhibitors



The 2012 ATA Trade Show will feature more than 500 exhibitors for the second straight year during its January 10-12 run at the Greater Columbus (Ohio) Convention Center.

As of last week, 513 exhibitors – 69 of them newcomers – had rented booth space totaling 180,836 square feet, an 8 percent increase from the 167,550 square feet of space rented in January 2011 at Indianapolis; and a 17 percent increase from the 154,320 rented in January 2010 at Columbus.

In addition, 57 exhibitors have reserved all available space in the Innovation Zone, which is open only to fledgling manufacturers not yet ready to rent a full-size booth on the Show floor. The Innovation Zone attracted 53 exhibitors at the 2011 Show.

Exhibitors also reserved all 73 of the available shooting lanes, which combine to cover 20,100 square feet. As a result, the 2012 Show will cover nearly 201,000 square feet of exhibit space.

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