Innovation Awards


Innovation Awards

TSNN's Best of Innovation Awards! 

The 2021 TSNN Awards will be honoring shows that have really shone bright.

Here are the finalists for the following awards

  • Hybrid-Virtual
  • Created a Community 
  • Team Building
  • Best Use of Technology (in any way!) 
  • Savvy Marketing Campaign
  • Best Engagement 
  • Trailblazer
  • Brave, Courageous & Adaptable

Best Use of Technology

SAP TechEd 2020


The International Surface Event (TISE)

Brave, Courageous, Adaptable

World of Concrete


Nightclub and Bar Show

Veterinary Meeting & Expo (VMX) 2021

Pathfinder Award


Offprice Show


Created a Community

MRO Americas/Community Forum


Channel Partners Conference & Expo

Savvy Marketing Campaign

ISSA Show North America - Virtual Experience

The Utility Expo

Trailblazer Award

Outdoor Hospitality Conference & Expo

Thrive Energy Conference

Dallas Market Center June 2021 Markets


Veterinary Meeting & Expo (VMX) 2021

 Channel Partners Conference & Expo

The International Surface Event (TISE) 

Sustainability Award

Natural Products EXPO EAST 

Shows were asked to answer the following questions and to consider the following innovative categories (or even make their own category!)  

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

They simply answered 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?

They were not shy; they explained the overall creative strategies which qualified 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 Mohegan Sun, 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 12/2! 

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

***Nominations closed on Oct., 1, 2021. 

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


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