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The 2024 Gold 100 Awards & Summit Returns to The Ritz-Carlton Bacara

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CHICAGO — Trade Show Executive’s (TSE) 25th annual Gold 100 Awards & Summit, celebrating the biggest and best trade shows of 2023, will return to The Ritz-Carlton Bacara in Santa Barbara, Calif. 

The 2022 Gold 100 event took place at the Bacara, where trade show organizers from the 100 biggest shows of 2021 gathered to celebrate their teams’ successes and take part in the educational summit. 

 Located in sunny southern California, the Bacara provided a scenic backdrop for the prestigious event and will do so again in 2024 when industry leaders reunite for three days of engaging networking opportunities, peer-led learning and sharing and the elegant gala and awards ceremony, at which the Grand Award winners will be announced.  

“After a record-breaking Gold 100 at The Ritz-Carlton Bacara in 2022, the TSE team is excited to once again work with the Bacara to provide attendees with a memorable and impactful experience for our 25th anniversary,” TSE Editor-in-Chief Gabrielle Weiss said. “Besides being a beautiful beach-front property on its own, the Bacara’s location gave us proximity to the locations of our networking events at the Sandpiper Golf Course and the Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club, which were both great opportunities for industry leaders to connect, take in the sights of Santa Barbara and make memories on the course and polo field. We look forward to elevating this milestone of the Gold 100 even more in Santa Barbara.” 

TSE’s next event is the Fastest 50 Awards & Summit, which will take place at the Miami Beach Convention Center May 1-3, 2023. This longstanding TSE event  is set to celebrate the fastest-growing shows of 2022. Entries for the Fastest 50 can be submitted at, and the deadline for submissions is Dec. 30, 2022. 

The 2023 TSE Gold 100 Awards & Summit is taking place at the Fairmont Del Mar in San Diego, Calif., from Sept. 13-15. Gold 100 honorees for the 2023 event will be announced in mid-May. 

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