Wrapping Up the Show
A hat tip goes to Shooting Illustrated for this coverage.
The record-setting SHOT Show signals a good year ahead for the shooting industry. Back in 1979 before the first SHOT Show, organizers worried industry professionals might not show up for the fledgling event.
According to the National Shooting Sports Founding, “The 2011 Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade (SHOT) Show soared above expectations by setting records for buyer attendance at 31,769 and media attendance at 2,074.”
“More than 57,390 attended, including buyers, guests, exhibitors and media. ‘The importance of the SHOT Show to the firearms industry cannot be underestimated,’ said Steve Sanetti, president and CEO of NSSF, which owns the trade show. “The SHOT Show is simply the must-attend business event for all segments of our industry. Based on what we’re hearing, industry has every reason to think that 2011 shows promise of being another strong year.’”
The show attracted 1,600 exhibiting companies the encompassed 630,000 net square feet, representing a $4 billion industry.
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