Exhibit Management Associates Inc.
is reporting that the 2005 Mid-America Trucking Show was the largest MATS on
record, based on square footage of exhibit space. The show was recently held at
the Kentucky Fair & Exposition Center in Louisville and claims to have
brought 76,000 people to Kentucky.
The 1,080 exhibiting companies
from 46 states and 11 foreign countries created an atmosphere that can be found
only at MATS.
The three show days allowed the attendees plenty of time to enjoy all of the
various indoor and outdoor show highlights including: The Paul K. Young
Memorial Truck Beauty Championship, Mid-America’s Big-Rig Build-Off, The
Expedite InfoCenter, The Mid-America Recruitment Center and Mid-America’s
Internet and Technology Center to name a few. Celebrities, including Chubby
Checker, Patty Loveless, Mark Chestnut and Cheerleaders from the Tennessee
Titans and the Dallas Cowboys, entertained the masses.
Also making appearances to the
delight of MATS attendees were Ken Schrader, Michael Waltrip, Kyle and Richard
Petty, and many more.
Notice of the official opening of 2006 exhibit space reservations will kick off
Aug. 15. Space is historically at a premium and has traditionally sold out year
after year, so it is imperative for exhibitors to make reservations as soon as
possible. Make your plans now to attend the 35th Annual Mid-America Trucking
Show, March 23-25, 2006, at the Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center, in