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The Expo Group Launches Event Technology Platform ExpoSuite™


Trade Show and Events Leader Wraps Agile Show Management, Exhibitor and Attendee Tech into Single Experience 

Irving, Texas – Dec. 11, 2018 – The Expo Group, an exhibitions and events partner that invests in growth, continues to make life easier for clientele with smart, seamless technology tools. 

“Technology is at the center of our lives, disrupting entire industries, including our own,” says The Expo Group Chief Sales Officer Toby Purdy. “To remain relevant and grow businesses, technology is required. Our ExpoSuite™ single


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The Expo Group’s Ken Dec Joins Forbes Communications Council

Marketing Leader Accepted Into Invitation-Only Community for Executives in Communications, Marketing and PR

Irving, Texas – Dec. 2, 2018 – Ken Dec of The Expo Group, an exhibitions and events partner that invests in growth, has been accepted into Forbes Communications Council, an invitation-only community for executives in communications, marketing, and public relations.
 
Dec, a 30-year marketing veteran, is Executive Vice President, Marketing and Client Strategies at The Expo Group. He was vetted and selected for Forbes


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Events firm lands on Dallas 100 list for fifth time

Irving, Texas – Nov. 1, 2018 – The Expo Group, an exhibitions and events partner that invests in our client growth, has been named one of the fastest-growing companies in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex by the Southern Methodist University Cox School of Business. The company's commitment to growing its clients’ revenues and achieving their objectives has resulted in an upward trajectory for the privately owned firm.
 
“Our phenomenal team of employees across the United States are clearly committed to amazing our clients, and we have been


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New Perspective Series of Rental Exhibits Illuminates Need for Purpose-Driven Exhibiting

Custom Rentals Rising as Exhibitors Focus on Core Objectives

Irving, Texas – Sept. 5, 2018 – The Expo Group, an exhibitions and events partner that invests in growth, is delivering purposefully designed rental exhibits to exhibitors capitalizing on face-to-face marketing to realize big returns. More exhibitors are considering custom rentals, according to Exhibitor Online, as smart brand managers clarify event goals and how their structures support their objectives.

Paying close attention to trends in


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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


Charles Pappas   

Welcome to the April 2018 edition of the Exposure Podcast from The Expo Group produced and hosted by Dana Freker Doody and Todd Carruth. 

This month we visit with Exhibit Magazine writer and author Charles Pappas about his new book, Flying Cars, Zombie Dogs and Robot Overlords - How Worlds' Fairs and Trade Expos Brought You The Future.  Prepare for some amazing stories about the history of trade shows and how influential they remain to this day. 

We also find out Where In The World is Dana Freker Doody and talk about Global Meetings Industry Day and how Meetings Mean


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


Irving, Texas – Jan. 30, 2018 – The Expo Group, an exhibitions and events partner that invests in growth, has debuted a new tool to guide event and trade show planners to grow. ShowOptimizer™ is the first application of its kind to determine risk thresholds and inspire actual investment in growth.

“Corporate brands and associations want help growing their attendance, exhibitor and sponsorship revenue while minimizing their financial risk,” says The Expo Group President and Chief Operating Officer Randy Pekowski. “ShowOptimizer recognizes this struggle and transparently positions The Expo


Irving, Texas – Jan. 4, 2018 – The Expo Group, an exhibitions and events partner that invests in growth, will provide event-related services to International Carwash Association® as ICA seeks to boost the experience of their attendee, exhibitor and sponsor stakeholders at The Car Wash Show®. The Car Wash Show is the largest convention in its sector, bringing together buyers and sellers from more than 30 countries. The Car Wash Show is #148 on the Trade Show News Network Top 250 list. 

“The Expo Group has the experience and creativity to exceed the elevated expectations of our exhibitors and


Irving, Texas – Sept. 21, 2017 – The Expo Group has been selected as the service contracting partner for the Bronner Bros. International Beauty Shows, the largest multicultural beauty trade show in the United States.

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“Since its inception 70 years ago, the Bronner Bros Beauty Show has not only grown in size, but also in our approach to integrating all facets of the beauty business. The Expo Group quickly differentiated itself as a partner that demonstrated operational excellence and a willingness to collaborate with our team,” says James Bronner, Senior Vice President,


Toby Purdy Becomes Chief Sales Officer for The Expo Group

Irving, Texas – August 17, 2017 – The Expo Group announced today Toby Purdy has joined the company as Chief Sales Officer.

“Growth at The Expo Group is a constant. We are accelerating at a fast pace as the market moves to overcome the status quo and understands we can solve their challenges with compelling experiences and investment in growing client revenues,” says The Expo Group President and Chief Operating Officer Randy Pekowski. “Toby is the right leader for our growth and customer strategies. I am excited about what we will


Event Marketer Names The Expo Group as Exclusive 2018 Event Services Partner for Experiential Marketing Summit and EventTech

Leading event strategy, design and production company becomes official provider of event services at the experiential marketing industry’s top two leading conferences and trade shows.

AUGUST 7, 2017, NORWALK, CT - Event Marketer, the world’s leading content resource on event and experiential marketing, announced that it has retained The Expo Group to serve as the exclusive event services partner for the Experiential Marketing Summit 2018 and EventTech 2018.

“We


The Expo Group Digs In with APWA Snow Show

Irving, Texas – Aug. 1, 2017 – The Expo Group has been selected as the General Services Contractor for the American Public Works Association’s North American Snow Conference.

“We wanted a true partner that would help us beyond taking and fulfilling exhibitor orders. The Expo Group’s creativity and consistent focus on how to improve both the attendee and exhibitor experience will elevate the APWA Show for Snow,” says Brenda Shaver, APWA Manager of Meetings. 

APWA’s Snow Conference will be May 6-9, 2018 in Indianapolis with about 2,500 public works


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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 are not


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


Chad Chappell Joins The Expo Group Sales Team 

Irving, Texas – July 7, 2017 – Chad Chappell, CMP has joined The Expo Group as National Sales Director. 

“Professionals like Chad who are true solution providers and see events holistically are vital to The Expo Group’s work as strategic partners, helping clients drive attendee, exhibitor and sponsorship revenue,” says The Expo Group President and Chief Operating Officer Randy Pekowski. “His experience in the hospitality industry is particularly aligned with our emphasis on delivering personalized client experiences and helping people perform


With a relentless focus on growth-focused strategic design, The Expo Group is pleased to announce the addition of strategic positioning services, experiential audience engagement activations and audio-visual production expertise along with a new pay-for-performance pricing model.

“Corporate brands and associations face new challenges in the competitive landscape, and we are positioning our company to help event professionals navigate solution-choice overload,” says The Expo Group President and Chief Operating Officer Randy Pekowski, “just as we did when our company was founded to implement a


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,


You're invited to the first of a series of webinars that can help you and your team grow your brand and revenue from your event and exhibit investments.

Join us on Wednesday, April 26 at 1 PM EDT for our webinar on Experiential Storytelling Strategy

In this webinar, you’ll learn how some of the world’s most successful brands develop their strategies for designing, developing and delivering unique and memorable events.
You’ll learn how to:

- Develop the highest value event experience for Attendees, Exhibitors and Sponsors

- Design Physical, Emotional and Learning environments for ultimate


Irving, Texas – February 28, 2017 – The Expo Group has been selected as the General Services Contractor for the American Academy of Periodontology.

“The AAP Annual Meeting is the premier live-learning and networking event in periodontics, and represents the living embodiment of the AAP brand. We chose The Expo Group not only for their expertise in meeting production, but also for their innovative counsel in identifying ways the AAP can enhance attendee experience and provide expanded value to members,” says AAP Executive Director Erin O’Donnell Dotzler.

“We’re very excited to be working with