Each year, the International Association of Exhibitions and Events® (IAEE) recognizes and awards professionals in the exhibitions and events industry for their contributions. Industry professionals can be nominated for any of the awards as long as they meet the criteria outlined by IAEE. These awards represent IAEE’s highest honors and will be presented at Expo! Expo! IAEE’s Annual Meeting & Exhibition.
The IAEE Awards Program is designed to recognize those professionals who have made outstanding contributions to the exhibitions and events industry. This is your chance to recognize an individual who has forged new ground within IAEE and/or the exhibitions and events industry. Nominate someone who has dedicated his/her career to the exhibition and event industry, has attained outstanding achievement and/or has contributed significantly to the profession.
Once nominations have been received, the IAEE Awards Committee and IAEE Board of Directors will make their final selections based on merit.
The IAEE Awards Committee will base decisions on merit alone. Each award category has specific criteria candidates must meet to be eligible for that award. Be sure to specify how your nominee meets each of these criteria when submitting your nomination and include supporting documentation that reinforces your candidate’s contributions when possible.
HINT: Letters of support from colleagues are a great way to show your nominee has gone above and beyond the call of duty (i.e., beyond being good at their job) to merit the award.