AAPEX presented the 5th Annual Best Booth Awards to exhibiting companies during a ceremony on Nov. 1 at The Venetian Expo in Las Vegas.
Best in Show awards were presented to Febreze, Booth A6524 (10X10 or Linear), and Brembo North America, Booth A1255, (Peninsula or Island).
Winners were also announced in the following categories, which this year included a new category for Best Sustainable Booth Design:
Best 10X10 Booth: BugSlide®, Booth A5844. Their booth is very clean and the booth colour-matched with everything that was on brand. Their slogan, “Don’t ride without the slide,” is memorable, and they have a trifold poster with product information and QR codes pointing to a webpage to recruit distributors.
Best Linear Booth (200 sq. ft. or more): Febreze, Booth A6524. They have a wide array of sample giveaways, a very friendly staffer, a catchy tag line of “Don’t Stink and Drive” and their entire booth is a very appealing digital wall.
Best Small Peninsula (less than 800 sq. ft.): MEYLE AG, Booth A33001. Their booth is clean, fun and includes a remote-control car track, actual product for attendees to interact with, and descriptive signage with a QR code for further product information. They also have an active booth staff that is knowledgeable in explaining the game and products.
Best Large Peninsula (800 sq. ft. or more): Standard Motor Products, Inc., Booth A4226. The design of the booth is bright, colourful and has a lot of energy. The product displays incorporate technology in an interesting way. The booth staff is appropriately staffed and everyone was engaged with attendees walking by. Signage was visible from multiple angles and there is efficient use of space, overall showing a great look for the brand.
Best Small Island (less than 800 sq. ft.): Dacomsa S.A de C.V., Booth A2031. This booth features a cool use of lighting, fans that mimic holograms and colours of black and blue. They have product in cases at the outer edges of the booth and a centrepiece of a transparent engine with lighting, showcasing how their products fit in the engine.
Best Large Island (800 sq. ft. or more): Brembo North America, Booth A1255. Their booth has a welcoming, friendly and engaging staff, as well as bright and energetic colours and products. Video walls display promotions of their products and are great eye candy to draw attendees into their booth.
Best Pavilion: ACMA. They have a bold presentation of their pavilion participants with an overarching sign above the pavilion that stretches across with a three-dimensional feel and nice lighting. Each pavilion participant also has nice and identifiable signage to show that they are members of participating Indian associations.
Best Sustainable Booth Design: DC Gaskets, Booth A3254. This booth has an eye-catching centrepiece of a cardboard rendition of a car, with a lighted-opened hood, and their actual product inserted within the hood. All of their furniture is also built with cardboard.
AAPEX 2023 opened Tuesday, Oct. 31 and ran through Thursday, Nov. 2.