About IAEE

About IAEE

Organized in 1928 as the National Association of Exposition Managers to represent the interests of trade show and exposition managers, the International Association of Exhibitions and Events™ is today the leading association for the global exhibition industry. Today IAEE represents over 9,000 individuals in over 50 countries who conduct and support exhibitions around the world.

Over 50 percent of IAEE's members are directly involved in the planning, management, and production of exhibitions and buyer-seller events. The remainder of our membership consists of those who provide products and services to the industry. IAEE values and promotes diversity of membership, in terms of company size, products, and geographical area. Each active member organization is given one vote, regardless of size. Benefits of IAEE Membership include professional development, industry news and publications, industry and professional resources, service partner discounts, advocacy before government and media, leadership development and local chapter membership.

Our Mission

IAEE globally promotes the unique value of exhibitions and events and is the principal resource for those who plan, produce and service the industry.

Strategic Partners

IAEE recognizes its strategic partners: Anaheim Orange County Visitor & Convention Bureau, BearCom, Delta Air Lines, New Orleans Morial Convention Center, New Orleans Convention & Visitors Bureau, Orange County Convention Center, San Antonio Convention & Visitors Bureau, SkyTeam Airline Alliance, Visit Baltimore, and Visit Orlando.

IAEE Strategic Plan Infographic (PDF)

Strategic Plan Infographic