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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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/