Some of us are lucky enough to work among rock stars; to bask in their light, and occasionally share the fruit that stems from their work. More often than not however, the success of such people remains confined to office talk, or at best the occasional congratulatory email from a happy client.
It is thanks to our ‘harsh and unbalanced universe’ that I am proud to announce Poken’s own Allison Schmidt has been presented Exhibition News’ coveted Thirty Under 30 award. Having worked alongside Allison for several years, it’s a huge pleasure to see her professionalism, aptitude, and tireless efforts being recognized by the industry.
Also joining the coveted ranks of Thirty Under 30 -class of 2017 are Poken family members Patrick McConway and Tom Revel from GES EMEA. Well done.
Launched in 2015, the EN Thirty Under 30 acknowledges outstanding achievements of younger members of the exhibition industry. It also aims to further develop their careers, by offering opportunities to learn from each other, as well as grant access to insights from senior industry members.
Back patting aside, it should also be said that the industry is the real winner here. With such accolades often going to bright stars who hold sales positions (due to the attention such positions tend to draw), this year’s team came from a diverse range of services such as client managers and event delivery experts, showing that client needs are at centre stage.
With such hot shots coming up, our future is in good hands.