Management Associates Inc., producers of the Mid-America
Trucking Show, report the numbers are in on MATS 2003, and
the recent show held at the Kentucky Fair & Exposition
Center in Louisville was a resounding success.
show welcomed 1,037 exhibiting companies from 44 states and
11 foreign countries. It encompassed more than 1 million
square feet of exhibit space. By the end of Saturday, 70,197
individuals from all 50 states and more than 40 foreign countries
had filled the aisles to capacity.
light of recent developments in the Middle East, show management
was overjoyed with the turnout. Attendance increased by more
than 2,000, and the number of exhibitors increased by more
than 5 percent.
were extremely pleased with the increase in attendee and
exhibitor participation, especially considering the current
state of our national economy and our country's involvement
in Operation Iraqi Freedom," Tim Young, president of
days of great weather allowed attendees to enjoy all of the
various indoor and outdoor show features including: The Paul
K. Young Memorial Truck Beauty Championship, The AmeriSearch
Talent Search, The Expedite InfoCenter, The Mid-America Recruitment
Center and Mid-America's Internet and Technology Center,
to name a few. Celebrities including Mario Andretti, Pam
Tillis, Ricky Craven, Michael Waltrip, Tanya Tucker and more
made appearances throughout the show. The show received rave
reviews from both attendees and exhibitors.
dates for the 33rd annual Mid-America Trucking Show are March