NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits Named Nation’s Fastest-Growing Association Show

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Trade Show News Network has recognized the NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits as 2018’s Fastest Growing Association Show in the U.S., presenting the honor at the TSNN Awards Aug. 11 in Louisville, Kentucky.

Coming on the heels of the largest NRA Annual Meetings in history last May in Dallas, the event, already named amongst TSNN’s Top 25 Fastest-Growing Shows in the country, earned the top spot from amongst hundreds of association shows annually.

Unusual for a 70 year old show from a 147 year old organization to garner such an award over organizations representing new, developing industries, Jeff Poole, NRA’s Director of Shows and Exhibits, said the award “demonstrates the vitality of the NRA and the firearms industry.”

Poole added, “This award is proof that NRA is in tune with its membership, true to its mission and delivering the content our members want.”

The 147th NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits, held May 3-6, 2018 in Dallas, welcomed a record attendance of 87,154 patriots to explore more than 800 exhibitors, workshops, seminars and entertainment events in the biggest Annual Meetings to date. This year’s landmark event also marked the first time in NRA history that both a sitting President and Vice President of the United States attended and addressed NRA Members.

The 148th NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits is scheduled for April 25-28, 2019, in Indianapolis. To learn more about the NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits, visit

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