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COMDEX SPECIAL | The Top 10

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November 18, 1996

The fall Comdex show in Las Vegas was the largest trade show in the U.S. last year. A look at the 10 largest trade shows held in 1995 by net square feet of paid exhibition space:

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Net square feet Rank Show of exhibition space 1995 Location 1 Comdex/Fall 1.30 million Las Vegas 2 The Super Show* 1.24 million Atlanta 3 International Winter Consumer Electronics Show 1.09 million Las Vegas 4 International Construction & Utility Equipment Exposition 1.03 million Louisville 5 International Lawn, Garden & Power Equipment Expo 910,000 Louisville 6 National Hardware Show 850,000 Chicago 7 Miami International Boat Show & Miami International 800,000 Miami Beach Sailboat Show 8 International Housewares Show 791,325 Chicago 9 National RV Trade Show 664,471 Louisville 10 MAGIC International/WWD MAGIC** 660,900 Las Vegas

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* Sponsored by the Sporting Goods Manufacturers Assn.

** Show named for the Men's Apparel Guild in California and Women's Wear Daily

Source: Center for Exhibition Industry Research

Researched by JENNIFER OLDHAM / Los Angeles Times

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