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MOD Awards 2013

The 2013 MOD Awards celebrates the best in the Modular Exhibit Industry. Nominees donned ball gowns and freshly pressed suits as they circulated before the event, hosted by TV personality Leeza Gibbons and Robbie Blumenfeld of Abex Exhibit Systems. The ceremony was held at the Four Seasons Hotel ballroom in Las Vegas on March 19 during EXHIBITOR2013.


The MOD Awards celebrate the best of modular exhibit design.

The MOD Awards celebrate the best of modular exhibit design.Gibbons opened the ceremony with a moving speech about her charity work with Leeza’s Place, a non-profit based in Southern California that provides support for family caregivers of persons with memory disorders or chronic illnesses.

“In the book of our lives, there is this moment where there is a plot twist,” Gibbons said, referring to her mother who suffered with Alzheimer’s disease. “It’s at that moment in your narrative that everything changes. Be someone who believes in the possibilities, let go of what was and step into what’s next.”

Gibbons and Blumenfeld presented 15 of the 18 awards that included the following winners:


Best in Show: Air Abex

Best in Show: Exhibitor 2012 Air Abex

Best in Show Award winner:
Air AbexBest Flooring Design: Michelin by Brumark Flooring

Best Graphics:
Expotechnik at HCEA by Expotechnik

Best Lighting:
Accenture by E4 Design, Designer Jack Geohegan

Best Use of Technology:
Delphi Investors Meeting by EEI Global

Best Furniture:
Trade Only by E-Display

Best Fabric:
Events Scenography by Fabric Images, Designer Francesco Mansueto

Best System Modular Category:
Zoom Catelog by Abex Exhibit System

Best 10×20 Modular:
Landis Gyr by 3D Group South Africa

Best 20×20 Modular:
Mandiant by Atlantic Exhibit, Designer Michelle Foye

Best 20×30 Modular:
Exhibitor 2012 Air Abex by Abex Exhibit Systems

Best 10×10 Custom Modular:
ReMax by Xibita

Best 20×20 Custom Modular:
Thoratec by Derse

Best 20×30 Custom Modular:
Modular Sensation by Fabric Images, Europe, designer Francesco Mansueto

Best International Used Abroad:
Clestra by Werebaugesellschaft, designer Andre Dillman


Leeza Gibbons and Don Svehla at MOD13

About Leeza’s Place:
Leeza’s Place is a place for family caregivers, a community gathering place and resource center committed to providing free support services, resources and programs for family caregivers taking care of a loved one with a memory disorder or any chronic and/or progressive illness. In the U.S., there are currently 65 million family caregivers taking care of a loved going through a health crisis. Those numbers are expected to increase dramatically over the next few decades. These are husbands and wives, sons and daughters, brothers and sisters, other family and friends who are taking care of each other. Caregivers are often depressed, stressed and depleted, which can lead to burnout, often causing stress related disorders that can take up to 10 years off the life of the caregiver. For more information about The Leeza Gibbons Memory Foundation, Leeza’s Place or Leeza’s Care Connection Funding Partners, go to



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