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27 Apr 2023



Trade Show News Network (TSNN) is thrilled to unveil that it will be celebrating the 2023 TSNN Awards Oct. 27-29 on the beautiful island of Puerto Rico.

This celebration event for the trade show industry will feature a bevy of awards celebrating all of the amazing innovation at trade shows in the past year, as well as the people who are the best of the best at what they do.

The 13th Annual 2023 TSNN Awards gala celebration and educational conference are just two of the event’s highlights.

“We are beyond delighted and honored to hear Puerto Rico was selected as the host destination for the prestigious TSNN awards,” said Brad Dean, CEO at Discover Puerto Rico

He added, “The local tourism industry looks forward to welcoming the awards and those who celebrate with us, under the Puerto Rican sunshine, while showcasing the Island’s unique Boricua culture and myriad of offerings for travelers of all walks of life.”

The awards program will feature the “Best of Innovation Awards” – shows that have truly shone brightly in the with maybe a new marketing program or an amazing virtual or hybrid event or they could have created a great community or found new ways to serve their audiences.

TSNN is looking for any or all great shows to submit when the application process opens in another month.

In the meantime, please send TSNN National Sales Manager Bridgett Maddux any shows you want to brag about (even your own!)

The gala awards also will celebrate people in the trade show industry who have stepped forward and demonstrated incredible leadership for their teams.

There also have been people who have led the charge to ensure more diversity and inclusion or given selflessly to help our industry and they, too, will be celebrated, among many others.

“With the past  few years being like no other in the challenges it represented, there is no better time to celebrate the incredible resiliency, creativity and innovation in our amazing industry,” said Rachel Wimberly, Tarsus’ EVP of Business Development and M&A.

She added, “Puerto Rico is the perfect destination for us to celebrate this year’s awards. We can’t wait to raise a toast to all of the great shows and people!

Puerto Rico offers the allure of a unique locale with a vibrant Boricua culture, breathtaking beaches, exquisite cuisine, thrilling adventures and a variety of natural wonders.

This being a U.S. territory with extensive air service from a wide variety of destinations, there also is no need for a passport for U.S. citizens.

The TSNN Awards would not be possible without the support of our sponsors, including Host Sponsor Discover Puerto Rico: Gold Sponsors ASP and Maritz Global Events, Photography Sponsor The Photo Group, as well as silver sponsors Expocad and Convention Data Services.

There are a limited number of sponsorships available. For sponsorship enquiries, please contact John Rice – or Bridgett Maddux –

ASP is rolling out a new web site for the 2023 TSNN Awards, but in the meantime check out for information on past awards and sponsorship opportunities.  

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