This Just In
  • AVIXA, organizer of InfoComm in Las Vegas, is teaming with InfoCommAsia to launch InfoComm Southeast Asia in Bangkok May 15-17, 2019.
  • Shomex Productions will partner in the Unmukt Festival, which will target the senior citizen market in India and launch in December.
  • Lance Fensterman has been promoted to President of Global ReedPOP, the pop culture division of Reed Exhibitions.
  • The Las Vegas City Council votes April 4 on a proposal to build a new $76 million 350,000-sf downtown exhibition center.
  • Hilton will cut commissions to housing firms and other agencies that book room blocks at its U.S. and Canadian hotels from 10% to 7% in Oct.
  • The Reno-Sparks Convention & Visitors Authority announced a 4-year deal for SMG to operate four major Reno-Sparks venues.
  • RetailX will co-locate GlobalShop, Internet Retailer Conference & Exhibition (IRCE) and RFID Journal LIVE! June 2019 in Chicago.
  • Freeman is launching cloud-based digital floorplan management system BlueprintTM in the U.S. to make real-time booking data available.
  • A new CEIR report provides benchmarks for all phases of a marketing campaign and details characteristics for success in growing attendance.
  • Mad Event Management is launching UAS/Drones for Disaster Response April 19-20 in Miami. First responders are the target audience.

Trade Show Executive Launches Program to Shine a Light on Industry Up-and-Comers

Hil Anderson
, Senior Editor
November 14, 2017

Chicago -- The rising stars of the next generation of show managers will be a at the among the honored guests at the next Trade Show Executive (TSE) Fastest 50 Awards & Summit in Chicago.

The newly launched TSE Trailblazers program showcases the trade show industry’s up-and-comers. The best of the nominees will be selected for the inaugural Trailblazers class and will be invited as guests at the Fastest 50 Awards & Summit in June. To qualify, candidates must report to senior level show management staff and have demonstrated ingenuity and/or distinguishing qualities that set them apart in making a show successful.

TSE Publisher/Editor Gabrielle Weiss said the Trailblazers initiative would be an exciting addition to the Fastest 50 program. “It is fitting that the event honoring the industry’s fastest-growing trade shows should also spotlight the individuals who are on the fast track to success and may become the future leaders of the industry,” she said.

The chosen few will also share their insights and perspectives during a panel session. More information on this exciting new program will be available at the TSE booth at Expo! Expo! in San Antonio November 28-30. Or, nominate a candidate today at https://www.tsefastest50.com/tse-trailblazers-nomination/

“We recognized an opportunity to celebrate the trailblazing ideas that these up-and-comers are contributing to the exhibitions industry and saw the value in including them in the educational sessions and rich networking opportunities the Fastest 50 event offers,” said Vice President of Events Diane Bjorklund.

Nominations for the TSE Trailblazers will be accepted from senior show management beginning November 14. The deadline for submissions is February 20, 2018.

Meanwhile, the deadline to nominate the shows that will make up the next Fastest 50 class is December 31, 2017. The form can be found on the Fastest 50 website https://www.tsefastest50.com/fastest-50-entry-form/and returned to Carri Jensen, TSE Directories Manager, by email at cjensen@tradeshowexecutive.com, or by fax at (541) 286-4009.

The Grand Awards for the fastest-growing shows of 2017 will be revealed at the Fastest 50 Awards & Summit June 13-15 at the downtown Hyatt Regency Chicago.

Reach Gabrielle Weiss at (312) 493-7753 or gweiss@tradeshowexecutive.com; Diane Bjorklund at (630) 312-8915 or dbjorklund@tradeshowexecutive.com