November / 1 / 2017

The Exposure Podcast November 2017


Ray Pekowski

Welcome to the November 2017 edition of the Exposure Podcast from The Expo Group produced and hosted by Dana Freker Doody and Todd Carruth. 

In this month's podcast, Dana and Todd visit with The Expo Group's Chairman, CEO and now author Ray Pekowski about his new book Lessons of an Entrepreneur - How to grow, take risks and survive. Ray goes into detail about his inspirations, what it means to have servant leadership and who should play him in the movie version of the book.  We also learn more about The Expo Group's booth at this month's IAEE Expo! Expo! in San Antonio.  

You can buy Ray's book on Amazon here. 

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November / 1 / 2017

From Supplier to Organizer - Why Expo! Expo! is Important To All


by Chad Chappell, National Sales Director at The Expo Group (originally printed on IAEEHQ.com) 

We are only a short time away from one of the most important events of the year. The “show for shows”… Expo! Expo! 2017 in San Antonio. My name is Chad Chappell, CMP. As a longtime member of IAEE, I have been to the show more than a dozen times, and every year I find it even more valuable than the last.

Having recently changed positions, I am very proud to be a National Account Director for The Expo Group. My focus on delivering an engaging and memorable experience for attendees is still as relevant as it was in my former role in the hotel and convention and visitors bureau (CVB) world. That is why I continue to attend Expo! Expo! year after year. It’s hard to deliver innovation and keep basic skills sharp if you are not continually exposing yourself to education and networking. Expo! Expo! provides that and more!

It's hard to deliver innovation and keep basic skills sharp if you are not continually exposing yourself to education and networking.  Expo! Expo! provides that and more! 

There is so much dynamic work by the incredible IAEE staff that helps evolve and innovate the show. As a past Chair of the Expo! Expo! Advisory Committee, I have had the pleasure of being able to pull back the curtain on this event. The biggest take away for me is how much IAEE really listens to exhibitors and attendee feedback when planning the next show.

In my role as a trusted advisor to client partners planning and executing amazing trade shows and events, I see organizers facing the same types of challenges faced by the IAEE staff and our Advisory Committee. So as our industry evolves, so must Expo! Expo!.

The Opening Reception is one of my favorite parts of the show. Every host city tries to wow and delight the attendees. It is always energizing and gets things rolling in a positive fashion. Last year in Anaheim, I had the opportunity to run into a show organizer who I had been hoping to meet at the Opening Reception. The reception made it easy for us to build a quick rapport, and we saw each other many times during the rest of the event. When I got back to my office, I reached out to him and recalled some of the great times we had at the show. This was the foundation of a strong long-term relationship.

Countless stories like that have occurred for me personally and for others. I invite you to attend Expo! Expo! and create some stories of your own. Build your network, further your career, learn from the experts…and much more at Expo! Expo!. I promise you will deliver more value to everyone you work with after returning from this great event.

Register now! 

 

Chad Chappell is the National Sales Director at The Expo Group and looks forward to seeing you in San Antonio in The Expo Group Booth # 1137! 

October / 1 / 2017

October Celebrations 2017


Nothing scary about these great employees celebrating birthdays and annivesaries in October.  Congratulations! 

Bonus: November Celebrations

 

September / 7 / 2017

September 2017 Celebrations


Sneak Peek at October! 


 

 

September / 5 / 2017

The Exposure Podcast September 2017


 

Elena Grant

Welcome to the September 2017 edition of the Exposure Podcast from The Expo Group produced and hosted by Dana Freker Doody and Todd Carruth. 

In this month's podcast, Dana and Todd discuss the TSNN/SMOTY awards event, reaching a creative flow, and our guest, Elena Grant from Taffy Event Strategies shares her insights on 2 very cool activations at the Coverings Show. (think tiny houses)   Another great Digital Download from Corey Kelley concerning algorithms versus face to face and we find out where in the world is DFD this month. 

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August / 30 / 2017

2017 SMOTY Honorees


Congratulations to four outstanding show managers selected to receive The Expo Group Show Manager of the Year (SMOTY) award for 2017 for excellence in serving their attendee and exhibitor communities.

Those honored include: Jennifer Wishart of SmithBucklin, Stuart Ruff-Lyon of RIMS, Christine Salmon of Diversified Communications and Tom Carbott of MHI.

Special thanks to CNTV - Convention News Television for providing this video.

SMOTY awardees are known for their commitment and drive. They pay attention to the details that create an awesome show experience, leading the SMOTY judging panel to select them from among the nominees.

The crystal SMOTY obelisk trophies were presented Aug. 22 during the TSNN Awards event in New Orleans. In addition, The Expo Group donated $500 in each honoree’s name to their preferred charity. Since 2000 the SMOTY program has resulted in more than $75,000 donated by The Expo Group and matching funds honoring individual winners.

For more information about The Expo Group SMOTY Awards and to learn about past winners, please visit here