Lions and Tigers and Gold, oh my! On Wednesday, September 25th, onPeak sponsored a behind the scenes safari experience at the Trade Show Executives Gold 100 Awards & Summit in San Diego. More than 40 guests enjoyed the sold-out event where they got a behind the scenes look at the animal exhibits inside the San Diego Zoo. During the event, our guests learned about the efforts being made to preserve species in danger of extinction, saw exhibits from exclusive perspectives, and enjoyed all that the zoo has to offer from the comfort of a golf cart. The 40 guests were gifted with brand new safari hats featuring the onPeak logo – a keepsake to remember the amazing day.
Each year, Trade Show Executive holds an event to celebrate the prestigious recipients of the Gold 100 Award. The award honors the 100 largest trade shows in the nation, determined by the net square feet of paid exhibit space. The event spans three days and CEO’s, Presidents and Show Managers of both small and large shows gather to have the opportunity to partake in special events, attend educational sessions featuring prominent figures with extensive knowledge, and network with industry friends old and new. All of these events lead up to the Gold 100 Awards Reception where winners walk the red carpet into an elegant recognition ceremony saluting the leaders of the largest trade shows. A special award was introduced this year called the Women to Watch Award which recognizes and encourages the next generation of female leaders in the trade show industry.
In attendance for onPeak this year was Executive VP, Michael Howe, VP of Business Development, Rose Dubrovich and VP of Business Development, Beth McEntee-Rome. Beth has attended for the past several years and she says that her favorite aspect is the networking where she is able to reunite with industry friends from across the globe as well we meet new people that she hopes to be able to work with someday. 50%+ of the 2019 award recipients are onPeak clients so there are plenty of familiar faces that we are extremely excited for and very proud of. Congratulations to all of this year’s winners and thank you to all of those who joined us on the excursion through the San Diego Zoo. We can’t wait to see you next year!
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As the newest member of the onPeak marketing team, Nick enjoys learning from and collaborating with his fellow marketers as well as learning more about the events industry. His role as Marketing Coordinator allows him to observe and interact with many different onPeak clients, see how they utilize our services, and continue to grow his marketing skillset. Nick enjoys the company of coworkers, family, friends and of course, dogs.Follow on Linkedin More Content by Nick Jenness