Nominations are now being accepted for The Expo Group Show Manager of the Year Awards. Also known as the SMOTY Award, the honor recognizes show organizers who are making great achievements with their events as well as serving their market community.
Five SMOTY awards are given out each year in categories depending on show size, specifically the number of booths in the show. Anyone responsible for an association or for-profit tradeshow is eligible. Self-nominations are accepted, as well as those by colleagues, exhibitors, clients or vendors.
An independent panel of judges will review the nominations and pick the award winners, which will be announced and honored at a dinner in Reno, Nev., Nov. 2.
"The award winners continue to impress," says Ray Pekowski, President and CEO of The Expo Group. "Our judges annually struggle to choose five from among the group of smart, talented professionals."