Top 40 Fastest-growing Trade Show Winners Announced for 2nd Annual TSNN Event Excellence Awards

September 6, 2011

Trade Show News Network, a division of Tarsus Advon, is pleased to announce the Top 40 Fastest-growing Trade Shows in Attendance and Net Square Footage Growth that will be honored during the 2nd Annual TSNN Event Excellence Awards Nov. 4-6 at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C.

"These trade shows have been selected for grow and innovation by demonstrating an ability to excel beyond the standards of the marketplace,” said Stephen Nold, president of Tarsus Advon. “I am excited to celebrate with the winners as we recognize their achievements."

The winners in overall net square growth from 2008 to 2010 range from Modern Day Marine Expo to the OFFPRICE Specialist Show – August to the True Value Fall and Sprint Markets.

The winners in overall attendance growth from 2008 to 2010 also are a diverse mix, such as the National Retail Federation’s Annual Convention & EXPO – Retail’s BIG Show to the American Urological Association Annual Meeting to the International Workboat Show. Winning shows were determined through TSNN data and a verification process.

“The notification of this (award) is a great pleasure,” said Kristy Breaux, who oversees the Texas Computer Education Association’s events. “We are thrilled to be recognized and thankful for the TSNN group for creating a source for acknowledging the accomplishments of our industry.”

A full list of winners can be found on the homepage of the TSNN Event Excellence Awards Web site -

 “I am thrilled to be able to honor this outstanding group of shows in person at the TSNN Event Excellence Awards in November,” said Adam Schaffer, Media Revenue Partners, founder of the TSW Fastest 50 and former publisher of Tradeshow Week magazine. “Most important, I am proud to continue the tradition of celebrating true measureable excellence in our industry!”

To register for this three-day weekend event that includes a Friday night reception, Saturday C-level executive conference, followed by the gala awards dinner celebrating trade show industry success and capped off by a Sunday brunch, please visit the Web site. Early registration deadline is Sept. 14.

T-awards event highlights feature a “State of the Industry” session Saturday morning with Vinnie Polito, chair of the International Association of Exhibitions and Events, and Sean Guerre, chair of the Society of Independent Show Organizers, discussing the state of the trade show industry with moderator Stephen Nold, president of Tarsus Advon, a division of U.K.-based Tarsus Group (owner of TSNN).

The C-level executive conference also will include a panel on the latest in social media with show managers, as well a session talking a look a Visa issues with Patricia Rojas, U.S. Travel Association vice president of government relations, and what the industry is doing to ease international visitation to trade shows.

The gala awards evening will celebrate not only the fastest-growing shows in attendance and net square footage, but also the show with the best social media outreach and marketing, a special “Industry Icon Award” and TSNN’s very first “Best of Show” award.

For the “Best of Show” award we are leaving it up to YOU to tell us why you think your show is the BEST.

What made your event so outstanding?

Did an exhibitor at your show break a record and obtain the most leads ever?

Did you have the best sessions, games, music, food or networking environment?

Maybe your show really was the greenest and did its part to help save the planet?

To submit your entry for “Best of Show” just fill out the simple form on and tell us why you think your show should be chosen. Be sure to include examples or supporting data if applicable. Deadline to submit for “Best of Show” is Sept. 20.

The top THREE entries will be reviewed by a select panel of judges and then the industry will vote through an extensive social media and PR campaign which one deserves to be “Best of Show”. The show managers from the three shows will be invited to the 2011 TSNN Event Excellence Awards celebration where the winner will be named.

Early registration for the C-level conference and awards dinner ends Sept. 14.

For sponsorship information please contact: Chris Anderson – – 512 992 6297.

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