2015 Gold 100 Awards & Summit

Dates: September 30 - October 2, 2015
Location: Bacara Resort and Spa (Santa Barbara, CA)

Who’s Coming to TSE’s Gold 100?

Oceanside, CA – Trade Show Executive’s Gold 100 Awards & Summit in Santa Barbara next month will salute the executives who have guided their shows into the elite ranking of the 100 largest shows in the nation. This top-tier group includes CEOs, show organizers, vice presidents, group show managers and others who have set the Gold Standard for the trade show industry. Take a look at who’s participating in the festivities. All show organizers will be entered in a drawing for a special gift which will be presented on Awards night — but you have to be present to win. Register today!


Gold 100 Keynote Speaker Jack Uldrich
Will Get Gold 100 Delegates Fit for the Future

Oceanside, CA – No one can predict the future accurately but Jack Uldrich can help you prepare for it. Uldrich will kick off this year’s Trade Show Executive (TSE) Gold 100 Awards & Summit with a keynote address focused on the principles of unlearning — or freeing yourself from obsolete knowledge and assumptions — as a strategy to survive and thrive in this era of constant transition.

Uldrich, a prolific author and former Navy intelligence officer, has consulted with Fortune 1000 companies on the value and techniques of avoiding the assumptions and intellectual ruts that can cloud one’s vision of the future. Among the seemingly innocent examples he uses of widespread but outdated knowledge include the seemingly familiar roadside Yield sign, [quick — what color is it? Look again!] and the No. IV (or is it IIII?) on a watch with Roman numerals.


Trade Show Executive Unveils Gold 100 Class of 2014

Oceanside, CA – The roster of trade shows that make up this year’s Trade Show Executive (TSE) Gold 100 has been finalized, and all eyes are now on Santa Barbara, where the biggest and the best will be feted at the upcoming TSE Gold 100 Awards & Summit, September 30-October 2 at the Bacara Resort and Spa on California’s golden Pacific Coast.

Many familiar names are once again Gold 100 shows by virtue of the sheer size of their exhibit floors. Venerable events such as the International CES, International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS), MAGIC – August, the NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition, PACK EXPO and SEMA (Specialty Equipment Market Association) top the list with at least 1 million net square feet of exhibit space apiece. TSE will also honor the biggest of them all – the triennial CONEXPO-CON/AGG and its record exhibit floor which could easily pass for a subdivision of Las Vegas.

Many other giants will be honored, including the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting, International Vision Expo East, the Nightclub & Bar Convention &Trade Show, The Rental Show, Surfaces and more.


Idyllic Santa Barbara Awaits Gold 100 Class of 2014

Santa Barbara, CA – The 2015 Trade Show Executive Gold 100 Awards & Summit takes place once again on the scenic California coast, and this year’s venue is one of the most special in the event’s history.

Known as the “American Riviera,” Santa Barbara has long been a favorite getaway spot for travelers and an idyllic retreat for celebrities. The elite of the trade show industry will get a heady taste of the lifestyle on September 30-October 2 at the famed Bacara Resort and Spa located a few short miles north of the city on the shore of the Pacific Ocean.

The Bacara is rated one of the “Top 5 Resorts in Southern California” by Conde Nast Traveler, and has been recognized in three separate categories by the Forbes Travel Guide. The Bacara embodies the romance of the California Hacienda style and will be a fitting locale for the annual salute to the biggest and best trade shows of 2014.







Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau
Experient, Inc.
Georgia World Congress Center
Global Experience Specialists (GES)
Map Your Show
MGM Resorts International/
Mandalay Bay Resort
New Orleans Convention & Visitors Bureau
New Orleans Ernest
Memorial Convention Center
Orange County Convention Center
Sands Expo & Convention Center |
The Venetian |
The Palazzo Resort Hotel Casino
Shownets, LLC
Visit Orlando


A2Z Inc.
AFR Tradeshow Furnishings
Anaheim/Orange County Convention
Convention Data Services
Fern Exposition & Event Services
Louisville Convention & Visitors Bureau
Metropolitan Exposition Services, Inc.
Oscar & Associates
Ungerboeck Software International


Center for Exhibition
Industry Research (CEIR)
Exhibition Services &
Contractors Association (ESCA)
International Association of
Exhibitions and Events (IAEE)
Society of Independent Show Organizers (SISO)