Surfaces was awarded one of highest honors in the trade show industry at the recent Trade Show Executive Gold 100 Awards and Summit, which was held Sept. 24 in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif. The award marks the second consecutive year that the trade show has received this honor.

Trade Show Executive (TSE) magazine annually recognizes the top 100 trade shows in the United States and awards those shows which have demonstrated leadership in various categories. Surfaces earned the Grand Gold award for “At the Forefront of Technology” based on the introduction of ConnectionPOINT, the 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.

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

Surfaces 2010 will be held Feb. 2-4 at the Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV. For more information on Surfaces 2010, call (800) 547-3477 or (972) 536-6400.