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TSE Reveals Grand Award Winners at Gold 100 Awards Gala

Danica Tormohlen
, Editor-at-Large
September 23, 2016
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Carlsbad, CA – CES, produced by the Consumer Technology Association, was named the “Largest Trade Show of 2015,” and Cosmoprof North America, produced by North American Beauty Events LLC, was honored as “The Greatest Show of 2015” at the Trade Show Executive Gold 100 Awards & Summit at the Park Hyatt Aviara Resort, Spa & Golf Club. The Gold 100 annually salutes the largest and most accomplished trade shows of year, and this year’s event held September 21-23 drew a large crowd of show organizers for the celebration and a full schedule of educational sessions and networking opportunities. 


Here is a rundown of the Grand Award winners, which were presented at last night’s Gold 100 Gala:


  • Largest Trade Show of 2015: CES, produced by the Consumer Technology Association, had 2,235,936 nsf of exhibit space.
  • Largest Biennial Trade Show of 2015: ICUEE, The International Construction & Utility Equipment Exposition, produced by the Association of Equipment Manufacturers, had 1,206,046 nsf of exhibit space.
  • Largest Semi-Annual Trade Show of 2015: MAGIC – August, produced by UBM Americas, had 1,140,800 nsf of exhibit space.
  • Fastest-Growing Show in Blended Growth: IFT15 (Institute of Food Technologists), produced by the Institute of Food Technologists, grew 22.4% over 2014.
  • Best VIP Program: Tie between CES, produced by the Consumer Technology Association, and PGA Merchandise Show (Professional Golfers' Association of America), produced by Reed Exhibitions
  • Slam Dunk Award for Best New Idea of 2015: Premiere Orlando, produced by Premiere Show Group
  • Best Program to Help Exhibitors Maximize ROI: Cosmoprof North America, produced by North American Beauty Events LLC
  • Most Extreme Results from Social Media in 2015: BookCon, produced by ReedPOP, a division of Reed Exhibitions
  • Best Mobile App of 2015: VIBE, produced by Questex
  • The Stickiest Show Floor: ACCN National Teaching Institute & Critical-Care Exposition, produced by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses
  • The Do-Gooder Award: WasteExpo, produced by Penton
  • Best Turnaround in 2015: ISC East (International Security Conference & Expo), produced by Reed Exhibitions
  • The Marketing Genius Award: Daniela Ciocan, Director of Marketing, Cosmoprof North America, produced by North American Beauty Events LLC
  • Best 24/7/365 Show Brand: CES, produced by the Consumer Technology Association
  • Top Show Organizer of 2015: Emerald Expositions, producer of 12 Gold 100 shows, including ASD MARKETWeek – August, GlobalShop, HD Expo (Hospitality Design Expo & Conference), Interbike, KBIS - Kitchen & Bath Industry Show, NY NOW – August, NY NOW – January, Outdoor Retailer Summer Market, Outdoor Retailer Winter Market, Surf Expo – January, and Surf Expo – September
  • The Greatest Show of 2015: Cosmoprof North America, produced by North American Beauty Events LLC
  • Best Viral Show Promotion or Show Experience: E3 (Electronic Entertainment Expo), produced by IDG World Expo
  • Most Innovative Show Overall: Cosmoprof North America, produced by North American Beauty Events LLC


Thank you to Gold 100 Sponsors 

Trade Show Executive would like to extend another thanks to the generous sponsors of the Gold 100 Awards & Summit and recommends that you consider them first when selecting service providers:


Title Sponsor

Las Vegas Convention & Visitors Authority


Platinum/Registration Sponsor

Experient, A Maritz Travel Company


Gold Sponsors



United Services Companies, Inc.


Silver Sponsors

Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau 


Convention Data Services 

Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, Rosemont


Georgia World Congress Center

Global Experience Specialists (GES) 

Map Your Show

MGM Resorts International/

Mandalay Bay Resort

New Orleans Convention & Visitors Bureau

New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center

Orange County Convention Center

Rosemont Convention & Tourism Bureau 

Sands Expo & Convention Center  

The Venetian

The Palazzo Resort Hotel Casino

Shownets, LLC

Visit Orlando


Bronze Sponsors

a2z, Inc. 

AFR Event Furnishings



Core-apps, LLC



Louisville Convention & Visitors Bureau

Atlantic City Convention & Visitors Authority 


Oscar & Associates



Victoria’s Event Productions

Visit Anaheim



Reach Darlene Gudea at (760) 889-8585 or; Diane Bjorklund at (630) 312-8915 or

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