While I don’t have any video recaps of EXHIBITORLive for you this year (since I wasn’t able to attend), I still wanted to keep you in the loop.
Congratulations to the Best of Show Winners: Exhibitus for large booth (with their “To the Moon” theme), Stevens E3 for small booth (with the message of bringing brand stories to life … and a giant moose head), Popshap for new exhibitor, and Hill & Partners for booth staff. You can see photos of them all on the EXHIBITOR website.
Buyers Choice Awards were handed out for some innovative new products as well, and you’ll find those listed here. I haven’t yet heard who won the Portable/Modular Awards, so will update this post when those are announced. UPDATE 6.28: You’ll find the Portable/Modular Awards winners – including the People’s Choice – on the EXHIBITOR website.
But perhaps the biggest news surrounding the show is what’s next. Right before the week’s festivities kicked off, Exhibitor Media Group (producers of EXHIBITORLive and publishers of EXHIBITOR Magazine) announced new ownership. Mark Johnson from The STAR Groupe in Minnesota has acquired the company. (Johnson was named one of the most-admired CEOs in the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal last year.)
It sounds like things may be up in the air regarding the 2023 show, which had previously been announced as making a move to Louisville. Time will tell …