Sponsorship Opportunites

2017 Sponsors

2017 Sponsors

Our TSNN Awards Sponsors

TSNN is pleased and proud to have the support of the following generous sponsors for the TSNN Awards: Celebrating Success. 

Founding Sponsor

The Expo Group

The Expo Group is a trusted exposition, exhibits and events partner that INVESTS in clients to help them grow attendee, sponsorship and exhibits revenue by creating compelling experiences from ideas to design to execution to results through:

Growth-focused experience design: We’ll invest in growing your revenue from attendees, exhibitors and sponsors by purposefully designing events and/or exhibits that do just that

Enable affordable Innovation: We’ll enable you to affordably innovate by sharing the financial risk of trying new technological approaches to better engage all your key audiences

We’ll work how you work: We’ll invest in learning how you work best – delivering a personalized show/exhibitor experience, unique to each of our customer’s goals, objectives and organizations

Today. Tomorrow. Together.TM: An unyielding commitment to exceed our clients’ expectations today, bringing them confidently into an ever-changing tomorrow and doing so in personal partnership - together

The company manages live events and exhibits across North America from its headquarters near Dallas and through offices in Atlanta, Boston, Orlando, Las Vegas, Chicago, Austin/San Antonio and Washington D.C.

* Phone: 972.580.9000

* Email: Dana Freker Doody, Vice President, Corporate Communications ddoody@theexpogroup.com 

* Go: http://www.theexpogroup.com 

* Learn: theexpogroup.com/blog

* Visit: The Expo Group, 5931 W. Campus Circle Drive, Irving, Texas 75063

Presenting Sponsors

New Orleans Convention & Visitors Bureau

New Orleans is a thriving hub of innovation with unique venues and meeting facilities that can accommodate corporate and association meetings, tradeshows of 30,000+, major sporting events and more. Here in the Big Easy, you will find unmatched Southern hospitality, award-winning cuisine and a professional community in the meetings and conventions industry that is unlike anywhere else.

Sallee Pavlovich, CEM, Director of Corporate and Trade Show Sales
New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau
2020 St. Charles Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70130

Ph: 504-566-5035 Cell: 504-874-4695 Email: spavlovich@neworleanscvb.com

New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center

With 1.1 million square feet of contiguous exhibit space, an award winning staff and first class amenities, the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center is the sixth largest convention center in the nation, a consistent Top 10 host of the largest number of conventions and tradeshows annually, and one of the city’s “Top Workplaces.” As “Louisiana’s Economic Engine,” Convention Center event activity has produced $53.7 billion in economic impact since its 1985 opening, including $3.4 billion in new tax revenue for state and local governments. 

Visit: http://www.mccno.com/

Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau

Meet Sunny. Step up to the lighter, brighter side of meetings, where warmth and beauty encourage a sunny state of mind. Arriving is a breeze at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) with more than 650 daily flights. When you land, you’re just three miles from hotels, the Broward County Convention Center District, Port Everglades, attractions, the beaches, and just about anywhere else attendees want to be. 

Pencil in some paradise for your next event in Greater Fort Lauderdale. With about 3,000 hours of sunshine a year, your attendees will delight in the carefree, relaxed vibe and warm ocean breezes of this tropical destination.

Christine Roberts, VP, Convention & Group Sales
Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau

(954) 767-2466    C (954) 815-3684  F (954) 765-4386

Wyndham Jade

We deliver events solutions that align with our customers’ needs through simple and easy-to-use technology solutions, complimented by the highest levels of customer support.

Wyndham Jade is an event and travel company specializing in convention housing and registration, meeting management, incentive programs, site selection and business travel. Our advanced technology solutions, backed by superior customer service from our seasoned team, power our services. From Wyndham Jade, our clients can expect:

  • Integrated housing and registration, powered by ONEsystem+ our proprietary cloud-based platform that adapts to fit the changing business requirements of our clients
  • Maximum in-the-block bookings and increased event attendance driven by our mobile-friendly housing, RoomLogic 2.0TM, and registration, Reg5TM platforms
  • Real-time dashboard analytics that support decision making
  • Creative and memorable incentive programs that reward and retain top customers and employees while stretching your budget and valuable time
  • Professional event and meeting management for any size group
  • Enhanced in-house meeting resources resulting from our site selection service where we leverage our buying power, industry partnerships and savvy negotiating skills to help you make the best buying decision – all at no cost to you
  • Control business travel costs while gaining benefits from our money-saving corporate discounts and loyalty programs

Contact Us!

Sue Trizila, President, CEO  Wyndham Jade 

Phone: 972.349.7300
6100 W. Plano Pkwy. 
Ste. 3500
Plano, Texas 75093

Website: http://www.wyndhamjade.com

Food & Beverage Sponsor


Centerplate is a global leader in live event hospitality, “Making It Better To Be There®” for more than 116 million guests each year at more than 300 prominent entertainment, sports and convention venues across North America, Europe and the United Kingdom. Centerplate has provided event hospitality services to more than 30 official U.S. Presidential Inaugural Balls, 14 Super Bowls and 22 World Series. Visit the company online at Centerplate.com, connect via Twitter @centerplate, Instagram @Centerplate_ or Facebook.com/centerplate.

Jack Lyon, General Manger

(P) 504.670.7240 (C) 248.914.2523 (E) jack.lyon@centerplate.com

Transportation Sponsor 

Production Transport 

Production Transport offers the finest shuttle bus and ground transportation programs in all of the major convention destinations across the United States and Canada. Founded in 1982, the key to our continued success is our experience, reliability and quality of service. We bring over 30 years of experience, a commitment to excellence and phenomenal customer service to every program, regardless of size or scale. Whether your attendance is one hundred or one hundred thousand, our team will always treat your attendees as VIP guests.

Contact US!

Tel: +1-877-641-0900 Email: info@prodtrans.com or visit www.prodtrans.com 


TSNN Best of Tech Innovation Award Sponsor



GES is an award-winning, global, face-to-face marketing partner that provides a wide-range of services, including official show services, strategy, creative and design, marketing and measurement services, audio visual with ON Services, a GES company, event accommodations with onPeak, a GES company, registration with Visit by GES and event lead generation and engagement with Poken by GES. For more information, visit www.ges.com.

Wendy Gibson, EVP of Global Marketing

1425 Greenway Drive, Suite 250

Irving, TX 75038

Phone: 972-538-3000

Email: wgibson@ges.com

Web: www.ges.com

Gold Sponsors


ASP, put simply, are trade show and consumer show website specialists. Providing a powerful, but user-friendly content management system (SHOWOFF) allowing clients to update and develop an effective online business model. ASP offers strategic advice on integrating new technologies and best practice into your online marketing campaigns. Whether you are interested in email marketing, social networking or developing a 365 brand presence (without the dreaded "virtual" word), ASP can help you with it's modular solution driven product. ASP has been building websites for show producers, big and small, for over 16 years, with a global presence in Las Vegas, London and Sydney, allowing for a true understanding of your events online needs.

Be sure to say hello to Melissa Ooi, Executive Vice President, at the event (she's the one with a weird Aussie/British hybrid accent) or catch her on Twitter @melissaooi

Melissa Ooi, Executive Vice President

6705 S Eastern Ave 
Las Vegas NV 89119

Phone: 702 853 7718 
Email: melissa.ooi@asp.com 
Web: www.asp.com


a2z provides secure, real-time event management and marketing tools that grow your brand by accelerating booth sales, helping boost revenue, and enhancing value for event participants. Our clients use a2z’s technology to successfully manage all aspects of their expositions and conferences with radically streamlined operations and automated processes. In addition, our powerful matchmaking and networking solutions facilitate successful business interactions between matched event participants.

a2z's mobile and web-based solutions are used by 1,000+ leading trade shows and conferences across the globe every year. More than 45% of the TSNN Top 50 as well as the TSE Fastest 50 events leverage a2z's solutions to provide a superlative event participation experience to their audience. In addition, 44% of shows on the TSNN Top 250 list are managed using our solutions. Read our press releases to learn more.

  • Engage attendees with high utilization resources
  • Increase and accelerate exhibit sales
  • Expedite cash flow by 60 – 90 days
  • Increase operational efficiency by 30%+


Email: info@a2zinc.net 
Phone: 443.393.2443
Web: http://www.a2zinc.net


Perfecting the Event Experience®

Look to Experient for consultation and full-service management of face-to-face trade shows, consumer shows, expositions and conferences. We understand they are a substantial part of your business. And as your partner, we assure they run smoothly from beginning to end while keeping your costs within budget and your ROI in focus. With Experient, you have access to unparalleled pre-show consultation, account management, on-site services, event technology and data analytics designed to meet the needs of even the most discerning show organizers. Flexible and insightful consultation, event planning, site sourcing and contract negotiations, registration, housing, mobile platforms, lead retrieval and data management are scalable services that meet the diverse needs of any size event.

Simply put...when you work with Experient, your guests will realize exceptional value from their event experience. At Experient, we are perfecting event experiences that inspire people to achieve extraordinary business results!

Contact Us! 

Jamie Murdock, Vice President of Sales

Phone: 240-383-6933 Email: jamie.murdock@experient-inc.co





Feathr empowers event organizers to easily create personalized event experiences through data, insights and communication. Founded in 2012, Feathr’s proprietary Event Personalization Platform provides a comprehensive single customer view for event organizers of customer/prospect profiles and behavior, enabling users to directly act on the insights received within the platform for powerful results. 

Headquartered in Gainesville, Florida, USA, Feathr has powered more than 750 events worldwide to create personalized event experiences for leading organizers including UBM, Emerald Expositions, CES, NAB, and many more.

Aidan Augustin, Co-Founder and President

102 SW 6th St. Gainesville, FL 32601

Phone: (407)782-9468

Email: aidan@feathr.co

URL: www.feathr.co

Map Your Show

Map Your Show (MYS) provides software that acts as a conduit between buyers and sellers while simultaneously making life easier for event management teams. A premiere provider for events of all sizes, MYS helps events grow attendance, square footage, revenue, and more with their suite of cloud-based software.

Powering 7 of the TSNN top 10 trade shows in the US, the MYS software comes with dedicated in-house customer service and development teams, a beautifully designed user interface, as well as our ability to integrate with your event’s other vendors.

No matter how large or small your show, MYS delivers an event experience that is fast and accurate for attendees, exhibitors, and show management. View our collection of products here.

Email: sales@mapyourshow.com

Phone: 1-888-527-8822

Web: www.mapyourshow.com


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Convention Data Services

Convention Data Services (CDS) is the trusted registration and lead capture partner for driving global event connections for businesses and associations worldwide. Headquartered in Bourne, Massachusetts, CDS has built multi-faceted solutions to engage attendees, deliver exhibitor ROI and provide actionable analytics for the events industry since 1986. 

At CDS, we take a unique approach to your event.  Your CDS team will work to provide you with solutions from custom registration to lead retrieval and data analytics, as a true extension of your business.  We support your entire event cycle, keeping your business objectives in mind every step of the way.  Whether your goals are to increase attendance, engagement, or ROI, CDS will partner with you to achieve success.

CDS’ years of setting the industry standard has made us the partner of choice among leading associations and top tradeshow management companies around the world.  Our clients represent many of the major events in their industries including: high tech, manufacturing, energy, medical, healthcare, hospitality, communications, insurance, and transportation.

Here at CDS we are committed to building loyalty, value and partnerships by delivering innovative solutions that enhance the event experience and strengthen our industry.

Contact Us!

David Lawton, Executive Vice President of Sales

107 Waterhouse Road
Bourne, MA 02532 

Email: dlawton@cdsreg.com
Phone: 508.743.0155 



You want your next event to be a memorable, engaging experience. Let PSAV create your custom experience using the latest in audiovisual technology. We start with a conversation focused on your event's objectives. By understanding your audience and goals, PSAV provides the best resource mix of experienced personnel and audiovisual services to tell your story.



Through Premier Global Events, a division of PSAV, we’ve managed some of the most complex productions in the industry. Using high-end production tools, PSAV strives to make every event unique and sensory-rich. Whether it’s a corporate event or General Session, our team will create an unforgettable experience.


Our equipment averages less than two years in age and is put through quality assurance testing when it comes back from show site. PSAV also researches, develops and procures advanced technologies. See something impressive at another show? Rest-assured that our team can execute it.


From interactive content to advanced digital tracking tools, our creative and digital teams can impact the way an attendee feels and provide insights into their behavior. Highlighted services include video production and animation as well as services that promote attendee engagement.


Services include online ordering of equipment as well as product recommendations based on content and booth size. Large-scale custom exhibits managed by our highly-skilled Project Managers employ the latest technologies such as LED walls and interactive displays to inspire and engage attendees.

Start planning an event that inspires and delivers results.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Roy T.  Benear, Vice President | Exhibit Services

Office: 214.666.8712 Visit: psav.com

Silver Sponsors

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Core-apps is the leader in innovative event technology solutions for the event and association industry. Our company was founded to focus exclusively on event technology and now supports more than 600 trade and corporate events with our highly adopted mobile applications. Today, Core-apps powers a larger suite of comprehensive tools including GoExpo Event Management Software, Wayfinders and Event Analytics and Location Services which seamlessly integrate with our mobile apps and the industry’s top CRMs and database tools. 

Core-apps is now your one source for all of your event technology needs – before, during, and after the show.

Jay Tokosch, CEO 

Direct: 410-974-0505 
Cell: 443-618-7907 
Fax: 443-430-2039 
E-mail: jay@core-apps.com
Web: http://www.core-apps.com/



EXPOCAD® is the professional’s choice.  Our suite of software products are used by the most elite show organizers and general service contractors in the world.  They successfully create, manage and market their global events with an EXPOCAD® solution on platforms that range from the desktop to the internet to mobile devices.     

Designed by professionals for professionals, our products are seamlessly integrated, dimensionally accurate and rich with revenue creating features.  From the smallest table top show to the largest events on 3 continents, nearly $1 billion dollars in space is managed by an EXPOCAD® solution annually.   

Our suite of products includes exclusively designed software for the general service contractor community to professional show organizers in the trade, corporate and consumer industries.  


Contact Us!

Susie Wilson, Vice President, Sales & Marketing  
EXPOCAD® by A.C.T. Inc.  
69 S. LaSalle Street
Aurora, IL  60505

Email: Susie@expocad.com 
Phone: 630.896.2281 x1082
Web: www.expocad.com   

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Expo Logic

Expo Logic is a registration company that works with organizations from coast to coast and around the world. We’ve been in the trade show business since 1980.  We offer the fastest, most flexible registration service in the industry, and have processed millions of registrations for thousands of organizations worldwide. But, we’re proudly a boutique size company and develop lasting relationships with our clients built on trust. Our trade show products, tools and services reflect over 30 years of listening to our clients and continuously developing and evolving solutions to meet exact needs.

Contact us for more information on our registration and lead retrieval services!

Phone: (484) 751-5100 x2

Email: sales@expologic.com

Website: www.expologic.com


As the world’s largest brand experience company, Freeman helps organizations connect with their customers by delivering seamless, innovative, and immersive brand experiences. Through comprehensive solutions including strategy, creative, logistics, digital solutions, and event technology, Freeman helps clients increase engagement and drive results. The company’s mission is to elevate the category of brand experience — by demonstrating the massive impact we can make when we connect people in ways that are meaningful and measurable. What makes us different is our collaborative culture and intuitive knowledge, global perspective and personalized approach, gained from our 90 years as an industry leader. Our unique focus on customer service, along with an unyielding commitment to our values — Integrity, Empathy, Innovation, Enthusiasm, Performance Excellence, and Collaboration — has led to numerous awards in the industry. Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, Freeman is a family-owned global company with 90+ locations worldwide with over 7,000 employee-owners.

Phone: 214-445-1000

Email: Lauren Wight, Senior Manager, Brand Experience, lauren.wight@freeman.com

Visit: www.freeman.com

1600 Viceroy, Suite 100

Dallas, Texas 75235




Shepard’s business is built on a foundation of customer service with a uniting interest in creating successful, innovative and ultimately impactful face-to-face experiences for all participants and key stakeholders. Since their establishment in 1905, this employee-owned business offers a full array of general contracting and value-added services for trade shows, conferences, and specialty events. Their nationwide network of offices affords them the resources, inventory, and capacity to seamlessly execute events of all sizes across North America.  In 2016, Shepard expanded their internal services to include audio visual and production and entertainment.

Shepard represents the evolution of the general service contractor to event business partner—operating on the premise that the impact they have on their customers’ success will directly impact the success of their own business.

They are recognized by customers for their professional, proactive, and can-do culture.

Richard Maples, Executive Vice President, Sales and Marketing

1531 Carroll Drive
Atlanta, GA 30318

Email: rmaples@shepardes.com 
Phone: 404.720.8600 
Web: www.shepardes.com


Founded by industry veterans, EventSphere specializes in delivering state-of-the-art reservation and travel administration in the meeting and events industry. Services include site selection, hotel contracting, event management, marketing, onsite fulfillment and attrition management.

Our mission: At EventSphere, we deliver creative solutions for our clients, attendees, hotels and colleagues. We work with everyone involved in an event to solve tough problems. Whether it is managing a legacy contract with terms that can be improved, leading the charge on site selection or identifying opportunities to increase event revenue and event participation, the EventSphere team constantly strives to make each event more successful than the last.

Tracy Barrett Janosko, Vice President of Business Development 

55 Marietta St. NW,  Suite 940

Atlanta, GA 30303

cell: 703-966-1498 email: Tracy.Janosko@eventsphere.com


For over 25 years, onPeak has been the leading provider of event accommodations. With an overall innovative approach, personalized customer service and award-winning marketing, onPeak will infuse your accommodations program with intelligence and energy.

Serving as the official hotel provider for many of the most respected events across nearly every industry, onPeak will work with you to understand your unique needs and provide customized solutions to fit your organization.

High-Touch Service

  • Custom room block negotiation
  • Hotel rate integrity assurance
  • Comprehensive pick-up and performance analysis

Maximized Room Block Management

  •  Real-time inventory
  •  Dynamic payment options
  •  24/7 log-in capabilities

Creative Marketing Solutions

  • Attention-grabbing email campaigns
  • On-demand assets via the Marketing Clipboard
  • Sponsorship/advertising opportunities

Get in Touch: Barry McDonald, VP – Sales & Marketing - North America

Email: barry.mcdonald@onpeak.com | Direct Phone: (312) 527-7347

Floral Sponsor 

Linen & Decor Sponsor

In the U.S., Kuoni Destination Management's wholly-owned office locations provide a unique range of services, from event development and strategy to creative direction and design; from budgeting and on-site execution to financial reconciliation. Kuoni Destination Management reveals each destination to you in ways that are both wonderfully authentic and perfectly tailored. 

Setting Kuoni Destination Management apart from other DMCs in the is its commitment to ‘Client Enculturation’ – a thorough understanding of each client’s needs and objectives. Additionally, Kuoni’s market-leading local knowledge and creative delivery, combined with its global presence in 30 locations across the U.S. and Europe, makes it the leading DMC provider of local, national and multinational destination management needs. Kuoni Destination Management’s deeply experienced staff is committed to combining warm, personalized service with the highest global standards of professionalism, and serving as the industry touchstone for authentic, well-crafted destination experiences. Whether they work with Kuoni in San Diego, California, or in Paris, France – clients can count on the same excellent quality and professionalism from Kuoni’s DMC teams.

Kuoni Destination Management was voted as “2016’s World’s Leading Destination Management Company” at the World Travel Awards - its seventh consecutive year winning the award. The awards recognize outstanding performance, service excellence and the highest level of customer satisfaction.  For the last 13 years, since Special Events Magazine started publishing its list, Kuoni has been named a Top 25 DMC. Kuoni has also earned numerous Gala Award nominations and trophies from Special Events Magazine, including the Gala Award for “Best décor."

Tammy Syock , Account Executive 
Kuoni Destination Management 
650 Poydras Street, Suite 1135 
New Orleans, LA  70130 
+1 (504) 267-8146 F +1 (504) 522-4348 M +1 (504) 224-1786 
E: tammy.syock@us.kuoni.com Visit: www.kuoni-dmusa.com

Media Sponsors


CNTV helps event pros create television style videos all while generating new revenue. CNTV brings your event to the TV screen with flair -- and we make the process fast and easy for you.​

CNTV offers attendance building video marketing, same day on-site TV style videos including Facebook Live, and content capture/recording including TED-talk style productions. We currently partner with more than 50 business event clients each year.

Connect with CNTV- proud​ producer of TSNN-TV.

Contact: Carrie Ferenac 








The Photo Group

The Photo Group is a full service, multi-faceted photography and video company that specializes in the needs of Conventions, Trade Shows and Special Events.

We have spent the past 28 years fulfilling our goal of providing high-quality imagery and services specifically for the convention, trade show and special events market exclusively. With this specific experience and focus our team is able to provide savvy images by capturing the unique moments of this environment. Our team of professional photographers has chosen photography as their one and only career and all bring decades of experience to the table.  The Photo Group welcomes the opportunity of becoming a part of your event’s team, now and for years to come.  

Nicole Kamens 

P.O. Box 309
Bodega, California 94922

Phone: 800-752-6913 
Email: nicole@thephotogroup.com 
Web: www.thephotogroup.com

Supporting Associations

UFI, The Global Association of the Exhibition Industry

UFI is the association of the world's leading tradeshow organisers and exhibition centre operators, as well as the major national and international exhibition associations, and selected partners of the exhibition industry. UFI's main goal is to represent, promote and support the business interests of its members and the exhibition industry. UFI represents over 650 member organisations in 83 countries around the world. Over 900 international trade fairs proudly bear the UFI approved label, a quality guarantee for visitors and exhibitors alike. UFI members continue to provide the international business community with a unique marketing media aimed at developing outstanding face-to-face business opportunities.

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ESCA, Exhibition Services & Contractors Association

ESCA is dedicated to the advancement of the exhibition, meeting and events industry. Through the education, information exchange and level of professionalism shared by members and their customers, ESCA promotes cooperation among all areas of the industry.

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Brookfield, WI 53045

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Sponsorships: +1 617 201 7088

Phone: +1 262 782 1900

Fax: +1 603 372 5894

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Hilton New Orleans Riverside

2 Poydras St, New Orleans, LA 70130