The attendance strength of the Dayton Region Manufacturers Association's upcoming Advanced Manufacturing Technology Show is returning to pre-recession levels, Angelia Erbaugh, DRMA executive director, said Friday.
More than a month before the show is scheduled to begin at the Dayton International Airport Expo Center
, the show - also called "AMTS" - already has more than 140 exhibitors, Erbaugh
That's a record and above the 133 exhibitors who participated in last year's annual trade show, she
In addition, so far this year exhibitors have purchased about 25,000 square feet of floor space, she
said, up from 21,500 square feet last year.
Those numbers are encouraging because in the final weeks before the event, the show often does brisk business, Erbaugh
"We can feel there's a greater buzz about that, so we're encouraged," Erbaugh
This year, the AMTS will be Oct. 23 and 24 at the airport expo center, 3900 McCauley Drive, Vandalia.
has made some changes to its hallmark event.
Concessions are being made more "upscale" and will be moved to the center of the show floor, Erbaugh