Penton's Aviation Week/MRO Americas and Natural Products Expo West/Engredea Tradeshows Honored for Fast Growth

Expo's 25 Top Fastest Growth Shows and Tradeshow Executive's Fastest 50 Recognize Events

Jun 02, 2014, 10:00 ET from Penton

NEW YORK, June 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Professional information services company Penton today announced Natural Products Expo West/Engredea and the Aviation Week MRO Americas Conference & Exhibition have been recognized as fast growth trade shows in 2013.

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"It's inspiring to see this essential event for the commercial aviation community grow and deliver such outstanding value to the attendees, exhibitors and sponsors, who literally ensure that the world's airline fleet remains the safest form of transportation," says Aviation Week President Greg Hamilton. "Aviation Week is proud to share this honor with all of the talented people that work on MRO."

"We are dedicated to making Natural Products Expo/Engredea the best they can possibly be," says Adam Andersen, Natural Products Expo's Group Show Director. "Our goal is to continue to be the world's largest natural products event, bringing the marketplace the most innovative healthy living products and trends."

Expo's 25 Top Fastest Growth Shows in 2013
Expo's 25 Top Fastest Growth Shows were chosen based on the increased number of attendees, vendors and square footage over 2012.

Aviation Week's MRO Americas Conference & Exhibition is one of a series of tradeshows held globally that brings together the aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) community to share best practices about safety and efficiency and link aviation suppliers with airline and aerospace buyers.  With 10 percent exhibit hall square footage growth, 27.5 percent attendance growth, 13.5 percent exhibitor growth and 7 percent revenue growth, the event was listed as #22 on the list.

Natural Products Expo West co-located with Engredea is the world's largest and premier tradeshow for the natural, organic and healthy products industry.  With 5.9 percent exhibit hall square footage growth, 4.7 percent attendance growth, 9.3 percent exhibitor growth and 11 percent revenue growth, the event was listed #25 on the list.

Trade Show Executive's Fastest 50
Trade Show Executive's Fastest 50 honors the fastest-growing trade shows. Winners are selected based on the highest percentage of growth in net square feet of paid exhibit space, number of exhibiting companies and number of attendees.

MRO Americas Conference & Exhibition was included on the list for the third consecutive year.  The event ranked 47 for net square feet, ranked 27 for exhibiting companies and ranked 17 for total attendance.

To learn more about Natural Products Expo East, which will take place September 17-20 in Baltimore, visit  To learn more about MRO Americas Conference & Exhibition, which will take place April 14-16, 2015 in Miami, visit

About Penton
Penton is a leading professional information services company that engages and informs millions of professionals every day, helping them grow and solve their most critical business challenges. As a provider of critical workflow solutions and insightful content, marketing services and networking, Penton helps businesses do business in five core growth markets: agriculture, transportation, natural products/food, infrastructure, and industrial design/manufacturing.

Penton is a growth company with a track-record of strong performance and success and is backed by its co-owners: MidOcean Partners and U.S. Equity Partners II, an investment fund sponsored by Wasserstein & Co., LP.

For additional information on the company and its businesses, visit

Kate Spellman
SVP, Marketing