ATLANTA — The 2013 Clean Show drew 10,300 people from the United States and 83 foreign countries to New Orleans last month, reports show manager Riddle & Associates.
That’s down 8% from the 11,200 registrants who visited Clean in Las Vegas in 2011 but up 4% from the 9,902 attendance tallied in New Orleans in 2009.
New Orleans’ Morial Convention Center welcomed 422 exhibitors covering 195,140 net square feet of booth space — a 6% increase in exhibit space from the 2011 Las Vegas show.
Clean’s sponsoring associations introduced some firsts this year: they offered educational sessions each afternoon on the show floor, made available a smartphone app to help attendees navigate the event, and posted monitors depicting live Twitter feeds throughout the three-day show.
The next edition of Clean will convene in Atlanta’s Georgia World Congress Center in April 2015. The Clean Executive Committee is gathering feedback from exhibitors and attendees regarding this year’s “experimental” three-day show before deciding if the 2015 show will remain three days in length or shift back to the traditional four days.