WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Annual International Meeting and Exposition of the American Telemedicine Association has been named as one of the top 50 fastest growing tradeshows by the leading industry publication, Trade Show Executive. A finalist in the magazine’s Fastest 50 Awards, the ATA Annual Meeting was recognized for momentous expansion of both exhibits and attendance over the past year, exceeding most other meetings in the world. The ATA Annual Meeting is the world’s leading conference and exhibition, focusing solely on telemedicine, telehealth, mHealth and remote medical technologies.
“We’re honored to be recognized. ATA, our Annual Meeting and the telemedicine industry as a whole have boomed over the last several years,” said Jonathan Linkous, Chief Executive Officer of the American Telemedicine Association. “Our incredible growth is a reflection of the hard work of our members and increasing recognition of telemedicine as a cost-effective delivery system for quality healthcare services. There are incredible opportunities in this industry and we fully expect our growth to continue into the future.”
Since 2009, the ATA Annual Meeting exhibit hall has grown by 68% net square footage. The number of exhibiting companies has increased by 16%. Total attendance to the event has grown by 25%. This year, over 4000 attendees and 250 vendors are expected to convene in a 200,000 square foot exhibit hall at ATA 2011, to be held May 1-3, 2011 in Tampa. For more information on ATA 2011, visit www.ata2011.org.
The American Telemedicine Association is the leading international resource and advocate promoting the use of advanced remote medical technologies. ATA and its diverse membership, works to fully integrate telemedicine into transformed healthcare systems to improve quality, equity and affordability of healthcare throughout the world. Established in 1993, ATA is headquartered in Washington, DC. For more information visit www.americantelemed.org.