Carlsbad , CA – In today’s competitive business environment, it is more important than ever to identify and nurture innovative ideas. Who are the top innovators of 2006? Trade Show Executive magazine announced today the winners of its 4th Annual Innovation Award, which honors small companies and large ones for their imagination, innovation and implementation. “Their creative energy has yielded new value for exhibitors, attendees, show managers and the exposition industry as a whole,” said Darlene Gudea, Publisher and Editor of Trade Show Executive. BDMetrics Inc. was the Grand Award winner; other winners include Ungerboeck Systems, Intl.; Direct Energy Centre (formerly the National Trade Centre in Toronto, ON); Compusystems, Inc.; EyeQ Development Inc.; and ITN International for its bCard NFC and for Lead Squad, in partnership with TradeShows Plus!