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 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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Media Inquiries:
Mary Tucker
Sr. PR/Communications Manager
+1 (972) 687-9226
mtucker@iaee.com

IAEE HQ Announcement

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Today is the last day to apply for KLI and KALI!

Register today to start your leadership journey!

The Krakoff Leadership Institute brings together individuals interested in learning more about themselves so they can get involved and become effective strategists, contributors, facilitators and the innovators. This highly interactive curriculum integrates theory and practice to ensure institute participants leave capable of both thinking better and doing better.  This program is designed for those with 3-5 years’ experience in the industry.

Through active participation, participants will gain a greater understanding of how to:

• Align personal and professional values as well as manage opposing values
• Leverage personal strengths and weaknesses (DISC) to promote and motivate excellence with differing work styles
• Form effective teams by recognizing barriers and integrating intervention techniques to achieve synergistic results
• Communicate effectively in a diverse and global industry to maximize value and decrease misunderstandings
• Address and manage conflict in the workplace with skill to minimize disruptions to work and to create a harmonious work environment
• Apply processes and tools to develop a strategic plan to navigate needs, trends, issues and develop solutions that deliver the  greatest impact and value
• Evolve personal leadership skills through intentional self-evaluation
• Earn 12 hours towards CEM recertification
For more information checkout: KLI Application

or 2015 KLI_KALI Info Sheet 

IAEE HQ Announcement

CultureCreation

Culture is a feeling, a vibe, an extension of your brand.

In this one-day workshop for association exhibition organizers and marketing colleagues, attendees will discuss the overall strategic mission of their exhibitions and events, barriers to success, and future trends impacting their product and services specific to the association, and will walk away with a game plan for success.

IAEE’s CultureCreation will provide strategic and tactical tools and resources to assess your current internal culture, association member needs, exhibitions and events, and then tailor outcomes for success.

During this one-day session, you will:

  • Understand the key components of strategic event planning
  • Conduct an environmental-scanning exercise to expose trends that are affecting members
  • Build a workplace culture of trust, innovation, and productivity to serve association members and stakeholders (exhibitors and sponsors).
  • Learn from a case study how Journey Mapping can enhance the member experience.

REGISTER NOW

IAEE HQ Announcement

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Exhibitions Day

As you know IAEE will be in Washington DC on June 8-9 representing the exhibitions and events industry.  How will your chapter support these initiatives?  Will you send a representative from your chapter?  Will you proclaim an exhibitions and events day or week in your respective cities?  As you begin to think about how you and your chapter will support Exhibitions Day, join Roger Rickard on 31 March at 12:00 CT on a brown bag webinar discussing these vary topics.  To build awareness with our membership, please include this link on your chapter calendar of events.  Don’t miss this opportunity to support your industry. http://www.iaee.com/events–education/exhibitions-day/

IAEE HQ Announcement

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We are offering five more CEM courses in Washington, D.C. next month! Choose one course to attend on 7 April and one course to attend 8 April 2015 to help you on your way to earning your CEM designation or to recertify. Seating is limited, so sign up today!

Date:                   7 April 2015

Courses:             Conference and Meeting Management and Floor Plan Development

Time:                   8:30am – 5:00pm

Cost:                    $250 for Members/$385 for Non-Members

Location:          Co-Location with IAEE Women’s Leadership Forum at the DC Marriott Marquis in                                       Washington, D.C.

 

Conference and Meeting Management Instructor: Carol Krugman, MEd, CMP, CMM, is  the Chair| Department of Hospitality, Tourism & Events and the Assistant Professor at Metropolitan State University of Denver. She has been organizing international meetings for over 25 years as a corporate marketing manager, association executive, senior manager for two global communications and experience marketing agencies and president of her own independent meeting management company. She is a frequent speaker on international meetings and is regarded as one of the industry’s top experts in cross-cultural planning, international meeting operations, risk assessment and crisis management.

Floor Plan Development Instructor: Charlotte Pearson, CEM, joined Freeman in 2011 as Senior Business Development Manager in the Freeman Las Vegas branch. Freeman is the premier provider of integrated marketing solutions for face-to-face events. Charlotte is responsible for sales management, strategic sales planning, and pre-show site/post-show support on over 30 tradeshows per year. Charlotte is an active member of IAEE since 1992 and is the current Chairperson of the CEM Commission. Charlotte also served on the IAEE Education Committee from 2008 through 2012 and was Chairperson in 2011. She is an educator on the CEM Faculty with IAEE and teaches several times a year in the United States and internationally in Taiwan, Korea and Azerbaijan.

 

 

Date:                   8 April 2015

Courses:            Event Marketing, Finance, Budgeting and Contracts and Selecting Service                                                          Contractors

Time:                   8:30am – 5:00pm

Cost:                    $250

Location:          Co-Location with ASAE Springtime at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center                                     in Washington, D.C.

 

Event Marketing Instructor: Donna Jarvis-Miller, CMP, CEM, is the Director, Membership Operations and Events of the American Public Human Services Association in Washington, D.C. Donna has nearly 20 years of experience in show production, exhibit and sponsorship sales and event and conference management. Her work with for-profit and not-for-profit organizations in sales and development has afforded her the opportunity to work in a wide variety of venues and events.  She consistently builds relationships with vendors, marketing partners, exhibitors and association members to create synergies that become winning formulas for successful events.


Finance, Budgeting and Contracts Instructor: Robert (Bob) McLean, CPA, is PPAI’s executive vice president.  He was hired in June 2008 as chief financial officer and is responsible for finance and administration, information technology and the Promotional Products Education Foundation. In October 2011, Bob was promoted to EVP and assumed responsibility for all revenue-producing products and services at PPAI. These include the business development, membership sales, trade shows, publications, and education and certification departments.

Selecting Service Contractors Instructor: Dennis Sharland, CEM is Senior Manager of Expositions and Advertising for the Air Force Association. He is a seasoned and certified trade show professional with almost 20 years of experience. He has had the opportunity to experience all sides of the industry in venues across the U.S., as well as Europe and Australia, on shows with as few as 20 exhibitors to those with more than 1,000. Dennis now manages two of the most well regarded trade shows in the aerospace and defense market, having taken them from floor plans printed on foam core and exhibit guides produced in-house to interactive floor plans that are available 24/7 and a professionally produced guide worthy of repeat sponsorship.

Registrants will receive an email approximately two weeks prior to the start of the course containing instructions for downloading the course material. Please make sure the email address you use when registering is the same email address you will use for correspondence. Once you register, your email address will become your User Name. If there are any changes to your email address between the date you register and the date the course begins, please notify the CEM Program Manager at cem@iaee.com or 1+ (972) 687-9224.

IAEE HQ Announcement

IAEE CFP

 2015 Expo! Expo! Call for Presentations Process Now Open

It’s All About Constructivism | DEADLINE 20 MARCH


Constructivism is a learning concept that generates knowledge and meaning from interaction between experiences and ideas. Are you a subject matter expert or have knowledge that could make a difference in our industry? Will your knowledge teach and inspire others to build and create better and more engaging events? Be a part of  Expo! Expo! IAEE’s Annual Meeting and Exhibition by leading active and social learning environments.

-It’s All About delivering education that provides immediate ideas that can be implemented within one’s professional or personal life.

-It’s All About providing a blended learning experience that will activate learners with different levels of knowledge and experience.

-It’s All About creating a peer to peer social learning experience that creates lifelong connections outside the classroom.

IAEE calls on you to share knowledge and business expertise through a unique and valuable speaking opportunity. You are invited to submit an education session proposalfor presentation at the 2015 Expo! Expo! IAEE’s Annual Meeting and Exhibition from 1-3 December in Baltimore, MD.

IAEE HQ Announcement

CEIR

Helen Brett Scholarship Applications Now Being Accepted 1 March – 1 June for the 2015/2016 School Year

The Helen Brett Scholarship was established by Robert Kolinek, CEM, CMP, and named for his grandmother, Helen Brett, who was a pioneer in the trade show industry. The purpose of the scholarship is to assist individuals who are enrolled in a four-year degree program with a focus on the study of exhibition and event management. The scholarship serves to promote the exhibitions and events industry by attracting college level students into the field of study and encouraging their pursuit with financial support. Scholarships are awarded competitively based upon pursuit of a degreed major focusing on exhibition and/or event management. If within a hospitality program, the focus of study should be the exhibitions and events industry as determined by the review of the submitted official transcripts. Please pass on this link to those who may be interested in applying for the scholarship.  http://www.ceir.org/foundation/helen-brett-scholarship.