2023 TSNN Awards Names Industry Support Honoree

August 3, 2023

Trade Show News Network (TSNN) is thrilled to unveil the 2023 TSNN Awards top honoree for the Industry Support Award. 

All of the award honorees will be celebrated Oct. 27-29 at the 2023 TSNN Awards at the Puerto Rico Convention Center in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The two-day event will kick off with an opening party at the Sheraton Puerto Rico Resort and Casino sponsored by Discover Puerto Rico, followed the next day by an education conference at the Puerto Rico Convention Center and an awards gala at the Museum of Art of Puerto Rico and after-party at the Sheraton. 

Industry Support Award

Beth Cowperthwaite, SVP, Communications, Emerald 

Cowperthwaite has supported the trade show industry by serving as the communications lead or support for a number of important industry efforts that deal with advocacy or sustainability, including Exhibitions and Conferences Alliance, Legislative Action Day, Global Exhibitions Day, the Finding the Future, Together report and the Net Zero Carbon Events initiative.

She joined Emerald in February 2019 and currently leads an extensive range of external and internal corporate communication activities, including strategic media relations, public affairs, crisis communications, change management and executive positioning/thought leadership. 

Cowperthwaite is also responsible for sharing Emerald’s story across all channels, including traditional PR, social media, thought leadership, employee communications and company events. 

She has 20 years of experience leading corporate communications, public relations, and business development for global organizations serving the exhibitions, fashion, technology, healthcare and manufacturing industries. 

Prior to joining Emerald, she was vice president of corporate communications for Informa Markets, responsible for leading communication strategy and driving external and internal brand awareness. Prior to Informa Markets, Cowperthwaite served as vice president of communications and director of public relations for UBM Americas (now Informa plc). 

Cowperthwaite, who holds a Bachelor of Science from Southern Connecticut State University, resides in Connecticut with her husband and daughter.

“Being recognized as the 2023 TSNN Industry Support Award recipient is an honor and a privilege,” Cowperthwaite said. “Throughout my career in the events industry, I've experienced first-hand the power of face-to-face events and witnessed the true magic they can create. As a communicator, I take great pride in the work done alongside my peers to shine a spotlight on what our industry and people have achieved and what and who we aspire to become.” 

She continued, “I'm sincerely grateful to all who have supported and guided my growth, especially Hervé Sedky, President and CEO of Emerald, who introduced me to the initiatives that will pave the way for our industry's future and provided the resources to help me advocate and foster positive change.”

Last week, TSNN unveiled the 2023 TSNN Awards top honorees for the Industry Icon Award, Sustainability Award and DEI Leadership Award.  

Nominations Open

Nominations for Outstanding Show Pro and the Innovations Awards in 12 categories are still being accepted. Has your show done something truly innovative that deserves to be recognized with a 2023 TSNN Innovation Award? Are you a show organizer or do you know of one who should be nominated for the TSNN Outstanding Show Pro Award? 

Here are the forms to submit:

Outstanding Show Pro

Innovation Awards

Deadline is Aug. 15! 

Sponsor Support

The TSNN Awards would not be possible without the support of our sponsors: Host sponsor Discover Puerto Rico; Registration Sponsor Maritz Global Events; Gold Sponsors ASP and Fern; Silver Sponsor Convention Data Services, A Freeman Company; and Expocad; Presenting Sponsors SmartSource; Expo Convention Contractors; SMT Expo and epIQ Creative Group; and Media Sponsors The Photo Group and CNTV.

Supporting associations include SISO, IAEE, ESCA and UFI.

A limited number of sponsorships are still available. For sponsorship enquiries, please contact John Rice or Diane Bjorklund.

For more info, please visit www.T-awards.com.


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