Press Releases APPA Staff Member Wins IAEE Rookie of the Year Award Published 3 years ago on November 20, 2017 By PETS+ Staff Share Tweet (PRESS RELEASE) STAMFORD, CT — Andy Darmohraj, executive vice president and COO of the American Pet Products Association, announced that Christopher Bonifati, attendee services coordinator at APPA, has received the 2017 International Association of Exhibitions and Events Rookie of the Year Award. The Rookie of the Year Award recognizes excellent professional performance by an IAEE member with three or less years of full-time exhibitions and events industry experience. “It’s very rewarding to see one of our staff members honored by such a prestigious association in the trade show industry,” said Darmohraj. “We’re proud of Chris’ contributions to the Global Pet Expo team and look forward to his continued growth and success in event management.” This year’s award winners were selected after careful consideration and review by the IAEE Awards Committee and approval by the IAEE Board of Directors, following an open call for nominations earlier in the year. “We continue to be impressed by the accomplishments of the many nominees and want to congratulate this year’s honorees,” said 2017 IAEE Awards Committee Chairperson Patricia Farias Barlow. “On behalf of the Awards Committee it’s exciting to see our IAEE members continue to represent the the best that the exhibitions and events industry has to offer.” In his position, Bonifati assists new buyers with Global Pet Expo registration by reviewing proof of business and providing aid throughout the process. He also maintains the buyer database and contributes new ideas to help streamline the registration process. Bonifati earned his bachelor’s degree from Boston College. He’s an active member of Habitat for Humanity and the YMCA Strong Kids Campaign. Advertisement Related Topics:APPAawards click to Comment(Comment) Advertisement You may like Pets Will Be on Holiday Gift Lists Despite Pandemic and Economic Troubles, APPA Study Finds APPA Launches Business Bootcamp APPA Releases Findings from the Second Volume of the COVID-19 Study Promoted Headlines Let’s Hear it for the Comfort Zone Tall Tails Category Spotlight: Terry Naturally® Animal Health Category Spotlight: eTailPet Advertisement Latest Trending Videos Press Releases1 day ago Two Companies from Bend Oregon Team Up for the 2021 Stage Stop Sled Dog Race Press Releases1 day ago New Tiki Cat Grill Pate Wet Cat Food Features Real Fish & Seafood Recipes in Broth Press Releases1 day ago Choice Pet Products Welcomes New Territory Manager to the Team Headlines4 days ago Open Farm Receives $65M in Private Equity Investment Photo Gallery1 week ago How Indie Pet Stores Are Celebrating — and Selling — Valentine’s Day Press Releases1 week ago Lightspeed Launches Supplier Network for Independent Retailers Trace's Store School2 months ago Video: Trace’s Store School: How to Build Community — and Grow Revenue — with Other Businesses Trace's Store School2 months ago Video: Trace’s Store School: Get Ready for Black Friday and Small-Business Saturday Trace's Store School2 months ago Video: Trace’s Store School Teaches You How to Start a Produce Co-Op for Pets Advertisement SubscribeBULLETINS Get the most important newsand business ideas from PETS+. Advertisement Most Popular Headlines4 days ago Open Farm Receives $65M in Private Equity Investment Photo Gallery1 week ago How Indie Pet Stores Are Celebrating — and Selling — Valentine’s Day Press Releases1 week ago Lightspeed Launches Supplier Network for Independent Retailers Columns1 week ago Shelf Appeal: 5 Things to Consider When Choosing Products for Your Pet Store Hot Sellers1 week ago Holiday Toys, Bird Perches and Spa Treatments Among the Hot Sellers for November Headlines5 days ago Mars Petcare Plans $145M Expansion in Arkansas Press Releases1 week ago Coastal Pet Institutes Authorized Seller Policy Ask PETS+1 week ago What Do You Do When Employees from Other Pet Stores Come Into Your Store?