2019 Sponsors


2019 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 for our 10 year anniversary!

Founding Sponsor

The Expo Group

The Expo Group helps grow revenues and advance causes through the design and execution of compelling, memorable experiences. Imagination fuels our passion to create trade shows, events and exhibits that engage people on a higher level.

Growth-focused experience design: We Invest, You Grow. Boost revenue from attendees, exhibitors and sponsors by purposefully designing shows, events and exhibits.

Enable affordable Innovation: We enable you to try new things by sharing the financial risk of new technological approaches to better engage all your key audiences.

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

The Expo Group Today. Tomorrow. Together.®: 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, Communications &  PR dfrekerdoody@theexpogroup.com 

* Go: http://www.theexpogroup.com 

* Learn: theexpogroup.com/blog

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

City Sponsor - Dallas, TX 


As the ninth-largest city and part of the fourth-largest metropolitan area in the nation, Dallas covers approximately 343 square miles and has a population of 1,241,162. The ultra modern and sophisticated city attracts worldwide travelers, making the area the No. 1 visitor and leisure destination in Texas.

Venue Sponsors 

The Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center

The Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center Dallas (KBHCCD) is one of the nation’s largest convention centers, the KBHCCD gets the opportunity to host a wide variety of events. The center boasts over 1,000,000 square feet of exhibit space, 724,526 square feet of contiguous space, a 9,816-seat arena, a 1,750-seat theater, three beautiful ballrooms and the world's largest vertiport. The convention center, besides being the first wireless convention center in the world, also has a state-of-the-art Cisco-Certified system available anywhere in the facility.

Opening Party Sponsor


Come enjoy good times, great food and cold drinks with your furry (and non-furry) friends! This pet friendly concept located in Deep Ellum is the first of its kind from restaurant and nightlife developers, Evening Entertainment Group. The 12,500 square foot, open-air space will allow guests to enjoy the patio scene comfortably 365 days a year. 

The lively and colorful, yet rustic and relaxed space is complemented with playful seating including painted picnic tables and lounge furniture. Add dozens of interactive games including ping pong, oversized jenga, corn hole, shuffleboard, pool, pop-a-shot, foosball, giant connect four, darts and more along with a state of the art light and sound system, over 45 large customizable TVs and 2- 16 ft LED screens. 

And to top it off, the from-scratch, all-American  cuisine is enhanced with the ever-so-playful cocktail menu, wine and over 45 beers to choose from. All of these fun features come together to create the perfect backdrop for your next event! 

Visit: https://www.backyarddtx.com/

Brunch Venue Sponsor 

Mavs Gaming Hub 

Mavs Gaming Hub is the newest event venue in Dallas. Located at 2909 Taylor St Dallas, TX. This space offer the convenience of a traditional events venue space with a modern technology twist.

For more information and details please contact our main office line 214.647.8515. Ask for Gavin or Isaac.

Tray Thompson | Corporate Account Executive - Mavs Gaming

Dallas Mavericks | Mavs.gg

214.647.8514 |  trayt@mavs.gg

Hotel Sponsor 

Omni Dallas Hotel

Shining in the heart of downtown Dallas, Omni Dallas Hotel connects via sky bridge to the Dallas Convention Center and is close to popular restaurants, shops and the Dallas Arts District. Local history and flavor are showcased throughout our guest rooms, meeting spaces and restaurants with pieces from local Dallas artists.

Stunning views of downtown can be enjoyed from our terrace pool deck and spacious fitness center. Enhance your stay with our on-site dining options and rejuvenating spa services. Our hotel meets the U.S. Green Building Council LEED Gold Certification standards, placing it on the forefront of environmental awareness and conservation in the city.

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



Presenting Sponsors

CSG Creative 

CSG is a full-service, strategic marketing and creative agency providing award-winning branding, graphic design and integrated marketing solutions to associations and event organizers. Our inspired creative, stellar service and innovative, strategic approach have made CSG the premier agency in association, conference and event promotion. We have a wealth of best practices and insights to share, which makes CSG the perfect partner.

CSG’s capabilities include a comprehensive creative team for design and branding, website development, digital and interactive campaigns, as well as an account team who can execute innovative audience segmentation research, social media strategies, advertising and media buying, content marketing programs, video production, onsite attendee engagement, data analysis and beyond. 

We take pride in always being on top of our clients’ needs and programs by bringing fresh perspectives, powerful ideas, extensive experience and unparalleled service to the table. At our core, we are down-to-earth professionals who love what we do and thrive on building strong relationships with our clients. We have the best marketing minds in the business and we’d be honored to put them to work for you.

But enough about us. We want to tell your story! 

Web site: www.csgcreative.com


“WHOA.” “WOOT.” “WOW.”

These are actual comments following an Ungerboeck for Exhibitions demo — the first and only true “enterprise” solution for show organizers. Mixing and matching vendor applications is a thing of the past. Information gaps no longer exist. Inefficiencies and lost information are zapped. 

With Ungerboeck, everything you need is there in one single, elegant, and incredibly powerful system. Of course, that is what you’d expect from the global leader in event management solutions. 

Ungerboeck’s digital event software comes in six languages, handles international currencies and tax schemes, and is both PCI compliant and GDPR-compatible.  

Come discover what has your peers going whoa, woot, and wow.

Rick Dobson
Director of Exhibition Solutions

Phone: +1 703-981-8487 Email: rick.dobson@ungerboeck.com

Visit: Ungerboeck.com

TSNN Sustainability 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, sponsorship and measurement services, audio visual with ON Services, a GES company, event accommodations with onPeak, a GES company, registration with Visit by GES 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: 972-538-3053

Email: wgibson@ges.com 

Web: www.ges.com 

Experience Sponsor 

Access Texas 

At ACCESS, we don’t just focus on what your event should be, but why your event should be at all.  We collaborate with you to transform your events into shared experiences – because shared experiences create the opportunity to both inspire and be inspired, and inspired people drive organizational change.

Visit: https://www.accessdmc.com/

AV Sponsor 


Axxis is a full service production company. We can provide everything from the conceptual design and planning all the way through the execution of your live event. Unlike many production companies, we own an extensive inventory of audio, lighting, video, rigging, and staging equipment, and employ full-time technicians who run and service the equipment we own.

Visit: www.axxisinc.com

Gold Sponsors


ASP provides world class website design and an event focused CMS "Showoff"​. Operating since 1997 and privately owned, our content management system, SHOWOFF, has been specifically built for the events industry by a team of people with years of online and event experience and our websites work across all devices. ASP’s knowledge of the event industry allows us to offer advice and opinions gained across countless projects. Unlike other web suppliers we truly understand the industry and its marketing and operational needs.

ASP are also behind the #OneMillionTree Campaign, which was created to encourage the events industry to join forces to plant 1 million trees by 2025 to offset our carbon emissions.


Melissa Ooi, Executive Vice President

 2764 N. Green Valley Pkwy, #552
Henderson, NV 89014-2120

Phone: 702 941 5900
Email: melissa.ooi@asp.events
Web: www.asp.events


In its 49th year of service, Dallas-based  Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) continues to differentiate itself from other air carriers with exemplary Customer Service delivered by more than 59,000 Employees to a Customer base topping 130 million passengers annually. Southwest became the nation's largest domestic air carrier in 2003 and maintains that ranking based on the U.S. Department of Transportation's most recent reporting of domestic originating passengers boarded. In peak travel seasons, Southwest operates more than 4,000 weekday departures among a network of 101 destinations in the United States and 10 additional countries.


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

Furniture Sponsor


AFR Furniture Rental provides ideal solutions for virtually any trade show or event, delivering the most exceptional furniture and accessory rentals from coast to coast. Our creativity and top-level service make us a go-to resource that trade show and event professionals consistently rely upon.

Immerse yourself in AFR’s versatile collections in styles ranging from traditional to ultra-modern. We define a distinctive customer experience time and time again with our extensive inventory of stylish products and demonstrated reputation for excellent service. With 26 strategic locations across the United States, there is always an AFR solution.

Visit: https://www.rentfurniture.com/

Linen Sponsor 

BBJ Linen 

BBJ Linen elevates event experiences with artfully designed and curated linen collections to make celebrations worthy of your story. From intimate receptions to large scale soirees our talented team works with you to enliven your vision. Virtually or in-person – through our website or in our showrooms - we offer an unrivaled design experience. Come partner with us and use our collection of inspiring fabrics and carefully curated accessories to bring your story to life.

Visit: https://www.bbjlinen.com/

Silver Sponsors

Convention Data Services

Convention Data Services (CDS) is the trusted event registration, business intelligence, and lead capture partner servicing top show organizers worldwide. Headquartered on Cape Cod, CDS has built multi-faceted solutions to increase attendance, engagement, and exhibitor ROI along with providing actionable analytics for the events industry since 1986.

At CDS, we are committed to building loyalty, value, and partnerships by delivering innovative solutions that enhance the event experience and strengthen our industry. We take a unique approach to each event and act as an extension of your team, providing solutions from full-service registration to lead management and business intelligence. Your entire event cycle is supported, keeping your business objectives in mind every step of the way.

Our extensive industry experience—and commitment to providing the highest quality customer service—has made us the partner of choice among leading associations and top tradeshow management companies around the world. CDS has more than 100 business and association clients representing major events in the high-tech, energy, manufacturing, medical, healthcare, hospitality, communications, insurance, and transportation industries. Annually, we offer registration and lead retrieval products at 380 tradeshows and conferences.

David Lawton, Executive Vice President of Sales

7 Technology Park Drive Bourne, MA  02532

Email: dlawton@cdsreg.com Phone: 508-743-0155



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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Map Your Show

MYS (Map Your Show) is the gold standard when it comes to event and conference management software, partnering with events of all sizes, including 9 of the current Top 10 Trade Show Executive Gold 100 shows. Their user-friendly interface provides event managers with unparalleled tools to organize and execute your event efficiently, including Integrated Directory Floor Plan & Search, Conference Management, Booth Sales, Exhibitor Data Collection, Mobile App, Printed Products and more.

Sell Smarter with MYS Booth Sales. Accelerate space application submissions by empowering exhibitors to choose booths from a live floor plan or submit space requests to show management. MYS gives you the ability to manage payment schedules, process payments, and bundle advertising opportunities.

Connect Exhibitors and Attendees. Heighten the engagement of exhibitors and attendees by utilizing MYS’s integrated directory and planning tool, allowing attendees to prepare for the event in advance and network with exhibitors before, during and after the event.

Increase Your Event’s Revenue. MYS also affords exclusive advertising opportunities, utilizing their professional exhibitor engagement team, making MYS your partner in revenue generation.

Simplify and Streamline Your Planning Process. Organize everything from your call for proposals and speakers to room scheduling, all from one easy-to-use dashboard. With the MYS Conference Management module, managing your event has never been easier.

Choosing MYS as an event and conference management software partner equips every event organizer with the tools to make each event a success.


CadmiumCD is an event software company with more than 15 years of experience providing solutions for Meeting Planners, Exhibition Organizers, Education Directors, and Attendees. The company’s award winning software is trusted by more than 3,500 meeting professionals worldwide. Its software platform makes it easy to collect, manage and share content to all event stakeholders through its modules: Call for Abstracts, Speaker & Exhibitor Data Management, Digital Content Publication, Audio Recordings, Digital Poster Galleries, Online Itinerary Planners, Interactive Floor Plans, Native Event Apps, and Post-Conference Evaluations.

For more information, visit www.cadmiumcd.com or call 1-877-426-6323.

Contact: Joe Felperin 19 Newport Dr., Forest hill, MD 21050

410-638-9239  joe@cadmiumcd.com www.cadmiumcd.com

Community Brands Event Tech Group

The Community Brands Event Tech Group is an integrated suite of solutions that maximizes efficiency, streamlines data flows and improves ease of use for the event planner and attendee.

Our powerful suite of event technology solutions offers everything needed for end-to-end event management, and currently supports over 200,000 events worldwide. Services include: event planning, logistics management, exhibition management, online registration, event marketing, on-site registration, event badge printing, attendee tracking, event apps, live streaming and conference recording.

For more information visit www.cbeventtech.com

Michael Candela – Vice President, Sales, Community Brands Event Tech Group

Email: Michael.candela@communitybrands.com 

Phone: 202-643-2203


National Restaurant Association 

Restaurants are the foundation of every community.  Founded in 1919, the National Restaurant Association is the leading business association for the restaurant industry, which comprises 1 million restaurant and foodservice outlets and a workforce of more than 15.3 million employees. We serve our members by advancing and protecting America’s restaurant and foodservice industry, and we advocate on behalf of the industry in Washington, DC.  The National Restaurant Association Show is the industry’s largest trade show and draws more than 65,000 participants each year from across the restaurant and foodservice industry.

Mark your calendars for the 2020 National Restaurant Association Show, May 16-19, in Chicago.

Bear Analytics 

Bear Analytics is a data analytics firm dedicated to translating data into actionable intelligence for event producers, trade associations, and professional societies.

We take the information our clients already collect and unlock the power of organizational data to improve user experiences across membership, events, and communities. Bear’s progressive, data-first approach embraces innovation to deliver insights that inform strategy and incite action.

For more information visit www.bearanalytics.com

Call 202.770.0527 or email hello@bearanalytics.com

Eric Misic, Co-Founder and VP of Business Development

Phone: 571-259-4193 Email: Eric@bearanalytics.com


At SmartSource® Computer & Audio Visual Rentals (www.smartsourcerentals.com), we are full-service event specialists offering integrated hardware, software, & audio visual technology solutions from 20 locations across the US. Our national presence helps you create the most compelling events imaginable. With the finest support team in the industry, we deliver expert technology solutions – the equipment, software, and expertise needed for successful events including general session and breakout rooms. We offer a complete range of AV, IT and technology rentals from 85" 4K, LED, LCD and Touchscreen Displays, LED Tiles, e-Literature Solutions, Digital Signage, Charging Stations, Lead Retrieval, iPad Solutions, Video Walls, Registration, Interactive Technologies, and more to help you drive maximum attendee engagement for all of your meetings, conventions, and events. We bring events to life with innovative solutions & expertise that deliver peace of mind, every time.


Vicki Lepore, CEM, CASE | Account Executive

Phone:  844-406-0111

Email:  vlepore@smartsourcerentals.com

Web:  www.smartsourcerentals.com

EvCon Fitness 

The mission of EvConFitness is to connect your event with wellness.

Fitness is a major priority for many and a busy professional career can sometimes interfere with staying fit. EvConFitness.com matches event organizers with local, certified and experienced fitness instructors to make it easier for attendees to keep up with those goals wherever your conference is held. This low-cost service is intended to be easily accessible with minimal travel required. Providing fitness classes is one more way to engage, connect, and network with your attendees. We find the instructor, we provide the insurance, we help you choose a style and timeline, you provide the "fitworking", your attendees get the benefit!

Contact: Hadley McClellan at hadley@evconfitness.com or 713.478.2154


NVYTES provides Exhibitors, Sponsors and Speakers with customized marketing toolkits to promote their presence at an event and share special registration offers.  Our system provides these stakeholders with a variety of digital, social and traditional marketing methods that meet their individual needs leading to higher participation and increased attendance.

NVYTES is the affordable and turn-key Customer Invitation program that organizers have been waiting for.

Are you ready to experience the power of NVYTES?

Contact Info:

John Tisdale, President/Founder

629 Camino de los Mares, Suite 205

San Clemente, CA 92673

Phone: 949.441.3490


url: nvytes.com

Speaker Sponsors 

Center for BrainHealth


Brain Performance Institute

Every brain is dynamic. Adaptable. Flexible. Trainable. And repairable. Just as we've come to realize that we can better our bodies through positive lifestyle habits, so too can we improve our brain's performance. Whether seeking increased performance, protection against decline, or furthering the path to recovery, we are here to help you take charge of your brain.

Led by founder and chief director Sandra Bond Chapman, PhD, the Center for BrainHealth®, part of The University of Texas at Dallas, is a research institute composed of independent labs that are responsible for more than 60 fully funded research projects that investigate brain health, injury and disease.

Our differentiating factor is translating science into proactive practices that help improve brain health. By delivering science-based innovations that enhance how people think, work, and live, the Center and its Brain Performance Institute™ are empowering people of all ages to unlock their brain potential.


Dee O’Neill, MS, LPC, BCN; Head, Executive and Corporate Solutions, Brain Performance Institute

972.883.3329 Direct 469.237.5612 Cell

214.905.3007 Center for BrainHealth

972.883.3400 Brain Performance Institute




Empowered Epiphanies

Empowered Epiphanies:
More than fleeting Ahas.
Insights That Shift Thinking.

Old conversations lead to old actions. Holding onto legacy ways of identifying, describing and solving problems is a way of seeking safety. It helps us maintain control. Eventually, those established, once helpful conversations become obstacles. They keep us from moving forward. They got us this far; but they won’t help us get to the next successful level. As a catalyst for transformative change, Empowered Epiphanies helps organizations and leaders shift their thinking, ask better questions and increase their curiosity. Using visual facilitation techniques grounded in neuroscience, cognitive psychology and science, we design experiences that help participants reframe their problems and embrace a growth mindset.

Have you’re services and programs not been reviewed and improved for years? Do you feel that your team—staff and volunteers—are not challenged to grow, learn, unlearn or relearn? If you want future-focused strategies for your next level of success then you should join me as we collaboratively co-create your organization’s epiphanies.

Jeff Hurt, Chief Epiphany Officer
214.941.4330 office
214.886.3174 cell

Twitter: http://twitter.com/jeffhurt
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/jeff.hurt
LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/jefflhurt

Media Sponsor 


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 30 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.


Organized in 1928 as the National Association of Exposition Managers to represent the interests of trade show and exposition managers, the International Association of Exhibitions and Events™ is the leading association for the global exhibition industry. Today, IAEE represents over 10,000 individuals in 52 countries who conduct and support exhibitions around the world.

Over 50 percent of IAEE’s members are directly involved in the planning, management, and production of exhibitions and buyer-seller events. The remainder of our membership consists of those who provide products and services to the industry.  Benefits of IAEE Membership include professional development, industry news and publications, industry and professional resources, service partner discounts, advocacy before government and media, leadership development and local chapter membership.


SISO members include companies, corporations and other for-profit entities that own, produce or provide full-service management of “face to face” trade shows, consumer shows, expositions, conferences and /or similar events as a substantial part of their business.  SISO membership is a combination of large corporations and small entrepreneurial enterprises that do business around the world. The SISO CEO Summit is the only place where presidents, owners, and CEOs of for-profit show producers meet, exchange ideas, share experiences, launch industry-wide projects, and learn from each other.


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Phone: +1 262 782 1900

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