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Irving, Texas – February 28, 2017 – The Expo Group has been selected as the General Services Contractor for the American Academy of Periodontology.

“The AAP Annual Meeting is the premier live-learning and networking event in periodontics, and represents the living embodiment of the AAP brand. We chose The Expo Group not only for their expertise in meeting production, but also for their innovative counsel in identifying ways the AAP can enhance attendee experience and provide expanded value to members,” says AAP Executive Director Erin O’Donnell Dotzler.

“We’re very excited to be working with such a highly respected organization,” notes Randy Pekowski, The Expo Group’s President and COO.  “Our team is excited about the opportunity to help AAP drive even deeper engagement with its members, exhibitors, sponsors and attendees through more purposeful experience design and technological innovation.”

The Expo Group will begin working with AAP for the 103rd Annual Meeting this fall in Boston.

 

About the American Academy of Periodontology
The American Academy of Periodontology is an over 8,000-member professional organization for periodontists — specialists in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases affecting the gums and supporting structures of the teeth, and in the placement of dental implants. Periodontists receive three additional years of specialized training following dental school. Periodontics is one of the nine dental specialties recognized by the American Dental Association. For more information, visit www.perio.org.

About The Expo Group

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. Learn more at www.theexpogroup.com or contact Dana Freker Doody at 972.580.9000.



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Irving, Texas – January 27, 2017 – April Hurley, Vice President of Strategic Sales at The Expo Group, has been named to the board of directors of the renewed Exhibitor Appointed Contractor Association. This is her second term in the general contractor director seat.

“April is a consummate industry professional who understands and values the spirit of cooperation and collaboration that is so important to the EACA mission,“ says Jim Wurm, Executive Director of the EACA.

Hurley has been with The Expo Group more than 20 years working in sales, service, account management and operations in both general contracting and custom exhibit work for both association and corporate clients.

“I am looking forward to continuing my service on the EACA Board of Directors,” Hurley says. “Communication and collaboration among all the stakeholders within an event are vital to improving the process for all.  EACA helps make that happen.”

 

About EACA

The Exhibitor Appointed Contractors Association is the tradeshow industry association that is solely dedicated to “raising the level of service excellence on the show floor.” The EACA represents and supports the interests of those exhibitor appointed contractors and other exhibit services organizations that service customers on the tradeshow floor. The association is currently comprised of more than 200 member companies representing more than 12,500 full time trade show professionals, and more than 50,000 part-time trade show workers. The association is headquartered in Bend, Oregon.

 

About The Expo Group

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. Learn more at www.theexpogroup.com or contact Dana Freker Doody directly at 972.580.9000 x1644, ddoody@theexpogroup.com or on Twitter @theexpogroup.



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Irving, Texas – January 24, 2017 – April Hurley, Vice President of Strategic Sales at The Expo Group, has been named to the board of directors of the Exhibit Designers and Producers Association.

“We’re thrilled to have April join the board. We know her skills and experience will bring terrific value to our organization,” says Donna Shultz, vice president of the EDPA board of directors.

Hurley has been with The Expo Group more than 20 years gaining experience spanning sales, account management and operations in both general contracting and custom exhibit work for both association and corporate clients.

Hurley says, “I look forward to working with so many industry veterans to help further the success and integrity of our industry through advocacy, communication, education and good works.”

 

About EDPA

The Exhibit Designers + Producers Association, founded in 1954, is an internationally recognized national trade association with more than 300 corporate members from 18 countries that are engaged in the design, manufacture, transport, installation and service of displays and exhibits primarily for the exhibition and event industry. 

 

About The Expo Group

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. Learn more at www.theexpogroup.com or contact Dana Freker Doody directly at 972.580.9000 x1644, ddoody@theexpogroup.com or on Twitter @theexpogroup.


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Irving, Texas – November 21, 2016 – The Expo Group has been named one of the fastest-growing privately owned firms in North Texas with a Dallas 100 Entrepreneur Award. This is the fourth time for the company to be recognized with the award.

For 26 years, the Caruth Institute for Entrepreneurship at the SMU Cox School of Business and the Dallas 100TM sponsors including the Dallas Business Journal have celebrated the innovative spirit, determination and business savvy of area entrepreneurs. The annual event salutes “the diversity, creativity and resolve it takes to create and sustain a successful business in today’s competitive environment.”

“This is an especially sweet recognition as it comes during the celebration of our 25th year in business,” says Chairman and CEO of The Expo Group Ray Pekowski. “Clients continue to be drawn to our mission of Helping People Perform at a Higher Level. Our team continues to exhibit the innovative drive that sparked our unique service offering, and we are committed to reaching more people looking to design compelling and memorable experiences at their exhibitions and events.”

The Dallas 100 Awards will be presented Nov. 29 at the Omni Dallas.

 

About The Expo Group
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 is headquartered near Dallas with offices in Atlanta, Boston, Orlando, Las Vegas, Chicago, Austin/San Antonio and Washington D.C. Learn more at www.theexpogroup.com or contact Dana Freker Doody directly at 972.580.9000 x1644, ddoody@theexpogroup.com or on Twitter @theexpogroup.



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Correcha-Price to Support Business Generation and Help Drive Company Growth as Strategic Advisor

Irving, Texas – November 14, 2016 – Stacey Correcha-Price has joined the strategic sales team at The Expo Group, bringing her sales leadership, industry expertise and commitment to strategically improving the way people come together face to face.

“We have long-admired Stacey’s impact on our mutual clients when she led sales at National Trade Productions, and she is a great fit for the custom services The Expo Group provides its clientele,” says Randy Pekowski, President and COO of The Expo Group.  “Her strategic-planning skills will help us drive greater growth for the organizations we serve and provide our team support in winning new business, as well.”

Correcha-Price comes with a wealth of experience within the industry, having spent a decade producing some of the country’s largest and award-winning shows. Her high-level sales conceptualization, leadership and strategic-thinking skills have led to tremendous growth for clients across various industry sectors.

“I couldn’t be more pleased to join The Expo Group at this critical juncture of our industry, where technology and the human experience converge in very powerful ways,” says Correcha-Price. “Clients are calling for meaningful and profitable solutions. They want unique approaches that give them an edge over the competition, and The Expo Group is providing that. I’m thrilled to be able to support this vision.”


About The Expo Group
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 is headquartered near Dallas with offices in Atlanta, Boston, Orlando, Las Vegas, Chicago, Austin/San Antonio and Washington D.C. Learn more at www.theexpogroup.com or contact Dana Freker Doody directly at 972.580.9000 x1644, ddoody@theexpogroup.com or on Twitter @theexpogroup.



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Dan DiPietro Joins The Expo Group as National Sales Director

Irving, Texas – November 3, 2016 – The Expo Group continues to grow and has added Dan DiPietro to the team as National Sales Director. Dan has a rich industry experience that includes a technology background and strong sales acumen.

“With The Expo Group’s growth, it is important to have the right people in the right places to serve our clients and share how we can impact their trade shows and events,” says Randy Pekowski, President and COO of The Expo Group. “Dan’s ability to understand the challenges and opportunities presented by technology make him uniquely qualified to assist associations looking to grow their conventions and deepen member engagement through compelling event experiences.”

As technology and the human experience converge, The Expo Group’s solutions are clearly the best suited for organizations committed to the future of experiential events.

“I can make a difference for my clients with the agility and creativity The Expo Group offers,” DiPietro says. “This company and the great people here share my same values and principles, making this an easy decision.”

DiPietro has been in the trade show industry for over 15 years, starting off as a key contributor with a start-up company in cutting-edge trade show technology where he served as Director of Major Accounts. He became a Director of Business Development for a general contractor before moving to his most recent position handling corporate partnerships for the Navy League and their signature event, Sea Air Space.

Dan will be based in the Washington DC area and can be reached at ddipietro@theexpogroup.com.

About The Expo Group

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 is headquartered near Dallas with offices in Atlanta, Boston, Orlando, Las Vegas, Chicago, Austin/San Antonio and Washington D.C. Learn more at www.theexpogroup.com or contact Dana Freker Doody directly at 972.580.9000 x1644, ddoody@theexpogroup.com or on Twitter @theexpogroup.



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 Photo courtesy ©The Photo Group

Irving, Texas – October 31, 2016 – The Expo Group Show Manager of the Year Award winners for 2016 were honored Saturday at the TSNN Awards in Atlantic City, N.J.

The five show managers, nominated by their peers and selected by an independent judging panel, were chosen for making a difference in their buyer-seller communities and for bringing passion to their work. Each received the iconic crystal obelisk trophy and a donation to their favorite charity. They join the ranks of 64 former SMOTY winners honored since The Expo Group began the awards program in 2000 as a way to shine a spotlight on the people who make this business great. 

2016 Honorees

Tier I – 1 to 150 booths
Leslie Wiernik, Executive Director, National Association of Subrogation Professionals
Charity: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
After 30 years in the insurance industry, Leslie took an event that was experiencing decline and, as Executive Director of NASP, led her team to turn it into a consistent success with an emphasis on customer service and attention to every detail.
 
Tier II – 151 to 300 booths
David Heilbrunn, Show Manager, Coffee Fest 
Charity: Café Femenino Foundation
A two-time SMOTY winner, David has led Coffee Fest into countless venues across the country in his 25-year tenure to create a successful atmosphere for independent and chain shops serving consumers as well as their supply-chain professionals.

 
Tier III – 301 to 700 booths
Amy Schwandt, Show Manager, AC Business Media
Charity: Annie’s Locker
Doubling the conference program for National Pavement Expo and creating energizing networking events such as a party at the NASCAR Hall of Fame, Amy has brought new life to the trade show and reached new customers at the same time.


Tier IV – 701 to 1,500 booths
Lisa Allen, Senior Show Manager, Informa Exhibitions
Charity: National Multiple Sclerosis Society
Lisa is widely known as a true pro, and for two of Informa’s shows she has led her team to master that balance of what’s right for the company and for their association partners, not to mention the attendees, exhibitors and sponsors.


Tier V – 1,501+ booths
Jo Ann Miller Marshall, Executive Vice President, AmericasMart Atlanta
Charity: St. James United Methodist Church, Atlanta
A positive visionary, Jo Ann never hesitates to stand alongside her team facing customers and working diligently to develop programs that benefit all involved with the 13 trade shows she manages.

SMOTY awards are judged by an independent panel and are open to anyone responsible for the production of an event with exhibition space, regardless of any affiliation with The Expo Group. Nominations are accepted year-round at www.theexpogroup.com.

Visit About SMOTY to meet previous award winners and learn more about the program. 


About The Expo Group

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 is headquartered near Dallas with offices in Atlanta, Boston, Orlando, Las Vegas, Chicago, Austin/San Antonio and Washington D.C. Learn more at www.theexpogroup.com or contact Dana Freker Doody directly at 972.580.9000 x1644, ddoody@theexpogroup.com or on Twitter @theexpogroup.

Photo usable with The Photo Group credit.



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The Expo Group Show Manager of the Year Honorees Announced

Irving, Texas – October 3, 2016 – The trade show community was tasked to Show Some Love for outstanding show managers with a nomination for The Expo Group Show Manager of the Year Award, and the five honorees have been chosen. This year’s SMOTY Awards will be presented Oct. 29 at the TSNN Awards to the following outstanding show managers.

Tier I – 1 to 150 booths

Leslie Wiernik, Executive Director, National Association of Subrogation Professionals

Charity: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

 

Tier II – 151 to 300 booths

David Heilbrunn, Show Manager, Coffee Fest 

Charity: Café Femenino Foundation

 

Tier III – 301 to 700 booths

Amy Schwandt, Show Manager, AC Business Media

Charity: Annie’s Locker

 

Tier IV – 701 to 1,500 booths

Lisa Allen, Senior Show Manager, Informa Exhibitions

Charity: National Multiple Sclerosis Society

 

Tier V – 1,501+ booths

Jo Ann Miller Marshall, Executive Vice President, AmericasMart Atlanta

Charity: St. James United Methodist Church, Atlanta

“We continue to be amazed at the quality of work presented by all the nominees presented for the SMOTY Awards,” says Randy Pekowski, President and COO of The Expo Group.  “This group continues the long-standing tradition of excellence and innovation that all honorees since 2000 have shared.”

The Expo Group began this awards program to give back to the community by honoring those amazing behind-the-scenes people without requiring association membership or overall show growth. The unsung heroes are honored with a donation in their name to the charity of their choice as well as the iconic SMOTY obelisk trophy. The official presentation of the 2016 SMOTY Awards will take place Oct. 29 at the TSNN Awards, an annual gala that celebrates success in our industry as a whole.

The awards are judged by an independent panel and are open to anyone responsible for the production of an event with exhibition space, regardless of any affiliation with The Expo Group. Nominations are accepted year-round at www.theexpogroup.com.

Visit our SMOTY page to meet previous award winners and learn more about the program.

About The Expo Group

The Expo Group is a trusted exhibition and events partner helping clients rethink how to optimize for success. The Dallas-area company also has offices in Atlanta, Boston, Las Vegas, Chicago, Austin/San Antonio and Washington D.C. Learn more at www.theexpogroup.com or contact Dana Freker Doody directly at 972.580.9000 x1644, ddoody@theexpogroup.com or on Twitter @theexpogroup.



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Irving, Texas – September 15, 2016 – Ken Dec has been named EVP, Marketing and Client Strategies of The Expo Group. Dec joins the company following leadership roles at both George P. Johnson and MC2.

“Ken’s strategy expertise and marketing experience will have a valuable and immediate impact on our clientele and on our company,” says Randy Pekowski, President and COO of The Expo Group.  “His leadership will help us drive greater growth by improving how we communicate within the trade show and events space and how we strategically advise our clients.”

Dec will be focused on leading The Expo Group’s experience design and marketing teams as the company supports current and potential clients ready to rethink their attendee engagement, exhibitor service and overall face-to-face meeting strategies. Ken has worked with IBM, Citi, Reebok, Akamai, Liberty Mutual and other big brands during a career in agency leadership positions at IPG and Havas network shops and as leader of the Boston offices of experiential firms GPJ and MC2.

“The Expo Group is poised to deliver ever-better experiences to organizations needing to better connect with their communities and convert audiences to their brands,” Dec said. “I’ll be relentlessly focused on helping our teams share the great stories we have to tell about the wonderful work we do here, while assisting our clients in crafting unique, compelling and memorable events.”

 

About The Expo Group

The Expo Group is a trusted exhibition and events partner helping clients rethink how to optimize for success. The Dallas-area company also has offices in Atlanta, Boston, Las Vegas, Chicago, Austin/San Antonio and Washington D.C. Learn more at www.theexpogroup.com or contact Dana Freker Doody directly at 972.580.9000 x1644, ddoody@theexpogroup.com or on Twitter @theexpogroup.



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"Show Some Love" and Nominate Now for
The Expo Group Show Manager of the Year (SMOTY) Awards

Irving, Texas – July 18, 2016 – The tradition of recognizing individual show managers across the industry continues, as event professionals are encouraged to “Show Some Love” with a free nomination for the 2016 edition of The Expo Group Show Manager of the Year Awards. Since 2000, the crystal obelisk has been presented to those behind-the-scenes pros creating amazing experiences within their exhibition and convention.

The awards are open to any show manager, not just clients of The Expo Group. Any individual responsible for a trade or association exhibition is eligible to win.  

“These awards began in 2000 to 'show some love' to the show managers who work tirelessly, often behind the scenes, to create amazing events," says Randy Pekowski, President and COO of The Expo Group. “These awards are and always have been about the feats of accomplishment by the nominees, regardless of their show growth or size. Together, we can recognize outstanding personal achievements in the industry and learn from each other.”

Nominations must be submitted by Sept. 8 at http://bit.ly/smotynom

Each winner receives the iconic crystal obelisk, a donation to their favorite charity and recognition industry-wide. Since 2000, almost $80,000 has been donated to various charitable organizations as a result of the SMOTY awards.

The SMOTY Awards will again be presented as part of the celebratory weekend surrounding the TSNN Awards, and winners receive complimentary full access and travel to the celebration event being held October 28-30 in Atlantic City. 

Visit http://bit.ly/SMOTYAWARDS to meet previous award winners and learn more about the program. Visit http://www.t-awards.com  to learn more about the TSNN Awards Weekend.

It is free and easy to nominate yourself, a colleague or a client. Nominate now at http://bit.ly/smotynom


About The Expo Group

The Expo Group is a trusted exhibition and events partner helping clients rethink how to optimize for success. The Dallas-area company also has offices in Atlanta, Boston, Las Vegas, Chicago, Austin/San Antonio and Washington D.C. Learn more at www.theexpogroup.com or contact Dana Freker Doody directly at 972.580.9000 x1644, ddoody@theexpogroup.com or on Twitter @theexpogroup.

 



 
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