TSNN Awards Nominations Deadline Aug. 18: Submit Shows and Organizers

June 13, 2023

The 2023 TSNN Awards, which will be held Oct. 28-29 at the Puerto Rico Convention Center, has opened nominations for its trade show Innovation Awards, as well as Outstanding Show Pros awards. The highly coveted TSNN Awards recognize the teams and trade shows that stand out above the crowd for their transformation, creativity and leadership.

As the trade show industry continues to rebound, 2023 marks the first year since the pandemic that trade shows are fully back without travel restrictions, mask requirements or heightened health and safety concerns. It’s been a banner year for a number of trade shows that have set attendance records or brought together more exhibitors than ever before.

TSNN will recognize and honor the efforts behind these successful shows. Did your show or client use tech to enhance the exhibitor or attendee experience? Has your show’s sustainability program achieved measurable results worth celebrating? Did you launch an integrated marketing campaign that brought in new buyer or seller categories? Engage your community with a unique activation? Give back and serve the local market where your show or organization is located? These are just a few of the categories for the Innovation Awards, with a full list below. 

2022 TSNN Awards Winners

Outstanding Show Pros Awards recognize the people who have shone brightly in the past year leading an amazing event — perhaps creating an exceptional community, building an inclusive culture, testing new business models or finding unique ways to serve and engage their audiences.

"TSNN is very excited to take this year's stellar awards program to such a great destination as Puerto Rico," said TSNN President Rachel Wimberly. "We will be celebrating the best of the best, with the Innovation Awards, Outstanding Show Pros, Industry Icon Award and celebrating leaders in sustainability and DEI. We can't wait for everyone to join us in Puerto Rico!"

The 2023 TSNN Awards will celebrate the following Innovation Awards categories that are all open for nominations HERE

  • Best Use of Data
  • Most Creative Way Revenue Was Generated  
  • Most Innovative Design (or redesigned) Show
  • Giving Back (charitable) 
  • Hybrid-Virtual Experience 
  • Created (maintained) Community 
  • Team Building
  • Best Use of Technology (in any way!) 
  • Savvy Marketing Campaign
  • Best Engagement (think fun!)
  • Best Exhibitor Program
  • Created (maintained) Culture

Nominate the Outstanding Show Pro who you know deserves to be recognized HERE. Winners need to be present to accept the award. 

All Innovation Awards and Outstanding Show Pro finalists will be treated to an all-inclusive two-day celebration in Puerto Rico, with the exception of travel to and from the event from their home location. 

The deadline to submit is Aug. 18, 2023.

Tommy Goodwin & David DuBois - 2022 TSNN Award for Industry Support

Finalists will be invited to attend the event, and the winners in each category will be announced at the gala.

The 2023 TSNN Awards kicks off Oct. 27 with all attendees staying at host hotel Sheraton and heading to the opening party sponsored by Discover Puerto Rico and the Puerto Rico Convention Center, which is managed by ASM Global

The next morning, the event’s presenting sponsor – SmartSource  – will host the attendees for an education conference at the Puerto Rico Convention Center, followed by lunch and a keynote. 

Following an afternoon break, attendees will go to the gala celebration’s festivities, which will include a cocktail reception, a four-course dinner coinciding with the unveiling of the night’s awards and an after party. 

Some other awards that will be announced include the TSNN Industry Icon Award, DEI Leadership Award, Industry Support Award and Sustainability Award. 

Related: See the list of past TSNN Industry Icon Award winners.

The TSNN Awards would not be possible without the support of our sponsors: Host sponsors Discover Puerto Rico and the Puerto Rico Convention Center, Opening Party Sponsor Discover Puerto Rico, Presenting Sponsor SmartSource, Registration Sponsor Maritz Global Events, Gold Sponsor ASP, Presenting Sponsors SMT Expo and Personify, Photography Sponsor The Photo Group, as well as Silver Sponsors Cadmium, Expocad, Map Your Show and Bear Analytics

There are a limited number of sponsorships available. For sponsorship enquiries, please contact John Rice.

For more information on the 2022 TSNN Awards, please visit www.T-awards.com.

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