Innovation Awards


Innovation Awards

TSNN's Best of Innovation Awards! Nomination announcement coming soon...

The 2022 TSNN Awards will be honoring shows that have really knocked it out of the park on innovation! 

Here are a few categories we will consider nominations for (stay tuned for the nomination announcement). 

  • Best Use of Data 
  • Cyber Security
  • Best Comeback
  • Most FUN Trade Show Floor
  • Hybrid-Virtual
  • Created (maintained) Community 
  • Team Building
  • Best Use of Technology (in any way!) 
  • Savvy Marketing Campaign
  • Best Engagement 
  • Most Resilient & Adaptable  
  • Creating Culture 


Or....consider making your own category - bragging welcomed!   

This awards program will honor and celebrate the “Best of Innovation” – shows that have truly shone brightly in the past year with new marketing programs or an amazing virtual or hybrid event or after creating a great community or after finding new ways to serve and engage their audiences.

They will simply be asked to answer some of the following questions...

What challenge(s) did the show face? What was the innovative solution(s)? And what were the overall results and impact on the show? What innovative practices, customer service and/or networking environments occurred to make a fantastic event (even though they were against all odds...) For example, what worked for engaging attendees? What worked to tighten the exhibitor relationships with buyers? Was data leveraged in an outstanding way? Describe how you created “WOW” experiences! Did you initiate an “out of the box” idea? If so, did it add some excitement to the event that created an unparalleled end-user experience? Did your event or team celebrate a milestone? (If so, you might have some boasting to do)! Did you improve your show's social media reach? Did your specific industry (and/or team) have a tough few years but your team adapted and overcame? How did they accomplish that?

We will ask shows not to be shy; to explain the overall creative strategies which they feel qualify their event for an innovation award! 

***Winners need to be present and on site to receive awards. (All show finalists will be treated to an all inclusive 2 day celebration at Caesars Forum, with the exception of travel to and from the event from their home location). Finalists will be invited to attend the event and the winners in each category will be announced at the gala! 

***Nominations will be open to North American shows only and will be reviewed by industry judges.

Questions for submissions? Reach out to Arlene Shows, TSNN's Marketing Director:                                                                                                                                                                                                                           


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