ANDMORE’s Bob Maricich named trade show industry icon
ANDMORE chairman and CEO Bob Maricich received the Industry Icon Award from Trade Show News Network (TSNN) at its 2023 TSNN Awards on Oct. 28 at the Puerto Rico Convention Center in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The annual award recognizes leaders who have made a major impact on the trade show industry.
“I am honored to be the 2023 TSNN Industry Icon Award honoree,” said Maricich.“When ANDMORE was founded, my intention was to create an exceptional company of enduring value. Through periods of growth and innovation as well as disruption, we have upheld that promise. ANDMORE is proud to provide opportunities for buyers and sellers to connect, grow and prosper through physical markets, design centers and digital channels like no one else in the industry. I accept this honor on behalf of the whole ANDMORE team and our unwavering commitment to putting our customers first.”
“Every year we choose someone who exemplifies true leadership, and for the 2023 TSNN Awards, we were thrilled to honor Bob Maricich as the Industry Icon Award winner,” said TSNN President Rachel Wimberly. “Bob was celebrated at the gala awards dinner Oct. 28 in front of more than 140 trade show professionals in Puerto Rico.”
Maricich was celebrated for his leadership of ANDMORE since its founding in 2011 as International Market Centers. Under his leadership, ANDMORE has flourished, now serving more than 350,000 global wholesale buyers through its physical markets, design centers and digital channels. More than 2,200 exhibitors showcase their products in permanent showroom spaces and its 24 annual buying events present an additional 7,000 temporary exhibitors in 2 million square feet of trade show exhibit space each year. It presents some 30+ apparel, furniture, gift, home décor and lifestyle markets and buying events – in permanent showroom space and trade show exhibits – in Atlanta; High Point, North Carolina; Las Vegas; and New York.
Caption: Bob Maricich (center) accepting the Industry Icon Award from Trade Show News Network (TSNN). Photo courtesy of TSNN.