by Vincent Alonzo | August 24, 2017
Each year, Successful Meetings and the Event Service Professionals Association (ESPA) team up to present the CSM of the Year awards to the convention service managers you work with at resorts and hotels, convention centers, and convention and visitors bureaus who make sure your meetings and events are top-notch. (See the most recent award winners here.)

There's an army of stakeholders that has to employ vision, effort, and creativity to ensure an event is executed as planned. Some of the most important, and often unsung, heroes in that army are the convention services managers. So take this opportunity to shine a light on them. If you've worked with a CSM who truly went above and beyond the call of duty to fix a problem, find a resource, or just generally make sure that you looked good, here is your chance to get them some real recognition-not only from you but from their employer and the industry as well.

So go here and nominate a deserving CSM by Nov. 1, 2017. Good CSMs are worth their weight in gold. If you know of one, let them know.