Grand Award Winners

September 16-19, 2024

Ritz Carlton, Bacara in Santa Barbara. CA

The results are in for the 2023 Gold 100 Grand Awards! And the winners are…

The Fastest-Growing Gold 100 Show by Blended Growth in 2022 

The International Surface Event 

The Fastest-Growing Non-Annual Gold 100 Show Blended by Growth in 2022 


The Fastest-Growing Gold 100 Show in Sheer Numbers in Exhibitors in 2022 

IMEX America 

The Fastest-Growing Gold 100 Show in Sheer Numbers in Net Square Feet in 2022 

World of Concrete 

The Gold 100 Show with the Largest Attendance in 2022 

SEMA Show 

The Largest Trade Show of 2022 


The Top Show Organizer of 2022 

Informa Markets 

Best Use of Data 2022 

Lightovation: Dallas International Lighting Show 

Best Use of Technology in 2022 

G2E – Global Gaming Expo 

Best Hybrid Show in 2022 

The International Surface Event 

VMX | Veterinary Meeting & Expo 

Most Extreme Results from Social Media in 2022 

Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show 

Best Attendee Acquisition Model 


Staying Connected Award 

HIMSS Global Health Conference & Exhibition 

The Stickiest Show Floor in 2022 

SEMA Show 

International Pizza Expo 

Best Exhibitor ROI of 2022 

PRINTING United Expo 

Show with the Most Commendable Green Initiatives in 2022 

Surf Expo 

DEI Leadership Award 

PGA Show 

Best New Launch 


Most Innovative Show in 2022 

Equip Exposition 

Slam Dunk Award: Best New Idea of 2022 

Equip Exposition 

The Marketing Genius Award 

National Restaurant Association Show 

The Greatest Trade Show of 2022 


TSE Courageous Leadership Award 

Gary Shapiro 

Gold Standard in Excellence Award 

Charlie McCurdy