September 16, 2023

6:00 pm
 - 9:30 pm
Wine Collective + The Lark

For those traveling early to the event, we invite you to join us for the Chairman’s Dinner at The Wine Collective, featuring The Lark, located in the heart of charming and breathtaking Santa Barbara in the Funk Zone District.

Separate confirmation is required to attend. Limited Availability.


September 17, 2023

8:30 am
The Sandpiper Golf Club

Come join your peers on the green at the stunning Sandpiper Golf Club. This championship golf course offers a perfect blend of challenge and beauty, situated right on the edge of the Pacific Ocean. With breathtaking ocean and mountain views from every hole, Sandpiper offers a truly memorable experience. Designed by William F. Bell and opened in 1972, the course features beautiful rolling fairways and challenging greens in a seaside links style layout. Sandpiper’s dynamic design attracts players of all skill levels, including those of the highest caliber.

Separate confirmation is required to attend. Limited Availability.


10:00 am
 - 2:30 pm
Vega Vineyard & Farm

Spending a day at Vega Vineyard and Farm is more than just a wine tasting experience; it’s an adventure. Established in 1853, Vega Vineyards boasts over 40 years of rich history. During your visit, not only will you have the opportunity to taste wines made by Steve Clifton, but you’ll also be able to enjoy a delicious lunch with scenic views, explore the shop offering farm-fresh produce, take in the beautiful property, and even interact with some adorable animals!

Due to limited space, separate confirmation is required to attend

5:30 pm
 - 6:30 pm
Ballroom Terrace

Discover the wines of California with a sommelier to help guide you to the flavors and aromas you’ll enjoy. Join us at the Ritz Carlton Ballroom Terrace for a glass as attendees mingle before the Opening Reception later in the evening. 

6:30 pm
 - 9:30 pm
Ocean Lawn at Ritz Carlton

Let’s raise a glass to the end of the day and celebrate the official start of TSE’s Gold 100 Awards & Summit against the stunning backdrop of the California coastline and the breathtaking Ocean Lawn.



September 18, 2023

9:30 am
 - 3:00 pm
Ritz Carlton Grand Ballroom

Get ready for an educational day program featuring the latest news, trends, and innovations in the exhibition industry. The Educational Summit, a popular event at TSE, will cover growth strategies and include case studies from successful show organizers. Join us for peer-led discussions and gain insights into achieving successful results.

5:45 pm
 - 7:00 pm
Fairmont Grand Ballroom

The Gala Reception promises an opportunity to walk the red carpet in a glamorous style. Photo ops abound as honorees take their plaques and mingle with industry colleagues from the nation’s largest shows before the TSE Awards Gala begins.

7:30 pm
 - 9:30 pm
Ritz Carlton Grand Ballroom

The Gold 100 Awards Gala will celebrate the top trade shows in the industry in 2023. All honored shows will receive an award at our reception. The winners of the prestigious TSE Grand Awards will be announced and brought to the main stage to collect their crystal trophies in front of their peers. Enjoy fine dining as we recognize your teams’ hard work and achievements.


September 19, 2023

7:00 am
 - 10:00 am
Ballroom Terrace

Before you go, don’t forget the most important meal of the day! Come together for one last breakfast before your departure or take it to go.