Raccoon Media Group takes home two awards at Exhibition News Awards 2024

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Raccoon Media Group triumphed at this year’s Exhibition News Awards (EN Awards) taking home Best Consumer Show for Snowbound Expo 2023 and a Silver Award for Raccoon Media Group’s Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) strategy. The awards evening took place Thursday March 28th and was a huge celebration; highlighting and embodying the spirit and talent within the events community. Now in its 17th year, the EN Awards, with headline sponsors ExCeL London, One Tribe, and Immersive AV, took place at Park Plaza, Westminster Bridge. Global show organisers joined the event in London and celebrated those who have gone above and beyond to create outstanding events in the past year. 

Snowbound Expo was held in partnership with Boston.com and the Snow Sports Industries of America and was hosted at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center in Boston, MA in November 2023. The show welcomed 36,000 ticket registrations, over 190 brands to the expo to showcase and sell their latest lines of products and saw success, with 92% of them rebooking for the 2024 event in November this year. The show’s Inspiration Stage played host to Olympians and athletes from across the world of skiing and snowboarding including five- time Olympian and three-time Olympic gold medalist Shaun White, the most decorated snowboarder of all time Lindsey Jacobellis plus 30 more who shared stories from their careers. The line-up of speakers lit up the stage with the highs, lows, achievements, and failures from experiences gained in the mountains. The city’s skiers shopped for new gear and tech from leading brands and reconnected at the Après Ski bar which created a buzzing atmosphere. The event is strategically timed to prepare families for the season ahead and promotes the benefits of spending time together in the outdoors whilst encouraging beginners who are looking to start snow sports. 

Raccoon Media Group also picked up the Silver Award for their Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) strategy. The 2022/23 ESG report was recognized among other finalists including Business Design Centre, NEBEXT, RAI Amsterdam, Reset Connect London 2023, Olympia London and Whitespace Group. Easyfairs was announced as winner for the ESG category. 

Mike Seaman, CEO at Raccoon Media Group commented: “Winning Best Consumer Show for Snowbound Expo is a huge achievement for our USA business. I am delighted that the team was recognised for this event – the passion and determination can be seen in the results and I’m excited to see it develop this year! As for ESG, we have made progress and are constantly developing our strategy – receiving a Silver Award for this category is huge for us and I couldn’t be happier that we’re on the pathway for improving and achieving more with our ESG in the coming year.” 

Snowbound Expo will return for its third edition, November 15th – 17th 2024 at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center. For more information about other Raccoon Media Group events visit www.raccoonmediagroup.com/events.