For the second consecutive year, Surfaces was awarded one of the highest honors in the trade show industry at the recent Trade Show Executive Gold 100 Awards & Summit held in Rancho Palos Verdes, CA.

Trade Show Executive (TSE) magazine annually recognizes the top 100 trade shows in the United States and awards those shows who have demonstrated leadership in various categories. Surfaces earned the Gold Grand award for “At the Forefront of Technology” based on the introduction of ConnectionPOINT, the brand new portal interface that serves as an online event headquarters in which attendees and exhibitors can access customized information based on their history with the show.

“This distinction is both validation and incentive that we continue to listen to our audience given the rapidly changing marketplace,” says Rick McConnell, President Hanley Wood Exhibitions. “This kind of endorsement is going to make us work even harder to maintain our leadership position.”

Surfaces 2010 will be held February 2-4, 2010 at the Sands Expo and Convention Center, Las Vegas, NV. For more information, call (800) 547-3477 or visit www.surfaces.com.