NEWTON, Mass. — METALCON, the only global event dedicated exclusively to the application of metal in design and construction, has been named a winner of Trade Show Executive’s (TSE) Gold 100 awards, recognizing the top U.S. trade shows.
This prestigious award, facilitated by Trade Show Executive Magazine, recognizes the top tradeshow executives and their shows for setting the gold standard in a tumultuous 2021. The rankings of where each show placed on this coveted list will be revealed at TSE’s Gold 100 Awards & Summit next month.
“We are extremely honored and grateful for this special industry recognition,” says METALCON Vice President Judy Geller. “The pandemic presented a whole host of challenges, and our team rose to the occasion working closely with our vendors and venues, as well as state and local government to implement specific safety measures throughout the show, ensuring the safest and healthiest event possible.”
In its 32nd year, METALCON is one of the largest international events in the metal construction and design industry. Each year, contractors, architects, developers, owners, installers, fabricators, manufacturers and suppliers gather to exhibit the latest products, solutions and game-changing technologies. METALCON features 200-plus exhibitors, inspiring keynotes, in-depth workshops and dozens of free educational sessions presented by top industry experts sharing their knowledge with attendees at the show’s highly rated education program.
“The accomplishments of the Gold 100 show organizers are a major feat during the ups and downs of the pandemic,” said TSE Publisher and Editor-in-Chief Gabrielle Weiss. “Many challenges and new protocols were put before them, and they prevailed. All of us at TSE are excited for them and proud to honor them.”
The 100 trade shows, which took place in the U.S. in 2021, were ranked by net square feet (nfs) of paid exhibit space. A collective total of nsf for all 100 shows ranked equaled 19,148,888 nsf, with an average of 191,489 nsf. Total attendance reported for the 2021 Gold 100 winners was 1,297,884. The complete list of this year’s Gold 100 honorees is now available.
METALCON will be recognized at the TSE Gold 100 Awards & Summit in Santa Barbara, California from Sept. 21-23, which will not only celebrate this year’s Class of 2021 Gold 100 winners but will also recognize the industry’s robust recovery.