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Trade Show Executive Innovation Awards Open


Carlsbad, CA – Entries are still being accepted for Trade Show Executive’s 7th Annual International Innovation Awards, although the March 27 deadline is fast approaching.

The annual awards program recognizes the new products, services and technology solutions that offer new value to show organizers, exhibitors and attendees and drive the trade show industry forward.

Past winners have included organizers such as Reed Exhibitions, Hanley Wood LLC, Advanstar Communications, Inc. and the National Association of Broadcasters. Awards have also gone to convention centers and CVBs as well as service providers such as GES Exposition Services, SMART-Reg International, Inc., CompuSystems, Inc., BDMetrics and ListeNation.

The winners will receive a wood plaque, a writeup in TSE, extensive PR, and the innovation logo for letterhead, websites, exhibits, etc. Starting this year, the top five winners will be invited to present details of their products at the Trade Show Executive Gold 100 Awards Gala and Summit in September.

Reach Darlene Gudea, vice president, publisher and editor, at (760) 929-9666 or


Innovation Award Honorees:

Action Girl Trade Show (2004)

Charles W. Allen (2007)

Advanstar Communications, Inc. (2004)

Austin Convention Center (2008)

Bartizan Connects (2005, 2004)

BD Metrics Inc. (2006)

Capture Technologies (2005)

Centurion Jewelry Show (2004)

Chicago Convention & Tourism Bureau (2003)

CompuSystems, Inc. (2006)

Dietze Enterprises, Inc. (2005)

Direct Energy Centre (2006)

EXHIBITOR Show (2004, 2003)

ExpoExchange/Experient Inc. (2004)

EyeQ Development, Inc. (2006)

Freeman (2008)

GES Exposition Services (2008)

Hanley Wood, LLC  (2003)

International Association of Assembly Managers (2007)

InXpo, Inc. (2007)

ITN International, Inc. (2007, 2006)

Kaon Interactive, Inc. (2007)

Kleertech (2008)

Sam Lippman & Michael Hough / ECEF (2003)

ListeNation (2008, 2004)

MediaLive International, Inc. (2004)

Messe Dusseldorf, Hannover Messe & Messe Munchen (2007)

Messe Stuttgart (2007)

National Association of Broadcasters (2005)

nTAG Interactive (2003)

Opus Solutions (2004)

Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute (2005)

Reed Exhibitions (2004)

Registration Control Systems (2008)

Jaime Salazar (2007)

SMART-reg International, Inc. (2008)

Southern Nevada Teamsters Convention Training Trust (2007)

The Super Show (2003)

TradeShows Plus! (2006)

Travel Technology Group (2003)

Ungerboeck Systems International (2006)

Virginia Beach Convention Center (2007)