September 12, 2023

6:00 pm
Il Fornaio Del Mar

For those traveling early to the event, we invite you to join us for the Chairman’s Dinner at Il Fornaio Del Mar. Located in the heart of Del Mar, Il Fornaio Del Mar will take us on a culinary journey through Italy accompanied by panoramic, breath-taking views of the ocean 

Separate confirmation is required to attend.


September 13, 2023

8:30 am
The Grand Golf Club

Join your peers on the green at The Grand Golf Club course with the stunning Los Peñasquitos Canyon creating a masterpiece of dramatic elevations, diverse bunkering and lush fairways. Graced by breezes from the nearby coast and awash with Southern California glow, The Grand Golf Club features San Diego’s only Tom Fazio-designed course.

Due to limited space, separate confirmation is required to attend. 

9:00 am
Bernando Winery

Founded in 1889, Bernando is one of California’s oldest wineries. Join us for a morning of wine education, good food and a wine blending competition guided by one of Bernando’s skilled wine stewards. Surrounded by lush rose gardens, beautiful views of a century-old windmill and shaded by mulberry trees, this is an experience you won’t want to miss. 

Due to limited space, separate confirmation is required to attend. 

5:30 pm
 - 6:30 pm
Reflection Lawn

Discover the wines of California with a sommelier to help guide you to the flavors and aromas you’ll enjoy. Join us at the Fairmont for a glass as attendees mingle before the Opening Reception later in the evening. 

6:45 pm
 - 9:30 pm
Aria Lawn Pavilion

Let’s toast to the end of the day and welcome the official start of TSE’s Gold 100 Awards & Summit with beautiful views of the resort’s golf course and canyon preserve, accentuated by a dramatic pavilion. 



September 14, 2023

6:30 am

WAKE UP! Join us for the Terence Donnelly Memorial Wellness Wake Up Walk/Run. This experience is hosted by Maritz and was created to honor Terence Donnelly who passed away on July 20, 2019.  Terence had a passion for the exhibitions and events industry and loved being part of the TSE & IAEE community. He enjoyed learning, mentoring and always wanted to help those around him succeed.  All wellness challenge registration funds will be donated to support the CEIR Foundation to help others not only in their quest to be healthy, but to learn and educate themselves about the exhibitions industry.  Specific location and details will be forthcoming.

Fee: $30 Donation to CEIR (Center for Exhibition Research)

7:00 am
 - 8:30 am
Aria Lawn
8:30 am
 - 3:00 pm
Fairmont Grand Ballroom

Come together for an educational day program guided by the latest news, hottest trends and cutting-edge innovations in the exhibition industry. Filled with peer-led content, TSE’s ever-popular Educational Summit features topics around growth strategies and includes case studies from top-performing show organizers that give all a deep dive into attaining successful results. 

8:30 am
 - 8:35 am

Gabrielle Weiss
Vice President & Editor-in-Chief, Trade Show Executive

8:35 am
 - 9:05 am

Ken McAvoy, President South Florida Ventures and Executive Vice President, Informa Markets, Bob Priest-Heck, Chief Executive Officer & Board Member, Freeman and Jeff Quade, Executive Vice President, North American Exhibitions, GES will squarely discuss their perspective on pivotal challenges that face our industry and how to advance strategically to truly ensure and harness a stronger and secure path forward.


Ken McAvoy
President, South Florida Ventures and Executive Vice President, Informa Markets

Bob Priest-Heck
Chief Executive Officer & Board Member, Freeman

Jeff Quade
Executive Vice President, North American Exhibitions, GES

9:05 am
 - 9:30 am

TSE Leaders and Legends take to the stage to discuss how they are harnessing the industry’s rebound, facing headwinds and creatively navigating their companies for the shorter term and longer term. More than that, they will have a candid conversation about the issues — and opportunities — they face in this new and innovative era. 


Issa Jouaneh
President, Connections, Emerald

Jeff Pressman, CEM
President and CEO, ConvExx

Yancy Weinrich
President, North America, CloserStill Media


Jennifer Hoff, CEM
CEO, Taffy Event Strategies and President, Trifecta Collective

9:30 am
 - 9:45 am

The team behind ISC West, led by Jordan Tuchband, Group Vice President at RX, leveraged data and market intel to make bold decisions that led to incredible success at the 2023 edition of the show, which saw a 56% year-over-year gain in attendance. By leaning into findings that the industry has high interest in cybersecurity, ISC’s cybersecurity area grew 600%, running out of room on the floor plan, and the event featured new or reimagined activations, dedicated educational tracks while driving traffic to an area of the show floor that was experiencing a slower recovery than others. 


Jordan Tuchband
Group Vice President, RX Global

9:45 am
 - 10:15 am

Jordan Tuchband joins Marie Brown, RX Group Vice President, for a conversation exploring strategy behind their use of data and how good old-fashioned show management know-how are being combined to fuel new ideas that propel revenue and attendee/exhibitor satisfaction. These two RX leaders share with us a candid conversation on new processes for creating an event value plan, involving the entire team and using data to make informed and bold decisions among other things. 


Marie Browne
Group Vice President, RX

Jordan Tuchband
Group Vice President, RX Global


Gabrielle Weiss
Vice President & Editor-in-Chief, Trade Show Executive

10:15 am
 - 10:45 am
10:50 am
 - 11:15 am

Chris Brown, Executive Vice President and Managing Director, Global Connections and Events, National Association of Broadcasters, and his team reimagined the NAB Show floor around three pillars of the industry’s workflow and included experiential zones for buyers and sellers to engage with products. Brown talks with Courtney Muller, President, Manifest and Chief Corporate Development Officer, Connectiv, about the decision-making behind NAB Show’s success which included using the positive momentum from the 2022 edition to grow the 2023 edition, resulting in 20% or more growth across all metrics year over year.


Chris Brown
Executive Vice President and Managing Director, Global Connections and Events, National Association of Broadcasters


Courtney Muller
President, Manifest and Chief Corporate Development Officer, Connectiv

11:15 am
 - 12:00 pm

Sarin Bachmann, Group Vice President of the RX jewelry portfolio, shares her journey to success for the iconic JCK show and others in her portfolio, with Clarion Events’ Chief Operating Officer Mike Carlucci. From developing a consultative sales approach to implementing new concepts, under her leadership JCK came out of the gate surpassing pre-pandemic metrics and revenue — and it continues to see extreme success. The 2023 edition of JCK sold out its floor space and even surpassed its record-breaking 2022 edition, growing more than 30,000 nsf and attracting more than 2,000 more total attendees and professional attendees than in 2022. 


Sarin Bachmann
Group Vice President, RX Jewelry Portfolio


Mike Carlucci
Chief Operating Officer, Clarion Events

12:00 pm
 - 1:00 pm
1:00 pm
 - 1:30 pm

Jessica Blue
Executive Vice President, Emerald

Issa Jouaneh
President, Connections, Emerald


Michelle Metter
Partner, Fast Forward Events

1:30 pm
 - 2:00 pm

Join three Gold 100 Grand Award finalists as they share their insights, struggles and successes in creating FOMO and pipelines that increased impressive results for attendee acquisition for their shows. From creative marketing approaches to curating can’t-miss experiences, the leaders behind MODEX, SEMA Show and CommerceNext are taking their shows to the next level and boosting attendance to the great satisfaction of their stakeholders.  


Tom Gattuso
Vice President of Events, SEMA

Daniel McKinnon, CEM
Executive Vice President of Exhibitions & Events, MHI

Veronika Sonsev
Co-Founder, CommerceNext


Lacey Gautier
Vice President of Events, Informa Markets' New Hope Network

2:00 pm
 - 2:15 pm
2:20 pm
 - 3:00 pm

Gary Shapiro, President and CEO of the Consumer Technology Association, has been leading the way in the trade show and technology space for years, earning the TSE Gold Standard in Excellence Award in 2019 for his career accomplishments and taking the CTA and its annual show, CES, to new heights. CES, the world’s largest consumer technology show, has garnered accolades and awards over the years, including TSE’s Best Virtual Show in 2021, The Largest Trade Show and Show with the Most Commendable Green Initiatives for the 2018 edition, and Best International Presence and Best Launching Pad for the 2017 edition, among other recognitions such as the French Legion of Honor award from President of France Emmanuel Macron awarded in 2021. A NY Times bestselling author, Gary has served as a staunch advocate for free market, the trade show industry and leader in our and the technology industry around the world. 

In the closing keynote, Shapiro will share his top trends in events from, covering the new frontiers for the trade show industry with topics like AI, new innovative technology, globalization regarding producing shows, advocacy and consolidation among other hot topics. 


Gary Shapiro
President & CEO of the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)

5:45 pm
 - 7:00 pm
Fairmont Grand Ballroom

The Gala Reception promises an opportunity to walk the red carpet in glamorous style. Photo ops abound as honorees take their plaques and mingle with industry colleagues from the nation’s largest shows before the TSE Awards Gala begins.

7:00 pm
 - 10:00 pm
Fairmont Grand Ballroom

The Gold 100 Awards Gala will celebrate the industry’s best of the best trade shows in 2022. The winners of the coveted TSE Grand Awards will be revealed and take to the main stage to collect their glorious crystal trophy in front of their peers. Enjoy fine dining while we reward the hard work and achievements of your teams



September 15, 2023

6:00 am
 - 10:00 am
Aria Lawn Pavilion

Before you go, don’t forget the most important meal of the day! Come together for one last breakfast before your departure or take it to go.