Nominations Open for The Expo Group’s Show Manager of the Year Awards

June 20, 2019

Know an incredible show manager? Now’s the time to nominate him or her for The Expo Group’s annual Show Manager of the Year awards, also known as SMOTY.

These awards are independent of any industry associations and meant to honor the hardworking professionals behind events and trade shows.

“This program is a way for us to give back to our profession by drawing attention to the people who impress everyone with their commitment, innovation and excellence,” said Randy Pekowski, president and COO of The Expo Group, which is headquartered outside of Dallas.

This year’s SMOTY trophies will be awarded at the TSNN Awards in Dallas, set to take place Nov. 16. Winners will receive complimentary registration and travel to the event, plus a $500 donation to the charity of their choosing.

“By presenting these awards and making donations to the award winners’ choice of charities, we contribute to elevating the importance of the business events profession and the meaning of bringing buyers and sellers together face to face,” Pekowski said.

SMOTY

The deadline for nominations is Sept. 13—you can submit your nominations here. You can also see a list of previous SMOTY winners, which includes managers of events with 50 exhibitor booths to more than 200 booths, by going here.

The 2019 TSNN Awards (www.T-awards.com) will celebrate not only the SMOTY winners, but also the top 50 fastest-growing shows in the United States.

During a weekend celebration Nov. 15-17 in Dallas, attendees will be experience “Awe” at every turn, including the opening night party at The Backyard, a fun and festive Dallas nightspot, as well as amazing education the next day at Belo Mansion, followed by the awards gala at the Kay Bailey Hutchison (Dallas) Convention Center and Sunday brunch at the Dallas Mavericks E-gaming Hub.

Interested in sponsoring? Please contact John Rice, jrice@tsnn.com (617) 201-7088.  

Add new comment

Partner Voices

Caesars Entertainment strode into 2022 with its sights set on making the year one of innovation and renovation for the Empire as the company announced a $400 million, Las Vegas-style makeover for its Atlantic City properties. The master plan for the company’s three East Coast properties -- Caesars, Harrah’s, and Tropicana -- involves interior renovations, new celebrity dining concepts, and more to create the ultimate seaside conference destination.