Awards (Continued)

Expo Elite, 25 Top Fast-Growth Shows, EXCITE Awards

Influencers across the expo industry were honored Wednesday, June 19 as the ExpoNext Conference kicked off with an awards luncheon at the Marriott Waterfront in Baltimore.

Expo’s E.X.C.I.T.E. Awards were announced, the Top 25 Fast-Growth Shows were unveiled and the Expo Elite were recognized at the gala keynoted by Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake.

View photos from the event.

25 Top Fast-Growth Shows of 2012

  1. Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo -  ReedPOP/Reed Exhibitions
  2. Global Petroleum Show -  dmg :: events (Canada) inc
  3. IDEAg Dakotafest -  Cygnus Business Media
  4. The 2012 International CES® -  Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®
  5. PAX East -  Reed Exhibitions/ReedPOP
  6. FABTECH Mexico -  AWS, FMA, SME, PMA, Trade Show Consulting, LLC.
  7. National FFA Convention & Expo -  National FFA Organization
  8. World Dairy Expo -  WDE Management
  9. New York Comic Con -  ReedPOP/Reed Exhibitions
  10. Coverings 2012 -  Show Management Company – National Trade Productions
  11. International Apparel Sourcing Show -  Messe Frankfurt
  12. The LED Show Conference & Exhbition -  PennWell Corporation
  13. Natural Products Expo West/Engredea -  New Hope Natural Media, a division of Penton Media
  14. NRA – Annual Meeting and Exhibits -  National Rifle Association
  16. National Restaurant Association Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show -  National Restaurant Association
  17. 2012 IFT Annual Meeting & Food Expo -  Institute of Food Technologists
  18. Family Medicine Forum -  College of Family Physicians of Canada
  19. World of Asphalt -  National Asphalt Pavement Association, AEM
  20. International Boston Seafood Show -  Diversified Business Communications
  22. WasteExpo -  Penton Media
  23. Rocky Mountain Dental Convention -  Metropolitan Denver Dental Society
  24. TMC's Annual Meeting & Transportation Technology Exhibition -  The Technology & Maintenance Council of American Trucking
  25. SupplySide West -  VIRGO Publishing

Expo Elite

  • Adam Andersen, Show Director, Natural Products Expo West
  • LaTonya Barber, CEO, Eloquets Enterprise Event Management and Training
  • Raymond Bianchi, Vice President and Group Show Director, Cygnus Business Media
  • Tom Bowman, Founder and Chairman, Bowman Design Group
  • Tony Calanca, Executive Vice President of Exhibitions, Advanstar
  • Brian Casey, Vice President and General Manager, Cleveland Medical Mart and Convention Center
  • Dan Cole, Vice President of Sales and Strategic Relationships, Consumer Electronics Association
  • David DuBois, President, International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE)
  • Joel Dunkel, President, EventEvolution Management
  • Mike Eason, Vice President, Public Sector Events, 1105 Media
  • Peter Eelman, Vice President of Exhibitions and Communications, Association of Manufacturing Technology
  • Joe English, Creative Director, Intel Developer Forums
  • Lance Fensterman, Global Vice President, ReedPOP
  • Carl Ford, CEO, CrossfiFIre Media
  • John Galante, President, AE Ventures
  • Howard Givner, Founder and Executive Director, Event Leadership Institute
  • Kenji Harotunian, Vice President, Nielsen Expositions
  • Wayneston Harbeson, Vice President of Operations and Event Services, National Association of Television Program Executives (NATPE)
  • Kristen Haley, Vice President, ROC Exhibitions
  • Nancy Hasselback, President and CEO, DiversifiFIed Business Communications
  • Kai Hattendorf, Vice President, Corporate Communications and Marketing, Messe Frankfurt
  • Pat Hus, Vice President, Group Show Director, Nielsen Interbike
  • George Jage, Director of Sales, World Tea Media Group, F+W Media 
  • Kim Jage, Marketing Director, World Tea Media Group, F+W Media
  • Kevin Johnstone, Director of Tradeshows, NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants)
  • Tom Kallman, CEO, Kallman Worldwide
  • Rosemary Krieger, President, Dolphin Promotions
  • Madeline Kruzel, Vice President and General Manager, IDG World Expo
  • Karen Malone, Vice President of Meetings Services, Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS)
  • Karen May, Vice President, Sales and Marketing, CSI
  • Jason McGraw, Senior Vice President of Exhibitions, InfoComm International Chairman, International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE)
  • Philip McKay, CEO and President, nGage Events
  • Molly Mérez, Executive Director, Ticket Summit
  • Sharon Morabito, Head of Events, Americas, Incisive Media
  • Marco Pardi, President, Business Technology Events, UBM Tech
  • Greg Ramirez, President, Security Management Group
  • Bradford Rand, President and CEO, TECHEXPO Hiring Events
  • Eulalia Ripoll Girlat, Event director, GSMA
  • Carina Schwarz, Operations Manager, Messe Frankfurt USA
  • Jaymie Scotto Cutaia, CEO, Jaymie Scotto & Associates—Telecom Exchange
  • Shelly Taggar, Vice President, The Makeup Show
  • Megan Tanel, Vice President, Exhibitions, Association of Equipment Manufacturers
  • Dana Teague, Group Director, Hanley Wood Exhibitions
  • Fred Treseler, President and CEO, TRACS
  • Roy Turner, Senior Vice President of Digital Marketing, GLM Shows | Show Director, Surf Expo
  • Eric Udler, President, All Show Services
  • Angelo Varrone, CEO, Exponation
  • Joe Villarreal, Senior Account Executive, Fern Exposition and Event Services
  • Sandy Voss, President of Exhibitions and COO, Lifestyle Division, Penton Media
  • Darryl Walter, Chief of Staff, The Wildlife Society
  • Don Welsh, President and CEO, Choose Chicago

Questions? Contact Assistant Marketing Manager Danielle Sikes at; (203) 899-8433.


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