May 11, 2008
OFA Short Course Makes 200 Largest Trade Shows ListSource: OFA

The OFA Short Course has once again claimed a coveted spot on Tradeshow Week magazine’s 200 largest U.S. trade shows list. With nearly 152,000 net square feet of exhibit space, the OFA Short Course was ranked as number 185 in the United States for 2007. The show was number 194 the previous year.

Tradeshow Week has been covering the exhibition industry for nearly 40 years and annually ranks the impact of trade shows by the net square footage of space sold.

“We are proud to make the list again this year. The show gets bigger and better each year because OFA is committed to making the Short Course a high-quality event for both attendees and exhibitors,” said Wendy McAtee, OFA’s director of expositions. “We are continually reminded that the OFA Short Course is the event to attend because it’s a great opportunity to see everything you need for your business in one place.”

This year’s show, taking place July 12 to 15 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio, has expanded to more than 1,500 spaces. The event is expected to draw an estimated 10,000 attendees.

The OFA Short Course is sponsored by OFA – An Association of Floriculture Professionals – a nonprofit educational organization with nearly 3,000 members worldwide. OFA has 77 percent of its membership outside of Ohio, and seven percent outside of the United States.

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