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IAEE’s Exhibition Trends to Watch in 2023

February 8, 2023

Business is back and continuing to grow for the exhibitions industry but the way in which we plan and do business continues to adapt and change. There is now a stronger emphasis and focus on the way in which we provide experiential events and further engage our attendees to meet their needs, provide ROI and grow our shows. What does 2023 look like for the exhibitions industry and how can we create greater success for all?

Join this informative session with IAEE President and CEO, David DuBois, CMP-F, CAE, FASAE, CTA and Dennis Smith, IAEE Chairperson, and Vice President of Business Development, Asian American Hotel Owners Association as they take a look at the trends to watch for in 2023, discuss the exhibitions landscape and how we can continue to make changes and move forward successfully in the new year.

This session/course/webinar is eligible for 1 clock hour towards CEM recertification.

IAEE webinars are free to members and available to non-members for $49.

Presenter Information

David DuBois, CMP-F, CAE, FASAE, CTA, President and CEO, IAEE

David DuBois is the President and CEO of the International Association of Exhibitions and Events® (IAEE). As IAEE’s president, DuBois is responsible for the management of 25 full-time professional staff, producing the annual business operating plan and budget, overseeing the support of all meetings of governance units, leading business development, directing fund raising efforts, advocating for the industry and the organization’s members, providing organizational leadership and strategic counsel to the board. Also, he serves as the association’s representative with industry coalitions, partner organizations and strategic alliances. In 2019, DuBois was inducted into the Events Industry Council’s “Hall of Leaders,” one of the industry’s most prestigious honors.

Dennis Smith, IAEE Chairperson, and Vice President of Business Development, Asian American Hotel Owners Association

Dennis Smith is the Vice President of Business Development for the Asian American Hotel Owners Association. Previously Dennis held the title of Sr. Director for Exposition Sales and Business Development at AVIXA, the global trade association for the pro AV and integrated experiences industry. Dennis began his trade show career in Europe and spent close to 18 years living in Europe working for some of the top global trade show organizations.

Apart from launching his own trade show company in 1997, Dennis has held several executive level positions and has been directly responsible for organizing more than 250 different international events in more than 30 countries covering a multitude of industries to include textiles, automotive, manufacturing, technology, food and construction.

Born in Colorado and having served in the U.S. Army, Dennis has an MBA in International Business and is highly experienced in global strategy for events around the globe. He is married with two children and currently resides in Atlanta, Georgia.


10:30 AM – 11:30 AM CT | 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM ET | 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM PT | 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM GMT | 12:30 AM – 1:30 AM for Singapore and Beijing (GMT + 8)