When Trade Show Executive magazine assembled its list of the "Fastest 50" trade shows for 2012, the NECA Show - the largest U.S. event for electrical professionals, including contractors - made the list for the first time ever.
Top industry shows were ranked in three "Fastest 50" categories. The NECA Show - to be held Oct. 13-15 this year, in Washington, D.C. - was included on two: Number of Exhibiting Companies and Total Attendance. More: bit.ly/ZrTGAn.
Held in conjunction with the National Electrical Contractors Association's Convention, the NECA Show is open to all electrical professionals, whether working for NECA-member companies or not. Free Show floor passes (where 300-plus exhibiting companies and organizations await) include admission to more than 18 Technical Workshops (also free) over the 3-day event.
"We are privileged to have been recognized by Trade Show Executive," said Beth Ellis, director of NECA's Convention & Show operation. "It's an honor. But we think we've got a lots of growing to do in 2013 and beyond - adding even more exhibitors in lighting (including LEDs), data cabling and data centers, solar photovoltaics and other energy solutions, safety, and of course tools and equipment - the contractor's bread-and-butter."
Renewed NECA Show exhibitors range from major suppliers (Graybar, Schneider, Siemens) to software providers (Project DocControl, McCormick Systems, Trade Service Corp.) and other familiar electrical industry names - Fluke, Klein Tools, Milwaukee Electric Tool, Southwire . . . just to name a few. The full exhibitor list (updated frequently) is available here: bit.ly/10xC3yy.
HOW TO GET YOUR FREE SHOW PASS: Online registration opens June 4. Electrical professionals should look for FREE registration codes in e-mails and magazine ads (including those in Electrical Contractor magazine). See www.necaconvention.org for more information.