SLAS International Conference and Exhibition Honored with Trade Show Executive's "Fastest 50" and "Next Fastest 50" Awards

For Immediate Release

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Oak Brook, IL (USA) – April 11, 2019 – The 2018 SLAS International Conference and Exhibition has been recognized by Trade Show Executive Magazine as a recipient of its annual “Fastest 50” and “Next Fastest 50” Awards.

The 2018 SLAS International Conference and Exhibition, which took place February 3-7, 2018, at the San Diego Convention Center, was named one of the “Fastest 50” based on year-to-year total attendance growth (an increase of 34%), and one of the “Next Fastest 50” based on Net Square Feet of Exhibit Space growth (an increase of 6,500 square feet, up 8%). The “Next Fastest 50” award recognizes shows that were not fast enough to crack the Top 50 but are strong contenders for recognition next year.

“We’re thrilled to be honored with this recognition of our society’s growth. As SLAS members and exhibitors already know, good partnerships are critical to organizational success, and Corcoran has been a highly valued partner of SLAS for many years,” said SLAS CEO Vicki Loise. “The growth of our flagship event has allowed us to serve our community’s needs in many ways and provides the rich, collaborative atmosphere that is the core of the SLAS mission.”

“The SLAS International Conference and Exhibition is a premiere event and well deserving of these awards,” said Tom Corcoran, founder of Corcoran Expositions. “The Corcoran Expositions team takes great pride when a client receives such an honor.” Corcoran Expositions, one of the country’s largest independent trade show organizers, worked with SLAS to manage exhibit sales marketing and sponsorship.


SLAS (Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening) is an international community of more than 19,000 professionals and students dedicated to life sciences discovery and technology. The SLAS mission is to bring together researchers in academia, industry and government to advance life sciences discovery and technology via education, knowledge exchange and global community building. For more information about SLAS, visit

SLAS publishes two peer-reviewed and MEDLINE-indexed scientific journals, SLAS Discovery and SLAS Technology. For more information about SLAS and its journals, visit and


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Jill Hronek

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