News & Articles - International Association of Exhibitions and Events

  • IAEE White Paper Highlights Considerations for Safe Return of Events

    A new white paper released by the International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE) provides essential considerations for safely reopening exhibitions and events during the COVID-19 pandemic. “Although we are eager to get back to our usual face-to-face business environment, safety must be the top priority and we must look to the science and medical communities for the best ways to go about producing our shows,” says IAEE president and CEO, David DuBois. IAEE’s health and safety task force teamed…

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  • Reopening Exhibitions Key to Rebuilding Economies: GED 2020 Focus

    Global Exhibitions Day (GED) is going virtual in 2020 due to COVID-19. Held each June, exhibit and event industry professionals come together to foster relationships and build awareness with legislators and other policy influencers. This year, the International Association of Exhibitions and Events aims to raise awareness of, and advocacy for, the impact face-to-face exhibitions have on local economies, and the critical role they play in building businesses and connecting people around the world. GED is actively supported and promoted…

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  • GBAC Star Certification to Help with Reopening of Events Industry

    A new program will enable public venues of all sizes to create and maintain an effective cleaning, disinfection and infectious disease prevention plan that could help with the safe resumption of face-to-face events and allay attendee concerns. Unveiled by the Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC), a division of the worldwide cleaning industry association ISSA, GBAC Star establishes requirements to assist facilities with work practices, protocols, procedures and systems to control and minimize the risk associated with virulent agents like the strain…

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  • IAEE joins UFI to create first ever Global Exhibitions Day

    Global exhibition industry shares single and cohesive voice Exhibition organizers, venues, associations and service providers from countries all around the world are uniting behind a global initiative to stage the first ever “Global Exhibitions Day” on June 8, 2016 to highlight the exhibition industry’s benefits for the economy – and the fun of working in the industry. Driven by Dallas-based International Association of Exhibitions and Events™ (IAEE) and Paris-based UFI – The Global Association of the Exhibition Industry, a growing…

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  • IAEE announces 2015 Art of the Show Competition results, honouring excellence in exhibition and event marketing materials

    The International Association of Exhibitions and Events™ (IAEE) announces the winners of its annual Art of the Show Competition. Of this year’s 190 submissions, 33 entries will be honoured for their creative use of several essential marketing elements needed to promote exhibitions and events. The winning and honourable mention entries will be featured in an interactive display at Expo! Expo! IAEE’s Annual Meeting & Exhibition to be held 1-3 December 2015 in Baltimore, Md. “This year we unveiled a new…

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  • IAEE Public Events Council releases Analysis of the Public Events Industry, 2014 Results report

    Today, the International Association of Exhibitions and Events™ (IAEE) Public Events Council released its Public Events Industry Report: 2014 Results. In 2009, the Public Events Council distributed a survey to public event organizers across 22 public events industry sectors to examine overall industry performance. The report identified which public events industry sectors fared well, which sectors struggled and their expectations for the future. As a follow-up to the benchmark report, the survey is repeated annually with subsequent reports detailing individual…

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  • IAEE, PCMA and The Experience Institute team up on comprehensive study of meeting attendee behaviours behind the Decision to Attend

    The International Association of Exhibitions and Events™ (IAEE), Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) and The EXPERIENCE Institute® have collaborated on in-depth research that studies attendee behaviour and the influencing factors when choosing the exhibitions, meetings and events in which they will attend. The Decision to Attend Study – Phase One report is now available for download from the IAEE website, the PCMA website and The EXPERIENCE Institute®’s website. “This is a powerful collaboration among organizations whose members rely on the…

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  • Meetings and events industry joins together to launch the first annual North American Meetings Industry Day in 2015

    For the first time, the greater meetings and events industry across the United States, Canada and Mexico will join together to host the North American Meetings Industry Day (NAMID). The event on Thursday, April 16, 2015 will bring together industry professionals and showcase the substantial value of meetings, conferences, conventions, incentive travel, trade shows and exhibitions. The industry supports driving positive business outcomes, creating personal relationships and building strong communities. Meetings industry organizations and chapters from the U.S., Canada and…

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  • IAEE announces appointment of Cathy Breden, CAE, CMP as Executive Vice President

    Today the International Association of Exhibitions and Events™ (IAEE) announces the appointment of Cathy Breden, CAE, CMP as the organization’s Executive Vice President.  In this role, she will oversee additional strategic planning and operational responsibilities. “Cathy has been an integral member of the IAEE team for many years and has worked tirelessly to promote IAEE’s strategic plan and initiatives,” said David DuBois, President and CEO of IAEE. “She has earned respect and appreciation from our staff, volunteer leaders and global…

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  • IAEE expands membership categories

    The International Association of Exhibitions and Events™ (IAEE) has added three new categories to its membership offerings – Auxiliary Member, Corporate Event or Exhibit Marketer, and Educational Institution – in order to further define and enhance IAEE’s membership types and offerings to specialists in the exhibitions and events industry. “IAEE periodically reviews its membership categories to ensure it is serving current and potential members in the best way possible,” says 2014 Dues Task Force Chairperson Randy Bauler, CEM. “Members of…

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