The National Wood Flooring Association’s Wood Flooring Expo has been recognized as one of the 50 fastest-growing shows in 2012 by Trade Show Executive.

Trade Show Executive (TSE) honors the fastest-growing trade shows and selects 50 winners based on the percentage of growth in each of the following categories: net square feet, number of exhibiting companies and number of attendees.

The 2012 Wood Flooring Expo in Orlando, FL saw a 20 percent increase in number of exhibiting companies and a 25 percent increase in number of attendees from the previous year. The 2012 Expo also expanded its educational offerings to include learning tracks, one specifically for architects and designers.

“The Expo committee and NWFA leadership focused much of their energy on rebuilding the show for 2012,” said NWFA CEO & President, Michael Martin. “It was clear from the feedback we received from the attendees and the exhibitors that NWFA provided a strong return on investment. We look forward to exceeding the expectation in 2013.”

The 2013 Wood Flooring Expo is scheduled for April 2-5 at the Gaylord Texan in Dallas, TX. The Expo will feature keynote speakers Howard Putnam, former CEO of Southwest Airlines, and Anthony Carrino and John Colaneri, HGTV’s Cousins on Call. The trade show floor is more than 95 percent sold, and registration numbers are pacing ahead of last year’s rate. More information about the Expo can be found at