News & Articles - International Association of Exhibitions and Events

  • 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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  • IAEE Public Events Council releases five-year analysis of the public events industry report

    Today, the International Association of Exhibitions and Events™ (IAEE) Public Events Council released its Public Events Industry Report: 2013 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 white paper examines future trends in the exhibitions and events industry

    The International Association of Exhibitions and Events™ (IAEE) released today its white paper, Future Trends Impacting the Exhibitions and Events Industry, created by the IAEE Future Trends Task Force, chaired by Francis J. Friedman, president of Time Place Strategies, Inc. “This white paper offers an exceptional overview of what to expect in terms of continuing the emphasis on face-to-face marketing,” says Friedman. “The goal was to create a picture of the next three to five years in the exhibition industry.…

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  • The International Association of Venue Managers and the International Association of Exhibitions and Events announce alliance

    The International Association of Venue Managers (IAVM) is pleased to announce the creation of an association alliance between IAVM and the International Association of Exhibitions and Events™ (IAEE). The International Association of Venue Managers is one of the world’s largest professional associations dedicated to supporting over 4000 venue professionals from arenas, stadiums, convention centers, performing arts halls and university complexes, as well as Allied members that support venues with services and products. IAEE is composed of approximately 1,300 members (organizations)…

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