E3 (Electronic Entertainment Expo)

IAEE Art of the Show Award 2015
Most Innovative Use of Technology

Named as One of BizBash’s Top 100 Events for 2015 in the US
E3 ranks #4 in the Technology Industry Events category

Trade Show Executive’s Gold 100 Awards
“Honoring the 100 shows that set the gold standard for the trade show industry”

Trade Show Executive’s Gold 100 Awards – Class of 2014
Most Extreme Results from Social Media 2014
Best Viral Show Promotion or Show Experience 2014

Trade Show Executive’s Gold 100 Awards – Class of 2013
“Greatest Show on Earth” 2013
Best 24/7/365 Show 2013

IAEE Art of the Show Awards 2014
Show Daily
Sponsorship Development Program
Email Promotion

TSNN’s Top 250 Trade Shows 2013
E3 2013 ranks #46

EXPO Magazine Digital Excellence Award 2013
Best Design of a Show Site – E3 Insider

Trade Show Executive’s Gold 100 Awards – Class of 2013
“Honoring the 100 Show’s that set the Gold Standard for the Trade Show Industry”

EVENTtech Event Technology Awards

Best Web Site/Microsite – Silver – E3

Expo Magazine’s 1st Annual E.X.C.I.T.E Awards:

Expo’s E.X.C.I.T.E Awards honor the event and trade show industry’s top performers.

2013 Awards

  • Best Website/Microsite – Winner – E3 Insider
  • Best Use of a Mobile App – Honorable Mention – E3
  • Media Coverage – Honorable Mention – E3
  • Marketing Collateral – Honorable Mention – E3
  • Buyer-Seller Event – Honorable Mention – E3

2011 Awards

  1. Best Use of Event Technology – First Place – E3
  2. Best Innovative Sponsorship Idea – Second Place – E3
  3. Best Website/Microsite – Second Place – E3 Insider


Madeline Kruzel, VP and GM, IDG World Expo
Expo Magazine annually recognizes and honors the best of the best in the tradeshow industry.


Mary Dolaher was named to Expo’s top 20 Elite leaders in the trade show industry in 2012. Expo explained, “In the face of ever-higher stakes, these leaders have proven that they have the right stuff when it comes to expanding their shows, by using innovative, new ideas to reach the right audience, with the right message, at the right time. These 20 EXPO Elite leaders—representing a wide variety of types of shows—continue to assume new responsibilities and effortlessly, expertly drive growth.”

Bizbash’s Most Innovative Event Industry Leaders, 2012

In 2012, Ms.Dolaher was named to the BizBash list of most innovative people in the event industry.  BizBashwrote, “Mary Dolaher is among the …professionals who stand out as the drivers behind groundbreaking, purpose-driven concepts that shape the way we think about events today.”

Expo Magazine’s Top 25 Fast-Growth Show of 2011: E3

In 2011, E3 was named as one of the 25 Fastest-Growing Shows in the United States.

BTOB’S Media Business Magazine Top Innovator Award 2010

Mary Dolaher, CEO, IDG World Expo: Dolaher was honored as the first-ever “Top Innovator” in Events for her role in reinventing a major industry trade show not once, but twice, over a four-year period.

Win Award: Inagural Interactive Industry Honoree 2009

Mary Dolaher, CEO, IDG World Expo: Dolaher was honored by the Women’s Image Network, which produces the WIN Awards to honor outstanding individuals in the entertainment industry who promote gender parity through their creativity and leadership.

Expo Group’s Show Manager of the Year 2009

Paul Kent, Macworld Expo: The Expo Group Show Manager of the Year Awards are presented each year to show managers who make a difference in the industry, in their own organization and in the lives of their exhibitors.


IAEE Art of the Show


  • Show Photography – Winner – Macworld/iWorld 2012
  • Show Daily – Winner – E3 2012
  • Sponsorship Development Program – Winner – E3 2012
  • Attendance Promotion Brochure – Honorable Mention – Macworld/iWorld 2012
  • Print Advertising – Honorable Mention – Macworld/iWorld 2012
  • Most Innovative Use of Technology Award – Winner – Macworld 2011
  • Show Photography Award – Winner – Macworld 2011
  • Print Ad Campaign – Honorable Mention – Macworld 2011
  • Show Daily – Winner – E3 2011
  • Sponsorship Development – Winner – E3 2011
  • Show Promotion Website – Honorable Mention – E3 2011
  • Print Advertising – Winner – Anime Expo 2011
  • Innovative Use of Technology:Honorable Mention – Macworld Expo for iMacworld
  • Print Advertising: First Place – Macworld
  • Show Photography: First Place – Macworld
  • Sponsorship Development Program: First Place – E3
  • Email Promotion: Honorable Mention– E3
  • Show Daily:Honorable Mention – E3
  • Sponsorship Program: Honorable Mention– E3



Best Advertising Campaign: First Place – Macworld