As a commitment to the exhibitions and event industry, show your employees and team members your dedication to growing your company’s exhibitions and events through a membership with IAEE. This membership provides your organization’s employees with the tools and resources necessary to succeed in their roles.
IAEE is a trade association, which means your IAEE membership is a company membership. IAEE offers several different categories of membership including ‘Industry Membership’ for both organizers and suppliers, Event Facilities, Members Outside of the U.S. and North America, Corporate Marketer, Educational Institution, Faculty and Student memberships.
IAEE offers a wide array of membership packages to accommodate businesses of all sizes. What are you waiting for? Join the IAEE community today!
View the Guiding Principles of Members here.
The organization enjoys unlimited employees on your roster and transferable membership at any time.
As a company member, you may update/edit your membership roster as necessary at no additional cost.
No Transaction Fee
Discount on Job Opportunities Postings
Significant Discounted Event Pricing
Employees have complimentary access to all webinar programming that IAEE offers. This is not limited to exhibitions operations. Content includes professional development, mental health and wellness, and leadership building programs.
Access to tools and resources including MemberLink – IAEE’s online community, Chapters, Member Directories, member-only marketplaces and community discussions.
Complimentary access to CEIR reports and research.
Employee Leadership Opportunities:
Free access to all IAEE webinars including on demand access to recorded programs.
Global marketplace access with members from 50+ countries.
Global membership access to lists and member directories.
IAEE member rate on all events and education.
New organizer members receive a full meeting pass to Expo! Expo! at a discounted rate to their first event for any employees on the membership roster.
Industry Membership Definition
An organization that is engaged in the exhibitions and events industry as an organizer/planner or supplier of products, services, and or solutions (consultative or other). Dues for industry members are based on gross annual exhibition and events revenues derived from the industry. While the primary member representative of the company can allow for any number of members on the company roster, this classification receives one vote per member organization. Listed below are the categories of membership.
Industry Membership has two-member categories:
|Organizer/Planner Industry Member||Supplier Industry Member|
|An organization is eligible for Organizer/Planner membership if they organize,manage, and or plan exhibitions, events, conferences, congresses, and or meetings. This includes organizations that have a team or department that spends more than 51% of its time planning or organizing exhibitions, events, conferences, congresses and/or meetings.
Other Conditions of Membership
|An organization is eligible for Supplier membership if it is engaged in providing/selling products and/or services to customers related to exhibitions, events, conferences, congresses, and/or meetings. *This includes any independent or third-party event companies that also provide consulting services, sales support, sponsorship, digital platform, and official service contracting to their customers.
Other Conditions of Membership
“Annual exhibition and event revenue” is defined as income received from your exhibition(s) and events(s), or if a supplier, revenue related to the industry, for the last completed fiscal year.
|Annual Revenues||Annual Dues|
|$0 to $500,000||$639|
An organization, such as a convention, conference, exposition center or hotel, which provides space for conducting exhibitions and buyer-seller events in North America. Dues are based on gross square footage of exhibition, conference and meeting space. This classification receives one vote per member organization.
“Gross square footage” is defined as the total square footage available for use in meetings, buyer-seller events and exhibitions.
Any organization that may be classified under either of the categories may use either method of dues calculations.
|Gross Square Footage||Annual Dues|
|0 to 199,999||$639|
|200,000 to 399,999||$1,179|
|400,000 to 699,999||$1,799|
|700,000 to 899,999||$2,809|
|900,000 to 1,499,999||$4,209|
An individual or organization that uses or creates experiential events to market programs, products and/or services to both business-to business and business-to-consumer organizations. Organizations producing their own event(s), will take precedence over event or exhibit marketer, and they would fall under the Industry Member Category. This classification receives one vote per member organization.
An organization that meets the qualifications for Industry Member or Event Facility Member, except its established place of business is outside North America. Dues are based on a flat fee. This classification receives one vote per member organization.
An individual that is engaged in the management, planning, production or promotion of exhibitions and similar events to bring buyers and sellers together and are located outside the United States. This membership is available for suppliers and organizers.
An educational institution membership includes both faculty and students of the institution. All designated individuals employed as faculty in post-secondary academic programs, whose main employment, remuneration, direction and efforts must be in a recognized academic institution, and they must be considered an employee with their institution. Also included in this membership are all students engaged full-time in a program at the college or university recorded as an IAEE Educational Institution Member. This classification is non-voting.
A Faculty Membership is a member who is teaching or directing a program at a college or university approved by the IAEE Board of Directors. Faculty Membership is for individuals employed as faculty in post-secondary academic programs, whose main employment, remuneration, direction and efforts must be in a recognized academic institution, and they must be considered an employee with their institution.
A Student Membership is for an individual who is engaged full-time in a program at a college or university approved by the IAEE Board of Directors. Student members shall not be entitled to vote, hold office or be a Director in the association.
A Retired Membership is an individual who has been a member of IAEE, or a designated representative of a Voting Member of IAEE, for ten (10) or more years, and who is retired and no longer employed in the exhibitions and events industry. For the purpose of this definition, “employed” shall mean substantial remuneration for any labor. Retired members shall not be entitled to vote, hold office or be a Director in the association.