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  • CEIR Announces 2022 First Quarter Index Results

    The Center for Exhibition Industry Research (CEIR) reports that the U.S. business-to-business (B2B) exhibitions industry improved significantly in the first quarter of 2022 from the previous eight quarters. Compared to 2021, cancellation rates for physical in-person events continues to drop with a cancellation rate of 9.2% in Q1 2022, compared to 91.3% in the first quarter of 2021, 66.2% in the second quarter, 20.6% in the third quarter and 12.5% in the fourth quarter. About 98% of exhibitions were cancelled during the second half of 2020.
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  • Be Sure to Register for These Upcoming IAEE Chapter Events!

    DC Chapter
    Volunteer Day
    28 May from 10:00am-12:00pm  at A Wider Circle in Silver Springs MD. 
    Register Here
    Midwestern Chapter
    Stop! Collaborate and Listen with 7 Roundtable Hot Topics
    1 June from 1:00pm-6:00pm at the Renaissance Schaumburg in N Schaumburg IL.
    Register Here
    Southeastern Chapter
    Chapter Educational Luncheon
    30 June from 11:00am-1:30pm at the Georgia International Convention Center in College Park GA.
    Register Here
    31st IAEE SE Classic
    21 & 22 July at the IP Casino & Resort in Biloxi MS. 
    Register Here
    Central Texas Chapter
    Coffee Convos
    1 June from 9:00am-10:00am Virtual
    Register Here
    Southwest Chapter
    Annual Charity Golf Tournament
    25 July from 12:00pm-7:00pm at the Old Ranch Country Club in Seal Beach CA. 
    Register Here


  • Friday May 20th Be A Part of the Conversation and Attend the IAEE Organizer Buzz Hour!

    Friday 20 May 2022
    1:00pm - 2:00pm CT

    Connect with like-minded professionals like yourself. As an IAEE member, you have access to an informal, open conversation for organizer members on the 3rd Friday of each month. This session is free, so come share your experiences and knowledge and pick up tips or innovative solutions during the discussion.

    Some discussion points to get our conversation started on Friday:

    • With the rising costs how is your company adjusting or tips for reducing costs
    • What is different in 2022? How is your organization moving forward?
      • Have attendee habits changed?
      • Have sponsor and exhibitor habits changed?
      • What are you doing differently for your attendee journey?

     And bring any additional questions or topics for discussion. This buzz hour is for you!

    Register Here

     

  • May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Register for this Weeks Mental Health Webinar.

    18 May 2022
    11:30am ET | 10:30am CT | 8:30am PT
    Recognizing the Pandemic's Influence on Ambiguous Loss & Greif. 

    Did you experience a sudden shift in your way of living when COVID-19 hit? At times, do you feel as though you are still picking up the pieces from its impact? The COVID-19 pandemic impacted all of us whether it be from having lost a loved one due to the illness or having lost a job, sense of safety, access to our social network, or our “normal” way of living. 

    You may be overwhelmed, battling anxiety, and/or grieving all that you may have lost. Honestly, you may even be trying to navigate all three at the same time. As we celebrate Mental Health Awareness Month, we want you to take a moment to reflect on a few questions:

    • How do you feel you are handling all that COVID-19 has brought (or taken away from) you?
    • How are your family and friends adapting?
    • How has your organization recognized and helped your employees?
    Register Here
  • NEW OFFERING: Special Webinar Series on Event Planning Essentials!

    Beginning 19 May - 18 Aug, IAEE is offering a NEW Webinar Series focused on event planning essentials, designed for event professionals or show organizers who want to learn more. Whether you need to acquire knowledge in just one area or all 6, we’ve got something for everyone!
    Click Here For More Information 
    These courses are offered as individual webinars (Members $25 | Non-Members $49) or you can purchase the full series at a discounted rate (Members $99 | Non-Members $149).

  • Rethink, Redefine, Reevaluate, & Reengage: Trade Show Success in a Post- Pandemic Enviroment

    4 May 2022
    10:30 pm CT| 11:30 am ET | 8:30 am PT
    Please join us for this weeks IAEE webinar. It’s been more than two years years, but in-person events are finally back. Trade show organizers must take a fresh look at everything: Rethink processes, redefine success, reevaluate metrics, and reengage attendees and exhibitors. 
    Register Here
  • Attend an IAEE Chapter Event This Week!

    DFW Chapter
    26 April from 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm at George | Coffee & Provisions Coppell TX
    Cup of Content- Education & Networking Session
    Register Here
    Southeastern Chapter
    28 April from 11:15 am - 1:30 pm at the Atlanta Convention Center in Atlanta GA
    Educational Luncheon- and Future State of the Industry with Carrie Ferenac IAEE Chair
    Register Here
    Southwest Chapter
    28 April 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm at William F Harrah College of Hospitality in Las Vegas NV
    Opening Doors- Advancing to Your Next Opportunity 
    Register Here
  • Webinar: Event Marketing, Then and Now: 10 Ways COVID Has Changed the Future of Attendee Acquisition

    April 20, 2022
    10:30 AM CT | 11:30 AM ET | 8:30 PT | 4:30 PM GMT | 12:30 AM for Singapore and Beijing (GMT + 8)
    Over the last two years, our world has changed in significant, unprecedented ways, as have our event marketing strategies. Hone in on the 10 biggest changes to event marketing during this time and challenge attendees to question everything they thought they knew about marketing events in the process.
    Register Here
  • IAEE's Welcome Wednesday Meet-Up is Coming Up on April 13th!

    Are you new/new-ish to IAEE? Do you need to brush up on your IAEE resources? 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 19 April 2022 at 12:00 pm- 1:00 pm CST
    Register Here
  • There are Several Opportunities to Attend an IAEE Chapter Event This Week!

    This weeks IAEE Chapter Events:
    Central Texas Chapter
    Coffee Convos 6 April, 9am - 9:30 CST (virtual) Register Here
    Midwestern Chapter
    Industry Xchange 7 April, 2:30pm - 7:30pm CST at The Old Office in Chicago Register Here
    DFW Chapter
    Donuts & Dish 8 April, 8:00am - 9:00am CST
    (virtual) Register Here
    DC Chapter
    Lunch & Learn 8 April, 11:30am - 2:00pm EST
    at the Royal Sonesta in DC Register Here
  • IAEE Statement on Discriminatory Laws in the U.S.

    Please read this statement from the IAEE Board of Directors:

    The International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE) stands with its LGBTQIA+ members, their families, and all under-represented communities against discriminatory laws and practices. IAEE will diligently advocate and oppose these types of legislation in states that represent millions of dollars in direct local and state impact, as well as assist IAEE chapters to help overturn and block discriminatory legislation wherever it appears.

    IAEE is an inclusive home for all professionals within the exhibitions and events industry and it advocates for the industry and profession to be a flourishing place for our stakeholders to do business. It is incumbent upon the Association to provide a platform for a wide range of perspectives and a pathway for those perspectives to be heard and celebrated. When local, state or federal laws hurt one group, they hurt all groups.

    Thank you,

    IAEE Board of Directors

  • Join IAEE YP’s for the first YP Meet-Up of 2022!

    31 March 2022 
    12:00pm CST | 10:00am PST | 1:00pm EST
    Join us virtually and network with fellow IAEE Young Professionals members.
    All IAEE members who are 35 or younger are encouraged to join. Please update your member profile to include Year Born so we can identify you as an IAEE YP's. 
    Register Here
  • CEIR Announces 2021 Fourth Quarter Index Results

    B2B Exhibition Industry Improved Further in Q4 2021
    CEIR reports that the U.S. business-to-business exhibitions industry improved significantly in the fourth quarter of 2021 from the previous seven quarters.  Cancellation rates for physical in-person events dropped to 12.5% from 91.3% in the first quarter, 66.2% in the second quarter and 20.6% in the third quarter of 2021. About 98% of exhibitions were cancelled during the second half of 2020.
    Read More
  • IAEE's Digital Assessment Survey Closes March 22nd. Help Us Improve your Member Experience.

    Your opinion is of utmost importance to us! Please help us improve your member experience and take a moment to complete this short survey.  Your feedback is important.

    Click Here to Participate in the IAEE Digital Survey
  • Attention Young Professionals: Be Sure to Register for IAEE's YP Nationwide Meetup!

    31 March 2022
    10:00am PST | 12:00pm CST | 1:00pm EST 
    IAEE is having our spring YP Nationwide Meetup March 31st. Come join our virtual meetup and network with your fellow IAEE YP members. 
    Register Here
  • Outlook for the U.S. B2B Exhibition Industry in 2022

    CEIR published results from the January 2022 Tracker Poll with U.S. business-to-business (B2B) exhibition organizers assessing the impact of COVID-19 on the 2022 show schedule. The session also included an update of CEIR’s forecast for the overall U.S. economy and B2B exhibition industry through 2023. Epistemix CEO John Cordier offered insights on the expected trajectory of COVID-19 cases through 2025, and how organizers can plan events safely in light of this outlook.
    Download CEIR's Latest Webinar: Outlook for the U.S. B2B Exhibition Industry in 2022. 
    Click Here For More Information
  • Don't Miss this Months "Welcome Wednesday"- Buzz Hour on March 9th!

     "Welcome Wednesday", Buzz Hour - for both Tenured and New members!!!

    Do you need to brush up on your IAEE resources or are you a new member of IAEE? Join us, Wednesday, 9 March from 12:00-1:00 pm CT as we share how to maximize your membership!  Don't miss the opportunity to meet some new faces too.
    Register Here

  • A Huge Welcome to This Week's IAEE New Members and Rejoins!

    Welcome to IAEE!
    • Chuck Holmes, Independent Contractor
    • HW Media
    • ID&C Band
    • LINVEN Exhibition Limited
    • Xiamen Dingxin Conference Service Co.Ltd.
    • Xiamen Haishangfang Meetings Co. Ltd
    • Xiamen Hisea Export Co. LTD
    • Xiamen Huajing Cultrure Communications Co. Ltd.
    • Xiamen Huishijie Exhibition Service Co. Ltd.
    • Xiamen Huiyi Exhibition Service Co., Ltd.
    • Xiamen Huiyoubang Conference Service Co. , Ltd.
    • Xiamen Nanyou Jiayu Cultural and Creative Co., Ltd
    • Xiamen Renhuiguang Exhibition Service Co., Ltd
    • Xiamen Toptrir Conference Co., LTD
    • Xiamen Zhouchi Advertising Co. Ltd
    • Xiamen Zimu Culture Communication Co.ltd
    • Yangzhou (Xiamen) Conference and Exhibition Service Co., Ltd
    • Yehao Wenchuang (Xiamen) New Media Co., LTD


  • Upcoming CEM-AP Course: Leading & Negotiating for Success

    22-23 March, 2022
    Location: Gaylord National Harbor Resort & Convention Center, National Harbor, MD
    Times: 9:00am – 4:45pm both days
    Instructor: Dr. Sam Potolicchio

    Leading in today’s world requires a strong understanding of how as individuals we think, believe, analyze and negotiate. It’s the subtle way leaders must create and claim value when  negotiating while strengthening individual and organizational relationships. How you create that mindset that is needed for success is as equally important. Students will be presented with multiple concepts to help them choose and develop mindsets that are aligned with the context of their situation. Finally, you will think more analytically and improve performance at all stages of negotiation from preparation to debrief.
    Register Here
  • A Big Welcome to IAEE's New Members and Rejoins from this Week!!

    Lockwood Collaborative
    US Travel Association
    Visit Milwaukee
    Expo Auctions
    Xiamen Gengying Culture Media Co Ltd
    Xiamen Qiming Culture Media Co Ltd
    Yucheng Wenchung (Xiamen) Co Ltd
  • CEIR Webinar: An Up-to-Date Look at the 2022 US B2B Exhibitions Industry.

    16 February 2022
    10:30 am CT | 8:30 am PT | 11:30 am ET
    Where are we now?! An Up-To-Date Look at the 2022 B2B Exhibitions Industry Today and Moving Forward
    As forecast, the second half of 2021 marked the start of the recovery of the B2B exhibition industry. Though in December, Omicron surfaced and disrupted the momentum. Despite this, Omicron is different from Delta and business activities are not locking down as extensively as they did at the outset of the pandemic. The big question is, what does this all mean for the 2022 B2B exhibition industry schedule?
    Register Here

  • MemberLink Featured Contributor - Joe Federbush

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    Joe Federbush, President/Chief Strategist of EVOLIO Marketing, with over 20 years in the event marketing industry, Joe works with major trade shows like FABTECH, American Academy of Ophthalmology, IFT, and NCBA, and brands like Intel, Siemens Healthineers, and Sony conducting research, measuring their event and exhibit success, and helping develop and execute impactful strategies. Joe delivers actionable insights that helps events and brands execute more efficiently to deliver greater return on experience (ROX), investment (ROI) and objectives (ROO).

  • Nominations are due by February 11th for the 2022 Woman of Achievement award!

    The IAEE Woman of Achievement Award recognizes a woman who has led the way in the advancement of women in the exhibitions and events industry, exhibited outstanding leadership, and made significant contributions to the industry and her community. If you know someone who has made an impact in the events industry nominate her for the 2022 Woman of Achievement award!
    Click Here For More Information
  • Show Some Love This Season.! Place a Bid at the CEIR Silent Auction, Open Now Through February 8th!

    Each year, CEIR holds a raffle and silent auction to raise funds for important research on the business-to-business exhibitions industry. 
    Take a look at all of these unique items up for grabs! 
    Visit Auction Here


  • Don't Miss This Week's IAEE Webinar!

    Wednesday, 26 January 2022
    10:30 am CT | 11:30 am  ET | 8:30 am PT
    Reporting Standards for Digital Events (RSDE):
    Empowering you to Win in the Digital Space. 

    As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, digital and hybrid events are here to stay. But digital events come with their own set of challenges and pain points for event organizers and exhibitors. RSDE serves as a guide allowing Digital Event Platforms (DEPs) to:

    • Help organizers accurately and efficiently report event metrics via standardized terms and data
    • Provide exhibitors with the data they need to create success through digital events
    • Facilitate productive collaboration and empower all parties to make smart decisions within the digital events environment by setting a reporting standard that is understandable for all stakeholders
    • Provide comparability across events
    Register Here
  • Registration is now open for IAEE Women's Leadership Signature Forum!

    March 22-23 2022
    National Harbor, MD
    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.
    Registration Closes February 23rd.
    Register Here
  • Don't miss these upcoming IAEE Chapter Events!

    DC Chapter- Lunch and Learn: Ignite Connection
    14 January 11:30 am - 2:00 pm at the Westin Alexandria Old Town in Alexandria, VA
    Register Here
    Midwestern Chapter- Annual Kickball Tournament 
    22 January 4:30 pm at the McCormick Place in Chicago, IL
    Register Here
    Central Texas Chapter- Southwest Showcase
    26 January 7:00 am - 4:30 pm at the Palmer Event Center in Austin,TX
    Register Here
  • Featured Contributor for the month of January 2022 - Erica Bishaf

    Erica Bishaf is the Founder & CEO of CampfireSocial, the first-of-its-kind private professional networking and commerce platform designed for trade verticals.  She is a 20+ year award winning strategy & insights veteran who has worked for consumer packaged goods companies such as Kraft, Nestle, Kimberly-Clark, & MillerCoors and associations & event organizers including Freeman, GES, the American Library Association, the Audiovisual and Integrated Experience Association (AVIXA), the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), the National Retail Federation (NRF), and more. 

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  • Educational Video: The Approach to Including a Function Clause in your Hotel Contract

    As many of us are back to live events, watch this educational video about the approach to including a function space clause in your hotel contract. What should you be aware of? What is important to share with the hotel? And why some groups might be sensitive with their function space request.
    Click Here to Watch the Video
  • Featured Contributor for January

    Featured Contributor for the month of January -
    Erica Bishaf is the Founder & CEO of CampfireSocial, the first-of-its-kind private professional networking and commerce platform designed for trade verticals.  She is a 20+ year award winning strategy & insights veteran who has worked for consumer packaged goods companies such as Kraft, Nestle, Kimberly-Clark, & MillerCoors and associations & event organizers including Freeman, GES, the American Library Association, the Audiovisual and Integrated Experience Association (AVIXA), the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), the National Retail Federation (NRF), and more. 

     

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  • Watch this Educational Video on the Lowest Rate Parity In Hotel Contracts

    As many of us are back to planning live/hybrid events we're sharing this educational video on the concept of "lowest rate parity" and why rate parity can be important as well as how hotels need to manage this kind of request in this educational video with Barbara Dunn (representing group clients at Barnes & Thornburg LLP) and Lisa Sommer Devlin (representing hotels at Devlin Law Firm, P.C.)
    Watch Video Here
  • 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

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  • 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.
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  • 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.  
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    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.