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Trade Show Executive’s Gold 100 Directory is Now for Sale

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CHICAGO — The 2022 Trade Show Executive’s (TSE) Gold 100 Directory is now available to purchase. The Gold 100 Directory is the definitive guide to the 100 shows in 2021 that set the gold standard. 

The directory contains valuable data and information on the biggest trade shows in the U.S. compiled by TSE’s research department, including rankings, facts, figures and analysis along with the leading organizers, cities, sectors and service providers. 

The Gold 100 is a prestigious annual list of the 100 largest trade shows to take place in the United States. Included within the pages of this directory are listings for each show, featuring attendance, management data, show highlights, space rates, service contractors and other fast facts. In addition to highlighting successful shows within the industry, the Gold 100 Directory also provides a high-level overview of industry trends and represents a vital resource for trade show professionals seeking to stay informed. 

TSE’s research team, comprised of Director of Research Carri Jensen and Assistant Editor, Research Carson Stoolmiller, also conducted an in-depth analysis of proprietary data and of the current industry rebound from the pandemic to that of the Great Recession of 2008 for this year’s directory.  

This year’s Gold 100 Awards & Summit marked the event’s in-person return and did so with great success. Not only was The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara sold out with more than 200 industry professionals, but the agenda was packed full of informative presentations by key thought leaders. “Our focus was reuniting our industry, bringing prescient content for this time to the TSE stage, exchanging ideas to succeed as the business events industry rebounds and, of course, honoring everyone’s hard work and successes in 2021.” Vice President and Editor-in-Chief Gabrielle Weiss said. “It was an incredible honor to recognize these executives whose perseverance and determination has helped to make our return possible.” 

While the Gold 100 Awards & Summit has come and gone, don’t miss this opportunity to review the rankings of 2021’s largest trade shows. In addition to full listings for each show, the Gold 100 Directory also features several indices, such as industry sector and management company to name just few. This makes broad review of the trade show market a much easier task, while also giving organizers an opportunity to take a deep dive on the most successful shows in the country. 

 While TSE once sent the directory with the magazine, now the directory is only offered to attendees and sponsors at the Gold 100 show site, but it is available to purchase for those who were unable to make the event. To order a copy of the Gold 100 Directory, visit 

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