The 2006 Archery Trade Association's (ATA) Archery Trade Show in Atlanta's Georgia World Congress Center drew 8,034 attendees Jan. 5-7, 2006, the third largest crowd in the show's history.
The show featured 499 exhibitors, a 4.4 percent increase from a year ago, who rented 155,500 square feet of booth space, a 7 percent increase from the previous record of 145,400 square feet at the 2005 show.
"It's great to see continued growth in exhibitor numbers," said Jay McAninch, ATA president and CEO. "That means our show has increased value for meeting dealers and buyers; for establishing, maintaining and growing market share for products and for networking among all industry players."
McAninch pointed out that more exhibitors also means more revenue to help fund school archery programs, build ranges, establish community archery programs and to grow archery and bowhunting nationwide.
"The important work we do to grow this industry is directly funded by these exhibitors, which is why our show costs more than any other archery show. It's a great...