Award Finalists

September 21-23, 2022​

The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara, CA​

Who will win this year’s coveted Gold 100 Grand Awards? We all will find out on September 22nd, when the winners are announced on the main stage at the Gold 100 Awards & Summit at The Ritz-Carlton Bacara in sunny Santa Barbara. In the meantime, here’s a look at the Grand Award finalists. 

Staying Connected Award 

  • APTA’s TRANSform Conference & EXPO
  • FDIC International
  • MAGIC Pop-Up Orlando
  • SOURCING at MAGIC 

Best Use of Technology in 2021 

  • SHOPPE OBJECT
  • SOURCING at MAGIC 
  • The International Surface Event 
  • VMX 

Most Extreme Results from Social Media in 2021 

  • G2E – Global Gaming Expo
  • MAGIC Las Vegas
  • VMX 

Best Virtual Show in 2021 

  • CES 
  • HIMSS21
  • VMX 

Above & Beyond Award 

  • ASD MarketWeek 
  • APTA’s TRANSform Conference & EXPO 
  • Channel Partners Conference & Expo
  • World of Concrete

Squeaky Clean Award 

  • G2E – Global Gaming Expo 
  • ISSA Show North America 
  • MAGIC Pop-Up Orlando 

Show with the Most Commendable Green Initiatives 

  • AWFS Fair 
  • IMEX America 
  • ISSA Show North America 
  • SOURCING at MAGIC 

Return to Normal Award 

  • COTERIE New York 
  • FDIC International 
  • JCK 
  • The Utility Expo
  • World of Concrete 

The Stickiest Show Floor in 2021 

  • AAPEX 
  • HIMSS21 
  • LightFair
  • New York Vet 

Most Innovative Show in 2021 

  • HIMSS21 
  • SOURCING at MAGIC 
  • VMX 

The Marketing Genius Award 

  • New York Vet 
  • The International Surface Event 
  • The Utility Expo 
  • VMX 

DEI Leadership Award 

  • APTA’s TRANSform Conference & EXPO 
  • COUTURE 
  • G2E – Global Gaming Expo 
  • PROJECT Las Vegas 

Slam Dunk Award: Best New Idea of 2021 

  • AWFS Fair 
  • The International Surface Event 
  • The Utility Expo 

The Show Must Go On! Award 

  • ASD MarketWeek 
  • Channel Partners Conference & Expo 
  • JCK 
  • World of Concrete 

The Greatest Trade Show of 2021 

  • APTA’s TRANSform Conference & EXPO 
  • HIMSS21 
  • JCK 
  • World of Concrete 

 

 

 

 

 

Most Innovative Show

  • CES: Consumer Technology Association
  • International Woodworking Fair: International Woodworking Fair, LLC
  • National Restaurant Association Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show: National Restaurant Association
  • Solar Power International: Solar Energy Trade Shows, LLC
  • WWETT – Water & Wastewater Equipment, Treatment & Transport Show: Informa Markets – Infrastructure, Construction & Real Estate

Most Extreme Results from Social Media

  • CES: Consumer Technology Association
  • The International Surface Event: SURFACES StonExpo/Marmomac | TileExpo; Informa Markets – Infrastructure, Construction & Real Estate
  •  International Woodworking Fair: International Woodworking Fair, LLC

Stickiest Show Floor

  • AACN National Teaching Institute & Critical Care Exposition: American Association of Critical-Care Nurses
  • National Restaurant Association Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show: National Restaurant Association
  • Veterinary Meeting & Expo (VMX): North American Veterinary Community

Most Commendable Green Initiatives

  • CES: Consumer Technology Association
  • Natural Products Expo East: Informa Markets – Health & Nutrition
  • Solar Power International: Solar Energy Trade Shows, LLC

Best Use of Technology

  • CES: Consumer Technology Association
  • International Woodworking Fair: International Woodworking Fair, LLC
  • ISC West (International Security Conference & Exposition): Reed Exhibitions
  • JCK Las Vegas: Reed Exhibitions

Most Impressive Surge in Sponsorship Sales

  • International Woodworking Fair: International Woodworking Fair, LLC
  • ISC West (International Security Conference & Exposition): Reed Exhibitions
  • National Restaurant Association Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show: National Restaurant Association

The Do-Gooder Award

  • E3: IRL Events, LLC (now Dolaher Events)
  • G2E – Global Gaming Expo:  Reed Exhibitions
  • IFAI Expo: Industrial Fabrics Association International
  • International Woodworking Fair: International Woodworking Fair, LLC
  • ISC West (International Security Conference & Exposition): Reed Exhibitions

Slam Dunk Award: Best New Idea

  • Functional Fabric Fair: Reed Exhibitions
  • International Woodworking Fair: International Woodworking Fair, LLC
  • MODEX: MHI
  • RSNA Scientific Assembly & Annual Meeting: Radiological Society of North America
  • Vision Expo East: Reed Exhibitions

The Marketing Genius Award

  • CES: Consumer Technology Association
  • International Woodworking Fair: International Woodworking Fair, LLC

Best Show Extension Overseas

  • Bar Convent Brooklyn (BCB): Reed Exhibitions
  • G2E – Global Gaming Expo: Reed Exhibitions

The Greatest Trade Show of 2018 

  • International Woodworking Fair: International Woodworking Fair, LLC
  • MD&M Medical Design & Manufacturing (MD&M) West: Informa Markets – Manufacturing, Machinery & Equipment
  • National Restaurant Association Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show: National Restaurant Association

Which of these highly deserving exhibitions will take home the iconic crystal trophy at this year’s Gold 100 Awards Gala? Find out firsthand by joining your friends and colleagues at the Oct. 7-9 Gold 100 Awards & Summit in Santa Barbara. REGISTER SOON to be part of this prestigious event.