Category: SMOTY Awards

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...

The Exposure Podcast for July 2018

The Exposure Podcast for July 2018
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Jason Falls Welcome to the July 2018 edition of the Exposure Podcast from The Expo Group produced and hosted by Dana Freker Doody and Todd Carruth.  Thanks for listening to The Exposure Podcast from The Expo Group. This month, Todd and Dana talk with Jason Falls about digital marketing, influencer campaigns, and some takeaways from Jason’s upcoming session at the TSNN Awards in August.   We also congratulate the 2018 The Expo Group Show Manager of the Year Award honorees and discover where in the world Dana Freker Doody is headed to this month.   Corey Kelley brings another digital download about conversational platforms....

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...

2017 SMOTY Honorees

2017 SMOTY Honorees
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Congratulations to four outstanding show managers selected to receive The Expo Group Show Manager of the Year (SMOTY) award for 2017 for excellence in serving their attendee and exhibitor communities. Those honored include: Jennifer Wishart of SmithBucklin, Stuart Ruff-Lyon of RIMS, Christine Salmon of Diversified Communications and Tom Carbott of MHI. Special thanks to CNTV – Convention News Television for providing this video. SMOTY awardees are known for their commitment and drive. They pay attention to the details that create an awesome show experience, leading the SMOTY judging panel to select them from among the nominees. The crystal SMOTY obelisk...

Open Creative Flow

Open Creative Flow
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Focusing on your own creativity can lead to greater professional success and more personal fulfillment. The Expo Group Level5’s EVP of Creative Michael McCauley presented these stories at the TSNN Awards Executive Conference to help simplify where a soul in search of creativity should focus. When you reach an optimal creative “flow” state, the ideas come naturally. Here’s how McCauley suggests you get in that flow state.  1. Obey Your Hunches: Learn the power of these hunches, where they come from and how to maximize them. There is great mystery in hunches and more going on than you might think.  2. Build...

The Expo Group Show Manager of the Year Awards Honorees Chosen for 2017

The Expo Group Show Manager of the Year Awards Honorees Chosen for 2017
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The Expo Group Show Manager of the Year Awards Honorees Chosen for 2017 Irving, Texas – July 24, 2017 – Four show managers have been selected to receive The Expo Group Show Manager of the Year (SMOTY) award for excellence in serving their attendee and exhibitor communities. Since 2000 The Expo Group has honored unsung heroes committed innovation and service. “The Expo Group SMOTY awards program is one way we give back to the industry, and we are proud to honor people adopting new ideas and creating change,” says President and COO of The Expo Group Randy Pekowski. “These honorees...

SMOTY Gives You Street Cred

SMOTY Gives You Street Cred
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What does it mean to win a Show Manager of the Year Award from The Expo Group? According to Eric Z Horn, Show Director for Cosmoprof North America, it means “street cred” and validation on how you do your job. Here’s what Eric had to say:  “I am still flying over winning the SMOTY Award on Saturday night….I wanted to convey to you how wonderful this event is for associations and for the people who represent them. I am very fortunate and I work for a non-profit that is very generous, thought provoking, forward thinking and above all passionate. They...

Nominate Away!

Nominate Away!
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SMOTY Winner Leslie Wiernik and The Expo Group’s Randy Pekowski pose wth a slightly larger than normal sized check.   We recently asked Leslie Wiernik, Executive Director at NASP, about being named one of The Expo Group’s Show Managers of the Year in 2016 and her thoughts on the event and the award. Did you have good time at the TSNN/SMOTY Awards event in New Jersey last year? I had a great time at the TSNN/SMOTY award last year. Of course the awards banquet was the highlight. However, the Roaring 20s party was a huge hit as it provided a great networking opportunity for...

Nominate Now for 2017 SMOTY Awards

Nominate Now for 2017 SMOTY Awards
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Nominate Now for The Expo Group Show Manager of the Year Awards  Irving, Texas – April 20, 2017 – Nominations are due June 8 for the The Expo Group Show Manager of the Year Awards. 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 is also honored with a donation to their favorite charity and recognition industrywide. Since 2000, over $80,000 has been donated to charity by...