IAEE China Council

As a People’s Republic of China (PRC) approved Foreign Nongovernment Organization (NGO), IAEE established a representative office in Shanghai. The China Council will assist IAEE in establishing working partnerships with key exhibition organizations in China for the purpose of sharing vital information, promoting the global exhibition industry and enhancing effective communications.

To date, IAEE’s Certified in Exhibition Management® (CEM) Learning Program in China has yielded more than 1,616 graduates. In addition, IAEE has maintained a 20-year relationship with the Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT) Training Center in Beijing who is the licensee of the CEM program in China. In 2022, in conjunction with CCPIT, the Certified International Exhibition Professional (CIEP) was launched with currently 260 professionals having achieved this prestigious designation.

2024 China Council


Daben Mao
Executive Deputy General Manager | Shenzhen World Exhibition and Convention Center

Athena Gong
Managing Director | Informa Markets China

Vice Chairperson

Li Jian
Chairman and General Manager | Hangzhou International Convention and Exhibition Group

Council Members

Vincent U
President | Macao Trade and Investment Promotion Institute (IPIM)

Zhou Yan
Professor | Beijing Union University

Xu Yingzi
Chairman and CEO | Xi’an Quijang International Conference and Exhibition Group

Louis Zheng
Partner | ExpoTec

Past Council Chair/Ex- Officio

Gu Xuebin, CEM
Founder and CEO | WeMeet

IAEE Chairperson

Marie Browne
Group Vice President | RX

IAEE Staff

Marsha Flanagan, M.Ed., CEM
IAEE President and CEO

Jessica Jia
IAEE China Office