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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 the leading association for the global exhibition industry. Today IAEE represents over 12,000 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.

IAEE’s Statement on Systemic Racism

IAEE unequivocally denounces the racial injustice and systemic racism that so many people of color experience on a daily basis.  We support the peaceful protests and believe that it’s well past time for transformation in our society. TODAY AND EVERY DAY, BLACK LIVES MATTER. Our hearts and minds are with our communities as we strive to promote the value of diversity, inclusion and tolerance in our membership and with our actions and initiatives.

Response from IAEE President & CEO

An Open Letter from Black Destination Industry Leaders

I want to personally thank each of you for your valuable leadership during these difficult times of unrest as well as blatant and systematic racism.

Please know that you have my personal and IAEE’s commitment to do our part to help make our overall travel and business events industry more inclusive.

Our staff and I are ready to work on any committee that will be focused on developing programs and content that will assist in the overall efforts of our industry.

David DuBois, CMP, CAE, FASAE, CTA

Strategic Partners

IAEE recognizes its strategic partners: 4imprint, BearCom, Buttine Exhibition Insurance, Convention News Television (CNTV), Delta Airlines, New Orleans Morial Convention Center, New Orleans and Company, Personify – A2Z Events, Streampoint Solutions and Synchronicities (Visit Anaheim, Visit Baltimore and Visit San Antonio).