AmericasMart® Atlanta Apparel August 2014 market has been named one of the nation’s 50 fastest-growing trade shows in Trade Show Executive’s latest review of U.S. trade show performance, according to Jeffrey L. Portman, Sr., vice chairman, president and chief operating officer.

Atlanta Apparel is the apparel and accessories collection of AmericasMart Atlanta, which stages 14 home, gift, rug and apparel shows annually in the world’s largest trade mart/trade show marketplace. Trade Show Executive recognized Atlanta Apparel’s August 2014 Market for growth in exhibition space square footage and in registered attendance at its annual Fastest 50 Awards ceremony, held on May 20, 2015 in Chicago.

The square footage growth recognition marks Atlanta Apparel’s continuing expansion across its nine general apparel categories, together with a social occasion collection staged within the WORLD OF PROM national prom and pageant Market. Attendance growth reflects significant traffic increases recorded during the five-day Market.

“Our identification in the Fastest 50 report is a prime example of the record-breaking growth of our Atlanta Apparel brand over the past few years,” says Jo Ann Miller Marshall, executive vice president of Tradeshows for AmericasMart. “We are so honored to be recognized among so many tradeshow leaders.”

Trade Show Executive hosts the Fastest 50 Awards & Summit annually for managers of small and large tradeshows in both the U.S. and abroad. Managers of these shows have the opportunity to attend educational sessions, networking events and the much-anticipated Fastest 50 Awards ceremony. Tradeshows in the U.S. are recognized for their exponential growth based on percentages from the previous year’s show. The 50 winners are chosen based on three different categories: net square feet, number of exhibiting companies and number of attendees.

“Recognition alongside some of the strongest tradeshows in the industry says a great deal about the team we have at Atlanta Apparel, and how hard they have all worked to advance our progress” says Caron Stover, vice president of Apparel Tradeshow Sales. “Our future is brighter than ever.”

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AmericasMart Atlanta is the nation’s only global wholesale marketplace housing the world’s single-largest collection of home, gift, area rug and apparel merchandise. The largest of AmericasMart’s 14 annual Markets and shows, The Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market and The Atlanta International Area Rug Market in January and July are the ignition switch for global retailing with buyers from every U.S. state and more than 90 countries discovering product in more than 1,400 showrooms and more than 10,300 temporary exhibiting companies. ICON HONORS, the home and gift industry’s most celebrated recognition program, is produced and staged annually by AmericasMart.

Located in downtown Atlanta, the AmericasMart complex contains more than seven million square feet of space. It’s a huge global stage on which manufacturers, designers and sales representatives unveil new lines, launch new designs and introduce new categories – all for the benefit of buyers seeking all that is fresh and first in the home, rug, gift and apparel arenas. For more information, please visit Follow us @AmericasMartATL or @AtlantaApparel.