NATDA Trailer Show Named to The Next 50 List of Fastest Growing Trade Shows by Trade Show Executive

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Saint Petersburg, FL – The North American Trailer Dealers Association(NATDA) is honored to announce that the NATDA Trailer Show has been named to the annual The Next 50 list of fastest growing trade shows by Trade Show Executive magazine.

NATDA, led by Executive Director Andria Gibbon, CEM, is named to The Next 50 list in three categories: exhibit square footage, exhibiting companies, and total attendance. This honor recognizes NATDA's innovation and success at bringing manufacturers, vendors and dealerships from the light to medium-duty trailer industry together at a single event designed to provide business opportunities, networking and education to support professionals working in this niche industry. Celebrating its 15 year of operation in 2023, The NATDA Trailer Show will be hosted in Nashville, TN at the Music City Center.

Trade Show Executive’s The Fastest 50 and The Next 50 lists recognize the fastest-growing shows in each category of metrics tracked by TSE’s Research Department and through submissions. The Fastest 50 represents the fastest growing shows and The Next 50 is the group of shows that were right on the heels of the Fastest 50 but did not crack the top 50. 

“To have the NATDA Trailer Show named to the Trade Show Executive’s The Next 50 list for the first time is an exciting honor for our team and is a fitting recognition of our latest record-breaking event in 2022,” says Gibbon. “The trailer industry has and continues to overcome hurdles from the economic climate of the last few years, and the fact that the NATDA Trailer Show continues to act a hub for commerce and growth for industry professionals speaks to the passion and dedication of our staff and leadership who devote themselves to delivering a show that is highly meaningful to our members and impactful for our industry.  This recognition inspires us to keep raising the bar for this event.”

Honorees receive recognition at the TSE Fastest 50 Awards & Summit, which takes place May 1-3 at the Miami Beach Convention Center. The 2023 Fastest 50 Awards & Summit marks the first time since the pandemic that the event will be held.  To see the full list of this year’s Fastest 50 honorees, visit 


NATDA (North American Trailer Dealers Association) serves the light and medium-duty trailer industry by connecting dealers, manufacturers, and suppliers through various beneficial and educational platforms. From printed publications like its bi-monthly magazine to the annual NATDA Trailer Show, NATDA's promotional outlets result in abundant networking opportunities with high-quality, industry-specific contacts. Learn more at


The NATDA Trailer Show is the first and only industry event that caters specifically to dealers and is not open to the public. The show's mission is to unite the light to medium-duty trailer industry under one roof to showcase the best and most innovative ideas, products, and solutions to help dealerships strengthen their performance year after year. The show features manufacturers, dealers, product and service vendors, and financial institutions. The event represents all industry segments including the cargo, race car, horse, livestock, marine, dump, flatbed, and toy hauler markets.