FAQ’s

September 21-23, 2022​

The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara, CA​

TSE’s Gold 100 FAQ’s: Venue, Travel, Weather and Attire

We are thrilled you will be joining us for Trade Show Executive’s Gold 100 Awards & Summit. It is going to be an exciting event, which will open the door to new ideas that will shape our industry’s future, reunite us with friends, meet new peers, network and identify new opportunities for the future. If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact gold100@tradeshowexecutive.com.

September 21-23 at The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara.

Gold 100 Honorees:

  • Two complimentary registration ($800 value per registration).
  • Show Organizers can enjoy a hotel room rate of $265.00 per night at this luxury resort.
  • Complimentary round trip transportation provided from Santa Barbara Airport to the resort.
  • Networking Opportunities – Exciting Off-Site Experience, Golf Tournament, Around the World Wine Tasting Reception, Opening Reception, Educational Summit, Awards Reception, Awards Dinner & Award Presentation, After Party, Departure Breakfast.
  • Learn more on the Agenda page.

Additional Gold 100 Honoree Team Members/General Attendees:

  • Additional Honoree Team Member $800 (Early bird $650)
  • Executive-level Organizer (Without a Ranking Show) $800 (Early bird $650)
  • Show Organizers can enjoy a rate of $265.00 per night.
  • Complimentary round trip transportation provided from Santa Barbara Airport to the resort.
  • Networking Opportunities – Exciting Off-Site Experience, Golf Tournament, Around the World Wine Tasting Reception, Opening Reception, Educational Summit, Awards Reception, Awards Dinner & Award Presentation, After Party, Departure Breakfast
  • Learn more on the Agenda page.
  • Spouse – Significant Others of any attendee can attend for $500 (Early bird $400)
  • Sponsors – Based upon contractual agreement.
  • For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Danielle Lucifero at danielle.lucifero@wearemci.com.

Early bird registration rates will end August 15, 2022.

  • Optional Golf Tournament or Exciting Off-Site Experience, Around the World Wine Tasting Reception, Opening Reception, Educational Summit, Awards Reception, Awards Dinner & Gala, After Party, Departure Breakfast.

All air transportation and hotel accommodations are the responsibility of the attendee. Complimentary round trip car transportation is provided for all attendees from the Santa Barbara Airport on Sept. 20, 21 and 23.

Yes, until August 15 a discounted price for registration of $650 is available for qualified attendees. After August 15, fees increase to $800.

  • Top executives from each Gold 100 ranked show or honorees
  • Any qualified show organizers

No, all show organizers are welcome to join us!  Registration fees required.

Yes. After you register online, you will receive an automated email confirming your registration has been received. A final confirmation will be sent via email.

 

We accept all major credit cards: Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express.

Yes. If you register and pay but are unable to attend, you can transfer your registration to a colleague from your company up until a week prior to the event. To transfer your registration, please contact gold100@tradeshowexecutive.com.

  • No refunds for cancellations received after August 15, 2022.
  • Please be aware that you also need to make the necessary cancellation arrangements for hotel accommodations and/or any other services that you have contracted.
  • To cancel your registration, please contact Gold100@tradeshowexecutive.com

Santa Barbara Airport (SBA) is the closest airport to the hotel.  Options are available from the TSE Gold 100 website. https://www.tsegold100.com/travel/ 

If you are driving, directions are available from the Santa Barbara Airport and from Los Angeles International Airport to the resort on the TSE Gold 100 website.  https://www.tsegold100.com/travel/

If you are not driving, you will receive a link to register for complementary VIP car service transportation from ETS. Available dates are September 20, 21, and 23.  Dates before or after will not be complimentary.

Trade Show Executive has reserved rooms with discounted rates at The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara.

  • Rates are $265.00 per night.
  • Reservations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis, and discounted rooms are only available while the limited block lasts.

If you have made your room reservation, you will receive confirmation directly from the hotel after it has been processed. Please contact the hotel with any changes to your reservation as soon as possible.

Note: All cancellations must be made at least five days prior to arrival.

Check-in time is 4:00 p.m. The hotel will attempt to have rooms ready for early arrival, but if necessary, the Bell Desk will store your luggage until your room is available.

A special VIP area has been set up for TSE Gold 100 attendees for express check in and will be marked. It is located just off to the right of the main entrance. VIP reg and welcome area will be open during normal business hours on Sept 20 and 21. Attendees can also check in at the front desk if preferred.

 

In Santa Barbara, the average high in September is 77◦ with an average low of 61◦. Please monitor the weather and check again closer to the event before you travel to Santa Barbara.

Dress code is business casual, cocktail attire or resort wear for the opening reception and Gold 100 Summit. Bring a sweater or light jacket because meeting rooms and outdoor patios can be a bit chilly. Dress attire for the Gold 100 Reception & Dinner is formal, which ranges from short cocktail dresses to long gowns for women, while the men wear business suits, tuxedos or even kilts. Wear whatever makes you feel comfortable!

Need some ideas? Check out these links:

https://www.elissaevergreen.com/blogs/news/resort-wear-101-how-to-disrupt-a-dress-code-debacle-slay-your-suit-case

https://www.luxurytravelmagazine.com/news-articles/what-to-wear-at-a-resort

The information will not be available for download until two weeks prior to the event. An email invitation will be sent once it is available for download.

TSE follows the protocols of local municipalities and produces GBAC Certified events.