AGMA Wins First Place in Trade Show Award for MPT Expo

May 10, 2024 – Alexandria, VA – The American Gear Manufacturers Association (AGMA) was presented with the Trade Show Executive’s Fastest 50 Grand Award in the “Fastest-Growing Show by Percentage Growth in Total Attendance in 2023” category on May 9 at the Fastest 50 Awards & Summit in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The award was given for the AGMA’s 2023 Motion + Power Technology Expo (MPT Expo), which was one of only 23 shows ranked in three of Trade Show Executive’s award categories:

  • Ranked #1 by total attendance.
  • Ranked #18 by the number of exhibitors.
  • Ranked #33 by net square feet.

AGMA’s Jenny Blackford, Chief Operating Officer, and Leah Lewis, Director, Meetings & Events, accepted the award on behalf of AGMA.

“Many wonderful people at AGMA, staff and members, worked tirelessly to make 2023 MPT Expo a success. It’s fulfilling to have that dedication recognized by Trade Show Executive’s Fastest 50,” said Leah Lewis, Director, Meetings & Events, AGMA. “The growth of the MPT Expo highlights how the gear industry and wider power transmission industry thrive on in-person connections, and we’re proud that MPT Expo is the place where the industry comes to do business.”

MPT Expo, formerly Gear Expo, was one of the only trade shows that happened in 2021 in the United States. The award recognizes the growth between then and the 2023 show.

“We are very proud to be a show that kept its doors open in 2021 and I think that made all the difference for MPT Expo last year,” continued Jenny Blackford, COO, AGMA. “Our membership and the gear industry never stopped working during the pandemic and this award reflects the resiliency they demonstrate – we are happy to be the association that supports them.”

The 2025 MPT Expo will return to Detroit, MI, on October 21-23, 2025.


About AGMA

The American Gear Manufacturers Association is a voluntary association of companies, consultants and academicians with a direct interest in the design, manufacture and application of gears, couplings and related power transmission components and equipment. The members include gear manufacturers from the United States, Mexico and Canada, as well as gearing interests from more than 30 countries around the world. AGMA is accredited by the American National Standards Institute to write all U.S. standards on gearing. AGMA is also the Secretary for Technical Committee 60 of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). TC 60 is the committee responsible for developing all international gearing standards. In addition to holding the position of Secretariat, AGMA convenes the active ISO Working Groups related to gear inspection and testing.