Category: Giving Back

2018 Show Manager of the Year Awards Announced

2018 Show Manager of the Year Awards Announced
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Four Industry Professionals To Be Honored with The Expo Group Show Manager of the Year Award Irving, Texas – June 28, 2018 – The Expo Group, an exhibitions and events partner that invests in growth, has announced The Expo Group Show Manager of the Year (SMOTY) Awards for 2018. Honorees were nominated by their peers, voted upon by an independent industry judging panel and will be celebrated on Aug. 11 at the TSNN Awards. “These are top-notch professionals advancing the objectives of not just their organizations but also their trade show community’s attendees, exhibitors, sponsors and partners,” says President and...

Global Meetings Industry Day 2018

Global Meetings Industry Day 2018
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Join The Expo Group by helping us celebrate Global Meetings Industry Day (GMID) on April 12, 2018 as leaders from across the meetings and events industry come together to showcase the real impact that business meetings, conferences, conventions, incentive travel, trade shows and exhibitions have on people, business and communities. Meeting professionals across the world participate in the international day of advocacy, with more than 120 events held across 6 continents in 2017. This year’s tagline is “Real results, real impact, all around the world.”   For more information visit meetingsmeanbusiness.com.     

The Expo Group Show Manager of the Year Awards Nominations Due

The Expo Group Show Manager of the Year Awards Nominations Due
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The Expo Group Show Manager of the Year Awards Nominations Due Irving, Texas – 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,” says President and COO of The Expo Group Randy Pekowski. “This awards program is a way for us all to recognize people who don’t always receive...

Simultaneous Events Wow Live Audiences

Simultaneous Events Wow Live Audiences
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Irving, Texas – Nov. 1, 2017 –  The Expo Group simultaneously launched two major campaigns with live events designed to capture the hearts and minds of attendees. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign “These two events underscore our ability to do unique things, to create boldly audacious events that are new and different and have tremendous impact,” says EVP, Creative for The Expo Group Michael McCauley. No one has the passion for live audience experiences like The Expo Group Level5, an experienced team of strategists, designers and execution specialists who help corporate, association and higher education clients engage and inspire. The...

Lessons of an Entrepreneur Book Released

Lessons of an Entrepreneur Book Released
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Lessons of an Entrepreneur Book Released July 14, 2017 – Founder, Chairman and CEO of The Expo Group Ray Pekowski announced today he has just published his first book, Lessons of an Entrepreneur. The book, published through Outskirts Press, is available from major retailers. “In the book I share stories about being an entrepreneur, taking risks and growing the corporate culture at The Expo Group,” Pekowski says. “It’s a short read, a collection of stories, and I’m hoping people learn something that will help them in their own lives and careers.” Pekowski became an entrepreneur in the 1980s, and has...

April Hurley Continues Service to EACA

April Hurley Continues Service to EACA
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Irving, Texas – January 27, 2017 – April Hurley, Vice President of Strategic Sales at The Expo Group, has been named to the board of directors of the renewed Exhibitor Appointed Contractor Association. This is her second term in the general contractor director seat. “April is a consummate industry professional who understands and values the spirit of cooperation and collaboration that is so important to the EACA mission,“ says Jim Wurm, Executive Director of the EACA. Hurley has been with The Expo Group more than 20 years working in sales, service, account management and operations in both general contracting and...

April Hurley Named to EDPA Board

April Hurley Named to EDPA Board
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Irving, Texas – January 24, 2017 – April Hurley, Vice President of Strategic Sales at The Expo Group, has been named to the board of directors of the Exhibit Designers and Producers Association. “We’re thrilled to have April join the board. We know her skills and experience will bring terrific value to our organization,” says Donna Shultz, vice president of the EDPA board of directors. Hurley has been with The Expo Group more than 20 years gaining experience spanning sales, account management and operations in both general contracting and custom exhibit work for both association and corporate clients. Hurley says,...

Connecting Students To Trade Shows

Connecting Students To Trade Shows
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  For a group of exhibit design students from Bemidji State University, the recent PWX event in Minneapolis was an ideal opportunity to bring their classroom learning to the trade show floor. The Expo Group’s Creative Director Nicole O’Leary served as tour guide and in-the-field visiting professor for more than a dozen students who took a field trip to this redesigned and re-engineered convention at Minneapolis Convention Center. It was the first time for many students to actually visit a trade show, and for all of them it was an opportunity to understand the design work that goes into the trade...

Exhibitions Mean Business

Exhibitions Mean Business
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Exhibitions Mean Business (EMB) – is a campaign that represents the collective voice of the exhibitions and events industry. EMB brings to life the dynamic story of this industry and serves as a central resource for testimonials, information and data that demonstrate its value. Guided by members of the exhibitions and events space, EMB strives to more effectively educate and inform business and marketing professionals, media and other influencers while promoting the power of face-to-face events. #ExhibitionsDay Exhibitions Day (June 8, 2016) was created by IAEE and the Exhibitions Mean Business campaign to foster a stronger relationship with and build awareness...

Bid Now to Support CEIR

Bid Now to Support CEIR
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The Expo Group has presented a package for bidding in the online auction to support the Center for Exhibition Research.  The Game & Golf in Grand Style package includes two Dallas Cowboys tickets, golf at Vaquero Club with industry leaders, two nights at the Four Seasons and $200 in Uber credits. It all adds up to a fantastic weekend in your neighborhood.   To view and bid on this package click here: https://www.biddingforgood.com/ceirfsilentauction Special link for viewing the auction on a mobile device is here: https://bforg.com/ceirfsilentauction BONUS! — Uber Dallas has offered a special deal for friends of The Expo...