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Innovation Awards


TSNN wants to celebrate all of the amazing INNOVATION in our industry.

Innovation Awards FINALISTS (winners will be announced onstage Oct. 28 at the 2023 TSNN Awards Gala! Must be present to win) 

Best Engagement (think fun!)

  • LDC Gas Forums                                             LDC Gas Forums/Access Intelligence
  • The Car Wash Show                                       International Carwash Association
  • International Beauty Show                             Questex
  • CONEXPO-CON/AGG                                     Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM)
  • PSP/Deck Expo                                                Informa
  • SHOT Show (Shooting, Hunting & Outdoor Trade Show)   NSSF

Best Exhibitor Program

  • National Restaurant Association Show           Winsight Exhibitions
  • G2E - Global Gaming Expo                               RX
  • Cattlecon                                                            National Cattlemen's Beef Association

Best Use of Data

  • Bar & Restaurant Expo                                      Questex
  • FDIC International                                             Clarion Events

Best Use of Technology

  • Premiere Orlando                                              Informa Markets
  • INTERPHEX                                                        RX Global
  • ITC Vegas                                                           Clarion Events
  • The International Surface Event (TISE)             Informa Markets


Create Your Own (Tell Us!)

  • World of Concrete                                            Informa Markets
  • LMCC                                                                 LMCC Ventures


Created (Maintained) Community

  • Functional Fabric Fair                                       RX
  • STIMULATE: A B2B Sexual Wellness Trade Show   Retail Minded
  • Dallas Apparel & Accessories Market             Dallas Market Center
  • Abilities Expo                                                   5Net4 Productions


Created (Maintained) Culture

  • Nuclear Deterrence Summit                          Access Intelligence
  • Live Design International                               Questex
  • Coverings 2023                                             Taffy Event Strategies


Giving Back (charitable)

  • MRO Americas                                                Aviation Week/Informa
  • NATDA Trailer Show                                       Trifecta Collective
  • Clarion Cares                                                   Clarion Events, Inc.


Hybrid Virtual Experience

  • Digital Signage Experience (DSE)                Questex
  • eMerge Americas                                          eMerge Americas LLC
  • Shoppe Object                                               ANDMORE
  • SOURCING at MAGIC Las Vegas                  Informa Markets Fashion

Most Creative Way Revenue Was Generated

  • Retail's Big Show                                            NATIONAL RETAIL FEDERATION
  • DISTRIBUTECH International 2023              Clarion Events, Inc.
  • Las Vegas Souvenir & Resort Gift Show       Clarion Events
  • SupplySide West                                             Informa Markets

Most Innovative Design

  • PCMA Convening Leaders                              PCMA
  • The Experiential Marketing Summit 2023               Access Intelligence
  • American Equestrian Trade Association (AETA)     Dallas Market Center

Savvy Marketing Campaign

  • ProMat 2023                                                   MHI
  • IGES (International Gift Exposition in the Smokies               Emerald
  • OFFPRICE                                                         Informa
  • CONEXPO-CON/AGG                                      Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM)
  • OCEASNS Conference                                    MCI USA
  • VMX 2023                                                        North American Veterinary Community (NAVC)

Team Building

  • IAAPA Expo 2022                                            IAAPA
  • JLC LIVE                                                            Informa Markets
  • Clarion Events, North America                        Clarion Events


Consumer Show Awards Finalists

  • Super Pet Expo                                               All Show Services
  • The Boston Run Show                                    Raccoon Media Group
  • Awesome Con                                                 LeftField Media
  • Anime NYC                                                       LeftField Media
  • Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show      Informa Markets

The awards program will celebrate and honor the “Best of Innovation” – shows that truly shined brightly in the past year with new marketing programs, an amazing virtual or hybrid event, a highly engaging (fun) show or created/maintained a great community or culture after digging deep and finding new ways to serve and engage their audiences.

Here are some questions to consider....

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 the going might have been tough...) 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?


ALL chosen nominees will be invited to the 2023 TSNN Awards Oct. 27-29 in Puerto Rico with hosted hotel rooms, transportation and all the festivities.

The overall finalists will be announced during the 2023 TSNN Awards Gala Celebration! Shows must be present to win. 

Questions? Reach out to Danica Tormohlen, TSNN's VP of Content: