The Expo Group Show Manager of the Year Awards Opens Nominations

March 21, 2018

The Expo Group, an exhibitions and events partner that invests in growth, is now accepting nominations from across the industry for The Expo Group Show Manager of the Year (SMOTY) Awards. The awards program annually recognizes great leaders in events and trade shows.

“Honorees of the SMOTY Awards wow everyone with their commitment, innovation and excellence,” said President and COO of The Expo Group Randy Pekowski.

He added, “This awards program is a way for us all to recognize people who don’t always receive accolades in the press or within our industry associations. By presenting these awards and making donations to the award winners’ choice of charities, we contribute to elevating the importance of the business events profession and the meaning of bringing buyers and sellers together face to face.”

To nominate a show manager, please visit theexpogroup.com/smoty. There is no fee attached to nominating and anyone responsible for the production of a trade show is eligible regardless of any affiliation with The Expo Group.​

Self-nominations are accepted; all are presented to our panel of independent judges.

“It was truly an honor to be recognized for the SMOTY Award and I feel very humbled to in the company of the previous SMOTY Award winners,” said 2017 honoree Tom Carbott of MHI. “It is very generous for The Expo Group to sponsor this program and to support the charities designated by the SMOTY Award winners.”

This year, the SMOTY trophies will be presented Aug. 11 during the TSNN Awards in Louisville. Honorees receive complimentary registration and travel to that event, as well as a $500 donation to their favorite charity or educational institution.

Previous SMOTY winners are featured at theexpogroup.com/smoty and include managers of events with as few as 50 booths to well over 2,000 from across the United States.

The deadline to nominate is June 15.

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