2012 E.X.C.I.T.E. Awards Finalists


The editors of EXPO magazine have unveiled the finalists in the first annual E.X.C.I.T.E. Awards! This is the first awards program of its kind—celebrating excellence and innovation in tradeshows and events.

Winners in each category will be unveiled live at the E.X.C.I.T.E. luncheon gala on June 20 at the EXPO Next Conference at the Sheraton Baltimore City Center Hotel in Baltimore. All winners will also be profiled in the July issue of EXPO magazine.

Come cheer on your teams, friends and colleagues. Or, just come to celebrate the innovation and excellence of the tradeshows and events industry. Be inspired by the industry’s biggest successes over the last 12 months! Click HERE to secure your tickets or tables; or contact Danielle Sikes at (203)899-8433 or dsikes@red7media.com.

TELL THE WORLD! All finalists, go ahead and tell your social media networks on Facebook and Twitter but please include a link to http://www.exciteawards.com

*Finalists listed alphabetically by company name.

Best Environmental Design
Navistar MATS 2012

30th Annual Dickens Christmas Show & Festivals
Leisure Time Unlimited

RSNA 2011
Radiological Society of North America

Best Hybrid Event
Convening Leaders
Freeman; PCMA

ASHE Connect Live from PDC Summit
SmithBucklin Corporation; The ExpoGroup

TRACS, Inc.; Novo Nordisk, Inc.

Best Innovative Sponsorship Idea
Electronic Entertainment Expo
IDG World Expo

Cattle Industry Convention & NCBA Trade Show
National Cattleman’s Beef Association

Specialty Equipment Market Association

Best Marketing Campaign
LightFair International
AMC, Inc.; Illuminative Engineering Society (IES);
International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD)

AAPEX 2011
Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association;
Motor and Equipment Manufacturers Association;
William T. Glasgow; a2z

2012 Cattle Industry Convention & NCBA Trade Show
National Cattlemen’s Beef Association

Best Marketing Collateral
SEMA Show 2011
Marketing Design Group; Specialty Equipment Marketing Association

RSNA 2011
Radiological Society of North America

World Tea Expo
World Tea Expo; F+W Media, Inc

Best Show Floor Engagement Strategies
World Market Center Las Vegas
Marketing Design Group

World Culinary Showcase
National Restaurant Association; Global Experience Specialists, GES

UBM Electronics ARM (R) TechCon (TM)
UBM Studios

Best Use Of A Mobile App
2012 International CES
Consumer Electronics Association (CEA); Core-Apps LLC

Honda Ipad App
JUXT Interactive

UBM Electronics ARM(R) TechCon (TM)
UBM Electronics and UBM Studios

Best Use of AV to Enhance An Event
Navistar MATS 2012

IBEW 38th Annual International Convention, "Brotherhood Beyond Borders"
Freeman Audio Visual

RSNA 2011
Radiological Society of North America

Best Use of An Event Technology
Navistar MATS 2012

Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3)
IDG World Expo

Windpower 2012
IndustryConnect; American Wind Energy Association

Best Use of Integrated Media
RSA 2012
McAfee; MC2; Adam Tucker

ABB Automation & Power World

UBM Studios; PR Newswire

Best Use Of Social Media
High Point Market
High Point Market Authority 

Natural Products Expo West
New Hope Natural Media, a Division of Penton Media, Inc

Ticket Summit
Ticket Summit Inc.

Best Website/Microsite
Digital Signage Expo
ExpoNation; Freeman; PRNewswire

Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3)
IDG World Expo
UBM Electronics and UBM Studios