Announcements

  • Expo! Expo! 2016 Wraps Up

    Thanks to everyone who helped make Expo! Expo! successful once again! Over the three days, our unaudited count was more than 2,300 attendees. There was a lot of networking, walking the show floor, meeting face-to-face and attending various educational sessions on numerous topics. Remember next year we'll be in San Antonio 28-30 November. Mark your calendars now!

  • Expo! Expo! Almost Here!

    Are you ready? Expo! Expo! is set to start next week, 6-8 December in beautiful Anaheim, California. Your time to register is running out! Show organizers, make sure to check out the First Timer and Hosted Buyer options - there's still openings for both programs.

  • YP Expo! Expo! Kick-Off Meetup November 16th!

    YP's - MARK YOUR CALENDARS! It's no fun to attend your first Expo! Expo! and not know anyone. So join young professionals all over the country on Wednesday, November 16th, to network and make connections before you get to the show. Be sure to check out your local meetup. Get in touch with your local chapter, RSVP, and plan to attend and get plugged in!

  • First Timers Cutoff Date to Register for Expo! Expo! 14 November!

    Qualified attendees who register by 14 November 2016 will be eligible for a complimentary meeting registration featuring an orientation with industry leaders about how to maximize your experience at Expo! Expo! If you are a new IAEE exhibition or event organizer member as of January 2016 AND have never attended Expo! Expo!, you cannot miss this opportunity to attend as IAEE’s guest and immerse yourself in the networking events and education sessions that will help guide your strategic planning process for the upcoming year.

  • Public Events Recognition Program - Application Deadline 31 October

    Consumer show organizers, we know that your public events are unique, and we want to highlight them! Submit your show at no charge for consideration as the Top Public Event for 2016. IAEE’s Top Public Events Program recognizes the important role that public events play in the overall exhibitions and events industry by awarding best practices in the B2C segment.

  • (The Only) Expo! Expo! Early Bird Registration Date 21 October!

    Your journey starts with three days filled with 70+ education sessions, extended show floors hours and more than 60 product categories! Be prepared this year for a truly unique show with many new attendee engagement initiatives, with cutting edge education and networking for a variety of audiences. This is the only early registration deadline before the show!

  • Friday 7 October (This Friday!) Last Day to Submit Nominations for 20 Under 30 Program!

    This Friday is the last day to nominate an employee on your staff that may qualify for the 20 Under 30 program. This program is for young professional organizers who may not be supported by their companies to attend Expo! Expo! Attendance will provide industry and leadership education for professional growth. Selected honorees will receive one full, complimentary registration to Expo! Expo!

  • Friday 30 September (This Friday!) Last Day to Submit Entries for Art of the Show!

    Alert your marketing department about this day! This is the only competition that allows trade show professionals to show off various elements of marketing an exhibition. The competition has 15 categories. Promoting your show takes expertise, originality and planning. IAEE wants to recognize those who promote their exhibitions vividly and successfully. The Art of the Show Competition recognizes the know-how, inventiveness and preparation required to successfully market an event.

  • Expo! Expo! Hosted Buyer Program

    Again this year IAEE is accepting applications to its Hosted Buyer Program at Expo! Expo! If you are a show organizer that has never attended Expo! Expo!, or haven't attended since 2012, look into this program! Full information can be found at the link below.

  • Get Your Art of the Show Submissions In!

    The 2016 competition is open and submissions are rolling in. Tell your marketing team about this great way to be recognized for your organization’s event marketing prowess. We are accepting submissions until 30 September. The winners and honorable mentions will be featured at Expo! Expo! in Anaheim this December.

  • 20 Under 30 Nominations are Underway

    IAEE’s 20 Under 30 program is accepting nominations for young-professional exhibition organizer members who may not be supported by their companies to attend Expo! Expo! This program provides industry and leadership education for professional growth in the exhibitions and events industry and helps program honorees become better, more productive professionals.

  • Registration for Expo! Expo! 6-8 December in Anaheim is Now Open!

    Take a look around the website at all the great offerings scheduled for this year. Your journey will include three days filled with 70+ education sessions, extended show floors hours and more than 60 product categories creating a diverse marketplace for show organizers. What are you waiting for?

  • Save the Date! IMEX 2016 Faculty Engagement and Call for Papers, 19-20 October

    This year IMEX America has once again partnered with IAEE to provide additional activities for the Faculty Engagement program, including a faculty reception. This will also include a Future Leaders Forum for students (by invitation only). Deadline for Call for Papers is 8 September.

  • Art of the Show Competition is Now Open!

    Entries for the 2016 Art of the Show Competition will be accepted through 30 September. This Competition recognizes the excellence in the development of promotional and marketing materials for exhibitions and events. A new category has been added, and the category descriptions have been expanded to bring clarity to the judging criteria.