National Pavement Expo Show Manager, Amy Schwandt, Selected as The Expo Group Show Manager of the Year

The Expo Group awarded Amy Schwandt of AC Business Media with its Tier III Show Manager of the Year Award (SMOTY) for her outstanding efforts as show manager for National Pavement Expo. The award was presented on Oct. 29 during The Trade Show News Network Awards in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

“I could not be more honored for being chosen as a recipient of this award,” Schwandt says. “To me Show
Manager of the Year is really a team award. My team has gone above and beyond to help make this show the success it is today and I’m grateful to them for everything they’ve done.”

National Pavement Expo is held annually in the first quarter of the year for paving and pavement maintenance contractors. The 2017 show will be Feb. 1-4 in Nashville, Tennessee. Schwandt has led the sales team to increase the show floor for National Pavement Expo by 50% and achieved an amazing 66% increase in attendance over the past two years. Schwandt is committed to helping her customers build their brands and generate revenue. She also manages the sales, customer development and growth of Asphalt Contractor and Pavement Maintenance & Reconstruction magazines.

“We continue to be amazed at the quality of work 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 five show managers honored as Show Managers of the Year were chosen for making a difference in their buyer-seller communities and for bringing passion to their work. Award winners received a donation in their name to the charity of their choice as well as the iconic SMOTY obelisk trophy. Schwandt chose to donate to Annie’s Locker, a non-profit organization that supports people in need of proper fitness gear and provides race scholarships in Rockford, IL.

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

About National Pavement Expo
The annual expo is the largest conference and tradeshow for paving and pavement maintenance professionals. Conference sessions and exhibits feature business management, paving, sealcoating, crack repair, striping, sweeping, pavement repair, concrete and snow removal. The expo is sponsored by Pavement Maintenance & Reconstruction, Asphalt Contractor and, as well as AC Business Media Construction Network brands. The 2017 expo in Nashville, Tennessee, will have conference sessions Jan. 31-Feb. 4; the exhibit hall will be open Feb. 1-3.

About AC Business Media
AC Business Media is a business-to-business media company with a portfolio of renowned brands in heavy construction, asphalt, concrete, paving, rental, sustainability, manufacturing, logistics and supply chain markets. AC Business Media delivers relevant, cutting-edge content to its audiences through its industry-leading digital properties, trade shows, videos, magazines, webinars and newsletters and provides advertisers the analytics, data and ability to reach their target audience.