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Professional Development

Events and Education, along with networking, are the major benefits of IAEE membership. Throughout the year, several meetings and educational programs are offered both at the chapter and international levels.  Keep you and your team equipped with the latest industry trends, solutions and knowledge needed for success on the job.

Career Advancement Resources

Career Coaching 

Are you looking for a career change?  Have you created “Your Story”, your brand statement and marketing strategies to help you network confidently?  Learn more about the Career Coaches and how they can give ou the tools and techniques to develop a strong career plan.

Career Learning Center 

The Career Learning Center encourages an integrative career and professional development process that enhances your skill set.

Mentor Match

Looking for someone to help navigate you through the exhibitions and events industry?  Our seasoned professionals help with networking opportunities, share experiences and even learn  something along the way.

Professional Advice

To better serve our student and young professional community, we have created a mentor portal for individuals to choose a top and ask a question to one of our seasoned professionals.

Reference Checks

Find out what your references are really saying about you!  Get your references checks, confidentially and professionals. Be confident your past employers are helping, not hurting your candidacy.

Resume Writing

Need help with your resume and cover letter?  Let one of our professionals writers create a resume and cover letter that will help you land you an interview.

Certified in Exhibition Management™ (CEM)

The Certified in Exhibition Management™ (CEM) designation is a globally recognized designation that demonstrates the highest professional standard throughout the exhibition and event management area.

Learn More about CEM

Listing of Skills by Job

IAEE is in the process of identifying job roles for exhibition professionals that are common across organizations.  These positions will soon be made available in various categories and will include core knowledge and task domains, job purpose, duties and responsibilities, qualifications, working conditions, physical requirements, average number of direct reports, average number of events produced, industry experiences and average salary information.  This information can help guide one in determining a career path in the exhibitions and events industry.

Department of Labor

The Employment and Training Administration (ETA) has worked with the National Travel and Tourism Office of the Department of Commerce and with technical and subject matter experts from education, business, and industry to develop a comprehensive competency model for the Hospitality, Tourism, and Events industry. The model identifies the knowledge, skills, and abilities that provide a foundation for industry workers, as well as competencies specific to key sectors. While the model seeks to cover all workers in the industry, it is not intended that each worker possess all of the competencies listed. The model is rather a compilation of competencies that can be included as a basis for preparation in a Hospitality, Tourism, and Events occupation.

Visit the DOL Competency Clearinghouse Model for Hospitality, Tourism and Events.

IAEE Events

Events and Education, along with networking, are the major benefits of IAEE Membership.  Throughout, the year, several meetings and educational programs are offered both at the chapters and international level.

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Industry Resources

The Art of the Show

Art of the Show Text Book

The Art of the Show, Fourth Edition is the complete guide for the exhibit industry featuring 421 pages addressing such issues as legal, housing and transportation, registration, exhibition technology, site selection, marketing, and planning for the unexpected at your exhibitions. Purchase the textbook here.

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Center for Exhibition Industry Research (CEIR)

CEIR provides industry-leading research on the North American exhibitions and events industry globally which optimizes performance, increases engagement, and addresses emerging customer needs. CEIR house the world’s largest collection of primary, exhibition-related research studies.

Blogs

IAEE and its members provide timely and relevant content through IAEE’s Blog Station. Learn more about Education, Leadership, Networking and much more. Visit the blog station here.

Library of Learning

IAEE has created a library of knowledge that will improve your knowledge, experience and skills in the exhibition and events industry.

Library of Learning

Webinars

IAEE webinars offer strategic information about the business of trade shows.  With featured top speakers and thought leaders sharing tips, tricks and hacks for some of the most critical challenges you face today.

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