IAEE HQ Announcement

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Would you benefit from IAEE’s 20 Under 30 Program? Nominate yourself or nominate one of your peers!

IAEE’s 20 Under 30 Program is for young-professional exhibition organizer members who may not be supported by their companies to attend Expo! Expo!.

For more information visit http://www.myexpoexpo.com/20under30

Interested in the 20 Under 30 Program? See what two of our DC Chapter Members had to say about being 2014 recipients!  (Originally published in the March 2015 YPConnect)

 2014 Expo! Expo! Recap
2015Q1 YPCONNECT Mayhew Mark
Mark Mayhew
ASIS International


Being a 2014 recipient of IAEE’s 20 Under 30 program
was a tremendous experience for me. Not only was it an honor to be
selected from the many deserving candidates but the knowledge and experiences gained have already helped me in my career. Through the 20 Under 30 program I was given the opportunity to be included in an ASAE article and appear on IAEE TV in a segment about young professionals. I also was able to talk to many industry veterans who approached me about the program.

My best experience from the program was meeting the other 19 recipients. It was nice having a group of peers with set itinerary for Expo! Expo! and to walk away with a shared experience. I hope that our relationships with each other will persist throughout our careers in this industry, and am looking forward to our continued growth as professionals.

My biggest take away from the program was to get involved in the industry at a national and chapter level through networking and education. Attending the chapter parties and IAEE info sessions were very helpful as I plan to start my CEM next year and have begun to regularly attend DC Chapter events throughout the year.


2015Q1 YPCONNECT Orr Marissa
Marissa Orr
American Association for Justice  (AAJ)


Being
that it was my first time attending the IAEE conference I didn’t know what to expect. Everyone was so welcoming, and I made some great connections with my 20 Under 30 peers and with other individuals in the industry.

Attending the educational sessions and exploring the Exhibit Hall was great. I was able to take away new techniques and ideas that I will be implementing in my exhibit hall for our next convention! As a young professional, I really appreciate the opportunity given to me by the 20 under 30 program. I am so grateful that I was able to attend such a successful and informative event.  I plan on attending the IAEE Expo! Expo! for years to come. 

IAEE HQ Announcement

Honorees to be Recognized at Expo! Expo! in Baltimore

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DALLAS, 15 September 2015 – The International Association of Exhibitions and Events™ (IAEE) proudly announces this year’s recipients of its individual awards program, which recognizes professionals who have made outstanding contributions to the exhibitions and events industry. The recipients will be honored during Expo! Expo! IAEE’s Annual Meeting & Exhibition on 1-3 December 2015 in Baltimore, Md.

“We were very impressed with the nominations we received this year and congratulate these very deserving honorees,” said 2015 IAEE Awards Committee Chairperson Randy Bauler, CEM. “It is very fulfilling to the Awards Committee to know that IAEE members represent the best that the exhibitions and events industry has to offer.”

This year’s award winners were selected after careful consideration and review by the IAEE Awards Committee and approval by the IAEE Board of Directors, following an open call for nominations earlier in the year. The following outstanding individuals were selected for recognition:

The Distinguished Service Award recognizes an IAEE member who has rendered distinguished service to IAEE and to the exhibitions and events industry as a whole. This year’s recipient is Tony Lee, President and CEO of Tony Lee International.

The Merit Award recognizes IAEE members whose ideas and/or work have benefited IAEE as an organization in some special way, and is generally reserved for those who have stepped forward at the chapter/local level. This year’s recipients are Larry Grossenbacher, CIO/VP of Training & Safety at Metropolitan Exposition Services; Brad Hobson, CEM, Business Development Manager at Freeman; Rebecca Stevens, CEM, CMP-HC, Director, Business Development at the Texas Medical Association; and Dan Traver, CEM, Business Development Vice President at Freeman.

The Bob Dallmeyer Educator of the Year Award honors IAEE members who possess outstanding creativity, a positive attitude and the ability to transfer knowledge through good communication skills and innovative teaching to promote life-long learning to exhibitions and events industry professionals. This year’s recipients are Andrew Fraser, M.Ed., CHE, Professor at Johnson & Wales University and Charlotte Pearson, CEM, Senior Business Development Manager at Freeman.

The Volunteer of the Year Award recognizes IAEE members who have dedicated their time to the progress and fulfillment of the charge of a committee or task force on which they serve. This year’s award recipient is Kristin Barranger, CEM, Manager of Expositions and Communications at the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, International Gas & Turbine Institute.

The Outstanding Achievement in Industry Leadership Award recognizes IAEE members who have made an extraordinary personal or professional commitment that materially contributes to the advancement of the exhibitions and events industry. This year’s recipient is Janet Sperstad, CMP, Program Director at Madison College.

The Outstanding Achievement in Innovation in Business Solutions Award recognizes achievement in the creation of new and innovative business solutions. This year’s award recipient is InGo LLC.

The Outstanding Achievement in Marketing & Sales Award recognizes an IAEE member’s outstanding achievement in marketing and sales activities including outstanding performance in total event revenue/profit; advertising revenue; attendance; sponsorship revenue; exhibit space sales; and customer service. This year’s award recipient is Ellen Schwartz, Vice President, Sales and Marketing at the Los Angeles Convention Center, AEG Facilities.

The Young Professional of the Year Award recognizes excellent professional performance by IAEE members 35 years of age or younger who have committed their time to advancing the standing of young professionals in our industry. This year’s award recipient is Cassie Thompson, Manager, Event Services at SmithBucklin.

The Rookie of the Year Award recognizes excellent professional performance by an IAEE member with three or less years of full-time exhibitions and events industry experience. This year’s award recipient is Sarah Bopp, Associate Manager Booth Sales & Operations at the American Pet Products Association.

For more information about the IAEE Individual Awards, visit www.iaee.com/awards. Details about Expo! Expo! IAEE’s Annual Meeting & Exhibition 2015 can be found at www.myexpoexpo.com.

About IAEE
Trusted since 1928, IAEE provides quality and value to its members through leadership, service, education and strong relationships. IAEE is the largest association of the exhibitions and events industry in the world, with a membership of show organizers, exhibitors and exhibition suppliers. Organizers of more than 20,000 exhibitions and buyer-seller events around the world are members of IAEE, and the organization advocates and promotes the awareness of face-to-face exhibitions and events as the primary medium for business development and growth. IAEE provides relevant, timely and innovative education to its members and the industry. IAEE recognizes its strategic partners: BearCom, Delta Airlines, New Orleans Morial Convention Center, New Orleans Convention & Visitors Bureau, Orange County Convention Center, San Antonio Convention & Visitors Bureau, SkyTeam Airline Alliance, Streampoint Solutions, Visit Anaheim, Visit Baltimore, Visit Orlando and VoiceLogic. Visit www.iaee.comfor more information.

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