Director of Ag, utility exhibitions and events for the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM), John Rozum (pictured), has been recognised by the Event Service Professionals Association (ESPA) as their 2022 Meeting Professional of the Year.
Rozum was selected by a committee of services professionals for the collaboration between Louisville Tourism and his Utility Expo team in bringing the show safely and successfully back to the Derby City, Connecticut, US in September of 2021.
Nicole Hallada, senior vice-president of exhibitions and marketing at the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM), said: “With all the challenges that John and the team overcame to put together one of the largest trade shows of 2021, we couldn’t think of someone more deserving to win this award. Under John’s leadership we launched a completely new identity for a decades-old show, added a whole new element of equipment demonstration, and managed through the challenges of Covid to host an incredibly successful and safe show.”
According to ESPA, the award recognises the hard-working meeting professional who exhibits personal and professional characteristics that create an environment that focuses on teamwork, as well as shows support for the convention services profession.