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The Expo Group Show Manager of the Year Awards Aug. 11

Pictured L-R: Mark Bogdansky, Liz Miller, Kim McQueen and Manolita B. Moore

The Expo Group, an exhibitions and events partner that invests in growth, has announced The Expo Group Show Manager of the Year (SMOTY) Awards for 2018. Honorees were nominated by their peers, voted upon by an independent industry judging panel and will be celebrated on Aug. 11 at the TSNN Awards.

“These are top-notch professionals advancing the objectives of not just their organizations but also their trade show community’s attendees, exhibitors, sponsors and partners,” says The Expo Group President and COO, Randy Pekowski. “The stories told in these award  nominations reveal commitment to overcoming obstacles, trying innovative experiences, serving their clientele and driving their teams to excel–the intangibles not easily measured but of lasting impact.”

2018 SMOTY Honorees

Tier I, with 1-200 booths: Kim McQueen, executive director, American Association of Dental Office Management

Tier II, with 201 to 500 booths: Liz Miller, vice president, JD Events

Tier III, with 501 to 1500 booths: Manolita B. Moore, MBA, vice president of Exhibit Sales & Operations, North American Veterinary Community

Tier IV, with 1,501 or more booths: Mark Bogdansky, senior director of meetings and events, Auto Care Association

Iconic crystal SMOTY obelisks will be awarded to each honoree at an Aug. 11 ceremony in Louisville, Kentucky, as part of the TSNN Awards weekend celebrating success in the tradeshow space. Each will receive a donation from The Expo Group to the charity or educational institution of their choice. Since the award’s inception in 2000, almost $80,000 has been donated. To match the donation for any or all of these honorees, please contact The Expo Group.

The Expo Group Show Manager of the Year Awards is a program in place since 2000 that honors individual professionals based on four criteria: innovative practices, customer service, overcoming obstacles and commitment to excellence categories. The awards are open to all those bringing buyers and sellers together at a tradeshow and are intended to reward the qualitative accomplishments of the person, not the quantitative performance of an event. See past honorees at www.theexpogroup.com/SMOTY.

The Expo Group is a trusted exhibition and events partner that helps organizations grow their attendance, exhibitor and sponsorship revenue through the design and execution of unique, compelling and memorable experiences. The company has headquarters near Dallas with offices in Atlanta, Boston, Orlando, Las Vegas, Chicago, Austin/San Antonio and Washington D.C. For more info, visit www.theexpogroup.com or contact Dana Freker Doody at (972) 580-9000 or dfrekerdoody@theexpogroup.com.

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