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Industry Partners Committee

The IAEE Board of Directors greatly appreciates the support of its industry partners and views the relationship as a partnership. The Industry Partner Committee (IPC) represents the interests of those who provide products and services to the exhibitions and events industry and will serve as a resource to the IAEE Board of Directors on issues of importance and develops programs and services that increase the value of membership and engagement in IAEE.

The IPC will be a resource and forum to IAEE. The ultimate goal is to build relationships and provide knowledge that will make industry partners, exhibition organizers and, ultimately, IAEE more successful.
• Assist in identifying new trends in sponsorship and marketing that may impact the exhibitions industry
• Monitor the success of sponsorship deliverables and experiences at various events held throughout the year, providing feedback to staff (Women’s Leadership Forum and Expo! Expo! IAEE’s Annual Meeting and Exhibition)
• Source new and innovative ways to ensure exhibitors and sponsors are promoted most effectively to both attendees and non-attendees.
• Suggest new and innovative ways to enhance the on-site sponsor/partner experience at IAEE events
• Suggest new and innovative ways to make the programs and services IAEE offers more valuable to our industry partners.

2024 Co-Chairpersons

Douglas Lugo, CEM,
Event Director,
Reed Exhibitions
Jackie Russo,
Global Expositions Inc.

Board Liaison

2024 IAEE Board Director
Michael Clarke
Senior Director, B2B Events & Programs
Portfolio, Luxury & Leisure, Global Sales Organization – US & Canada
Marriott International Inc. & Marriott International Luxury Brands

Staff Lead

Rick Jennings, CEM,
Vice President of Partnership Relations,