Society of Independent Show Organizers (SISO) 2015 CEO Summit honored National Trade Productions Inc.’s (NTP) chairman and CEO with the Robert L. Krakoff SISO Leadership Award.
Robert E. Harar earned the award that commemorates Robert L. Krakoff, one of the industry’s greatest icons and proponents. The award is presented annually by SISO and recognizes an individual who has made outstanding contributions to the face-to-face events industry throughout his/her career.
“The Robert L. Krakoff SISO Leadership Award applauds experience, ethics, advocacy, vision, drive and excellence,” said Lew Shomer, executive director, SISO. “With nearly 40 years in the business, Bob has consistently embodied these traits — and more — while building a legacy of success launching, producing and managing proprietary events as well as tradeshows for clients across diverse market segments. His entrepreneurial spirit and commitment to innovation have propelled him to the pinnacle of success within our industry.”
Harar founded NTP in 1976 with the goal of becoming the premier tradeshow, conference, association meeting and corporate events producer. It continues as a family owned and operated business. Under his leadership, NTP has successfully produced more than 1,200 events in multiple countries. The success of NTP can be attributed to Harar’s entrepreneurial drive and vision. He is a “big picture” thinker and has a personal dedication to maximizing organizational efficiency and empowering others for success. Over the years, he has recruited and mentored some of the top professionals in the industry.
Lew added, “Bob joins a who’s who of the industry, including past award winners John Mooney, Nancy Hasselback, Ned Krause, and last year’s winner, Sheldon Adelson. We are so happy to recognize Bob’s contribution to the industry and his continued support of SISO.”
Recognized as a visionary leader and driving force for change within the industry, Harar has served as chair of SISO, a member of the CEIR board making a significant financial contribution toward its success, and is a key partner to the International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE). He has also been recognized as one of the “100 Most Influential Individuals in the Tradeshow Industry.”
For more information on the Robert L. Krakoff SISO Leadership Award, visit www.siso.org. To learn more about Robert Harar and NTP’s capabilities and services, contact 703.683.8500.