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 take care of me and the staff and they are very hands off when it comes to event logistics and decision making. They trust us do what is right for the association, because it is like our family and we want to do right by our family members.
These awards enforce their present attitudes and support our board and the Executive Director’s hands off approach. It is a gauge to say that what they are doing and how they govern the association is correct and right. More importantly, it keeps the board believing in us…and that’s all we ask. Believe in us and let us do our jobs and we will do all we can to make our family better! I know that sounds corny, but it is true. So THANK YOU for giving us the ‘street cred’ along with a very cool crystal award! (and a great weekend in Hotlanta!) I loved it!
Show some appreciation to a deserving event professional today. Nominations are free, easy to fill out and open to any individual responsible for a trade or association exhibition/convention.
But hurry! The deadline is June 21. NOMINATE HERE.