The 2009 Best Exhibitor Awards were presented recently during International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions Expo 2009, taking place at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Exhibitor honors consist of the Image Award for most attractive trade show booth and Exhibitor Awards, divided into sub-categories based on booth size.
The Exhibitor Awards committee formed a sub-committee for each category. The sub-committee researches and scores each entry based on product, exhibitor demeanor and overall booth appearance. Sub-committee chairpersons visit and review all entrants in each category to determine a winner.
The 2009 Image Award was presented to Environs, Inc. (www.environs.com) in booth 5618 from Jacksonville, Florida, as the company which represented the best overall booth from a visual perspective.
First place and honorable mention winners for Best Exhibitor Awards in the following categories included:
100 – 200 square feet
First Place: Get in Line; booth 5149; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Honorable Mention: Perky’s Pizza; booth 1635; Oldsmar, Florida
300 – 500 square feet
First Place: Environs, Inc.; booth 5618; Jacksonville, Florida
Honorable Mention: Adrian Fisher Design, Ltd., booth 5644; Portman Lodge, Durweston, Dorset, United Kingdom; www.adrianfisherdesign.com
600 – 1,000 square feet
First Place: SplashTacular Entertainment, booth 5051; La Quinta, California
Honorable Mention: Funovation, Inc., booth 1725, Boulder, Colorado www.funovation.com
1,100+ square feet
First Place: WhiteWater West Industries, Ltd.; booth 2501; Richmond, British Columbia www.whitewaterwest.com
Honorable Mention: MagiQuest; booth 6465; Tillamook, Oregon
More information on the judging and selection processes of the Best Exhibitor and Image Awards can be found at www.iaapa.org/expos/attractions/awards.asp.
IAAPA Attractions Expo 2009 is the largest conference and trade show for the amusement park and attractions industry in the world. The show draws industry professionals from more than 85 countries. The event included educational sessions, behind-the-scenes tours, social events and networking opportunities. For more information, visit www.IAAPA.org/expos/attractions.