Grand Awards Criteria:

Reaching New Heights

In addition to honoring the 100 largest trade shows that have set the Gold Standard for the trade show industry, Trade Show Executive (TSE) will single out additional shows for a TSE Grand Award. The winners of these awards will be held in strict confidence until the envelopes are opened at the Gold 100 Award Ceremony. TSE will spotlight one show in each of the categories listed below.

The Giants Among Giants
In our quest to seek out shows that exemplify the very best, TSE's Grand Awards will be open to shows of all sizes, not just the largest. Managers who consider their shows to be in the forefront of Social Media, Co-Location Strategies, Exhibitor Programs, or any of the other categories listed, may enter their events regardless of whether or not they are on the Gold 100 roster. Winners will be based on how well their event’s initiatives and performance aligns with the award criteria.

Entries must be submitted by 5:00 pm PDT on Friday July 29 for consideration.
Winners will be announced Thursday, September 2nd. Good luck to all who entered!



Gold 100 Grand Award Categories

  • Best Turnaround (from the previous show)
  • Best Program to Help Exhibitors Maximize their ROI
  • Best Trade Show Web Site
  • Most Extreme Results from Social Media
  • Best Viral Show Promotion or Show Experience
  • Best 24/7/365 Show Brand
  • Best Use of Technology
  • Best Mobile App
  • Super Sticky Show Floor (best strategy for keeping attendees on the exhibit floor)
  • Show with the Most Commendable Green Initiatives
  • Show with the Strongest Global Participation
    (in number of countries or total number of international attendees)
  • Best Gold 100 Show Extension Overseas
  • Best VIP Program
  • Most Creative Sponsorship
  • Most Innovative Show Overall
  • The Do-Gooder Award: the best event held by a trade show organizer
    for philanthropy or social causes
  • Slam Dunk Award: Best New Idea
  • Marketing Genius Award (the team or individual that implemented
    the most clever marketing ideas)
  • Against All Odds (the show that overcame seemingly insurmountable challenges)
  • The Greatest Corporate Event in 2015. (The corporate event that sets the ultimate Gold Standard. It reflects excellence from all or most of these perspectives: exhibitor and attendee satisfaction, service to the industry, leadership within the industry, overcoming obstacles, smooth logistics, innovative techniques, green practices, etc.)
  • The Greatest Trade Show of 2015 (the show that sets the ultimate Gold Standard. It reflects excellence from all or most of these perspectives: exhibitor and attendee satisfaction, service to the industry, leadership within the industry, overcoming obstacles, flawless logistics, innovative techniques, green practices.) Previous winners are ineligible to enter this category.
 


Questions? Feedback?

Our fundamental commitment is to produce the highest quality events. But to ensure that we are constantly improving, we need your constructive feedback. Please use the contact information below to share your opinion and/or if you have any questions regarding TSE's Gold 100 Awards & Summit.

Event Information

Diane Bjorklund, VP of Events
Phone: (630) 312-8915
Email Diane

Jacqueline Nguyen, Media & Event Specialist
Phone: (760) 630-9108
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Gold 100 Directory

Carri Jensen, Manager of Directories
Phone: (541) 286-4014
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Sponsorships

Diane Bjorklund, VP of Events
Phone: (630) 312-8915
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Gold 100 Editorial & Grand Awards

Darlene Gudea, President
Phone: (760) 889-8585
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Media & Logos

Bao Phan, Creative Director
Phone: (760) 630-9106
Email Bao