Nominations Open for SMOTY

Nominations Open for SMOTY

July 16th, 2014 0 Comments

Nominations Period Open for The Expo Group Show Manager of the Year (SMOTY) Awards

2013 winners show off their obelisk trophies


Irving, Texas – July 14, 2014 – Nominations are now being accepted online for the premier awards program honoring show managers who exemplify excellence in their field.

Since 2000, The Expo Group Show Manager of the Year (SMOTY) Awards have been presented to individuals who are creating amazing experiences with their exhibition and in their marketplace community.

“Our independent panel of judges struggles annually to choose winners from among the group of smart, talented professionals,” says Ray Pekowski, President and CEO of The Expo Group. “We need your help to make it just as hard this year. Rethink how you say thanks – say it with a nomination for the SMOTY Awards.”

Nominations are accepted at no charge online at The deadline is Sept. 30.

Any individual responsible for the production of a trade or association show is eligible to win, regardless of any affiliation with The Expo Group. Self-nominations are accepted as well as those from clients, colleagues and vendors.

Winners will be honored during the 2014 TSNN Awards in November, receiving complimentary event access as well as the iconic SMOTY obelisk trophy and a donation for a charity of their choice. Over $75,000 has been donated to various charitable organizations as a result of the SMOTY awards.

Visit to meet previous award winners and learn more about the program. Visit to learn more about the TSNN Awards Weekend.

Remember, it is free and easy to nominate yourself, a colleague or a client. The awards are open to any expo professional in North America, not just clients of The Expo Group, so nominate now at

About The Expo Group

The Expo Group is the Single Source® general contractor providing fascinating experiences for exhibitions and events with a personal touch. The Dallas-based company also has offices in Boston, Las Vegas, Chicago, Austin/San Antonio and Washington D.C. Learn more at or contact Dana Freker Doody directly at 972-751-9644, or on Twitter @theexpogroup.

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