Based on net-square foot growth during a three-year period. Calculations were based on a combination of actual growth and percentage growth. Click HERE to view this year's winners!
Based on paid or qualified attendee growth during a three-year period. Calculations were based on a combination of actual growth and percentage growth. Click HERE to view this year's winners!
For the “Best of Show” award we left it up to YOU to tell us which show you deemed the BEST.
View the 2014 nominees HERE. (The overall winner was announced in Cleveland! - Congrats to Abilities Expo for winning!)
The Expo Group Show Manager of the Year (SMOTY) Awards!
Since 2000, The Expo Group Show Manager of the Year (SMOTY) Awards have been presented to individuals who are creating amazing experiences with their exhibition and in their marketplace community.
"The independent panel of judges struggles annually to choose winners from among the group of smart, talented nominees," said Ray Pekowski, President and CEO of The Expo Group.
Click HERE to view the 2014 winners!
Any individual responsible for the production of a trade or association show is eligible to win, regardless of any affiliation with The Expo Group. Self-nominations are always accepted as well as those from clients, colleagues and vendors.
Winners will be honored during the 2014 TSNN Awards in November, receiving complimentary event access as well as the iconic SMOTY obelisk trophy and a donation for a charity of their choice. Over $75,000 has been donated to various charitable organizations as a result of the SMOTY awards.
Visit http://bit.ly/SMOTYAWARDS to meet previous award winners and learn more about the program.
The awards will be presented this year at the TSNN Awards industry celebration!
TSNN Awards $5,000 Student Scholarship Awardee – Shauna H. Clark, learn more about her here.
The Power of Events Award: Abilities Expo - the 2013 winner!
The Power of Events Award honors the raw power and influence of the marketplace created by a truly great tradeshow. Criteria for selection include serving a previously underserved market, truly changing the course of life for attendees and exhibitors (whether business or personal), and a relentless passion by the organizers for serving the chosen market.
The inaugural Power of Events Award was presented to Abilities Expos in 2013. Organized and operated by industry leaders and veterans Lew Shomer and David Korse, Abilities Expos has expanded to eight cities – including Singapore, and has transformed the lives of thousands of people with disabilities, their families, caregivers, seniors and healthcare professionals. Because of Lew and David’s passion and innovative thinking, their shows have brought those with special needs and their families from broken-hearted isolation to a place of acceptance, empowerment, and the ability to thrive in life.