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  • Interested in IAEE's Mentor Match program?

    Whether you're a seasoned professional or just getting started in in the industry, the importance of connecting with others is so valuable. Click Here to learn more about IAEE's Mentor Match program.
  • IAEE Is Thankful For Our Members!

    Gratitude is everything, and IAEE is so grateful to its members for your support, contributions and leadership in the industry. We appreicate you!
  • Ready for Expo! Expo! We are too! Here’s What’s In Store for Our Opening General Session.

    Torin Perez is a Diversity, Equity & Inclusion consultant on a mission to inspire authenticity and inclusive leadership in the workplace. Featured by Culture Amp as a D&I Influencer You Should Know and in Forbes as an Anti-Racism Educator Your Company Needs Now, Torin has facilitated transformative learning and development experiences and spoken on many of the world’s most influential stages. His stories and ideas have inspired audiences at leading conferences including PCMA Convening Leaders, Culture First, and INBOUND — academic institutions including Harvard, Stanford, and Cornell Johnson — and iconic corporate institutions including Cisco, Microsoft, and Chobani.


    Torin is the author of ​Who Am I to Lead? The World Is Waiting for You,​ and his writing has been featured in leading publications like Wiley’s award-winning ​Leader to Leader Journal,​ and IHRIM’s ​Workforce Solutions Review​. His leadership journey began early when the Posse Foundation identified him for its prestigious leadership scholarship in 2005, and has continued with selections into the One Young World Ambassador program, and StartingBloc’s Social Innovation Fellowship.


    Prior to starting his own company, Torin was part of an award-winning advertising sales team at Bloomberg LP, where he also co-led the launch of the company’s first Black employee resource group. Recognized by the Head of Diversity & Inclusion for significant contributions to the organization in this capacity, Torin felt moved to inspire inclusion within companies far and wide. ​He also formerly led DreamAfrica’s worldwide marketing efforts as the company’s first global product evangelist, leading to his selection into the ​inaugural class of the TED Residency, an incubator for breakthrough ideas.


    Torin is a graduate of Lafayette College where he studied Psychology, Economics & Business. In the Fall of 2020 he was recognized as an alumni Changemaker.
    Click Here to View a Short Video about Torin

  • Be Sure to Download the Mobile App for Expo! Expo!

    Download the app to benefit from all features. Login with the email address you used to register to gain access to 2021 Expo! Expo!.

    Access event content as well as the list of participants to begin making connections. Start building your agenda and customize your schedule.
    Download the App Here

  • World Kindness Day is November 13th.

    The world is full of kind people. If you can't find one, be one. 
  • Check Out On-Demand Content in IAEE's Knowledge Hub

    Knowledge Hub provides a listing of all educational courses, resources, on-demand content and more. Below are just a few of IAEE's  recent webinars: 
    Building Business Relationship that Last Parts 1-3
    Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion (DE&I) & Destinations
    View the Complete list IAEE's On-Demand Webinars Here

  • Be Sure to Register for IAEE’s Fall YP Meet-Up

    Join your Young Professionals peers in the industry on Tuesday, November 17 from 9:00-10:00am CT for IAEE’s Fall YP Meet-Up. 
    Register Here
  • Organizers You Won't Want to Miss this CEIR Webinar!

    Thursday, 11 November
    12:00 pm CT | 10:00 am PT | 1:00 pm ET
    Latest Tracker Survey on the Status of 2021 US B2B Exhibitions- Snapshot of Where Reopening is Happening and Where Cancellations Persist.
     It will discuss CEIR’s final tracker survey results monitoring the status of 2021 US B2B exhibitions. This webinar will discuss benchmarks that have been tracked over the course of the year to see what is changing. It will also cover insights on the growing number of events that are happening in the second half of the year. Join this webinar to understand what to expect for your events.
    Register Here
  • Welcome to Coffee Talks! It is happening RIGHT HERE

    Don't forget to refresh your screen after posting and you can expand and collapse the conversation over on the upper right-hand side of the thread.

  • Looking for a New Job Opportunity or Contract Work? Check out IAEE's Career Center!

    Take a look at some of the current job postings and information on the Organizer Contract Job Seekers Program!

    Convention Services Manager (Account Executive)
    Baltimore Convention Center

    Marketing Manager
    North American Trailer Dealers Association

    Sales & Exhibit Manager
    Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care Society

    Vendor Coordinator
    Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc
    View Job Listings

    Are you looking for a temporary contract position to showcase your show organizer skills? Or needing to earn income while you search for full-time? Or even additional income while working a full-time job? IAEE has an Organizer Contract Job Seekers Program. 
    Click Here For More Information


  • Don't Miss this Week's IAEE Chapter Events!

    Midwestern Chapter: Sponsored Product Demo with Evolio
    28 October 12:30 pm-1:30 pm - Virtual
    Register Here

    Southeastern Chapter: Chapter Tech Exchange
    28 October 11:15 am - 1:30 pm at the Georgia World Congress Center
    Register Here
  • Organizers- Check out the special rate programs available to you for Expo! Expo!

    IAEE is looking forward to welcoming you to the City of Brotherly Love on 7-8 December! 

    Have you heard about Expo! Expo! but never experienced it in person for yourself?

    Are you a show organizer looking for new strategies and trends to integrate into your own event?

    If so, you qualify to participate in IAEE’s First Timer or Hosted Buyer Program. If you have never attended Expo! Expo! or have only attended Virtual Expo! Expo! in 2020, 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.
    More Information on the First Timer Program
    More Information on the Hosted Buyer Program

  • Don't Miss These Upcoming IAEE Chapter Events!

    Thursday 21 October 
    Central Texas Chapter- How to Support Every Single Exhibitor & Sponsor Effectively 
    Time: 8:30 am - 11:00 am
    Location: Austin Convention Center
    Register Here

    Tuesday 26 October 
    DFW Chapter- Content & Cabernet
    Time: 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    Location: Farina's Winery in Grapevine TX
    Register Here

    Thursday 28 October 
    Southeastern Chapter - Chapter Tech Exchange
    Time: 11:15 am - 1:30 pm
    Location: Georgia World Congress Center
    Register Here
  • Register for this weeks IAEE webinar: Diversity, Equality & Inclusion (DE&I) & Destinations

    Thursday 21 October 
    10:00 am PT | 12:00 pm CT | 1:00 pm ET

    Hear from industry thought leaders from the destination world as they share how they are using DE&I to attract more exhibitions and events creating a positive impact for their communities.
    Click Here to Register
  • Did you know that IAEE has a Career Center?

    IAEE’s Career Center is a valuable resource for those who are looking for talent, employment or information on updating your resume. Interested in obtaining a mentor? We’ve got you covered.

    Click Here to Visit IAEE's Career Center
  • Don't Miss this week's IAEE Chapter Events!

    11 October 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm Midwestern Chapter Webinar- Product Demo with Evolio 
    Register Here

    12 October 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm ET New England Chapter Webinar- Creating a Safer, Stable, & More Positive Event Space. 
    Register Here

    13 October 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm Midwestern Chapter- Annual Meeting @ The Tap at Hyatt Regency McCormick Place Chicago IL.
    Register Here

    14 October 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Rocky Mountain Chapter Webinar- Build a Momentum Mindset: ​How to Rock Change, Boost Resilience and Bounce Forward No Matter What.
    Register Here
  • Meet Kara Dao IAEE's Featured Memberlink Contributor!

    The senior director of client engagement and operations for JDC Events, Kara is a multi-faceted executive and leader in global events industry. Passionate about exhibitions, experiential events and operational best practices, she is known for her ability to wear multiple hats and manage multiple, complex programs with limited resources. She has a well-earned reputation as a persuasive and engaging communicator and cross-functional team leader.
  • Join us for an IAEE Special Webinar Series: Building Relationships That Last – Part 3

    Thursday, 7 October 
    10:00 am PT | 12:00 pm CT | 1:00 pm ET
    The final portion of this 3-part series of Building Business Relationships That Last. Hear Ed as he shares a simple three-step process to develop and deliver a value proposition ‘in the moment’ for every sales opportunity.
    Register Here
  • Don't Miss These Upcoming IAEE Chapter Events!

    DFW Chapter- DFW Luncheon: Marketing Without Money on 29 September from 11:30 am - 1:30 pm CT at the Crown Plaza Hotel & Resort in Arlington, TX
    Register Here

    DC Chapter-October Lunch & Learn Program/Chapter Annual Meeting on 8 October from 11:30 am - 12:30 pm ET at the Hilton Alexandria Old Town in Alexandria, VA
    Register Here

    DFW Chapter- Donuts & Dish on 8 October from 8:00 am - 9:00 am CT Virtual
    Register Here
  • Visit IAEE's Career Center to View Current Job Postings!

    Check out this weeks New Job Postings:

    Show Director 
    Outdoor Power Equipment Institute 

    Exhibits Coordinator
    International Association of Chiefs of Police
    Click Here To View More Job Postings
  • IAEE's Annual Meeting & Exhibition is Happening Dec 07-09!

    IAEE’s Expo! Expo! is headed to Philadelphia, PA USA this year and we hope to see you there. Registration is open!
    Click Here For Information

  • Don't Miss These Upcoming IAEE Chapter Events!

    DC Chapter : 'On Fire' DC Fall Special Event
    Tuesday, 21 September from  5:00 pm to 7:00 pm ET at the Lost Bay Cider in Alexandria, VA. 
    Register Here

    DFW Chapter: Luncheon- Marketing Without Money
    Wednesday, 29 September from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm CT at the Crowne Plaza Hotel & Resort in Arlington, TX.
    Register Here
  • Be Sure to Check out IAEE's Career Center for Job Opportunities.

    Here are some of the most recent job openings that have been posted in IAEE's Career Center. 

    Trade Show Project Manager
    The Vision Council

    Account Manager, Exhibits/ Sponsorship's
    Management Solutions Plus

    Sales Manager for H&H Americas/Hadicraft Show
    Koelnmesse Inc.

    Sales Account Manager
    Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International. 
    Click Here to Visit the Job Board
  • Join us for our upcoming webinar on The Post-Covid Workforce-What Now?

    Thursday, 16 September 2021
    10:00 am PT | 12:00 pm CT | 1:00 pm ET
    COVID has affected our workforce and our work environments has ultimately changed many of our businesses and will continue to do so.  Hear Claudia St. John, as she shares the new direction of many work forces, and how we can adapt and operate successfully moving forward.
    Register Here
  • Don't miss these upcoming IAEE Chapter Events!

    DFW Chapter
    Donuts & Dish (Virtual)
    Friday, 17 September from 8:00 am - 9:00 am CST
    Register Here

    DC Chapter 
    'On Fire" DC Fall Event
    Tuesday, 21 September from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm EST at the Lost Boy Cider in Alexandria VA. 
    Register Here
  • Webinar Invite: Exploring Issues in Events in the New Covid 19 World

     "Exploring Issues in Events in the New COVID-19 World", featuring Barbara Dunn (Partner at Barnes & Thornburg LLP, representing groups) and Lisa Sommer Devlin (Devlin Law Firm, P.C., representing hotels) moderated by Sean Whalin (Co-founder and CEO of HopSkip).

    Topics of discussion will include, insights on force majeure in light of the Delta variant and vaccines, can you require attendees to be vaccinated-how is that changing? And how to negotiate with your partners + Q&A.

    Webinar Date:

    October 8th at 12:30 Eastern time **if you are unable to attend please feel free to still sign-up to receive access to the recorded webinar<o:p>

    Webinar Registration Link:

    Welcome! You are invited to join a webinar: Meetings Update: Exploring Issues in Events in the New Covid 19 World. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the webinar.

  • Featured Contributor for September

    Photo of Brian ScottBrian Scott is our Featured Contributor here in MemberLink for the month of September. 

    Brian Scott is the President of ClearTone Consulting and Partner of Techmatch.

    With over 20 years of CIO experience and 35 years as a technologist, he is an accomplished Chief Technology and Information Officer focusing on developing technology strategies that support business goals through competitive insights, leveraging efficient tech management and team development, and ensuring data security and system reliability.

    Brian has led large development teams that have created industry-leading products responsible for driving tens of millions of dollars in revenue.  With ClearTone Consulting, he has been leveraging his years of experience to provide fractional CIO and CTO services for companies both within and outside of the events industry. 

    While CIO of Experient, Brian led the product development strategy and spearheaded several product concepts including eventBit™ , the exhibitions industries leading behavioral analytics platform, which was granted a US patent in 2019 (Patent Number: US 10,311,267 B2).

    Brian has the honor of being the first technology professional to participate as a director on the Board of Directors for the International Association of Exhibitions and Events® (IAEE).  He is a Tennessee Volunteer at heart and his blood runs deep orange due to his undergraduate studies at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville where he received his Bachelors of Science in Electrical Engineering with Honors. He also earned a Master’s of Science in Technology Management from the University of Maryland Global Campus.

    His personal passions include his wife and two sons, music, and fitness. He is a 30-year veteran of live music performance, a published musical play composer, and a recording studio engineer and producer. When he’s not in the studio, you’ll find him out on his bike climbing the local hills.



  • Don't miss Part 2 of the IAEE Special Webinar Series!

    Thursday, 9 September 2021
    12:00 pm CT | 10:00 am PT | 1:00 pm ET 
    Part 2 in the series: IAEE Special Webinar Series – Building Business Relationships That Last: Part 2 – Build Relationships with Your Ideal Clients

    Register Here
  • Start Your CEM Journey Today!

    Join your peers and enhance your skills in events! Learn more about IAEE's CEM designation or just take a course as a refresher.
    Click Here to Learn More
  • IAEE Chapter Events Happening September 6-10

    New York Chapter- Updates on the State of the Industry, State of the Chapter & Networking 
    9 September from 4:00 pm-7:00 pm ET at the New Yorker Hotel. 
    Click Here for More Information

    DC Chapter- September Lunch & Learn 
    10 September from 11:30 am - 2:00 pm ET at the Hilton Alexandria Old Town. 
    Click Here For More Information
  • 5 Easy Things to do to Remember People's Names.

    Want to know the number one thing that stops people from learning names? That they emphatically tell you that they’re “awful at remembering names.” Break that habit, and add these other practices, and you’ll be on your way to not forgetting the name of the person you just met.
    Read More

  • Don't Miss IAEE's Special Webinar Series – Building Business Relationships That Last September 9th

    IAEE Special Webinar Series- Building Business Relationships that Last: Part 2- Build Relationship with your Ideal Clients. 
    Thursday, 9 September 2021
    12:00 pm CT/ 1:00 pm ET/ 10:00 am PT
    Are you wanting to improve your business relationships and deepen opportunities to connect with your clients, customers and teams to maximize your value propositions? Join IAEE for this 3 part series presented by  Business Relationship Expert, Ed Wallace. 
    Register Here
    (You can watch any of the 3-part series, even if you missed one. Recordings are available at learn.iaee.com)
  • IAEE Chapter Events Happening Next Week August 30-September 3

    Midwestern Chapter 32nd Annual Golf Outing. 
    1 September from 7:30 am to 2:00 pm at the Seven Bridges Golf Club in Woodbridge IL.  
    Click Here For Information

    Southeastern Chapter- Virtual Meetup
    2 September 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
    Click Here For More Information
  • Let's get the Conversation Started! Coffee Talks August 27th

    Friday 27 August at 9:30 AM CT / 10:30 AM ET / 7:30 AM PT 
    Join  us for our next Coffee Talks, a monthly gathering on the last Friday of each month in IAEE's Open Forum right here in Memberlink. 
    Gain real time insights from your community and continue the discussion on Pathways to Reopening - Navigating through the uncertainties of  fall 2021.
  • Don't Miss out on the conversations! Join our Community Buzz Hours

    Stay in touch with the IAEE professional community by attending an upcoming session.
    Click Here For More Information
  • Register Today for IAEE's Women's Leadership Forum. Registration Deadline is August 20th.

    IAEE’s Women’s Leadership Forum will be held 22-23 September at the Baltimore Convention Center. Women’s Leadership Forum has been designed to focus on topics that are unique to women in the exhibitions and events industry. It is tailored for all women regardless of age, individual situation or current position held within their company. The forum will provide knowledge and strategies for attendees to succeed in their current positions, as well as motivation and inspiration to take your career to the next level. The Forum will give you the tools and resources while balancing life along the way.
    Register Here
  • Don't Miss IAEE's Special Webinar Series: Building Relationships that Last-Part 1

    Thursday, 12 August
    10:00 am PT/ 12:00pm CT/ 1:00pm ET
    We’ve teamed up with Business Relationship Expert, Ed Wallace, to bring you a 3-part IAEE Special Webinar Series titled, Building Business Relationships That Last, which we hope will bring you the knowledge, tips and useful recommendations for developing your sales and relationship building skills and allow you to grow your business opportunities! We hope you’ll join us for what will be a positive and informative series as we find ways to maximize our opportunities with others.
    Register Here
  • Register now for IAEE's Chapter Events Happening the Week of August 8th!!

    Central Texas Chapter's Southwest Showcase is the premier event for those in meetings, education and exhibits. The 2021 event is scheduled for Friday, August  13th at the new Kalahari Resort - Round Rock, TX
    Register Here

    The DFW Chapter invites you join their monthly online gathering to just say hello to industry friends and colleagues and dish the latest and greatest! All are welcome to Donuts & Dish Friday, August 13th at 8:00am-9:00am CST
    Register Here

  • How to maximize productivity in a hybrid work environment.

    Determining which tasks are best accomplished solo and which are done best at the office is key if you want to thrive in a hybrid work setting. 
    Read Article Here
  • Don't Miss IAEE's Essential Considerations Discussion on August 9th!

    9 August 2021
    1:00 PM CT / 2:00 PM ET / 11:00 AM PT / 6:00 PM GMT

    Each month, 
    IAEE will continue to produce deep dive discussions focused on the Essential Considerations for Safely Reopening Exhibitions and Events white paper. Join the one-hour Zoom program on 9 August as IAEE’s Vice President of Exhibitions and Events, Scott Craighead, CEM, and project Chairperson of the IAEE Health & Safety Task Force, Tim McGuinness lead a panel discussion with venue representatives to discuss their latest efforts to safely reopen our industry. Areas of discussion will include insight and clarity involving venue staffing, health and safety, lease agreements, and collaboration with show organizer customers.
    Register Here
  • Let's get the Conversation Started! Coffee Talks with Marsha Flanagan Friday July 30th

    Friday July 30 at 9:30 AM CT / 10:30 AM ET / 7:30 AM PT 
    Join Marsha Flanagan, IAEE  Vice President, Learning Experiences , along with your fellow Open Forum participants for our next Coffee Talks, a monthly gathering on the last Friday of each month in IAEE's Open Forum. 
    Gain real time insights from your community and continue the discussion on Pathways to Re-opening.
  • Start your CEM Designation Journey!

    Why the CEM Learning Program is Right for You - The CEM Learning Program is taught by practicing industry professionals who have earned their CEM designation. They bring their real-life experience and years of industry knowledge and skills into the classroom and straight to you!
    Learn More Here
  • Call for Presentations Will Be Closing 23 July.

    Submit a speaker proposal or tech use case for Expo! Expo! 2021.The call for presentations is closing soon. Don't miss out on your chance to share your knowledge with the exhibition industry. 
    Click Here For More Information
  • Welcome Wednesday Meet Up!

    Are you new/new-ish to IAEE? Would you like to connect with other members?  Wondering if there are any resources/opportunities that you've overlooked? If you said YES to any of the above questions, you're invited to join us on Wednesday July 14th at 12:00 pm CT.
    Register Here
  • Don't Miss IAEE's Webinar Leading from Anywhere: Unlock the Power and Performance of Remote Teams

    July 8, 2021
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CT
    It’s undeniable that we’re entering a new era of remote work. While many leaders seek to run business as usual, why settle for the usual when remote teams allow us to work even better? The research shows that employees are more productive and engaged when they have the freedom to work from anywhere…which means leaders need the skills to lead from anywhere. And team members can do the same.
    Register Here
  • Join us for the Pride Month Buzz Session on June 29th.

    Tuesday June 29
    1:00 pm CT/ 11:00 am PT/ 2:00 pm ET

    Did you know that LGBTQ Pride Month that is celebrated each year in the month of June, is to honor the 1969 Stonewall Uprising in Manhattan?  Did you know the purpose of the commemorative month is to recognize the impact that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals have had on history locally, nationally, and internationally?
    Join this Community BUZZ  conversation with guest, Anthony Molino, Director of Hotel Sales with Choose Chicago and LGBTMPA board member, as he provides a historical and educational reflection, highlighting events celebrated during the month, while also providing thoughts on ways that we as an industry, can better embrace  and express diversity to drive innovation and enable teams to thrive.
    Anthony will also provide some LGBT-friendly meeting and event tips that are free of bias, all with the goal of planning events that move towards establishing inclusion.
    Guest presenter:
    Anthony Molino, Director of Hotel Sales, Choose Chicago
  • Coffee Talk- Join us for our Continued Discussion on Pathways to Re-Opening

    Join IAEE members for our next Coffee Talks, a monthly gathering on the last Friday of each month in IAEE's Open Forum. 
    Gain real time insights from your community and continue the discussion on Pathways to Re-opening.
    Recap of May's Coffee Talks
  • Webinar: Powerful Ways to Take Action on DE&I

    June 17, 2021
    12:00 PM CT / 10:00 AM PT / 1:00 PM ET 

    As organizations strive to integrate diversity, equity and inclusion into everything they do, we all have an important role to play. Team members must model inclusive behavior and incorporate the essential leadership components of transparency, accountability and power sharing. Join us for an interactive session to explore your role in building an inclusive team, creating equitable systems & processes and generating organizational accountability to equity.
    Register Here
  • Register for CEIR's Webinar: Are We Closer to the Light at the End of the Tunnel?

    June 10, 2021 
    12:00 PM CT | 10:00 AM PT | 1:00 PM ET
    CEIR Webinar: Outlook for the US B2B Exhibition Industry- Are we Closer to the Light at the End of the Tunnel? 

    Is the industry on track with forecasts shared during the CEIR January webinar or are improving conditions altering the forecast? Fall 2021 is sure to be busy for B2B exhibitions and how does this bode for the 2022 forecast? All this, as well as audience questions, will be addressed in this session.
    Register Here
  • Webinar: Navigating the Legal Side for the Return of Live Events

    June 11, 2021
    12:30 EDT 

    Navigating the Legal Side for the Return of Live Events. Hosted by Barbara Dunn and Lisa Sommer Devlin
    Register Here
  • Register for IAEE YP’s Summer 2021 Meet-Up!

    June 2, 2021
    9:00 am-10:00 am CST​

    All IAEE members who are 35 or younger are encouraged to join us virtually. Come connect with IAEE YP members and learn from one another on advocacy, safely reopening events and more. Register Here
    Before you register be sure to visit your Member Dashboard and select Update My Information to make sure your profile is up-to-date, including the Year Born field.

  • Help CEIR Keep You Informed on Impact of COVID on 2021 Events

    Help CEIR Keep You Informed on Impact of COVID on 2021 Events


    U.S.B2B Exhibition Organizer Executives – Participate in this CEIR Survey


    CEIR continues to track the impact of COVID-19 on the US business-to-business (B2B) exhibitions industry. If you have already completed the survey, thank you. If you have not and meet the criteria below, we urge you to do so now. Please reply by May 31.


    Click here to participate: https://survey.vovici.com/se/1540DDA553E90D2801?list=mbl


    CRITERIA: Executives with oversight of US-based B2B exhibitions organized or managed by the executive’s organization.


    PURPOSE: It will provide an up-to-date outlook on how COVID-19 is impacting the industry in 2021. Make sure to sign up for the 10 June CEIR webinar where results will be published.


  • Coffee Talk- Join us for our continued discussion on Pathways to Re-opening.

    Friday May 28 at 9:30 AM CT / 10:30 AM ET / 7:30 AM PT 
    Join Cathy Breden, IAEE executive vice president and COO, along with your fellow Open Forum participants for our next Coffee Talks, a monthly gathering on the last Friday of each month in IAEE's Open Forum. 
    Gain real time insights from your community and continue the discussion on Pathways to Re-opening.
    Recap of Last Months Coffee Talks

  • Register by May 21st for this years Legislative Action Day!

    Tuesday, 1 June- Wednesday, June 2 2021
    Make your voice heard with federal lawmakers. We need all voices to hep bring jobs back.
    On June 1, 2021, the Exhibitions and Conferences Alliance (ECA) will host an online program dedicated to learning more about general advocacy, what it means to be an effective advocate, and an overview of legislative issues. Appointments with Senators, House Representatives and key influencers will take place virtually on June 2, 2021.
    Register Here
  • Register for EventTech: Not if but HOW Thursday,13 May 2021 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CT

    Thursday, 13 May 2021
    12:00 pm- 1:00 Pm CT
    Attend this webinar and put aside the debate as to whether show organizers and associations should consider digital as part of their ongoing strategy and instead, assist in building the framework for HOW to successfully adapt to a new reality and continue to play the important role of the community facilitator. 
    Register Here

  • Deep Dive Session on Returning to In-Person Events Tuesday, 4 May 2021 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM CT

    Tuesday, 4 May 2021

    10:00 AM - 11:00 AM CT
    Join this session for an active discussion on the latest measures and developments on industry health and safety with the multiple industry organizations who developed and contributed to IAEE’s Essential Considerations for Safely Reopening Exhibitions and Events whitepaper.

  • What is the Importance of obtaining a CEM Designation?

    The Certified in Exhibition Management® (CEM) designation is a globally recognized designation that demonstrates the highest professional standard throughout the exhibitions and events management arena.

    Earning the CEM designation will make a significant difference in an individual’s career in the exhibitions and events industry because it demonstrates career dedication, in-depth knowledge of exhibition management, and skill set expertise in the exhibition industry. 

    " After 40 plus years in the Exhibition Industry, I decided to expand my horizons. Simple truth in life "When you stop learning, you stop living"! That being said I joined IAEE for the CEM Certification. My expectations were far below what I encountered. Even after cycling through Covid this group has it's act together. I have received no less than stellar products and services. I am very excited to be part of this great machine. Kudos IAEE"
    - CEM Program Participant 
    Click here for More Information
  • Join us for Insights from the Feathr 2020 Association Marketing Report

    Join us for a presentation by Abhay Khurana, Chief Marketing Officer Feathr

    The last year has been crazy and full of changes – especially for associations. Teams were downsized, budgets were cut, events were canceled, sponsors dropped off. But some positive things happened, too. Many associations hosted their first virtual event, launched new programs, and (finally) implemented new digital tools and strategies.

    So how much did things change, exactly? Join Abhay Khurana, Chief Marketing Officer at Feathr as he provides insights and findings from more than 375 association professionals as it relates to how their associations adapted their marketing over the last year and what they have lined up for 2021

  • Join us for IAEE's Virtual Regional Women’s Leadership Forum

    IAEE’s Virtual Women’s Leadership Forum on April 20th has been designed to focus on topics that are unique to women in the exhibitions and events industry. It is tailored for all women regardless of age, individual situation or current position held within their company. The Forum will provide knowledge and strategies for attendees to succeed in their current positions, as well as provide motivation and inspiration to take their roles and careers to the next level, allowing them to grow personally and professionally while giving them the tools and resources to balance life along the way.
    Register Here
  • Are you 35 or younger?

    IAEE supports the young professionals community by offering tailored programs, education and events designed to give future leaders in the exhibitions and events industry with social and professional networking support.

    Join the Young Professionals Community today! Don't miss out the events and programs specifically designed for you. 
    Click here to join the Young Professionals Community
  • IAEE's Chapter Events are in Full Swing!

    Become involved in IAEE's Chapters by attending educational programming, becoming a sponsor of an event, or by participating in social events such as golf, kickball and volleyball tournaments.
    Check out IAEE's Chapter Events Calendar for In-person and virtual meetups to reconnect and share ideas. 
    Chapter Event Calendar

  • Women's Leadership Forum - Regional Event

    April 20th - This year's program has been designed to focus on topics that are unique to women in the exhibitions and events industry. It is tailored for all women regardless of age, individual situation or current position held within their company.
    Click here for more information and to register
    Learn more about the program

  • Virtual Events- an Essential Trade Show Organizer Tactic in a Covid 19 World

    COVID-19 has propelled innovations in many industries, the B2B exhibition industry is no exception. Globally, we have witnessed an explosion of virtual events happening in our space, as documented in the 2021 CEIR Global Virtual Event Study Part One. The trigger has been COVID-19. While COVID-19 remains a factor, and it is likely to be one in 2021, it is essential for B2B exhibitions to jump in and engage with their communities via these types of events. Read More
  • Young Professionals, Don't Miss the First YP Meet up of 2021!

    Join IAEE YP’s for the first YP Meet-Up of 2021! All IAEE members who are 35 or younger are encouraged to join.
    Thursday March 11 from 3:00pm to 4:00 pm CST.
    Register Here
  • Have you Visited IAEE's Virtual Exhibition and Events Marketplace?

    Virtual exhibitions and events have become an increasingly important and essential part of the events mix. IAEE has provided this platform as a resource to assist the IAEE community of virtual platform buyers to navigate the many solutions that have emerged to provide various levels of virtual exhibition and event solutions. Visit the Marketplace
  • It's Time to Update your IAEE Membership Profile!

    With so many changes going on in the world today, now is the time to update your IAEE profile.  Its super easy…. Click here, log in and make sure we have your correct information.  Also, take time to include an alternate email address and or address as well.

  • Mapping Out Every Step of the Attendee Journey.

    IAEE’s recent virtual Expo! Expo! featured many of the same show elements of a face-to-face event, but presented in an engaging virtual format. Read insights from IAEE’s VP of Marketing & Communications Nicole Bowman, MBA on the planning process of an all-virtual event. Originally published by MPI. Read Article Here

  • CEIR Research Predicts Recovery in the 2nd Half of 2021

    Just-released research from the Center for Exhibition Industry Research (CEIR) presented during a webinar foresees brighter days ahead, but predicts that the industry will remain in the middle of the proverbial “tunnel” until the second half of the year.

    The biggest proof of this can be seen in staff cuts, with the average pay cuts now at 29% — and 37% of respondents saying that current layoffs will likely be permanent. “As COVID persists, the impact is being felt on more staffs, and this is the saddest result of this survey organizationally,” said Nancy Drapeau, CEIR’s VP of Research.

    The percentage of event portfolios being canceled altogether has decreased from the last CEIR survey, released in June 2020 — from 72% to 52%. Cancellations are happening across all event sizes, with the highest incidence in the South and West.
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  • CEIR Releases Landmark Report Series on Global Virtual Event Trends

    Report One – Anatomy of Virtual Events and Financial Outcomes
    This three-part series provides a comprehensive overview of virtual event trends on a global level. This global study is ambitious in scope. It provides a snapshot of the extent of virtual event activity among organizers that typically run or manage B2B exhibitions or corporate events. It details what these organizers include in virtual events and provides benchmarks on participation rates and financial outcomes. It aims to assess what has worked, what has failed and what experimentations have a higher likelihood of enduring long-term.
    Download Report Here

  • What’s Next for the Expositions and Trade Show Business in 2021?

    The devastation of the trade show, exposition, and in-person event industry does not need another recap or reminder of where we are or how we got here; what we need is a vision, a strategy, and a plan for how each of us can prevail in 2021. We’ll deal with 2022 as we begin the recovery of our sector next year. For now, survival and retooling is the priority.

    Here are 10 key steps for you to evaluate and act upon depending on your ambition, risk-tolerance, resources, and capabilities. Not every one of these are 100% right for you … but maybe one of these can kick your business into another gear, starting next month. Try one or more of these on for size …
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  • Special Pricing for IAEE Members: GBAC Technician Program

    IAEE has teamed with ISSA, the worldwide cleaning industry association, to help exhibitions and events professionals safely and effectively return to the face-to-face business environment amid the challenges presented by COVID-19, as well as other infectious diseases, through a training course designed to prepare for, respond to and recover from biohazards in the workplace.
    Click Here For More Information

  • Meet the Winners from the 2020 Art of the Show Competition

    The winners were selected for their creative use of several essential marketing elements needed to promote exhibitions and events. The winning entries were announced and recognized at the Art of the Show Competition Watch Party as part of IAEE's virtual Expo! Expo! The Art of the Show Competition recognizes excellence in promotional materials for the exhibitions and events industry in 14 categories of competition, spanning three show sizes. The entries are judged by an independent panel of judges who specialize in marketing, communications and graphic design. Each entry received is scored on a points system based on the criteria for the category in which it is entered. The judges’ scores are averaged, and the highest score wins for each category/show size.View 2020's Winners Here

  • Congratulations to IAEE's Award Recipients for 2020!

    The International Association of Exhibitions and Events® (IAEE) proudly announced the recipients of the 2020 IAEE Awards in a special presentation held during Virtual Expo! Expo! IAEE’s Annual Meeting & Exhibition 2020. The IAEE Awards recognize outstanding contributions by IAEE members to the organization and to the exhibitions and events industry. They 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 by IAEE members earlier in the year.
    View Award Recipients Here

  • CEIR Announces 2020 Third Quarter Results

    The Center for Exhibition Industry Research (CEIR) reports that the exhibition industry remained at a grinding halt in the third quarter of 2020, with approximately 97% of originally scheduled events cancelled. As a result, the CEIR Total Index, a measure of exhibition industry performance, registered a 98.1% decline from a year ago (see Figure 1). The industry experienced a more moderate year-over-year decline of real (inflation-adjusted) GDP at 2.9%, which increased at an annual rate of 33.1% from the previous quarter. The latter had been somewhat boosted by continued reopening of businesses, strong residential investment, and online and other consumer goods purchases.

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