Industry Research

International LCT Show Exceeds Expectations; Stays Strong

Posted on February 11, 2009 by LCT Staff - Also by this author - About the author

TORRANCE, Calif. — The final attendance figures from the 2009 International LCT Show last month prove that the LCT trade show and magazine maintains its position as the runaway top global industry event, even during a steep recession.

Despite a contracting industry, the ILCT Show drew more than 2,300 registered attendees for the three-day trade show and conference held Jan. 26-28 at the Palazzo Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. Of the total, 62% pre-registered while 38% registered onsite. Attendees hailed from 47 states and 28 nations. The ILCT Show also hosted 94 exhibitors on 100,000 square feet of trade show floor space.

About 6 in 10 attendees came from companies with 30 or fewer vehicles, while 58% of attendees were company owners, presidents, and/or CEOs.

The drop-off from last year’s show attendance was not nearly as steep as the post-9/11 decline in attendance at the 2002 International LCT Show. Since the conference, LCT has received numerous e-mails and calls praising a focused event that provided the right mix of networking functions and educational seminars.

The Show was held following the onset of a deep recession and political sea change in Washington, D.C., and a media-fueled fury that has misleadingly hyped fears of a Depression. As attendees discovered, the Show provided the perspective needed to refute the doomsday assessments.

Since the Show, LCT editors, event planners, and publishers have met to review feedback and ideas from attendees, and plan an even better Show next year on Jan. 25-27, 2010.

Source: Martin Romjue, LCT Magazine

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

What Trump Means For Fleet-Based Businesses

Fleet expert: "If Trump eventually rolls back regulations in the automotive sector, he would likely stimulate growth."

Did Trump Victory Bump Up Business Travel?

Any growth in late 2016 was a welcome surprise. Domestic business travel has a positive modest outlook because of more investment spending.

Small Businesses Most Optimistic Since 1980

The share of owners who say now is a good time to expand is three times the average during the recent expansion.

Business Travel Could Face Stiffer Challenges In 2017

Terrorism, Brexit, a China slowdown, rising oil prices, and immigration conflicts are weighing on the global travel market.

Corporate Travel Managers Reflect On Uncertain 2016

An annual report rounds-up the leading disruptions this year to the corporate travel sphere.

See More News

Facebook Comments ()

Comments (0)

Post a Comment

Submit

Blogs

See More

See More

See More

See More

LCT Store

LCT Magazine - January 2017 $12.95 THE MONEY ISSUE COVER STORY: * Dashboard Helps Steer Company Finances * *



Connect

Experience the three annual industry events for networking for business, showcasing vehicles and products, and getting the tools for success.

Read About Your Region

What’s Happening Near You?
Click on any state to see the latest industry news and events in that region.

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Metro Magazine

Serving the bus and passenger rail industries for more than a century

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

Please sign in or register to .    Close