In a press release issued on February 22, 2011 CHA announced the verified 2011 Winter Show statistics. The release reports triple digit growth in the new Conference (seminars, events & workshops); 5% larger show floor; 8% increase in new exhibitors to the show; and broader international participation over 2010. To read the entire release go to http://tinyurl.com/CHA2011Winter.
“The CHA 2011 Winter Show hosted 5,245 verified trade show attendees. Buyers came from 47 states and Puerto Rico with international attendance from 56 countries including Canada, the United Kingdom, Mexico, Australia, Brazil, Netherlands, and Japan. There were 12 more countries represented this year than in 2010. Almost 80% of all CHA member buying companies attended the Show and 90% of CHA member manufacturers exhibited at the Show.
Some 522 exhibitors filled 193,827 sq. ft. of exhibit space representing a 5% increase in show floor square footage, up from 185,250 sq. ft. in 2010. Additionally, 110 companies or about 21% of the exhibitors were new to the CHA Winter Show which represents an 8% increase over the number of new exhibitors at the CHA 2010 Winter Show. As of February 17, 2011 93% of exhibitors are planning on exhibiting at the CHA 2012 Winter Conference & Trade Show held in Anaheim, California January 29 – February 1, 2012.”
“The CHA 2011 Summer Conference & Trade Show will return to the Donald E. Stephens Convention and Conference Center in Rosemont, Illinois on Tuesday, July 19 – Thursday, July 21, 2011 with the Conference starting on Monday, July 18, 2011.”
Show photos can be found at http://www.flickr.com/photos/cha_images/sets.