by Cheryl-Anne Sturken | June 01, 2004

According to the 2003 Tradeshow Week 200 Report, compiled by Los Angeles-based Tradeshow Week, the 200 largest trade shows held in the United States in 2003 saw a 3.4 percent increase in attendance and a 1.2 percent increase in exhibitors, while generating $4.96 billion for their host cities.
   The biggest show on the list was the 2003 International CES, logging a 17 percent increase in attendance over 2002. Among other findings: