The Expo Group Show Manager of the Year Awards Nominations Open

July 16, 2012

Nominations are now being accepted for The Expo Group’s Show Manager of the Year Awards (SMOTY) returning this November.  In conjunction with the 3rd Annual TSNN T-Awards ( , the SMOTY Awards will be presented Nov. 3 in Louisville.

Five innovative show managers will be honored at the gala dinner and take part in the weekend-long TSNN industry celebration. In addition to industry-wide recognition, SMOTY honorees receive a $500 donation to the charity of their choice courtesy of The Expo Group.

“We started this award program over 10 years ago to bring attention to show managers in our industry who were really making a difference,” said Ray Pekowski, President and CEO of The Expo Group.

He added, “Over the years we have been able to donate over $50,000 to charity but more importantly we have shined the spotlight on people who might otherwise be toiling behind the scenes. SMOTY winners have been from all industries and included show managers just starting out with small shows to those in the twilight of their career.”

Criteria for the SMOTY awards include innovative practices, customer service, commitment to success and the ability to overcome obstacles. All nominees are judged by an independent panel of industry notables. This award is open to any show manager in the industry and there is no cost to nominate someone.

Nominate yourself, a client or a colleague today with the easy online form at  Nominations close on Sept. 21. For more information, contact Barbara Fett directly at 972-751-9622 or

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