Short Course Inches Up List of Largest American Trade Shows

May 8, 2009 - 10:56

The OFA Short Course trade show again has been named as one of the 200 largest trade shows by the annual edition of the Tradeshow Week 200. With more than 152,000 square feet of exhibit space, the OFA Short Course moved up the list to 174 for 2008; it was 185 the previous year and debuted two years ago at 194.

Tradeshow Week magazine has served the exhibition industry for more 40 years and ranks the impact of trade shows annually by the net square footage of space sold.

“We are very proud to make the list again this year. The show gets better each year because OFA is committed to making the Short Course a high quality event for both attendees and exhibitors.” said Wendy McAtee, OFA’s director of expositions. “We are continually reminded that the OFA Short Course is the event to attend because it’s a great opportunity to see everything you need for your business in one place.”

This year’s trade show, to take place July 12 to 14 in Columbus, Ohio, will have more than 1,500 spaces, and attendance is expected to be approximately 10,000. The OFA Short Course is contracted to be held at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio through 2013.

Registration and housing requests for the 2009 Short Course are now open. For more information, visit the OFA registration website.

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