Rockville, MD – The International Association of Exhibitions and Events™ (IAEE) announced its Top Public Events for 2011, including the Super Pet Expo in the Established Events category.
IAEE President Steven Hacker, CAE, FSAE said, “One of the core charges of IAEE’s Public Events Council is to introduce and reinforce the importance of public and consumer events. The Top Public Events recognition program answers that call by raising awareness of and recognizing the top public event/consumer shows throughout the industry. The entry submitted by Chandler Venture Group Inc. is an example of a top event and deserves to be recognized for its longevity and stability, excellent customer service, exhibitor and attendee satisfaction and, most importantly, for incorporating innovative methods to build exhibitor and attendee participation during difficult economic times.”
Each year thousands of business-to-consumer events take place, and this recognition program was launched during IAEE’s Mid-Year Meeting in June 2011 to honor the best events around the world with two categories: Established Events and New Launches. Among the criteria measured were event demographics, best practices, customer service initiatives, employee training and motivation, innovations in marketing and exhibitor and attendee support. Other events which received the 2011 Top Public Events award in the Established Events category were the Louisville Boat, RV and Sportshow, Miami International Boat Show, Minneapolis Boat Show and Southern Christmas Show.
“We are honored to receive IAEE’s prestigious award for our shows. Instead of retrenching during the recession, we looked for opportunities to make changes to adapt for today’s consumer, and it is paying off. This recognition is a testament to our mission to deliver exceptional funfilled family events for pet lovers,” noted Eric Udler, President, Chandler Venture Group Inc.