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Reservations For Parnelli Awards Now Being Accepted

FOH Staff • News • August 16, 2006

LAS VEGAS–Reservations are now being accepted for the 2006 Parnelli awards, taking place this October 20 at the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas, Nev. People wishing to attend can visit to reserve their space today. Since 2001, the Parnelli award has recognized pioneering and influential individuals and their contributions to the live event industry, honoring both individuals and companies. But it is also much more than just being about the person who gets the great gig and pulls it off flawlessly. A Parnelli award is also about moving our industry forward with the same qualities that defined the person after whom it is named. Named after Rick "Parnelli" O'Brien, an extraordinary production manager and human being, the award is given to those who, like O'Brien, exemplify the "four Hs": Humanity, humility, honesty and humor.

This year's event will also reunite all those who worked for Eric Pearce's Showlites and its various spin-offs over the years–right up to and including Show Group Production Services (SGPS)–for a cocktail party starting at 7 p.m. on October 20. One of the most influential company in the history of our industry, Showlites has been on the cutting edge of live event technology and advancement since its founding in London in 1974.

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