CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Trade Show News Network (TSNN) has named SmithBucklin’s President & CEO Henry Givray the 2013 TSNN Industry Icon Award honoree. Givray will be honored during the weekend gala at the 4th Annual TSNN Awards: Celebrating Trade Show Excellence Nov. 1-3 in Reno, Nev. He will also speak on leadership at the event’s Executive Conference.
“I have had the privilege to know Henry for many years and have always been impressed by his professionalism and focus. His commitment to the industry is unyielding and the company that he helms organizes an impressive number of events, including top and fast-growing tradeshows”
With four, SmithBucklin has the most shows on this year’s TSNN’s 50 Fastest-growing Trade Shows list. They include American Society for Healthcare Engineering - 2012 Annual Conference & Exhibition, America’s Beauty Show, Dscoop7 and KeHE Summer Selling Show. SmithBucklin is also the only association management company with shows on the list.
“I have had the privilege to know Henry for many years and have always been impressed by his professionalism and focus. His commitment to the industry is unyielding and the company that he helms organizes an impressive number of events, including top and fast-growing tradeshows,” said Adam Schaffer, executive producer and emcee of the TSNN Awards and vice president, Tradeshows and Exhibitions, for HelmsBriscoe. “Having Henry, as our Industry Icon, speak at our Executive Conference and share his wisdom and own passion for leadership is something new and exciting for the TSNN Awards and will be a real treat. Our winners and guests will enjoy spending the weekend with Henry and, as leaders themselves, will truly benefit from his involvement.”
“Being named the TSNN Industry Icon Award recipient for 2013 is a great honor,” Givray said. “Trade shows offer our client organizations meaningful, valued opportunities to network and conduct business. This prestigious award spotlights our company’s commitment in this area. More importantly, it recognizes the many talented professionals at SmithBucklin, who are dedicated to producing innovative, value-creating and ultimately successful trade shows on behalf of our client organizations. I’m also excited and appreciative of the opportunity to speak at the Executive Conference and share my thoughts around leadership with so many leading event executives.”
During his presentation, “The Passion of Leadership®,” at the Executive Conference, Givray will share foundational principles and concepts on leadership. He will also introduce a working framework to help attendees better understand and ultimately measure leadership capacity and performance, and offer additional practical ideas and tools for everyday use.
Since Givray rejoined SmithBucklin as president & CEO in 2002 after previously serving the company from 1983 to 1996, the company has shattered every performance record in its 63-year history. In 2011, Givray launched the SmithBucklin Leadership Learning Forum, a unique, intensive and high-impact 12-month program for a small group of top-performing employees that exposes them to leadership concepts, principles and guidelines in order to stimulate and inspire individual learning and personal growth. In 2013, Givray launched the SmithBucklin Leadership Institute, a six-month program for client association board members. The Leadership Institute is based on the same design, content and format of the Leadership Learning Forum. Additionally, Givray’s insights and ideas on leadership have been prominently featured in business books and top national news media.
SmithBucklin is the association management and services company more organizations turn to than any other. Founded in 1949, the company’s mission is to drive growth for its client organizations and provide uncompromised stewardship for their long-term prosperity. SmithBucklin provides full-service management and high-impact specialized services to trade associations, professional societies, technology user groups, corporations, government institutes/agencies and other nonprofit organizations. SmithBucklin’s offices are located in Chicago, Washington, D.C., Old Lyme, Conn., St. Louis, St. Paul, Minn. and San Ramon, Calif. and the SmithBucklin + MCI Worldwide Partnership provides client organizations with seamless association and event management services from more than 40 offices throughout the world. The company is 100 percent employee-owned. For more information, please visit www.smithbucklin.com or call 1-800-539-9740.