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  • IAEE Preferred Partner: Risk Strategies- For Your Trade Show Insurance Needs

    Don’t leave your organization vulnerable to disaster. Take advantage of IAEE's preferred partner - Risk Strategies - for trade show cancellation, exhibitor liability, and cyber asset protection insurance.

    Risk Strategies

  • Consumer Events Industry -Join IAEE for a Consumer Events Roundtable!

    15 May 2024

    12:00pm-1:00pm CT

    The IAEE Consumer Events Council invites you to this FREE virtual networking opportunity and an open discussion on different topics to foster meaningful conversation about the Consumer Events Industry.
  • Attention All Emerging & Established Leaders...IAEE's Leadership Institute is For You!

    27-28 June 2024

    Marriott Waterfront Baltimore, MD

    Are you an emerging or current leader looking to enhance and further develop your leadership skills for today’s modern world? Are you looking to step into a higher leadership role, do more and be more, unlocking your leadership potential and capabilities? Being a leader can be a reality for anyone – whether it be leading your team, your organization or your community – the opportunity is yours!

    IAEE’s new Leadership Institute provides the leaders of tomorrow with the knowledge and lessons needed to transform behaviors, enhance performance, develop team collaboration, and build strategic relationships.

    Click Here For More Information

  • Seeking a New Opportunity or Have a Position to Fill? Visit IAEE's Career Center!

    Sales Manger

    PartsBase

    Remote

    View Opportunity Here

    Senior Manager, Exhibit Sales

    American Academy of Neurology

    Remote

    View Opportunity Here

    Trade Show Coordinator

    Smithbucklin

    Chicago, IL

    View Opportunity Here

    Marketing Consultant

    REMSA

    Remote

    View Opportunity Here

    Director of Business Development

    American Association for Justice

    Washington, DC

    View Opportunity Here

    Operations Manager

    Production Transport Nevada, Inc.

    Las Vegas, NV

    View Opportunity Here

    View All Job Opportunities or Post a Job Opportunity Here

  • IAEE Webinar: Let User-Generated Content Supercharge Your Event Marketing

    15 May 2024

    10:30 AM CT / 8:30 AM PT / 11:30 AM ET / 4:30 PM GMT / 12:30 AM Singapore & Beijing (GMT +8)

    Developing promotional content can be one of the more challenging aspects of event marketing. It’s straightforward to talk about the features: the statistics, the schedule, the learning formats, networking events, the space, the food, etc.—but this only covers the surface. The real value and substance of the conference comes from the expertise, the people and the conversations that will be there.

    But how do you convey that? It is unrealistic to have the bandwidth and expertise internally to generate the kind of detailed and informative content to encapsulate your event, especially at scale.

    Register Here

  • Looking For a Way to Get More Involved? Attend an IAEE Chapter Event!

    DFW Chapter

    Craft and Draft

    2 May 2024

    3:00pm-5:00pm CT at the Hop & Sting Brewery in Grapevine, TX

    Register Here

    Donuts & Dish

    10 May 2024

    8:30am-9:15am CT Virtual

    Register Here

    Midwestern Chapter

    Connect & Share

    23 May 2024

    12:00pm-1:00pm CT Virtual

    Register Here

    Southeastern Chapter

    YP Meetup- Orlando

    15 May 2024

    5:30pm-7:00pm ET at the Yard House Icon Park in Orlando

    Register Here

    YP Meetup- Atlanta

    16 May 2024

    5:30pm-7:30pm ET at the Round Trip Brewing Company in Atlanta

    Register Here

    Community Service Project-Atlanta

    17 May 2024 

    8:15am-11:00am ET at the Urban Recipe in Atlanta

    Register Here

    Community Service Project- Orlando

    17 May 2024

    8:15am-11:30am ET at the Second Harvest in Orlando

    Register Here

    Southwestern Chapter

    Advocacy: Beyond One Day

    7 May 2024

    12:00pm-1:00pm PT Virtual

    Register Here

  • CEIR Releases the 2024 CEIR Index Report

    The highly anticipated 2024 CEIR Index Report, which analyzes the 2023 business-to-business (B2B) exhibition industry performance and provides an economic and exhibition industry forecast through 2026. It was produced in partnership with Tourism Economics, an Oxford Economics Company.

    The CEIR Index Report provides data on the U.S. B2B exhibition industry across 14 key sectors. As an objective measure of the annual performance of the exhibition industry, the CEIR Index measures year-over-year changes in four key metrics to determine overall performance: net square feet (NSF) of exhibit space sold; professional attendance; number of exhibiting companies; and gross revenue.

    Click here to purchase the complete 2024 CEIR Index Report or individual sector reports.

  • IAEE Webinar: Experiential Sponsorship – A Case Study of the APIC

    1 May 2024

    10:30 AM CT / 8:30 AM PT / 11:30 AM ET / 4:30 PM GMT / 12:30 AM Singapore & Beijing (GMT +8)

    Experiential Sponsorship – A Case Study of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control (APIC) – UBC Hospital

    Discover the APIC-UBC Carpenters Hospital Simulation – an immersive journey through infection control and construction. Explore how a medical association joined with a leading sponsor to develop an unforgettable interactive experience for attendees. More than 35% of all attendees walked through the simulated hospital corridor to learn how infection prevention and hospital renovation could co-exist.

    From ideation to execution, our speakers will discuss their journey with the educational committee, sponsors, and vendors. You’ll uncover the key elements that can drive engagement and deliver measurable results for your experiential sponsorship.

    Register Here

  • It's Volunteer Appreciation Week!

    This week and every week IAEE extends our deepest gratitude to our volunteers. Thank you for all you do. Your willingness to give your time and talents is greatly appreciated. 

    "Volunteers are not paid-not because they are worthless, but because they are priceless" - Shirley Temple Black

  • Did You Know IAEE Members Receive a Discount From Our Preferred Partner-4imprint?

    4imprint, the leader in promotional products, offers IAEE members an additional 10% off their already Guaranteed Lowest Prices. Saving money is just one of the many great benefits you receive from IAEE’s partnership with 4imprint. 

    More Information

  • CEIR Specialty Webinar: Performance and Prospects for Exhibitions

    24 April 2024

    10:30am-11:30am CT

    The latest CEIR Index readings confirm the resilience of exhibitions with the Index just 8.0% below pre-pandemic levels in the fourth quarter of 2023. The ongoing recovery confirms the enduring importance of exhibitions to company performance. Nevertheless, a slowing economy and faltering corporate profits raise questions about the sustainability of the recovery. Join Adam Sacks, President of Tourism Economics, CEIR’s new consulting partner for exhibition industry performance-related research, for a deep dive on recent performance of US exhibitions and a look forward at the next three years. 

    Register Here

    This session/course/webinar is eligible for 1 CE hour. CEIR Webinars are available to all. This specialty webinar is $99.

  • Registration is Now Open for the IAEE Leadership Institute!

    27-28 June 2024

    Baltimore, MD

    IAEE’s Leadership Institute provides the leaders of tomorrow with the knowledge and lessons needed to transform behaviors, enhance performance, develop team collaboration, and build strategic relationships.

    The Institute for IAEE members only, provides a tailored immersive educational program that develops one’s leadership competencies, skills and broad industry knowledge while creating a close network among participants through applied learning concepts, shared discussions, and self-reflection.

    More Information

  • IAEE Webinar: Event Sustainability – A Holistic Approach to Maximize Impact

    17 April 2024

    10:30 AM CT / 8:30 AM PT / 11:30 AM ET / 4:30 PM GMT / 12:30 AM Singapore & Beijing (GMT +8)

    In today’s world, we hear daily about the implications of climate change, impacts on biodiversity, loss of the natural environment and social issues facing many. And through it all, we are told we must change events in order for our industry to thrive and survive. This session takes all that noise, breaks it down into digestible parts for immediate understanding and implementation. It will give you the tools you need to rethink your planning process and implement sustainability with ease. 

    Register Here

    This session/course/webinar is eligible for 1 clock hour.

  • IAEE is Offering a New Exhibitor Relations CEM Course.

    Understanding how to partner with exhibitors to ensure their success will help drive value for the show organizer, the exhibitor and the attendee.

     This new CEM course helps show organizers understand the root causes of pain points for exhibitors and what systems, processes and solutions a show organizer can implement to address the needs of their exhibitors and create success for all stakeholders.

    Click Here to Register

  • Seeking a New Opportunity or Have a Position to Fill? Visit IAEE's Career Center!

    Senior Manager, Exposition Marketing

    AVIXA

    Remote

    View Opportunity Here

    Senior Program Manager

    International Association of Chiefs of Police

    Alexandria, VA (Hybrid)

    View Opportunity Here

    Senior Vice President, Member Training & Delivery

    American Bankers Association

    Washington, DC (Hybrid)

    View Opportunity Here

    Vice President of Convention Development

    Louisville Tourism

    Louisville, KY

    View Opportunity Here

    Specialist of Operations, Sales, & Partnerships

    National Electrical Contractors Association

    Washington, DC (Hybrid) 

    View Opportunity Here

    View All Opportunities

  • CEIR Blog: Elevating B2B Interactions: The Role of Entertaining in Professional Events

    Finding the right mix of education and entertainment is crucial in today’s B2B exhibitions. Read on for tips and considerations to take so that attendees view your event as a win on both professional and personal levels.

    Read More

  • Mark Your Calendars for the IAEE Chapter Events Coming Up in April!

    DFW Chapter

    Donuts & Dish 

    12 April 2024

    8:30am-9:15am CT

    Virtual

    Register Here

    New England Chapter

    Educational Luncheon 

    26 April 2024

    From 12:00pm-1:00pm ET at the Boston Convention Center in Boston, MA

    Register Here

    New York Chapter

    Behind-the-Scenes Tour: The Auto Show

    2 April 2024

    2:00pm-3:00pm ET at the Javits Center in New York, NY

    Register Here

    Javits Farm Volunteer Event

    16 April 2024

    From 2:00pm-4:00pm ET at the Javits Center Farm in New York, NY.

    Register Here

    Southeastern Chapter

    Educational Luncheon: State of the Industry

    25 April 2024

    From 11:15am-1:30pm ET at the Gas South District Convention Center in Duluth, GA

    Register Here

  • CEIR Releases Q4 2023 Index Results

    Strong Rebound of U.S. B2B Exhibition Industry Continues

    The Center for Exhibition Industry Research (CEIR) announced that the U.S. business-to-business (B2B) exhibition industry continues to rebound, recording strong improvement in the fourth quarter of 2023. Extremely low cancellations and continued improvement in metrics outcomes for completed events boosted the Q4 2023 Index value to 92.0 (Figure 1). As expected, the CEIR Total Index – a measure of overall exhibition performance – continues to recover, surging 15.0% from a year ago.

    Read More

  • IAEE Webinar: Your Brand In Action – Amplifying Your Influence on LinkedIn

    27 March 2024

    10:30 AM CT / 8:30 AM PT / 11:30 AM ET / 4:30 PM GMT / 12:30 AM Singapore & Beijing (GMT +8)

    They say people buy from people first, and products second, and there’s an opportunity for anyone to be the “face” of their organization through their personal brand.  Not only does it boost the leads and opportunities for your company, but also for you as an individual. 

    It’s time to come out of the shadows, into the spotlight and create a bigger impact in your career, and we’re going to use the use the world’s most powerful B2B platform, LinkedIn, to get you there!

    Register Here

  • Show Organizers: Join Us Tomorrow for IAEE's Organizer Buzz Hour!

    15 March 2024

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

    Each month, IAEE hosts fellow organizer members in small group discussions to share what’s on their mind including current challenges.

    These Organizer BUZZ hours allow you to gain knowledge from other member experiences and collaborate to find common solutions. This month we will be talking about attendee engagement. Come learn, share and connect with your fellow IAEE members.

    Register Here

  • March 15th is the Deadline to Submit Your Nominations for the International Excellence Award!

    The IAEE International Excellence Award recognizes an IAEE member or member organization who produces exhibitions that have made exceptional strides as an international event and/or who has elevated the industry on a global scale through education and/or representation.

    Qualifications for this award may include, but are not limited to, demonstrating significant development and/or improvement in the following areas:

    • Exhibitor and attendee growth at an international show(s);
    • Expansion of education opportunities in a particular region;
    • Industry advancement across international borders; and/or
    • Promotion of IAEE’s programs and presence on an international level                                      Submit Your Nomination Here
  • Happy International Women's Day!

    IAEE celebrates the profound achievements of past trailblazers, current innovators, and future changemakers from all over the world.

    May we all take the time to remember just how far women have come, think about how far there is to go and inspire the next generation.

  • IAEE Specialty Webinar Series – Emerging Leaders and YP Masterclass: PART 1

    4 April 2024

    10:30 AM – 11:30 AM CT | 8:30 AM – 10:30 AM PT | 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM ET

    Emerging Leaders and YP Masterclass: Part 1- Clarity from Within

    YP's elevate your leadership Capabilities with IAEE's Specialty Webinar Masterclass Series on Clarity Driven Leadership! It's perfect for emerging leaders looking to carve a path to success. 

    Register Here

    These webinars are eligible for 1 clock hour each. For the full series you will receive 3 clock hours once the series is attended and completed in full.

    These courses are offered as individual webinars (Members $35 | Non-Members $55) or you can purchase the full series at a discounted rate (Members $99 | Non-Members $149).

  • Looking For a Way to Get More Involved? Attend an IAEE Chapter Event!

    Central Texas Chapter

    Coffee Convo: AI in Your World

    6 March 2024

    9:00am-9:45am CT

    Virtual

    Register Here

    DFW Chapter

    Donuts & Dish

    8 March 2024

    8:30am-9:15am CT

    Virtual

    Register Here

    New York Chapter

    Chapter Education: 7 Marketing Insights That Will Help You Grow Your Next Event

    21 March 2024

    1:00pm-2:00pm ET

    Virtual

    Register Here

    Behind the Scenes Tour: The Auto Show

    2 April 2024

    2:00pm-3:00pm ET

    Javits Center New York, NY

    Register Here

    Southeastern Chapter

    Educational Luncheon

    25 April 2024

    11:15am-1:30pm ET

    Gas South District Convention Center Duluth, GA

    Register Here

    DC Chapter

    IAEE Member Appreciation- Super Pet Expo

    15 March 2024

    3:00pm-8:00pm ET

    Dulles Expo Center Chantilly, VA

    Register Here

  • IAEE Webinar- Influencer Marketing: A Case Study from Expo! Expo! 2023

    29 February 2024

    10:30 AM – 11:30 AM CT | 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM ET | 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM PT | 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM GMT | 12:30 AM – 1:30 AM for Singapore and Beijing (GMT + 8)

    In this dynamic landscape of event marketing, marketers have many tools available at their disposal to effectively market events, driving engagement and attendance but none are quite as effective as influencer campaigns, when done right. Join IAEE and Snoball as we take a deep dive into IAEE’s Expo! Expo! 2023 marketing campaign to learn how the Snöball’ platform was used to drive attendee registration and elevate brand recognition for what is hailed as the “show for shows.”

    Register Here

    IAEE webinars are free to members and available to non-members for $49. Eligible to earn 1 Clock Hour.

  • Did You Know That IAEE Has a Trade Show Calendar?

    Check out IAEE's Trade Show Calendar for the current information on upcoming shows all around the world!

    Trade Show Calendar

  • Seeking a New Opportunity or Have a Position to Fill? Visit IAEE's Career Center!

    Vice President of Convention Development

    Louisville Tourism

    Louisville, KY

    View Opportunity Here

    Exhibit Sales Coordinator

    RE+Events

    Remote

    View Opportunity Here

    Trade Exhibitions Sales Representative

    MIE Events Group

    Chicago, IL

    View Opportunity Here

    View All Opportunities

  • Celebrating Black History Month!

    During the month of February, IAEE pauses to honor and remember the triumphs and struggles of African Americans throughout history and today.  

    Let Black History Month be a reminder to us all the importance of equality, diversity, and inclusion. It is about making a commitment to ensure that all people feel loved, listened to, and are appreciated. 

    “Not everything that is faced can be changed; but nothing can be changed until it is faced” – James Baldwin 

  • IAEE Preferred Partner: Promote Your Brand & Get Your Name Seen....Choose 4imprint!

    4imprint, the leader in promotional products, offers IAEE members an additional 10% off their already Guaranteed Lowest Prices. Saving money is just one of the many great benefits you receive from IAEE’s partnership with 4imprint. 

    More Information

  • Show Organizers: Join US This Friday for IAEE's Show Organizer Buzz Hour!

    16 February 2024

    2:00-3:00 PM ET | 1:00-2:00 PM CT | 11:00-12:00 PM PT 

    Discover the Power of Data in Boosting Show Growth and Evolving Your Event on a Limited Budget. In today's fast-paced world, leveraging data is essential to maximize the growth and adaptability of your show or event. Even with budget limitations, there are effective strategies to harness data and refine your event strategies.

     - Gain insights on how to benchmark your show against industry standards and competitors.

    - Stay ahead of the game by proactively seeking innovative approaches through data interpretation.

    - Utilize data-driven insights to make strategic decisions that shape the future of your show or event.

    - Prioritize sustainability and long-term success by leveraging data to guide resource allocation and event design.Register Here

  • Happy Lunar New Year From IAEE!

    IAEE wishes our colleagues and friends a Happy New Year.  

    May the year of the Dragon be filled with happiness, health and prosperity! 

  • IAEE's Guidelines For Display Rules and Regulations Was Recently Updated.

    Guidelines for Display Rules and Regulations have been established by IAEE to assist in promoting continuity and consistency among North American exhibitions and events. This revised 2023 edition is offered as a resource for exhibition and event organizers to use in creating consistent and fair exhibiting standards for their events.

      Purchase Here

  • Exhibition Industry Awareness Week: Do You Know a High School/College Student?

    20-23 February 2024

    10:30am-12:30pm CT

    Exhibition Industry Awareness Week

    Help students or your own child to uncover career opportunities in the exhibitions industry. Have them join us virtually for a week of learning, networking, and Insights with presentations by IAEE, CEIR, IAVM, SISO, EDPA, Exhibitor Group, ECA, and ESCA.

    Link to Register 

  • IAEE Webinar: How AI is Transforming the Exhibition Floor

    7 February 2024

    10:30 AM – 11:30 AM CT | 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM ET | 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM PT | 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM GMT | 12:30 AM – 1:30 AM for Singapore and Beijing (GMT + 8)

    In today’s data-driven world, understanding the behaviors and preferences of your audience is critical to successful event planning and strategy. Join the IAEE webinar to discover how harnessing the power of behavioral data can transform your events into unforgettable experiences and drive strategic success.

    In this session, you will hear a case study from FDIC’s Firehouse of the Future about how this event gathered, analyzed, and interpreted behavioral data to inform event trends and strategic decisions. You might be surprised to hear several learnings that were not what the typical event goer eye could see.

    Register Here

  • Show Organizers- Join Us for IAEE's Organizer Buzz Hour on February 16th!

    16 February 2024

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

    Each month, IAEE hosts fellow organizer members in small group discussions to share what’s on their mind including current challenges.

    These Organizer BUZZ hours allow you to gain knowledge from other member experiences and collaborate to find common solutions.  The Buzz Hours will have a themed topic and some sessions may include a 15-20-minute presentation.  Come learn, share and connect with your fellow IAEE members.

    Register Here

  • IAEE Webinar: The Year Ahead: IAEE’s Industry Insights, Association News and Trends to Watch For

    31 January 2024

    10:30 AM CT / 8:30 AM PT / 11:30 AM ET / 4:30 PM GMT / 12:30 AM Singapore & Beijing (GMT +8)

    The Year Ahead: IAEE’s Industry Insights, Association News and 2024 Trends to Watch For

    Join this informative session with IAEE President and CEO, Marsha Flanagan, M.Ed., CEM and Marie Browne, IAEE Chairperson, and Group Vice President of RX as they provide a look at IAEE’s plan for the year ahead, discussing trends to watch for in 2024, discussing the exhibitions landscape and how we can continue to make changes and move forward successfully in the new year.

    Register Here

  • Secure Your Spot Now For IAEE's Expo! Expo! 2024 Space Draw!

    Submit your exhibit space contract by Friday, 2 February to take part in the Expo! Expo! Space Draw on 14-15 February! 

    Contact sales@iaee.com today to secure your spot at Expo! Expo! 17-19 December 2024 in Los Angeles, CA.

  • Seeking a New Opportunity or Have a Position to Fill? Visit IAEE's Career Center!

    Exhibitor and Sponsorship Sales Representative

    The Association of Woodworking & Furnishings Suppliers

    Anaheim, CA

    View Opportunity Here

    Exhibits & Sponsorships Manager

    American Association of Endodontists

    Chicago, IL

    View Opportunity Here

    Housing Manager

    National Association of REALTORS

    Chicago, IL (Hybrid)

    View Opportunity Here

    Meeting Logistics Specialist

    Lions Club International

    Oak Brook, Il (Hybrid)

    View Opportunity Here

    Senior Manager, Trade Show Marketing

    Plastics Industry Association

    Washington, DC (Hybrid) 

    View Opportunity Here

  • Want to Get More Involved? Attend an IAEE Chapter Event in January!

    Central Texas Chapter

    Southwest Showcase

    17 January 2024

    Kalahari Resorts & Conventions

    Round Rock, Texas

    Register Here

    DC chapter

    Coffee Convo- What you have learned, what you want to know more about

    23 January 2024

    9:00am-9:30am ET

    Virtual

    Register Here

    Midwestern chapter

    9th Annual Kickball Tournament

    25 January 2024

    4:30pm CT

    McCormick Place 

    Chicago, IL

    Register Here

    Chapter Event Calendar

  • Show Organizers-See if Your Event is Outperforming, Under-Performing or is in Line With Other Events

    CEIR Event Analyzer Tool

    B2B exhibition organizers, do you understand how your event is performing compared to your competitive peer set? Performance is an integral metric in strategic planning and it reveals your event’s strengths and weaknesses. It helps direct strategic planning to where it counts, where improvements are needed and where to build on an event’s success.

    The Event Analyzer Tool looks at your event’s performance for critical metrics:

    • Number of attendees
    • Number of exhibitors
    • NSF of paid space
    • Organizer revenues


    The beauty of this tool is that it visualizes your event’s performance in 13 charts (see sample of charts below), to prior editions of your event and the corresponding CEIR Sector Index aka your competitive peer set.

    Click Here For More Information

  • CEIR Webinar: How to Maximize Exhibit and Sponsorship Sales Outcomes in the New Normal

    16 January 2024

    10:30 AM - 11:30 AM CT

    Maximizing exhibit and sponsorship sales outcomes post-pandemic requires a strategic approach that takes into account the changing landscape of exhibitions and events. Join this session for a discussion on the approaches most apt to succeed in today’s business environment guided by data from CEIR’s most recent research - Exhibit and Sponsorship Sales Approaches Driving Revenue Growth (Part One of a Series). This research uncovers a connection between the perception of the health of industry sectors served and success in meeting or beating 2019 pre-pandemic revenue goals.

    Register Here

  • Get Ready for Learning in 2024! Check Out IAEE's Upcoming Virtual CEM Courses!

    CEM Learning Program: Upcoming Virtual Courses 2024

    18 January Conference & Meeting Management 

    23 January Selecting Service Contractors

    30 January Floor Plan Development

    08 February Exhibitor Relations

    View IAEE's CEM Course Calendar Here

  • Registration is Open For IAEE's Women's Leadership Forum 2024!

    10-11 April 2024

    Walter E Washington Convention Center

    Washington, DC

    IAEE’s 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

  • Looking For a Change in the New Year or Do You Have Positions to Fill? Visit IAEE's Career Center!

    VP Client Partnerships

    EMC Outdoor

    Nationwide

    View Opportunity Here

    Sales Representative 

    ASIS International 

    Alexandria, VA

    View Opportunity Here

    Vice President, Events and Fundraising

    IAEE

    Remote

    View Opportunity Here

    Sales Manager

    Promotional Products Association International

    Irving, TX

    View Opportunity Here

    Sponsorship Coordinator

    APCO International

    Daytona Beach, FL

    View Opportunity Here

    See All Industry Job Listings Here

  • Are You Focused on Driving More Attendees to Your Show?

    CEIR research shares insights from the Attendee Acquisition Trends Driving Growth study. Which is a comprehensive overview of strategies and approaches used by B2B exhibition attendee marketers today to achieve their goals in this time of recovery.

    It is global in scope. It includes benchmarks and insights related to: factors considered for marketing planning; performance metrics; marketing messaging; marketing channel tactics; discounts and premiums; use of marketing automation and dashboards; out-of-pocket costs; revenues generated by attendee fees and more.

    This series is available as a complimentary download for CEIR subscribers and IAEE members.

    Download Report Here

  • Need to Catch Up on Some of Your IAEE Learning Opportunities?

    IAEE has you covered with our on-demand content.

     Log in and search for key topics or terms, its that easy!

  • IAEE's Guidelines for Display Rules and Regulations Was Recently Updated.

    Guidelines for Display Rules and Regulations have been established by the International Association of Exhibitions and Events®️ (IAEE) to assist in promoting continuity and consistency among North American exhibitions and events. This revised 2023 edition is offered as a resource for exhibition and event organizers to use in creating consistent and fair exhibiting standards for their events.

    Purchase Here

  • IAEE's Expo! Expo! is Just About a Week Away!

    If you haven't signed up yet, don't miss out on a chance to connect with industry peers, gain knowledge and learn what new solutions might be available!  

    More Information

  • Did You Miss IAEE's Specialty Sales Series Titled Sales Strategies and Solutions ?

    IAEE has teamed up with sales, leadership, and performance expert Gary Hernbroth of Training for Winners to bring you a 3-part IAEE Special Webinar Series titled, Sales Strategies & Solutions.” These webinars are designed to bring you helpful sales coaching and useful recommendations for further developing your sales knowledge, strengthening your negotiation skills, and crafting your sales approach for overall success.  The series follows a chronological order of content and steps and each webinar leads off the previous one in a continual process.

    More Information

  • Looking to Drive Revenue Growth?

    Check out this CEIR report on Exhibit and Sponsorship Sales Approaches Driving Revenue Growth.

    Download The Report Here

  • Seeking a New Opportunity or Have a Position to Fill? Visit IAEE's Career Center!

    Event Manager-Trade Show

    Specialty Coffee Association

    Remote

    View Opportunity Here

    Head of Corporate Relations

    American Physical Society

    Remote

    View Opportunity Here

    Sponsorship Operations Associate 

    National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA)

    Arlington, VA

    View Opportunity Here

    Exhibition and Sponsorship Sales Manager

    RIMS, Risk Management Society

    Remote

    View Opportunity Here

    Director, Expo Operations of North America

    International Association of Amusement Parks

    Orlando, FL

    View Opportunity Here

    View All Opportunities

  • How Are You Creating Sustainable Events?

    As an industry, we have an opportunity to improve our efficiency, reputation, legacy and environmental impact through sustainable practices.

    Click Here for Information on Creating Sustainable Exhibitions

  • If You Haven't Updated Your IAEE Profile, Now is a Great Time!

    Log in Here, go to My Account (on the left-hand side) and click Update My Information link

  • Don't Let 2023 End Without Attending an IAEE Chapter Event...It's a Great Way to Get Involved!

    Central Texas Chapter

    Educational Program- Sponsor Behavior in a Post-Pandemic World

    30 November 2023 from 11:00am-1:00pm CT at the Austin Convention Center

    Register Here

    Coffee Convos

    6 December 2023 from 9:00am-9:30am Virtual

    Register Here

    The Big Ol' Texas Reception at Expo! Expo!

    6 December 2023 from 5:30pm-7:00pm CT at the Omni Dallas Hotel

    Register Here

    DFW Chapter

    Informal Young Professioanls Meet-Up

    8 November from 4:00pm-6:00pm at Harvest Hall in Grapevine, TX

    Donuts & Dish

    10 November 2023 from 8:30am-9:30am CT Virtual

    Register Here

    Jingle Mingle

    30 November 2023 5:00pm-8:00pm CT at the Great Wolf Lodge in Grapevine, TX

    Register Here

    The Big Ol' Texas Chapter Reception at Expo! Expo!

    6 December 2023 from 5:30pm-7:00pm CT at the Omni Dallas Hotel

    Register Here

    New York Chapter

    Fall Volunteer Event

    14 November from 2:00pm-4:00pm ET at The Farm Javits Center

    Email Jackie Retzer  to secure your spot

    Expo! Expo! New York Chapter Reception

    6 December 2023 from 5:30pm-7:30pm CT at the Deep Ellum Brewing Company Taproom in Dallas, TX

    Register Here

    Rocky Mountain Chapter

    Serving Up Hope

    17 November 2023 11:30am-1:30pm MT at the Omni Interlocken in Broomfield, CO

    Register Here

    Expo! Expo! Rocky Mountain Chapter Reception

    6 December 2023 from 5:30pm-7:00pm at the Omni Dallas Hotel 

    Register Here

    Southeastern Chapter

    Young Professional Meetup -Orlando

    8 November 2023 From 5:30pm-7:00pm ET at Rocco's Tacos & Tequila Bar in Orlando, FL

    Register Here

    Young Professionals Meetup - Atlanta

    8 November 2023 from 5:30pm-7:00pm ET at Monday Night Brewing- West Midtown Hop Hut in Atlanta, GA

    Register Here

    Holiday Luncheon

    13 December 2023 from 10:45am-1:30pm at the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta, GA

    Register Here

    Washington, DC Chapter

    Volunteer Day DC Central Kitchen

    5 November 2023 from 9:00am-12:00pm ET at the Klein Center

    Register Here

    Virtual Coffee Convo- Activations on the Show Floor- The Value of Enhancing the Attendee Experience Onsite

    14 November 2023 from 8:00am-8:30am ET Virtual

    Register Here

    Educational Program & Annual Meeting- Chapter Update and Industry Forecast

    16 November 2023 From 4:00pm-7:00pm ET at the Freeman Offices in Alexandria, VA

    Register Here

    Expo! Expo! DC Chapter Reception

    6 December 2023 From 5:30pm-7:00pm CT at the Omni Dallas Hotel 

    Register Here

  • Need to Catch up on Some of IAEE's Learning Opportunities?

    IAEE has you covered with our On-Demand content. 

    Log in and search for key topics or terms, its that easy. 

    View On-Demand Content Here

  • DE&I - Want to Know More About DE&I Initiatives From IAEE?

    "Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly" - Martin Luther King Jr

    Exhibitions play a crucial role in advancing equity and inclusion as they are reflective of the broader society, foster innovation and create opportunities for underrepresented groups, leading to different and unique perspectives. IAEE leads by example and is fully committed to cultivating an ongoing successful B2B and B2C exhibitions industry – one that creates, health, joy and justice for all people of different backgrounds, races, gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, age, ability, and religion.

    View IAEE's Initiatives and Resources

  • Are you a CEM with 10 Years of Industry Experience? Ready to Take the Next Step in Your Career?

    Join fellow CEM's taking IAEE's CEM-AP course in December!

    Leading & Negotiating for Success
    Instructor: Dr. Sam Potolicchio
    Dates: 3-4 December 2023
    Location: Expo! Expo! – Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center, Dallas, TX
    Time: 9:00am – 4:45pm

    More Information

  • The Skills Matrix and Job Description Template is Available Now!

    This publication includes a compilation of all job competencies, skills, knowledge and abilities needed for various job levels along with corresponding job description templates organized in the job function areas of Operations, Sales/Business Development, Marketing, Meeting and Event Operations and Strategic Management. This information can be used by manager and HR professionals to design job descriptions, titles, benchmarks and performance measures.

    Purchase Report Here

  • IAEE Webinar: Developing a Global Presence Through the Power of Cultural Awareness

    25 October 2023

    10:30 AM CT / 8:30 AM PT / 11:30 AM ET / 4:30 PM GMT / 12:30 AM Singapore & Beijing (GMT +8)

    This webinar is designed to teach basic principles involving how to understand, develop and manage diversity within the workplace. Participants will discover how the influence of culture, and differences in values, ethics and assumptions has a direct impact on effective communication. In addition, participants will also learn how to understand the importance of cultural openness and how it can be used as an advantage to facilitate positive intergroup interactions, by creating an environment of inclusivity within the workplace. 

    This session/course/webinar is eligible for 1 clock hour.

    Register Here

  • CEIR Blog- Incorporating Inclusivity: A Guide to Making Exhibitions More Accessible and Diverse

    Inclusivity is not only good for attendees, but good for exhibitions. In addition to expanding the show’s attendee base, it also positively affects the bottom line. Learn how to incorporate inclusivity into your exhibitions!

    Read Blog Here

  • Make Sure You Receive a Discount when registering for IAEE's Expo! Expo! -Register Before 10/20/2023

    5-7 December 2023

    Dallas, TX

    The IAEE team has several reduced rate options to help you plan your days at Expo! Expo!

    Are you a young professional? Do you have your CEM? Do you live in Texas? If you answered YES to any of these, we have special rates for you –  10% off a full access badge! 

    Are you a new organizer member or have never attended Expo! Expo! before? Consider the First Timer option.

    Are you an organizer member and have purchasing power in your organization? Consider the Hosted Buyer Program.

    All reduced rate options and specialty programs are eligible for IAEE members only. 

    Click Here For More Information

  • October is Cyber Security Awareness Month - Register for IAEE's Webinar Happening on 11 October

    Cyber Risk Management and Insurance: How to Protect and Manage Your Cyber Assets

    11 October 2023

    10:30 AM CT / 8:30 AM PT / 11:30 AM ET / 4:30 PM GMT / 12:30 AM Singapore & Beijing (GMT +8)

    In today’s digitally interconnected world, cyber threats are on the rise, posing significant risks to organizations of all sizes. To safeguard valuable assets and sensitive data, it has become imperative for businesses to adopt robust Cyber Risk Management strategies. Show Organizers, as well as suppliers, now more than ever need Cyber insurance to protect their assets.

    Register Here

  • Have an Open Position to Fill? Why not post your job opportunity on IAEE's Job Board!

    Manager of Operations Tradeshow & Partnerships

    National Electrical Contractors Association

    Washington, DC

    More Information

    Director of Marketing, Experience and Engagement

    American Physical Society

    Remote

    More Information

    Manger Sales & Sponsorship

    Biotechnology Innovation Organization

    Washington, DC

    More Information

    Account Executive

    Exhibitor Group

    Remote

    More Information

    View All Job Opportunities Here

  • Looking to Get More Involved? Attend an IAEE Chapter Event in October!

    Central Texas Chapter

    Coffee Convos

    4 October 2023

    9:00am-9:30am CT

    Virtual

    Register Here

    DFW Chapter

    Donuts and Dish

    13 October 2023

    8:30am-9:30am CT

    Virtual

    Register Here

    New York Chapter

    Behind-The-Scenes Tour of Toy Fair

    2 October 2023

    2:00pm-3:00pm ET at the Javits Center

    Register Here

    Annual General Meeting & New to NY Panel

    26 October 2023

    10:00am-11:00am ET at the Javits Center

    Register Here

    Rocky Mountain Chapter

    YP Event- Navigating Site Visits with Confindence

    12 October 2023

    3:00pm-5:00pm MT at The Commons on Champa Denver

    Register Here

    Breaking the Status Quo: Using Your Power to Advance DEI

    19 October 2023

    11:30am-12:30am 

    Virtual

    Register Here

    Southeastern Chapter

    Technology Exchange

    26 October 2023

    11:15am-1:30pm ET at the Atlanta Convention Center at AmericasMart

    Register Here

    DC Chapter

    Member Appreciation Social-Karaoke Night

    18 October 2023

    4:30pm-7:00pm ET at the Rock It Grill -Alexandria, VA

    Register Here

  • Bring Your learning to Life by Attending CEM Courses Held During Expo! Expo!

    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! 

    You do not have to be registered for the Expo! Expo! Annual Meeting and Exhibition to attend CEM courses held during the event, but separate registrations are necessary. 

    Sunday, 3 December

    CEM-AP: Leading & Negotiating for Success
    Instructor: Dr. Sam Potolicchio 

    Event Operations
    Instructors: Ryan Lovell, CEM-AP
    and Jim Letchworth, CEM 

    Finance, Budgeting & Contracts
    Instructor: Bob McLean, CPA, CAE, CEM 

    Neuroscience of Exhibitions & Events
    Instructor: Janet Sperstad, CMP-F 

    Monday, 4 December

    CEM-AP: Leading & Negotiating for Success
    Instructor: Dr. Sam Potolicchio

    Event Marketing
    Instructor: Kimberly Hardcastle-Geddes, CEM 

    Exhibition & Event Sales
    Instructor: Rich Vallaster, CEM, DES 

    Selecting Service Contractors
    Instructor: Catherine Mellett, CEM 

    Click Here for More Information and Registration

  • IAEE Webinar: Real World Actionable Insights and Strategies for Attendee Acquisition Planning

    27 September 2023

    10:30 AM CT / 8:30 AM PT / 11:30 AM ET / 4:30 PM GMT / 12:30 AM Singapore & Beijing (GMT +8)

    In today's competitive exhibitions landscape, successful planning hinges on effective attendee acquisition strategies that drive growth. This webinar will provide you with real-world, actionable insights into the latest trends and proven strategies for crafting attendee acquisition plans that not only attract participants but also lead to substantial event growth. Discover what others are doing to leverage cutting-edge approaches and data-driven techniques to maximize their event's reach, engagement, and impact. Don't miss out on the opportunity to gain practical insights and transform your events into dynamic and thriving experiences.

    Register Here

  • CEIR Predict 2023 was a huge success!

    Attendees were excited to see exhibitions and events returning to a face-to-face format. Organizers are adapting to stakeholders' needs and finding new strategies for success. 

    Click Here to View the CEIR Predict 2023 Recap Video

  • Didn't Get the Opportunity to Attend IAEE's Specialty Webinar Series: Sales Strategies & Solutions?

    View the IAEE Specialty Webinar Series: Sales Strategies & Solutions (Series of 3 Webinars) On-demand. 

    Download the series or listen to one of a three-part series!

     PART 1 - Working Your Sales Funnel: Sales Prospecting and Follow Up

    Register for Part 1 On-Demand

    PART 2 - Selling Smart Against Your Competition: Sales Negotiation Solutions That Work

    Register for Part 2 On-Demand

    PART 3 – Bringing It All Together: Helping Your Customers to Say “Yes” 

    Register for Part 3 On-Demand

    Register for the 3 Part Series On-Demand

  • Check Out the Content Tracks offered at Expo! Expo! 2023

    5-7 December 2023

    Dallas, Texas

    Gain insights from top professionals on the topics that are real factors for the events & exhibitions industry. 

    Building & Retaining Talent
    Exploring Event Technology
    Brought to You by

    Surveying the Landscape of Tomorrow
    Brought to You by

    Innovative Sales & Sponsorship Solutions
    Brought to You by

    Marketing Matters
    Brought to You by

    The Business of Legal

    Do the Right Thing No Matter Who’s Watching

  • CEIR Webinar: Event Health and Safety – Navigating the Future with Proven Risk Management Strategies

    14 September 2023

    10:30 AM CT / 8:30 AM PT / 11:30 AM ET / 4:30 PM GMT / 12:30 AM Singapore & Beijing (GMT +8)

    In this dynamic and informative webinar, John Cordier of Epistemix, a provider of data and decision support for enterprise and governments used across the events industry, will bring you the latest foresight on event health and safety risk management. Ensuring the safety of attendees, staff, and stakeholders is still relevant for event organizers. What are your current policies and strategies to mitigate risks? Now is not the time to stop thinking about risks.

    Whether you organize large-scale conferences, festivals, trade shows, or intimate gatherings, this webinar equips you with practical knowledge and critical actionable steps to understand points of leverage to make better decisions by understanding your attendee population to build into your attendee acquisition strategy. 

    Register Here

    This session/course/webinar is eligible for 1 CE clock hour.

  • Earn Clock Hours – By Attending Expo! Expo!

    5-7 December 2023

    Dallas, Texas

    You can earn up to 8.5 clock hours when you attend the General Session and each time slot of education at Expo! Expo!

    Register Today!

    Click Here to View Expo! Expo! Education Information

    Click Here to Register for Expo! Expo!

  • Seeking a New Opportunity or Have a Position to Fill? Visit IAEE's Career Center!

    Manager, Expo Operations

    IAAPA

    Orlando, FL

    View Opportunity Here

    Senior Manager, Exhibits & Sponsorship Fulfillment 

    American Association of Airport Executives

    Alexandria, VA

    View Opportunity Here

    Exhibits Specialist 

    Rotary International

    Evanston, IL

    View Opportunity Here

    Convention Strategy Manager

    Destination DC

    Washington, DC

    View Opportunity Here

    View All Job Opportunities

  • Get Involved.....Attend an IAEE Chapter Event in September!

    Central Texas Chapter

    Coffee Convos

    6 September 2023

    9:00am-9:30am CT

    Virtual 

    Register Here

    DFW Chapter

    Donuts & Dish

    8 September 2023

    8:30am-9:30am CT

    Virtual

    Register Here

    Chapter Happy Hour

    26 September 2023

    4:00pm-7:00pm CT

    Maple Branch Brewery in Fort Worth, TX

    Register Here

    Midwestern Chapter 

    SAVE THE DATE: Annual Meeting Notes for Show Folks- CEIR Insights about the Future of the Industry

    20 September 2023

    8:30am-11:00am CT

    American Dental Association Hillenbrand Auditorium Chicago, IL 

    More Information

    New York Chapter

    The 7 Simple Habits of Inclusive Leaders

    28 September 2023

    10:00am-11:00am ET

    Virtual

    Register Here

    Southeastern Chapter

    The 7 Simple Habits of Inclusive Leaders

    28 September 2023

    10:00am-11:00am ET

    Virtual

    Register Here

    DC Chapter

    Summer Social Event 

    30 August 2023

    4:30pm-6:30pm ET

    The Crossvines Poolesville, MD

    Register Here

    Virtual Coffee Convo- Future of Digital Communication Management

    12 September 2023

    8:30am-9:30am ET

    Virtual

    Register Here

    SAVE THE DATE -Breakfast Bites: Improving Health in the Workplace & Inclusive Leadership

    28 September 2023

    8:30am-11:00am ET

    Kaiser Permanente Center for Total Health Washington, DC

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  • CEIR Blog - Unleashing the Potential: How AI is Transforming the Events Marketing Landscape

    Explore 10 ways in which event marketers are applying the latest AI tools to enhance attendee experiences and increase ROI for all.

    Read More

  • Registration is Now Open for Expo! Expo!

    5-7 December 2023

    We are excited to bring the “show for shows” to IAEE’s home town this December! 

    Gain insights from top professionals on the topics that are real factors for the events & exhibitions industry.

    More Information

  • IAEE Blog: 8 Ways SHOT Show Exhibitors Can Reduce Costs

    By Chris Dolnack, SVP & Chief Customer Officer, NSSF – The Firearm Industry Trade Association

    The NSSF’s Chris Dolnack helps exhibitors cut costs at the upcoming SHOT Show. Who doesn’t like saving money? Read on to learn how to maximize your ROI as an exhibitor.

    According to recently updated trade show industry data, exhibit space represents approximately 22%-25% of an exhibitor’s total trade show spend. Exhibit space pricing is generally fixed and priced by the square foot of space. Of course, NSSF members receive a discount on their exhibit space, not to exceed their dues, but that’s a topic for another day.

    That means that 75%-78% of an exhibitor’s total trade show spend is controllable to a degree. Here are eight ways that SHOT Show exhibitors can reduce their costs for the 2024 show.

    Read More

  • IAEE Preferred Partner: Risk Strategies - For Trade Show Cancellation Insurance!

    Don’t leave your organization vulnerable to disaster. Take advantage of our preferred partner - Risk Strategies - for Trade Show cancellation insurance!

    More Information

  • Don't miss Barnaby Fletcher, Director at Control Risks, speaking at CEIR Predict!

    29-30 August 2023

    National Harbor, MD

    Join us at Predict 2023 for the most unique business conference. Explore how we forecast the future & position your trade shows & company for success!

    Speaker Spotlight: Barnaby Fletcher, Director at Control Risks, Head of Global Risk Analysis, North America will be discussing the global economy and geopolitical landscape. 

    Register Here

  • CEM Week 5 Days...5 Classes!

    21-25 August

    Chicago, IL

    CEM Week provides participants the only opportunity to take five courses and complete five exams in one week. Along with being able to complete over half of the program in a condensed timeframe, previous attendees have said, “The interaction with other classmates is what makes this worthwhile.” Group discussions and class exercises are structured so students actively participate and gain practical knowledge of the course material.

    More Information

  • Webinar: IAEE’s Job Analysis and Salary Survey Findings for the Exhibitions and Events Industry.

    9 August 2023

    10:30 AM – 11:30 AM CT | 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM ET | 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM PT | 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM GMT | 12:30 AM – 1:30 AM for Singapore and Beijing (GMT + 8)

    oin us for an exclusive webinar session as we unveil the overall findings and results of IAEE’s recent Job Analysis and Salary Survey for the exhibitions and events industry. This comprehensive study delves into the current landscape of our dynamic industry, providing valuable insights into job roles, skills, and compensation trends.

    We will explore the key highlights and implications of the survey, shedding light on the evolving nature of roles within the exhibitions and events sector, presenting an analysis of the data, showcasing the emerging job functions, skillsets, and responsibilities that are shaping the industry’s workforce.

    We will provide an overview of compensation trends across different job levels indicating how salaries have evolved over time, gaining valuable insights into the factors that affect compensation, such as years of experience, education, certifications, and job responsibilities.

    Register Here

  • Looking to fill an open position within your organization?

    Post your job opportunity on IAEE's Job Board.

    Account Manager, Expo & Advertising

    International Facility Management Association

    Nationwide 

    View Opportunity Here

    Vice President, Associate Memberships, Large Account Management-Payments

    American Bankers Association

    Washington, DC

    View Opportunity Here

  • Don't Miss Armida Ascano, Chief Insights Officer at Trend Hunter, Speak at CEIR Predict 2023!

    CEIR Predict

    29-30 August 2023

    MGM National Harbor

    Join us at CEIR Predict for the most unique business conference. Explore how we forecast the future & position your trade shows & company for success!

    Speaker Spotlight: Armida Ascano, Consumer Behavior and Generational Trends Expert, Futurist, and Chief Insights Officer at Trend Hunter will be discussing mega and micro-generational trends, individual markets & consumer behavior industry impact. 

    Register Here

  • Looking to Get More Involved? Attend an IAEE Chapter Event!

    Central Texas Chapter

    Coffee Convos

    2 August 2023

    9:00am-9:30am CT

    Location: Virtual 

    Register Here

    The 7 Simple Habits of Inclusive Leaders

    17 August 2023

    9:00am-11:00am CT

    Location: Texas Bankers Association in Austin, TX

    Register Here

    DFW Chapter

    Donuts and Dish

    11 August 2023

    8:30am-9:30am CT

    Location: Virtual

    Register Here

    The 7 Simple Habits of Inclusive Leaders

    17 August 2023

    9:00am-10:00am CT

    Register Here

    New York Chapter

    Tips for Nailing the RFP Process

    26 July 2023

    10:00am-10:30am ET

    Location: Virtual

    Register Here

    Annual Industry Summer Bash

    7 August 2023

    6:00pm-9:00pm ET

    Location: Virgin Hotels New York City

    Register Here

    Give Exhibitors an Edge & Elevate Your Event 

    23 August 2023

    10:00am-10:30am ET

    Location: Virtual

    Register Here

    Rocky Mountain Chapter

    The 7 Simple Habits of Inclusive Leaders

    17 August 2023

    8:00am-9:00am MT

    Location: Virtual

    Register Here

    Southeastern Chapter

    32nd IAEE SE Classic

    27 July 2023

    9:00am-6:00pm

    Location: Georgia Municipal Association Atlanta, GA

    Register Here

     

  • Promote Your Brand and Get Your Name Seen...Choose IAEE's Preferred Partner 4imprint.

    4imprint, the leader in promotional products, offers IAEE members an additional 10% off their already Guaranteed Lowest Prices. Saving money is just one of the many great benefits you receive from IAEE’s partnership with 4imprint. 

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  • Donate to the IAEE Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Scholarship!

    The purpose of the scholarship is to promote and bring visibility to the exhibitions, meetings and business events industry for graduating high school students of diverse backgrounds and from under-served and economically and socially disadvantaged communities in order to create an equal opportunity for the recipient to achieve a two-year or four-year college-level education program. Scholarships are awarded competitively based upon pursuit of a degreed major focusing on exhibition and/or event management. The scholarship includes up to $2,500 in tuition assistance.

    Donate Here

  • Registration Closes for IAEE's Virtual Women's Leadership Forum July 21st!

    26 July 2023

    1:00pm-3:30pm CT

    IAEE’s 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 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.

    The forum is a 2½ hour program where attendees are eligible for 2 clock hours.

    Click Here for More Information and to Register

  • CEM Week 5 Days....5 Classes! 21-25 August 2023

    21-25 August 2023

    Chicago, IL

    CEM Week provides participants the only opportunity to take five courses and complete five exams in one week. Along with being able to complete over half of the program in a condensed timeframe, previous attendees have said, “The interaction with other classmates is what makes this worthwhile.” Group discussions and class exercises are structured so students actively participate and gain practical knowledge of the course material.

    See More Information

  • Looking to enhance your personal educational development?

    Bob Dallmeyer Education Fund

    The mission of the Bob Dallmeyer Education Fund is to support International Exhibition and Event industry education and professional development. The fund is designed for event professionals worldwide, including young professionals, professionals new to the exhibition and event industry and those that are interested in in learning about the global marketplace.

    More Information

  • Are You a Show Organizer Executive? If So, Join Us At CEIR Predict 2023!

    CEIR Predict: Annual Exhibition Industry Outlook Conference

    29-30 August 2023

    MGM National Harbor

    The Predict program is focused on supporting the viability and resiliency of the B2B exhibitions industry through insights on market and economic trends presented by experts outside of the industry as well as industry peers, deep dive discussions and new perspectives to shift the conversation from what worked in the past to what is needed for future success.

    More Information

  • Did You Know IAEE Members Receive a Discount from our Preferred Partner - Risk Strategies?

    Without proper insurance coverage, unexpected events can quickly turn into financial disasters, leaving companies & individuals vulnerable to long-term financial hardship? Take advantage of our preferred partner - Risk Strategies for Trade Show cancellation insurance. 

    Risk Strategies

  • IAEE Webinar: Communication Strategies to Get Noticed and Heard: Advocating Your Ideas with Clarity

    5 July 2023

    10:30 AM – 11:30 AM CT | 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM ET | 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM PT | 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM GMT | 12:30 AM – 1:30 AM for Singapore and Beijing (GMT + 8)

    Great leaders and great employees want success. They want to collaborate, share ideas and most of all be heard. How do we learn to leverage and adapt our communication styles to effectively work with others that have different styles of communicating? How do we construct our ideas and messaging with clarity to get our voices heard and our messaging across? How can we come across as influential?

    Join this informative webinar and hear from Nikki Evans, Chief Thought Provoker with Ridgeline Coaching, as she discusses strategies to do just that. Walk away with strategies on how you can get others to understand your ideas and feedback and take action on supporting those ideas. It’s all about communication styles and how you speak with one another, but most importantly, how you get them to listen beyond, just the words you are saying.  Learn how to use effective techniques that allow you to adapt each communication style in your work relationships for greater success.

    Register Here

  • IAEE Webinar: LGBTQ+ Workplace Inclusion: Awareness, Etiquette, & Best Practices

    28 June 2023

    10:30 AM CT / 8:30 AM PT / 11:30 AM ET / 4:30 PM GMT / 12:30 AM Singapore & Beijing (GMT +8)

    Although efforts have been made in recent years to advance equality for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning, Queer, and other gender and sexual marginalized identities, there are still many instances where LGBTQ+ people find themselves excluded, unwelcome, and uncomfortable in the workplace. In fact, according to the Human Rights Campaign, close to 50% of LGBTQ+ employees still report hiding their sexual orientation at work due to hostility, bias, discrimination, and mistreatment in the workplace.

    Register Here

  • Have an Open Position to Fill? Why not post your job opportunity on IAEE's Job Board

    Visit IAEE's Career Center

    Director, Exhibits & Sponsorships

    American Association of Airport Executives

    Alexandria, VA

    More Information

    Corporate Outreach Sales Manager

    APCO International

    Alexandria, VA

    More Information

    Sales Account Executive - Sponsorships & Exhibit Sales

    MCI USA

    Towson, Maryland 

    More Information

    Director of Exhibits

    PRINTING United Alliance

    Fairfax, Virginia

    More Information

    Director Corporate Relations

    AMDA- The Society for Post Acute & Long-Term Medicine

    Remote

    More Information

    Sponsorship Sales Manager

    Radiological Society of North America

    Oak Brook, Illinois

    More Information

  • Donate to the IAEE Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Scholarship!

    The IAEE DE&I Scholarship was established by IAEE member Rochelle Richardson, CEM. Rochelle is passionate about setting children up for success. “There is a real need for creating opportunities for children who are just one step away from success.” The purpose of the scholarship is to promote and bring visibility to the exhibitions, meetings and business events industry for graduating high school students of diverse backgrounds and from under-served and economically and socially disadvantaged communities in order to create an equal opportunity for the recipient to achieve a two-year or four-year college-level education program.

    Donate Here

  • IAEE Webinar: Size Doesn't Matter! Maximizing Your Event's Sponsorship Capabilities

    21 June 2023

    10:30 AM CT / 8:30 AM PT / 11:30 AM ET / 4:30 PM GMT / 12:30 AM Singapore & Beijing (GMT +8)

    Experience is all the rage and the new everything when it comes to the world of exhibitions, and you might be thinking, “How does my small event fit into the world of big, impactful sponsorships?” or “How can I maximize sponsorship opportunities on a smaller scale and budget?”. In this session, we will explore strategies that can help take your small event to the next level.

    Register Here

  • If you missed it, you can still take advantage of the Specialty Webinar Series on Sales Strategies!

    IAEE Specialty Webinar Series: Sales Strategies & Solutions (Series of 3 Webinars)

    Sales Strategies and Solutions are top of mind! IAEE is offering a NEW Specialty Webinar Series focused on Sales Strategies and Solutions, designed for those in sales roles who want to learn more with extended areas of focus to strengthen and condition your sales efforts. Whether you need to acquire knowledge in just one area or all, we’ve got something for everyone!

    More Information

  • Is Attendee Acquisition Top of Mind? Take a look at the latest CEIR research.

    The Attendee Acquisition Trends Driving Growth study is a comprehensive overview of strategies and approaches used by B2B exhibition attendee marketers today to achieve their goals in this time of recovery.

    It is global in scope. It includes benchmarks and insights related to: factors considered for marketing planning; performance metrics; marketing messaging; marketing channel tactics; discounts and premiums; use of marketing automation and dashboards; out-of-pocket costs; revenues generated by attendee fees and more.

    Download Report Here

  • Get Involved.... Attend an IAEE Chapter Event!

    Central Texas Chapter

    Coffee Convos: Social Media Marketing

    7 June 2023

    9:00-9:30am CT

    Virutal

    Register Here

    DFW Chapter

    Donuts & Dish

    9 June 2023

    8:30-9:30am CT

    Virtual

    Register Here

    DC Chapter

    Lunch & Learn: Love the Venue You're In

    9 June 2023

    11:30am-2:00pm ET

    Maggiano's Little Italy Washington, DC

    Register Here

    Tech Series

    22 June 2023

    12:00-1:00pm ET

    Virtual

    Register Here

    Midwestern Chapter

    Stop! Collaborate & Listen

    8 June 2023

    12:00-6:15pm CT

    The Renaissance Schaumburg Atlanta, GA

    Register Here

    New York Chapter

    Brooklyn Bowl Special Event Venue Showcase

    7 June 2023

    6:00-10:00pm ET

    Brooklyn Bowl Brooklyn, NY

    Register Here

    Rocky Mountain Chapter

    Member Appreciation: Colorado Rockies Game

    19 July 2023

    1:10-4:10pm MT

    Coors Field Denver, CO

    Register Here

    Southeastern Chapter

    Save the date!

    32nd IAEE SE Classic

    27 July 2023

    9:00am-6:00pm ET

    Georgia Municipal Association Conference Room Atlanta, GA

    More Information

    Southwest Chapter

    Charity Golf Classic

    24 July 2023

    12:00-7:00pm PT

    Old Ranch Country Club Seal Beach, CA

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  • Don't Miss this Unique Immersive Leadership Training Opportunity!

    13-14 July 2023
    Baltimore, MD

    IAEE’s new Leadership Institute provides the leaders of tomorrow with the knowledge and lessons needed to transform behaviors, create inclusive mindsets, enhance performance, develop team collaboration, and build strategic relationships.

    The Institute for IAEE members only, provides a tailored immersive educational program that develops one’s leadership competencies, skills and broad industry knowledge while creating a close network among participants through applied learning concepts, shared discussions, and self-reflection.

    It’s about bringing together individuals who are interested in learning more about themselves so they can step up their leadership game, become effective strategists’ contributors, innovators and leaders whether it be within their families, organizations or communities.

    This highly interactive curriculum and program integrates theory and practice to ensure institute participants leave capable of both thinking better and doing better.
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  • Advocacy is important. Be the voice that the industry needs. Take Part in Legislative Action Day!

    2023 Legislative Action Day
    1 June 2023
    Capital Hill in Washington, DC

    The Exhibitions & Conferences Alliance’s (ECA) 2023 Legislative Action Day will return to Capitol Hill in Washington, DC on Thursday, June 1, 2023.

    Legislative Action Day will bring advocates and leaders from across the face-to-face business events industry back to Capitol Hill to meet with their members of Congress and about the ECA’s federal policy priorities and the vital role that the industry plays in helping to spur economic growth, support job creation, and empower small businesses across the United States of America.

    This year’s one-day program combines meetings on Capitol Hill with a policy briefing kickoff breakfast, a post-event reception, and plenty of opportunities for peer-to-peer networking.
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