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Young Professionals

The IAEE Young Professionals group was created to fill an important niche in the exhibitions and events community. If you are 35 or under and are looking for a network with core life objectives including career advancement, becoming financially secure and being involved in a special interest group while maintaining a social life, then IAEE Young Professionals is right for you.

IAEE supports the young professionals community by offering tailored programs, education and events designed to give future leaders in the exhibitions and events industry with social and professional networking support.


If you have any questions or want to become more involved, please send an email to

Ask a Professional

To better serve our student and young professional community, IAEE has created a mentor portal for individuals to choose a topic and ask a question to one of our seasoned professionals. Questions submitted will go directly to one of our professionals for review and to provide appropriate feedback and guidance.

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Updates from the Chair

Molly Hamill, CMP

National Association of Convenience Stores
2017 Chairperson
IAEE Young Professional Committee

March 2017

Now it’s time to look toward the future and consider the great things we can accomplish this year. We’d like to gain even more YP participation worldwide, host more meet-ups and ensure we have a strong voice in the tradeshow industry. Let’s create a worldwide community of YPs that work together and share ideas. Invite industry veterans to your next meet-up and share how great YPs truly are.

YP Spotlight


What is the YP Spotlight? GOOD QUESTION!

IAEE’s Young Professional Committee recognizes a young professional in the exhibitions and events industry in each quarterly YP Connect Newsletter. You can find all past newsletters by following this link.

Would you like to be IAEE’s next YP Spotlight? Get your name in the bucket by sending an email to Your YP Spotlight could be included in the next YP Connect Newsletter!

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Abigail Eastman

Meetings Coordinator
International Sign Association

Q: What drives your involvement with IAEE?
A: Being involved with IAEE allows me to connect with other industry professionals who share the same passion that I do for events. I also really appreciate the educational events that IAEE organizes. I enjoy going to educational sessions and learning about new trends in the industry and up-and-coming technologies that I can implement at our events.

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Young Professionals In Action