Greetings from the Chair

From The Chair:

Greetings! For those of you who missed our January luncheon and Town Hall Meeting, I would like to send a “recap.”

2017 is a year of “Transformation, Transparency, and Giving Back.” The Chapter is undergoing many changes this year, starting with a new Chapter Administrator, new Photographer, new AV provider, new Registration company, new website, and a new expanded Board of Directors, which I am honored to Chair.

This is Your Chapter, and your Board of Directors. On the chapter website will be listed the members of the Board along with the committees they chair. If you have any suggestions on the things that the Chapter is involved with please feel free to reach out to anyone on the Board.

Our Chapter Charity for 2017 is an organization known as FRIENDS OF GUESTHOUSE. Founded in 1974, Friends of Guest House is a 501(c)(3) charity that helps Northern Virginia women successfully reenter the community from incarceration. Their website is: http://www.friendsofguesthouse.org This group of people, in my humble opinion, is a community of women who are overlooked or forgotten, unless it directly impacts one’s family. (as it did my own) We had an opportunity to hear from the Executive Director and other staff from FOGH, but the most compelling presentation came from a woman who, by the time this article is written, was graduating from the program and moving into her own living quarters – with a new job, and having opened her 1st bank account!

On the heels of that presentation, and a couple of financial pledges from one of our Vendors and myself, we are on track to try and raise some significant dollars to present to FOGH at our November luncheon. When you come to our luncheons or special events, please “dig a little deeper” knowing that your dollars will go directly to this worthy charity.

Lastly, the DC Chapter will be forming a Community Service committee to explore other ways that we, as a chapter, can GIVE BACK to the communities in which we live and work.

Yes, 2017 will be a good year – we’ve gotten off to a great start, and I’m looking forward to serving as your Chapter Chair, working along with some of the finest people in the world!

THANK YOU,

B.

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B. Murphy , CEM

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IAEE DC Chapter February Luncheon

IAEE D.C. Chapter Luncheon

(Friday, February 10, 2017, Maggiano’s, Washington, DC

11:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Networking Reception

12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Luncheon and Education Program

Topic: Speaker/Title/Company: Barbara A. Myers, CAE, Chief Executive Officer of IMN Solutions, a global, full-service association, meeting and event management company located in the Washington, DC area.

Description: Key Trends for 2017 and Success Strategies for Planners in the Shared Economy This session will provide an overview of key trends for organizations going into 2017 with a special focus on the impact of the sharing economy on the events and exhibition industry. Whether it’s Airbnb, Uber or Sharing Cities Network, the sharing economy is creating new business models and forcing for-profit

businesses to adapt or fall behind. The same will hold true for the exhibition and events industry without the right strategies and plans. Born out of the recession and developing values, the sharing economy has evolved into a formidable movement. The list of companies active in the sharing economy is long, growing, and global. It touches all sectors, and utilizes network-enabled sharing to connect users and reduce hassle and costs. The sharing economy’s “triple bottom line” (financial, environmental, and social) aligns well with exhibition and events industry and there are already success stories. Exhibition and event professionals are just now at the precipice of embracing the sharing economy are are working understand how this economy will impact exhibition and event design, implementation, execution and strategies to extend networks and connect people and resources. Our industry has yet to tap into the full potential of the sharing economy. This session will explain what the sharing economy is, its implication on the exhibition and events industry and what organizers can do to leverage the shared economy for greater success.

Speaker: Barbara A. Myers, CAE CEO, IMN Solutions Phone: 386.235.3551 Email: bmyers@imnsolutions.com

Register Here 

LUNCHEON PROGRAM DETAILS

Important Dates:

Luncheon: Friday, February 10, 2017

Pre-registration Deadline: Wednesday, (marketing to complete)

Pre-register and save!

Pre-Registration Fees:

Chapter Members: $40.00

Non-members: $45.00

Onsite Registration Fees:

Chapter Members: $50.00

Non-members: $60.00

After the deadline, we will gladly register you onsite; however, please make every attempt to pre-register so the Chapter can provide correct guarantee numbers to the venue. We make every effort to accommodate all onsite registrants, but if the number exceeds the capacity of the venue, we won’t be able to accommodate additional onsite registrations.

Address for Lunch Location – Chevy Chase Pavilion, 5333 Wisconsin Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20015

Metro – Friendship Heights Station, Red Line

Parking – Chevy Chase Pavilion Parking, 5335 Wisconsin Avenue, NW, Washington, DC

(202) 464-2900

IAEE Response to Travel Ban by Trump Administration

The original announcement can be found here.

Please direct all questions regarding the statement to IAEE HQ. We encourage our DC Chapter members to participate in HQ’s request to Share Your Story.

As you may know, President Trump recently signed an executive order temporarily banning visitors from seven countries from entering the U.S. While IAEE does not usually take a position in highly political matters, when it begins to affect our members, we do take notice. IAEE is 100% committed to bringing your voice and concerns to Washington, D.C. Below you will find a quote from IAEE chairperson of the board, Ryan Strowger, CEM along with a call to action.

From Ryan Strowger, CEM:

“The global exhibitions industry contributes more than $200 billion to world economies, with roughly $77 billion contributed to the U.S. GDP annually,” said Ryan Strowger, CEM, chair of IAEE and SVP of Exhibitions, Conferences and Sales with the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA). “Furthermore, more than 42 million visitors attend 9,400+ business-to-business exhibitions and events in the U.S. alone and IAEE members and stakeholders are rightfully concerned about the long-term ramifications of restrictions placed on global travelers coming to the U.S.”

How is this Affecting Your Organization?

Please share your story with us on how this new executive order is affecting your organization and members by visiting the “Share Your Story”  on the Exhibitions Mean Business website or email Nicole Bowman, MBA, IAEE Vice President of Marketing & Communications here.

Thank you,

IAEE Management

Join the Elite CEM Community

 

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Are you looking for that last minute CEM course to graduate?  Or are you looking to start the CEM process now.  Here are a few upcoming local courses here in the Washington DC area.

 

October 25, 2016

Floor Plan Development

Time: 8:00am – 5:00pm

Location: Department of Commerce

https://iaee-cem.streampoint.com/

 

October 26, 2016

Selecting Service Contractors

Time: 8:00am – 5:00pm

Location: Department of Commerce

https://iaee-cem.streampoint.com/

 

October 27, 2016

Security, Risk and Crisis Management

Time: 8:00am – 5:00 pm

Location: Department of Commerce

https://iaee-cem.streampoint.com/

IAEE DC October Chapter Luncheon

IAEE D.C. Chapter Luncheon
10/14/16 | Location: The Carlyle Club, 2050 Ballenger Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22314

11:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Networking Reception
12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Luncheon and Education Program
Topic: Influence of Technologies on Our Lives and the Exhibitions Industry
Speaker/Title/Company: Mr. David DuBois, CMP, CAE, FASAE
President & CEO, IAEE
Ms. Deborah Vieder,
Director, Marketing & Communications, NPES
Mr. Chris Price
Chief Strategy Officer, Tradeshow Logic
Description: You won’t want to miss Dave DuBois’s overview on technology. Come learn firsthand what Dave sees from a national and global perspective and its’ importance to our industry. Hear how competition is refining and reshaping marketing analysis and trends.
Following Dave’s presentation, a select panel of show managers will take a deeper dive sharing key trends they now track and the solutions they apply to achieve greater satisfaction for attendees and exhibitors.
The program will wrap up with open discussion.

 

This Luncheon is sponsored by:

 

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Are you new to IAEE DC Chapter Luncheons? Attend your first luncheon courtesy of the Chapter! We would like to offer you an opportunity to attend the upcoming IAEE DC Chapter lunch program on a complimentary basis. Through a generous offer from Freeman, the first five Show Organizer/Planner members to enter the Promo Code: OC16FRE when registering for the March luncheon will be registered free of charge. You may only use this offer once.

REGISTER NOW

 

LUNCHEON PROGRAM DETAILS

Important Dates:
Luncheon: Friday, October 14
Pre-registration Deadline: Wednesday, October 12 (5 p.m. EST)

Pre-register and save!

Pre-Registration Fees:
Chapter Members: $40.00
Non-members: $45.00
Onsite Registration Fees:
Chapter Members: $50.00
Non-members: $60.00
Please note: There has been an increase in the onsite registration fees. The price for Chapter Members is now $50, and $60 for for Non-Members.
After the deadline, we will gladly register you onsite; however, please make every attempt to pre-register so the Chapter can provide correct guarantee numbers to the venue. We make every effort to accommodate all onsite registrants, but if the number exceeds the capacity of the venue, we won’t be able to accommodate additional onsite registrations.
Directions The Carlyle Club
2050 Ballenger Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22314

The Club is located in Historic Alexandria, Virginia at 2050 Ballenger Avenue and is walking distance to four hotels and the King Street Metro station. There is a Colonial parking garage located right below the venue.

IAEE DC Chapter Karaoke Event

 

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IAEE D.C. Chapter – Karaoke Networking Event

IAEE DC Karaoke Networking Event – September 21, 2016

 

PROGRAM DETAILS

Rock It Grill, 1319 King Street, Alexandria, VA
(Four blocks East of King Street Metro)

COST: FREE
Light hors d’oeuvres with two complimentary drink tickets
Registration Required.

Location:
Rock It Grill, 1319 King Street, Alexandria, VA
4 Blocks East of the King Street Metro

Come to meet up – socialize – network – singing not required!

 

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IAEE DC Chapter September Luncheon

IAEE D.C. Chapter Luncheon
09/09/16 | Sequoia 3000 K Street, NW, Washington, DC 20007

11:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Networking Reception
12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Luncheon and Education Program
Topic: Keeping Your Show On Target and Bullet-Proof
Speaker/Title/Company: Mr. Francis Friedman, President Time & Place Strategies, Inc.
Discription: Want to know the future of the tradeshow industry so you can keep your shows growing and profitable? Come to September’s chapter meeting to learn of the findings and implications of IAEE’s Future Trends Task force for the industry over the next three years.
Our Speaker, Francis J. Friedman will help you build strategies NOW that will keep your shows and events on-target and profitable as these trends emerge.

After the 45-minute networking reception, attendees will be treated to a fun and engaging conversation on the importance and value of a fully-integrated marketing campaign that includes direct mail, social media and mobile marketing for meetings and trade shows.
Sponsored by

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REGISTER HERE