LOS ANGELES — The F&I Conference and Expo was named one of Tradeshow Week (TSW)’s 50 fastest-growing trade shows. Along with the other 49 winners, it will be honored during a November 2-4 celebration at the Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau.

The news came a week before F&I Management & Technology magazine’s fourth annual show, scheduled for Sept. 18-20 at Paris Las Vegas.

"We're thrilled that this relatively new event has grown as fast as it has. It fills a tremendous need, and we've been fortunate to receive strong support from all segments of the F&I industry. We sincerely thank those companies that have helped us get here," said Ty Bobit, president and CEO of Bobit Business Media.

TSW editorial and research staff selected the Fastest 50 based on 50 percent total net square footage growth and 50 percent net growth between 2004 and 2006. For a list of all winners, visit www.TradeshowWeek.com.

“Growing a show is hard work which makes being a part of this so special,” said TSW Editor-in-Chief Michael Hart.

Senior management from each winning trade show will attend the 5th Annual TSW Fastest 50 celebration, which includes an Opening Night Reception at The World of Coca-Cola, an executive-level conference at the Georgia World Congress Center and brunch at the Georgia Aquarium. The event culminates in a black-tie awards gala at the Omni Hotel at CNN Center, revealing the top awards for fastest-growing trade, consumer and association shows, as well as the fastest-growing show overall.