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The Rental Show 2009 Ranks among Top 60 U.S. Trade Shows

The American Rental Association last week announced that The Rental Show 2009 in Atlanta increased its ranking on two annual lists of the largest U.S. trade shows.

On the Trade Show ExecutiveGold 100, The Rental Show was No. 52. This is the third year for the Gold 100 rankings, which are based on net square feet of paid exhibit space. The Rental Show was No. 61 on the 2007 list and No. 60 for 2008.

The Rental Show was No. 57 on the Tradeshow Week 200, marking its fourth consecutive year in the top 65. These rankings are the culmination of a yearlong process of compiling and analyzing data on trade shows in the U.S. and Canada by Tradeshow Week magazine. The rankings are based on total net square feet of paid exhibit space, total number of contracted exhibitors and total professional attendance. The Rental Show steadily increased its ranking each year from 2003 to 2007, moving from No. 81 up to No. 61, before slipping to No. 64 for 2008.

Next year, The Rental Show returns to the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas from Feb. 27-March 2.

Headquartered in Moline, Ill., The American Rental Association is an international trade association for the owners of equipment rental businesses and the manufacturers and suppliers of construction/industrial, general tool and party/event rental equipment.

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