Look Who’s Coming to the Gold Gala

Dana Point, CA – More than 150 industry leaders are expected at Trade Show Executive’s Gold 100 Awards & Summit. Along with networking, socializing and a great round of golf, the Gold 100 will provide attendees with a timely and intriguing lineup of panels and speakers, including keynoter Josh Linkner, author of Disciplined Dreaming, and an expert on the art of “disruptive” strategies and tactics in the business world. Also speaking is Mark Bernheimer, a former CNN international correspondent and now principle of Media Works Resource Group. Chris Kersting, President & CEO of SEMA, will be part of the Executive Roundtable, a 45-minute session with two other industry leaders: Joe Loggia, CEO of Advanstar Communications [producer of MAGIC], and Dennis Slater, president of Association of Equipment Manufacturers. Make plans to attend now and swap ideas with your peers . . . read more




A Look Over the Horizon is a Highlight
of Trade Show Executive’s Gold 100 Summit

Dana Point, CA – More than 150 key executives will get a mountaintop view of the trade show industry when they assemble at the St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort in Southern California for the Trade Show Executive (TSE) Gold 100 Awards & Summit, October 22-24. A panel of CEOs from private show organizers and associations will highlight the summit portion of the event. Also on tap: the Straight Talk/Burning Issues session and its straightforward discussion of key challenges we face and possible solutions. The Gold Summit will also feature case studies, novel ideas, dealing with the media and thinking like a startup.

A CEO Roundtable will feature some of the nation’s top CEOs from for-profit companies and associations who will cover a lot of ground including how they manage risks, identify and retain talent, deliver consistent growth and have some fun in the process. What do these entrepreneurial achievers do differently to generate new ideas for their organizations and individual shows? How will they capitalize on favorable demographic trends that lead to new customers? . . . read more




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.

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 jumped 5.1% to 547,183 nsf this year. 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 . . . read more




Josh 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. 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 . . . read more




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 October 22-24.

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 promises more of the same mix of great content and well-earned accolades and relaxation.

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 . . . learn more

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