Louisville Chosen as Host City for 3rd Annual TSNN T-awards: Celebrating Trade Show Excellence
January 25, 2012
Trade Show News Network, a division of U.K.-based Tarsus Group, is pleased to announce Louisville, Ky., has been chosen as the host for the 3rd Annual TSNN T-awards: Celebrating Trade Show Excellence Nov. 2-4.
ﾓWe are very excited and honored to bring the TSNN T-awards to Louisville and have no doubt the award winners will be impressed with what the city has to offer as a first-class trade show destination,ﾔ said Rachel Wimberly, TSNN's president.
ﾓThis event will honor the most successful tradeshows in the country for 2011. Louisville is thrilled to be the host city for these prominent industry awards,ﾔ said Jim Wood, president & CEO, Louisville Convention & Visitors Bureau.
He added, ﾓNot only does it give us a chance to honor 50 of the highest achievers in the tradeshow industry, it is an incredible opportunity to showcase our city.ﾔ
The three-day weekend celebration will kick off Friday night with a cocktail reception welcoming the winning show organizers to Louisville, followed by a Saturday C-level executive conference and a Saturday evening gala celebrating the winners, capped off by a Sunday brunch.
ﾓThis is THE awards event in our industry. I am thrilled and honored to remain so deeply involved with this important celebration,ﾔ said Adam Schaffer, president of Media Revenue Partners, former publisher of Tradeshow Week and founder of TSW Fastest 50.
Schaffer, who also will emcee this year's event, added, ﾓThis year in Louisville all of our winners and guests will be treated to a world-class experience as we learn, network and celebrate.ﾔ
The TSNN T-awards were created to celebrate the growth, innovation and achievement that exist in our industry. Every day, show organizers are working to promote their events, launch new ones, and better serve their attendees and exhibitors by creating amazing marketplaces for commerce.
TSNN will celebrate growth in this third year by awarding success in many categories, including fastest-growing attendance and net square footage, TSNN's prestigious ﾓBest of Showﾔ award, the Top consumer show in the U.S. and more.
This year also will mark the return of the TSNN T-awards founding sponsor The Expo Group's Show Manager of the Year (SMOTY) Award.
ﾓAs the Founding Sponsor of the TSNN T-awards, we are excited about teaming up with Louisville and rolling out the red carpet in recognizing the 2012 industry leaders and their shows,ﾔ said Ray Pekowski, The Expo Group president and CEO.
This weekend-long celebration is where the best and the brightest in the business will gather to network, connect and celebrate working in an industry like no other – and acknowledging and embracing the success that they have mutually achieved.
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