Award Finalists

September 25-27, 2019 Fairmont Grand Del Mar, San Diego, CA REGISTER NOW!

The finalists in the award categories were received from show managers across the entire industry. The elite honorees will be selected by a panel of TSE editors and then revealed onstage during the Grand Awards Gala at the lavish Fairmont Grand Del Mar.

The 100 shows on the Gold 100 feature the events that had the largest exhibit floors of 2018. The Grand Awards recognize shows of all sizes that demonstrated overall excellence in categories for operations, strategy and marketing.

Here are the 2019 Gold 100 Grand Awards Finalists (in alphabetical order):

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 Sept. 25-27 Gold 100 Awards & Summit in San Diego. REGISTER TODAY to be part of this prestigious event.