NAMM Maestro Joe Lamond to be
TSE’s Gold 100 Power Lunch Guest

Dana Point, CA – Joe Lamond, the president and CEO of the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM), will be the guest of honor at the Power Lunch segment of this year’s Trade Show Executive Gold 100 Awards & Summit and will grace the cover of TSE’s November issue. Lamond will share his insights on the steady and robust growth of The NAMM Show and its sister show, Summer NAMM, with Gold 100 delegates.

TSE’s Power Lunch is one of the many highlights of the annual Gold 100, which draws not only the organizers of the 100 largest trade shows in the nation, but also the top brass from other associations with leading show brands; other prominent multi-show organizers; respected global leaders; and other industry VIPs.

During the Power Lunch session, Lamond will be live on stage with Darrell Denny, senior vice president of Emerald Expositions, and will also take questions and comments from the audience. Denny is a trade show virtuoso in his own right with a 30-year career in the trade show industry and service on the boards of directors of the Society of Independent Show Organizers (SISO) and the Center for Exhibition Industry Research (CEIR).

Lamond has been at the helm of NAMM since 2001 and set the stage for the steady growth of the association’s trade shows. The NAMM Show was 27th on the most recent Gold 100 rankings and this year, its exhibit space jumped 5.1% to 547,183 nsf. Attendance has also climbed steadily, and the presence of top-tier bands and musicians has turned The NAMM Show into one of Anaheim’s biggest and best annual parties and business facilitators. Lamond also oversees the Summer NAMM, which grew 8.1% in nsf and 7.4% in attendance in July, more than double the growth of the average trade show that month.


Jay Linkner to Keynote TSE Gold 100

Oceanside, CA – Trade show CEOs have some of the sharpest entrepreneurial minds in the world. What is it about your entrepreneurial mindset that helps you seize opportunities that others miss? What can you do to avoid obsolescence?

Venture capitalist, tech entrepreneur and New York Times best-selling author Josh Linkner has been tapped to discuss these and other ideas as the keynote speaker for Trade Show Executive’s 7th Annual Gold 100 Awards & Summit, October 22-24 at the five-star St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort. A five-time successful tech entrepreneur, Linkner will show industry leaders how to embrace the creativity, grit and vision of a startup and then channel this approach to drive growth, innovation, efficiency, and customer delight.

Linkner has launched five companies in the tech sector that he has sold for a combined $200 million. He has seen plenty of other enterprises come and go despite being flush with new ideas and public buzz. What makes one company a hit and another a miss has a lot to do with leadership and culture that is established from the start.


Welcome Back:
Gold 100 Returns to St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort

Dana Point, CA – The Trade Show Executive (TSE) Gold 100 Awards & Summit makes a return engagement to the seaside St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort this Fall.

The St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort, located on a scenic coast in Orange County in Southern California, treated attendees at last year’s Gold 100 to a visit that was as flawless as it was luxurious. This year’s event honoring the biggest and best U.S. trade shows promises more of the same mix of great content and well-earned accolades and relaxation.

The October 22-24 Gold 100 Awards & Summit will salute the largest U.S. trade shows of 2013. A total of 15 Grand Awards will be presented at the annual banquet that is the highlight of the event. The Gold 100 also offers a full day of educational sessions and ample opportunities to network and socialize on the golf course and at the opening night welcome reception.

Dana Point has been a popular venue for the Gold 100 over the years. Its mix of sunsets, scenery and upscale resorts have made this beach town an ideal getaway for trade show organizers and their major partners as they look ahead to the busy holiday season and the 2015 show calendar.

The five-diamond St. Regis sits on a prime site along the coast within easy driving distance of John Wayne Airport and Los Angeles International Airport. Its 400 luxury rooms, ample meeting space and six ocean-view restaurants make the resort an oasis where business and pleasure easily mix.

Details of the educational sessions and other features of the 2014 TSE Gold 100 Awards & Summit will be announced in the coming weeks on the TSE website and via TSE’s E-Clips Breaking News Alerts.

Reach Darlene Gudea, president of TSE Media Group, at (760) 630-9111;
Diane Bjorklund, vice president of events, at (630) 312-8915

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