Voting for TSNN’s 2014 “Best of Show” Award Is Open!

September 16, 2014

TSNN is excited to unveil this year’s shows that are in the running to be named TSNN’s “Best of Show” for 2014.

It’s pretty simple – Please fill out the form located HERE. One vote per e-mail is allowed. WE encourage the shows to use social media, their own inner networks and any other means available to get out the vote!

The overall winner will be announced onstage  at the 2014 TSNN Awards, which is on tap Nov, 14-16 in Cleveland, during the gala celebration.

Here are the five nominees and what they were chosen:

NY International Carpet Show: Why a TSNN Finalist? Because of their fighting spirit and gritty use of social media to gain attention and showcase the experiences and engagements at their event which helped overcome their competition! As a result, there were more dealers exhibiting than ever before, the quality of buyers improved and they were able to remain the best boutique show for high-end handmade carpets in North America. 

SHOT ShowWhy a TSNN Finalist? Because the show underwent significant transition and upheaval, only to overcome every challenge it encountered to not only have its biggest but highest rated show by both attendees and exhibitors via post- show surveys. They obviously know their customers! We also commend them on the relationships they have with their exhibitors and their response to them. A perfect example is their creative, value added Exhibitor Academy

Response ExpoWhy a TSNN Finalist? Because of their "fun factor", use of engagement & "super-hero" theme which came on strong with their Masked Marvels event poolside. Not only did they have live acrobats dressed as heros but also a photo booth where attendees could dress up and take home keepsake reminders of the evening. They also included a social aspect where all attendees shared Twitter feeds and Instagram photos with the rest of the audience through big screens located throughout the show and the networking events. 

 NADA Annual Convention & Expo: Why a TSNN Finalist? Because the 2014 show chose a technology which greatly improved the attendee experience. With a mobile app adoption rate of a whopping 93% the attendees were able to navigate easier and be more efficient on the trade show floor. This lead to deeper connections at the world's largest international gathering place for franchised new-vehicle dealers! With over 140K views of the conference screens, and the ability to download handouts, the attendees looking for updates on sessions were empowered by the meticulous planning tools available with the show's mobile app solution. 

Abilities Expo: Why a TSNN Finalist? Because of how they infuse their event(s) with such positive energy, hope & empowerment. This coupled with their ability to turn their event(s) into a celebration of what you CAN do instead of cannot. Their event community (attendees & exhibitors) offer such an outstanding level of creativity and such a vast amount of products which help bridge the gap between abilities and disabilities. 

Voting deadline is Oct. 15. Good luck to all of the shows!

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