Trade Show News Network

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McLEAN, Va. — Naylor Association Solutions is proud to announce that three of its clients’ shows have earned spots on Trade Show News Network’s 2018 Top 250 U.S. Trade Shows list: NPE: The Plastics Show (No. 6), the National Black MBA Association Annual Conference & Expo (No. 145), and the NAFA 2018 Institute & Expo (No. 206). All three associations behind these shows have been Naylor clients for 10 years or more, and have grown in square footage and non-dues revenue each event.

“Being recognized on a list like TSNN’s Top 250 U.S. Shows is a reflection of the hard work our staff and clients put in to making every one of our shows a worthwhile experience for attendees and exhibitors,” said John Gallagher, group vice president for Naylor Event Solutions.

“We constantly strive to form long-term, successful partnerships with our association clients that result in meaningful annual conferences and trade shows,” he continued. “For our events to be included among the largest and most well-attended shows in the country, in addition to providing our clients with increased membership value and non-dues revenue, is an honor.”

NPE: The Plastics Show, hosted by the Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS), provides exclusive access to the innovations, people, processes, science and ideas that are shaping the future of plastics. Attendees and exhibitors build connections, exchange ideas and explore the largest concentration of machinery, tools, technology and professional training available in today’s industry marketplace. Almost 36,000 attendees and 2,200 exhibitors networked and forged business relationships during the five-day conference held at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla.

The National Black MBA Association hosts the largest career fair in the United States during its Annual Conference & Expo. Dedicated to serving its members, NBMBAA partners with Fortune 500 and Fortune 1000 companies and top business schools to recruit talent for open positions and to fill their pipeline for future opportunities. The 2018 show was the 40th anniversary of National Black MBA’s annual event, which was held in Detroit in homage to the first event also held in that city. More than 5,400 attendees and 262 exhibitors connected during the show across 115,600 square feet of exhibit space. The association honored attendees who were present at that first show, as well as the 2018 event.

NAFA Fleet Management Association is the world’s premier not-for-profit association for professionals who manage vehicular fleets and mobility for their employers. This includes specialists responsible for fleets of sedans, law enforcement vehicles, trucks, and buses of all types and sizes, and a wide range of military and off-road equipment for organizations across the globe. NAFA’s annual Institute & Expo is the largest show for this audience and drew more than 1,100 fleet professionals and 250 exhibitors from around the world for its 2018 event at the Anaheim (Calif.) Convention Center. Attendees and exhibitors took advantage of two days together to network, experience demonstrations on the I&E Expo Floor, receive training and education, and learn ways to improve their employers’ cost efficiencies.

The full 2018 TSNN Top Trade Show List is available online at It is sponsored by Expocad and the Orlando/Orange County Convention Center.

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About Naylor Association Solutions
Since 1969, Naylor has helped build strong trade and professional associations by delivering solutions that engage members and generate non-dues revenue. We offer a comprehensive set of solutions, including communications strategy, print, digital and video content and production, full service event management, advertising, sponsorships and exhibit sales, career centers, online learning, association management and association management software (AMS). Our expertise and breadth of services help us see opportunities others miss, and our commitment to excellent customer service fuels our passion to help associations achieve more success. Naylor’s headquarters is located in McLean, Va. with additional offices in Alpharetta, Ga.; Gainesville, Fla.; Hunt Valley, Md.; Schaumburg, Ill.; and Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Visit for more information.