For the first time, the Association of Pool & Spa Professionals’ International Awards of Excellence will be presented at the 2013 International Pool | Spa | Patio Expo welcome party. The awards event, to be held Nov. 12 at Cirque du Soleil’s LIGHT Nightclub at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, Nev., will recognize beautiful installations of pools, spas and waterfeatures from APSP members. “The Expo is honored to host the 2013 APSP Awards of Excellence in conjunction with the welcome party,” said Lindsey Moeller, associate director of the Expo. “With the selection of this unique new venue, it was the natural fit to APSP’s Awards of Excellence winners and their outstanding work. This night will truly be an evening of celebration for the entire Pool I Spa I Patio industry.” Hanley Wood, LLC, is the parent company of IPSPE and Pool & Spa News.