The 2017 Argentum Senior Living Executive Conference & Expo has been recognized among the most recent class of “Fastest 50” and “Next 50” events by Trade Show Executive magazine for its significant expansion and continued growth, Argentum said Tuesday.

Those on the “Fastest 50” list are selected annually based on the highest percentage of growth in a variety of categories, including net square feet of paid exhibit space, number of exhibiting companies and number of attendees, according to TSE. The 2017 Argentum Senior Living Executive Conference & Expo was recognized in two categories: net square feet of space and total attendance. It also was named a “Next 50” show to watch, based on its increasing participation by exhibiting companies.

“Last year, we introduced a number of exciting new opportunities for discovery and collaboration, leading to an increase in overall show interest,” said Brad Williams, Argentum’s vice president of business development. “And as the industry matures and expands, we look to continued growth and service.”

The awards will be presented in June at the TSE Fastest 50 Awards & Summit in Chicago.

From 2016 to 2017, Argentum saw a 38% increase in new exhibitors and a 14% increase in net square feet of exhibits at its annual conference, according to the organization. Additionally, event attendance by senior living industry provider companies grew by 36%, Argentum said.

This year’s conference will be May 14-16 in San Diego.