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Events and Education

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.

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The Certified in Exhibition Management (CEM) Professional Designation

Built on a foundation of broad technical knowledge and demonstrated industry experience, the Certified in Exhibition Management (CEM) professional designation program prepares you to meet the changes and challenges of a demanding industry with confidence and professionalism.

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Geared toward busy professionals who are looking for cost-effective educational opportunities with no downtime or travel expense, IAEE periodically provides new and exciting webinars, led by highly respected industry experts, directly to your desk. IAEE Professional Development Webinars are sponsored by New Orleans Convention & Visitors Bureau and the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center New Orleans.

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MATSO Events

Central to the MATSO Council culture is ensuring a wide-open exchange of ideas to foster discovering solutions, networking with other senior-level show professionals, guiding new strategies and policies, sharing ideas and making a difference. Each year a MATSO event will be selected to host IAEE-MATSO programming. In addition, programming will take place through webinars and at Expo! Expo! IAEE’s Annual Meeting & Exhibition. A complete schedule of events will be updated as they are identified.

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Women’s Leadership Forum

IAEE’s Women’s Leadership Forum has been designed to focus on topics that are unique to women in the exhibitions and events industry. It is tailored for all women regardless of age, individual situation or current position held within their company. The forum will provide knowledge and strategies for attendees to succeed in their current positions, as well as motivation and inspiration to take your career to the next level. The Forum will give you the tools and resources while balancing life along the way.

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Exhibitions Mean Business

Exhibitions Day | Washington, D.C.

#ExhibitionsDay raises awareness of the exhibitions and events industry among federal legislators and is an opportunity for direct engagement with members of Congress and their staff to help foster a greater understanding of our industry and the impact it has on their states and districts, as well as the impact of key policy issues.

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Krakoff Leadership Institute

IAEE provides a multiyear tailored education program for everyone who aspires to be involved with IAEE and obtain an industry or organizational leadership role. The multiyear education program includes the Krakoff Leadership Institute which provide participants with the intelligence and connection they will need as tomorrow’s industry leaders. Both programs offer emerging leaders the opportunity to learn from industry experts while enjoying the intimacy of a small group learning environment designed to build lasting relationships.

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IMEX – America & Frankfurt

Each year we partner with IMEX America and IMEX Frankfurt to provide educational and learning opportunities for both faculty and students including the Faculty Engagement program, faculty reception and scheduled appointments on the show floor for students. In addition faculty will have the opportunity to submit a Best Practices paper that will be presented at both IMEX America and at Expo! Expo!

Debuting at IMEX Frankfurt in 2018, She Means Business was created in partnership with tw tagungswirtschaft. Speakers from European Astronaut Centre, SAP, re:publica, German Bundeswehr, UBS and the UN will address the issues facing women today. Through conversation, collaboration and learning, we believe we can shed new light on an old debate. Check out the amazing speaker line up and programme.

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Expo! Expo! IAEE’s Annual Meeting & Exhibition

A must attend face-to-face event for exhibition and event industry professionals! During Expo! Expo!, you will become current with industry trends by participating in the education sessions and networking opportunities. Visit the Expo! Expo! site to view the 2018 Floor plan and 2018 Exhibitor Application.