Congratulations to all Fastest 50 Honorees! Stay Tuned for Information About our Virtual Celebration.

The Fastest 50 Summit features fast-paced sessions on best practices, case studies and key issues facing show managers. Below is a partial agenda breakdown of the event. Keep checking back as more details are announced.

July 7, 2020

Exclusive Access: CAESAR’S FORUM Tour

Take a behind-the-scenes tour of newest trade show and meeting venue in Las Vegas. When it officially opened in March, CAESAR’S FORUM debuted with more than 300,000 square feet of flexible meeting space, including two of the largest pillar-less ballrooms in the world at 110,000 square feet each, plus two 40,000-square-foot ballrooms and six state-of-the-art boardrooms. The one-of-a-kind space provides nearly limitless configurations, with 2.1 miles of air walls. More than 125 contracts for meetings and events have already been signed into the $375 million conference center with LEED silver certification. Tour the space with TSE editors and your colleagues to find out what all the buzz is all about.

TSE Chairman’s Dinner

Kick off the Fastest 50 in true local style! Join your colleagues for an authentic and exclusive evening of cocktails and dinner in Las Vegas. Hosted by TSE Chairman Rick Simon, this intimate event is always a highlight of the Fastest 50. The hospitality will be unlimited, but space is, too.  RSVP today to reserve your spot!

Day 1

July 8, 2020

Morning Runner’s Event

Wake up and jump start your day with a run or walk on the Las Vegas Strip. Connect with peers who share the same interest – fitness and wellness. Meet someone new or get friends to join in the fun while you get your heart rate going. This course is flat — making it easy and attractive to all levels. You never know … connections and discussions during a run or walk could lead to job offers, partnerships, different approaches for doing business, commiserating about COVID-19 or the birth of a new business idea. Don’t miss this opportunity to network and sweatwork with TSE editors and your peers!

Networking Experience: Mob Museum and Lunch

The Mob Museum offers a bold and authentic view of organized crime from vintage Las Vegas to the back alleys of American cities. Break into small groups, led by a docent, to explore the actual events of Mob history through interactive exhibits and one-of-a-kind Mob and law enforcement artifacts found inside the restored 1933 former courthouse and post office building located just minutes from Fremont Street in downtown Las Vegas. The tour will include a visit to the speakeasy exhibit, located in the basement of the Mob Museum. Get the password, find the side door and you’re in. The centerpiece of this exhibit is a working still, producing the museum’s own line of moonshine. A distillery tour and tasting will feature the Mob Museum’s Cinn-City Special Edition Moonshine, a subtle spicy-sweetness of Ceylon cinnamon with the bolder heat of Saigon cinnamon to create an infusion of flavors. Participants must be 21 years old. After the Mob Museum, the group will enjoy lunch at a nearby restaurant. This networking activity will take place rain or shine. Meet in the Harrah’s lobby and wear comfortable shoes and clothing. This add-on experience is complimentary with your registration, but RSVP is required.

Fastest 50 Welcome Reception

Kick off the Fastest 50 at the Welcome Reception at Nobu Villa, a 10,300-square-foot villa that offers an expansive 4,700-square-foot outdoor terrace overlooking the center of the Las Vegas Strip with sweeping views. The Nobu Villa is an airy, generously proportioned space with soaring ceilings inspired by the traditional art, architecture and design of Japan. It’s the ultimate skytop villa – luxurious and sumptuous, yet relaxed and modern. The sky deck offers a fire and water feature, a full bar and barbecue pit, a dining area and a secluded Zen garden with an Italian-made whirlpool. Additional standout features include a signature Omakase sushi bar, ultramodern media and game room, gym and massage room, private elevator and art gallery. Greet old friends and meet new ones as you join us for cocktails and heavy hors d’oeuvres. A memorable night and great networking await you!

Day 2

July 9, 2020

Keynote: Rebranding & Reenergizing Emerald

Emerald’s Interim President and CEO Brian Field will discuss the company’s ongoing evolution and its core commitment to customer-centric market platforms that integrate live events, community-relevant content and data-focused solutions. In 2019, Emerald — a publicly traded company that organizes more than 140 B2B events annually — initiated a new strategic plan to restore the company’s organic growth and brought in new executive leadership, including Field. He will share insight into how Emerald is delivering experiences that inspire, amaze and deliver breakthrough results for its customers.


Walk the red carpet and pose for photographs as you accept your Fastest 50 plaque(s).


The moment we have all been waiting for . . . a night of elegance, inspiration and intrigue. The show organizers who had the fastest-growing events of 2019 will be the center of attention during the high point of the week, the Grand Awards Gala, where the coveted crystal trophies will be presented to the organizers who notched the highest percentage growth by either the Fastest 50 or the NEXT 50 shows. Accompanied by blue-ribbon cuisine and a first-rate setting, the top show managers of the year will enjoy some well-deserved public recognition for their accomplishments.

Day 3

July 10, 2020