Nominations Open for The Expo Group Show Manager of the Year Awards

April 20, 2017

Nominations now are open for The Expo Group Show Manager of the Year Awards. Deadline to submit is June 21.

All event professionals in associations and corporate entities with authority for bringing attendees and exhibitors together are eligible.

Since 2000, the crystal SMOTY obelisk trophy has been presented to those behind-the-scenes pros creating amazing experiences within their exhibition and convention.

Each winner also is honored with a donation to their favorite charity and recognition industry-wide. Since 2000, over $80,000 has been donated to charity by The Expo Group in honor of SMOTY winners.

Four trophies will be presented this year at the Trade Show News Network Awards, held Aug. 21-23 in conjunction with Connect Expo in New Orleans.

Tier I: 1 to 200 booths

Tier II: 201 to 700 booths

Tier IV: 701 to 1500 booths

Tier V: 1501 or more booths

“Rewarding outstanding event professionals regardless of the size of their show or their membership in any organizations is the simple objective of the SMOTY Awards," said The Expo Group President and COO Randy Pekowski.

He added, “I am always impressed by the nominees, whose achievements are examples from which we all can learn.”

SMOTY awards are open to all trade show managers, not just clients of The Expo Group. Self-nominations are accepted and encouraged.

An independent panel of judges reviews all candidates for their innovative practices, commitment to success, premier customer service and ability to overcome obstacles.

Nominations must be submitted by June 21 at SMOTY NOMINATIONS

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