2021 Sponsors


2021 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 & Innovation!

Host Venue  

Mohegan Sun 


Mohegan Sun 

At Mohegan Sun, located in Mystic Country, CT, our guests can dine at celebrity-owned restaurants, catch Grammy Award-winning artists at Mohegan Sun Arena or relax in an Indonesian themed spa - all while attending a trade show or meeting in our two world-class Convention Centers: the Sky Convention Center or the Earth Expo & Convention Center. We also offer a wide variety of unique venues to host meetings, receptions, meals, and networking environments that create lasting memories. 

With over 30 shops, 40 restaurants, and over 1,600 hotel rooms and suites located under one roof, Mohegan Sun provides the perfect environment to maximize an event's return on investment and return on engagement. Our tribal-owned culture shines through our unmatched guest service and dedication to excellence, which we call our Spirit of Aquai.   

In 2021, Mohegan Sun was named “Hospitality Hero” by the Connecticut Convention & Sports Bureau

  • 275,000 square feet of indoor meeting space
  • 125,000 square-foot Earth Expo Center (located inside a $80 million Convention Center expansion that took place in 2018), featuring natural light, column-free space, beautiful pre-function space with a wrap-around outdoor terrace and industry leading versatility
  • Attracts nine million visitors per year
  • Features two unique casinos: Casino of the Earth and Casino of the Sky
  • 1,600 hotel rooms by way of two world-class hotel towers (Sky Tower & Earth Tower)
  • More than 40 nightlife & dining locations from the likes of TAO Asian Bistro & Lounge, novelle, Michael Jordan’s Steak House, Todd English’s Tuscany, Comix Roadhouse and more
  • Home to over 30 retail locations in the 135,000 square-foot Shops at Mohegan Sun
  • Two high-profile Mandara Spas
  • Mohegan Sun Arena is located on property and features 120+ concerts per year and is home to the Connecticut Sun, a WNBA team owned by the Mohegan Tribe
  • Mohegan Sun Arena has also hosted a variety of special events including Bellator MMA fights, NCAA’s “Bubbleville”, the 2020 Basketball Hall of Fame Enshrinement Ceremony and the 2020 Miss America Competition
  • Mohegan Sun owns the award-winning 18-Hole Championship Golf Course known as Mohegan Sun Golf Club (MSGC) in Baltic, CT

Learn more HERE.




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A/V Sponsor  


We’ve been creating memorable event experiences that connect and inspire, and engage and transform organizations for decades. With a customer-first mindset and a hospitality focus, we have an unmatched breadth and depth of event production services to support our customers through every step in the event planning and management process.

In partnership with event planners, hotels, venues, agencies and staging customers, we create and execute thousands of events annually – in person, virtual and hybrid – of any size, at any venue, anywhere in the world. Our core values are embedded in our DNA, and our team members are innovators and collaborators at heart – highly trained experts that intuitively combine creative, production and technology services to deliver unparalleled service excellence for you.

Encore: 866-351-1144

Contact: Greg Steel, Sales Manager

M +1-860-245-8182

Hybrid+ Certified

The new Encore brings together PSAV and its family of companies under a new global brand.

Staging and Design Sponsor 

Demers Exposition Services 

Demers Exposition Services offers a wide range of services and rental equipment to help make your display a success.

With features including online exhibitor service kits, installation and dismantle labor, custom graphics and a dedicated customer service team, we will help make your show a success.

Our fully staffed customer service team will be onsite to assist show management and exhibitors before, during and after your show.

Our team is experienced and dedicated to making your show participation and exhibit presentation a positive experience.

Registration Sponsor 

Maritz Global Events

Maritz Global Events is like no other events company. 

In fact, we don’t see ourselves as an events company. We are an experience design company that does events everywhere in the world … and we do them really, really well. An extension of your team, we’ll always have your back and bring you the best in design and innovation, based on what the data tells us. Because you are like no other. And, your success is the only benchmark to our success.

Jamie Murdock, Managing Vice President, Sales
Maritz Global Events
T. +1 240.383.6933

Visit: maritzglobalevents.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

Silver Sponsors 


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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At SmartSource® (www.thesmartsource.com), we are full-service event specialists offering audio visual and integrated hardware and software technology solutions across the US. Our national presence helps you create the most compelling events imaginable, whether in-person, hybrid, or virtual.  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 Touchscreen Displays, LED Tiles,  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. 


Vicki Lepore-Saavedra, CEM, CASE | Senior Solution Sales Executive

Phone:  844-406-0111

Email:  vlepore-saavedra@thesmartsource.com

Web:  www.thesmartsource.com

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

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.


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


Fixation Marketing obsesses over every detail for our clients. With more than 50 years of experience marketing events and membership for trade and professional associations, we know what it takes to crush last year’s numbers and bring new customers in the door.

With an expanded digital marketing team, we are exceeding attendee acquisition goals, bringing in new leads for product lines and identifying new industry markets for membership growth. We are also constantly reinvigorating our direct mail, email and video strategies with innovative design, engaging copy and new ideas that drive action. There’s nothing we can’t do to grow your event or program.

Let Fixation obsess over your success!


Julie Parsons, Managing Director & Vice President






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

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 32 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.


Contact Us


175 N. Patrick Blvd

Ste 180

Brookfield, WI 53045

Sponsorships: +1 603 630 0125

Phone: +1 262 782 1900

Fax: +1 603 372 5894


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