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IAEE to Sponsor TSE’s Gold 100 and Fastest 50 Award Events


Dallas, TX – The International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE) has joined the ranks of prominent industry associations sponsoring Trade Show Executive’s Gold 100 and Fastest 50 awards.

IAEE is the sixth sponsoring association for the Gold 100 and Fastest 50, which honor the year’s largest and fastest-growing U.S. trade shows. The other associations sponsoring both TSE events include the Society of Independent Show Organizers (SISO), the Center for Exhibition Industry Research (CEIR), UFI, the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry, the American Business Media (ABM) and Exhibition Services & Contractors Association (ESCA).

David DuBois, IAEE president, said the comprehensive nature of the TSE awards and their accompanying events were a natural fit with the association. “We are all in this great exhibition and events industry together and we must continue to support each other’s efforts in order to enhance them and grow.”

Diane Bjorklund, TSE’s vice president of events, said IAEE’s participation is a new high point for the Gold 100 and Fastest 50. “IAEE is a leading industry force and an important driver of trade show industry growth,” she said.  Darlene Gudea, TSE’s president, noted that many of the show organizers in the winner’s circle at the Gold 100 and Fastest 50 are also members of IAEE. “It is an honor to have the IAEE leadership at our events to recognize the top shows and share their ideas to guide the trade show industry forward.”

The Fastest 50 Awards & Summit takes place May 8-10 at the Swissôtel in Chicago. The Gold 100 Awards & Gala will be held September 18-20 at the St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort in Dana Point, CA

Reach David Dubois at (972) 458-8002 or; Diane Bjorklund at (630) 312-8915 or

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