ATSSA’s 48th Annual Convention & Traffic Expo breaks records
Event continues to be largest U.S. trade show for roadway safety products and services
It was a record-breaking year for American Traffic Safety Services Association's (ATSSA’s) 48th Annual Convention & Traffic Expo, which was held at the Henry B. González Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas, from Jan. 26 to 30. There were 3,464 registered event attendees and 567 booths were sold—making it the largest Traffic Expo in the association’s history. There were also nearly 200 companies exhibiting.
ATSSA’s Annual Convention & Traffic Expo has seen steady growth, climbing 16 percent over a span of five years.
ATSSA’s first trade show was held in 1970, drawing in 150 attendees with about 10 tabletop displays. The event’s meetings, exhibits, and meal functions were held within 8,000 square feet of space. ATSSA's Expo has come a long way since then.
"ATSSA's 48th Annual Convention & Traffic Expo broke records across the board--number of exhibit booths and attendance at the convention and the Opening General Session," said ATSSA’s Director of Meetings & Conventions and The Foundation, Neil Mullanaphy, CHME. "I'm also grateful that The Foundation's Golf Tournament and Sporting Clays Event were sold out again this year thanks to the unwavering support of ATSSA's members."
ATSSA’s Annual Convention & Traffic Expo remains the top event for members of the roadway safety industry. The 2018 Annual Convention & Traffic Expo brought the latest innovative products from exhibitors together in more than 200,000 square feet of exhibit space. This year’s event also offered highly anticipated events including the Chairman’s Reception, Opening General Session, ATSSA Traffic Talks, ATSSA’s New Products Rollout, the ATSSA Innovation Awards, ATSSA’s Circle of Innovation, the 2018 Traffic Control Device Challenge (held in partnership with the Transportation Research Board), and education and informational sessions.
Next year, the event will be held in Tampa, Florida, from Feb. 8 to 12. Subscribe to the ATSSA Blog and follow ATSSA on Twitter and Facebook for additional announcements about the 2019 event.