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Last Call: Nominations Due for TSE Trailblazers Award


CHICAGO — Show organizers are facing a couple of deadlines before St. Patrick’s Day: Completing their March Madness brackets and nominating the best of their rising stars for Trade Show Executive’s first annual Trailblazers Awards.

Friday, March 16 is the deadline for submitting nominations for the Trailblazers Awards, which will be presented to the most distinguished of the next generation of exhibition leaders at the upcoming TSE Fastest 50 Awards & Summit June 13-15 at the downtown Chicago Hyatt Regency.

“The TSE Trailblazers Award showcases those who are making significant strides in bringing success to their shows and teams,” TSE Publisher/Editor Gabrielle Weiss said. “This is a new opportunity for industry leaders to celebrate these up-and-comers and recognize their contributions. It’s also a way for us to learn from them and include them in our Fastest 50 festivities and networking opportunities.”

Select honorees will be added to the Fastest 50 guest list and will also share their views from the trenches as part of a panel discussion led by Freeman President and industry thought leader Bob Priest-Heck.

Nominations for the TSE Trailblazers Awards will be accepted from senior show management. The goal is to find individuals who have demonstrated a level of ingenuity and initiative that has set them apart from the pack and contributed to the success of their shows. The award celebrates both innovative programs and best practices that produced impressive results or created a memorable new experience. The entry form can be found at

“Earning a TSE Trailblazers Award will be a major highlight for anyone who has recently launched a career in the trade show industry or is bringing new ideas to their team,” said TSE Vice President of Events Diane Bjorklund. “We look forward to welcoming the people who are on the same fast track as the Fastest 50 shows to Chicago this summer.”

Reach Gabrielle Weiss at (312) 493-7753 or; Diane Bjorklund at (630) 312-8915 or

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