Based on net-square foot growth during a three-year period. Calculations will be based on a combination of actual growth and percentage growth.
Based on paid or qualified attendee growth during a three-year period. Calculations will be based on a combination of actual growth and percentage growth.
For the “Best of Show” award we left it up to YOU to tell us which show was the BEST.
LIGHTFAIR International WON CONGRATS!!!!
The top FIVE entries were voted on through an extensive social media and PR campaign to discover which one deserved to be named “Best of Show”.
View the finalists HERE.
The show managers from the five shows were invited to the 2013 TSNN Awards: Celebrating Trade Show Excellence Nov. 1-3 in Reno, Nev., where the winner was named!
TSNN was pleased to announce that Henry S. Givray, president and CEO of SmithBucklin was honored as the TSNN Industry Icon honoree at this year's awards program.
Henry previously worked for SmithBucklin from 1983 to 1996 where he served as chief staff executive for a variety of client associations. Since his return as CEO in 2002, SmithBucklin has shattered every performance record from the previous 63 years. Henry is a dedicated, ongoing student of leadership, committed to speaking and writing as a way to teach and give back. His insights and ideas on leadership have been prominently featured in business books and top national news media.
Henry conceived and in 2011 launched the SmithBucklin Leadership Learning Forum, a unique and intensive, high-impact 12-month program for a small group of top-performing employees that exposes them to leadership concepts, principles and guidelines in order to stimulate and inspire individual learning and personal growth. In 2013 Henry launched the SmithBucklin Leadership Institute, a six-month program for client association board members. The Leadership Institute is based on the same design, content and format of the Leadership Learning Forum.
Five innovative show managers were honored at the gala dinner which took part in the weekend-long TSNN industry celebration. In addition to industry-wide recognition, SMOTY honorees received a $500 donation to the charity of their choice courtesy of The Expo Group.
Click HERE to view winners!
“We started this award program over 11 years ago to bring attention to show managers in our industry who were really making a difference,” says Ray Pekowski, President and CEO of The Expo Group. “Over the years we have been able to donate over $50,000 to charity but more importantly we have shined the spotlight on people who might otherwise be toiling behind the scenes. SMOTY winners have been from all industries and included show managers just starting out with small shows to those in the twilight of their career.”
Criteria for the SMOTY awards include innovative practices, customer service, commitment to success and the ability to overcome obstacles. All nominees are judged by an independent panel of industry notables. This award is open to any show manager in the industry and there is no cost to nominate someone.
TSNN Awards Inaugural $5,000 Student Scholarship Awardee – Taylor Dudley
Trade Show News Network is pleased to announce the inaugural 2013 TSNN Awards $5,000 Student Scholarship awardee is Taylor Dudley, a student pursuing event management at the University of Central Florida’s Rosen College of Hospitality.
The scholarship is sponsored by the Reno-Sparks Convention & Visitors Authority (Reno Tahoe USA), and Dudley will receive the funds during the celebration gala dinner at the 4th Annual TSNN Awards Nov. 1-3 in Reno, Nev.
Dudley topped several worthy candidates who applied from schools with trade show-specific programs. “I am honored to receive this inaugural award and get the opportunity to meet top industry executives in Reno for the TSNN Awards,” Dudley said.
She added, “This is a huge stepping stone into my future in the trade show industry, and I could not be more ecstatic!" Dudley already is on her way to working in the trade show industry with a position at the Orange County Convention Center since May as an event sales and marketing intern.
“The Reno Sparks Convention and Visitors Authority is proud and honored to team up with Tradeshow News Network to create and sponsor the inaugural TSNN college scholarship fund,” said John Lienen, RSCVA’s vice president of convention and tourism sales. “Investing in our future industry leaders is one of our core values, which provides our brand the opportunity to make a positive impact in the Tradeshow industry.
The Power of Events Award: Abilities Expo
The Power of Events Award honors the raw power and influence of the marketplace created by a truly great tradeshow. Criteria for selection include serving a previously underserved market, truly changing the course of life for attendees and exhibitors (whether business or personal), and a relentless passion by the organizers for serving the chosen market.
The inaugural Power of Events Award was presented to Abilities Expos. Organized and operated by industry leaders and veterans Lew Shomer and David Korse, Abilities Expos has expanded to eight cities – including Singapore, and has transformed the lives of thousands of people with disabilities, their families, caregivers, seniors and healthcare professionals. Because of Lew and David’s passion and innovative thinking, their shows have brought those with special needs and their families from broken-hearted isolation to a place of acceptance, empowerment, and the ability to thrive in life.