Exhibit Management Associates Inc. reports that the 2006 edition of the
Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, KY, shattered every record for
heavy-duty trucking tradeshows.
With the new wing of the Kentucky Exposition Center being completely
sold out, the show raised the bar for total exhibit square footage to 1 million
square feet indoors and 200,000 square feet outdoors.
Exhibitor participation skyrocketed to 1,144 exhibitors, representing
46 states and 11 foreign countries. In addition, all previous show attendance
records were broken with 80,291 badged attendees from all 50 states and 59
Show attendees used the three show days to visit various indoor and
outdoor show features including: The Sixth Annual Paul K. Young Memorial Truck
Beauty Championship, Mid-America’s Big-Rig Build-Off, The Expediter Experience,
Mid-America’s Recruitment Center, and Mid-America’s Internet and Technology
Center to name a few.
Celebrities, including cast members from “Trick My Truck,” Richard
Petty, Aaron Tippin, Ken Schrader, Kasey Kahne, Chubby Checker, Paul Sr. and
Mikey Teutel from Orange County Choppers, and many more made appearances to the
delight of MATS attendees.
The Mid-America Trucking Show is the largest annual event dedicated to
the heavy-duty trucking industry in the world. The 2007 show is scheduled for
March 22 to 24, 2007, at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville.