10th Annual TSNN Awards Heads to Dallas Nov. 15-17

October 4, 2018

TSNN is thrilled to announce that the 10th Annual 2019 TSNN Awards: Celebrating Trade Show Excellence will head Nov. 15-17 to Dallas to celebrate the top U.S. fastest-growing trade shows in net square footage and attendance (www.T-awards.com)

Attendees will be hosted not only at the Kay Bailey Hutchinson Convention Center for the TSNN Awards education conference, breakfast and lunch, but also the Omni Dallas Hotel for gala celebration and other activities.

“We are very excited to host the 2019 TSNN Awards in Dallas,” said Phillip J. Jones, president and CEO of VisitDallas.

He added, “TSNN is a well-respected news source for the tourism and hospitality industry, and it is an honor to host the awards program that recognizes so many industry leaders and organizations.”

Rachel Wimberly, president of Tarsus Media, said, “TSNN is absolutely thrilled to have the 2019 TSNN Awards in Dallas next year! Dallas is a fantastic city with so much to show off to the elite winners who will be celebrated at the awards.”

The awards weekend will kick off on Friday night with an opening reception at an exciting venue and a post-party at the Omni to keep the networking going, followed by a breakfast and education conference at the center the next morning.

After the conference will be lunch at the center with a keynote by a prominent person sponsored by VisitDallas. 

Saturday night will be the 2019 TSNN Awards Gala in the Omni ballroom at which the top overall fastest-growing association and for-profit shows in net square footage and attendance will be unveiled, along with the overall winner of TSNN’s “Best of Show” award.

In addition, the 2019 TSNN Industry Icon Award honoree will be feted, as well as The Expo Group’s Show Manager of the Year (SMOTY) Awards, at which four people from different-sized shows will be awarded.


“The Expo Group is proud of the transformation of the TSNN Awards into an even higher-level experience for award winners and their industry partners,” said Randy Pekowski, president and COO, The Expo Group.

He added, “As Founding Sponsor of TSNN Awards we will continue to provide our expertise in experience design to elevate the event, and Dallas is a destination with a multitude of opportunities to connect audiences in new and different ways. As a resident of downtown Dallas, I personally am excited for the TSNN and The Expo Group Show Manager of the Year award winners to experience this new Dallas and look forward to welcoming everyone to my hometown.”

The Afterglow will be at the Omni following the awards, and the three-day weekend will wrap up with a Sunday Brunch in a special location.

The fastest-growing shows will be announced in early April.

The shows are ranked in fastest-growing net square footage and attendance by averaging show organizer-submitted data from the years 2016-2018.

This weekend-long celebration is where the best and the brightest in the business gather to network, connect and celebrate working in an industry like no other – and acknowledging and embracing the success that they have mutually achieved.

VisitDallas markets Dallas as the ideal visitor and convention destination in Texas. Dallas – The Most Texan City in Texas – celebrates its heritage in hospitality, and it's the one city where Southern meets modern and legacy meets luxury.

Dallas is the leading business and financial center in the Southwest offering travelers an unparalleled array of amenities and a central location with two major airports with more domestic nonstop flights than any other U.S. city.

As the ninth-largest U.S. city, and part of the fourth-largest metropolitan area in the nation, Dallas is the top visitor destination in Texas. For more information, visit www.visitdallas.com.

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

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