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IAEE represents more than 12,000+ industry professionals who support and conduct exhibitions globally. Our members provide face-to-face marketing experiences for both business-to-business and business-to-consumers in over 50 countries. We are the voice and leader of the exhibitions and events industry, bringing buyers and sellers together and providing information, education and face-to-face opportunities to build business relationships.

IAEE is a trade association, so once your company joins as a member, any employee ranging from an administrative assistant to an executive can be included as a member. Your entire marketing, meetings and exhibition team can take advantage of all the resources and benefits we have to offer.

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Immediate Benefits of IAEE Membership


IAEE’s member community of Open Forum and Show Management discussions on a wide variety of topics. Discussions driven by members, for members.

Organizers: Show Management Discussions are only open to you and are a place to connect with fellow organizers and share experiences, ask questions and get advice from your peers.

Suppliers: Open Forum discussions for all members allow you to gain insight into what organizers are looking for and you may in turn offer solutions and gain valuable networking relationships.

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Geared toward busy professionals who are looking for cost-effective educational opportunities with no downtime or travel expense, IAEE provides new and exciting webinars, led by highly respected industry experts, directly to your desk. Webinars are no charge for IAEE members.

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IAEE offers many different communities to get involved with including Young Professionals, MATSO (Major American Trade Show Organizers), Women in Leadership and many more.

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It’s all about data and IAEE members receive access to most CEIR (Center for Exhibition Industry Research) research at no charge. Reports series cover economic forecasts, attendee acquisition, attendee/exhibitor/sponsorship ROI, marketing insights and much more.

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Dedicated Marketplaces

IAEE brings buyers and sellers together in many ways including our marquee event, Expo! Expo!. Debuting in May 2021, IAEE MarketHub is an online marketplace bringing buyers and sellers together to conduct business 365 days a year allowing companies to increase visibility, add content to the Buyer Resource area (white papers, research, etc. for Premium and Premium + level) and maximize your engagement with buyers worldwide.

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Membership Benefits

IAEE is the voice and leader of the exhibitions and events industry, bringing buyers and sellers together and providing information, education and face-to-face opportunities to build business relationships.

We deliver relevant and highly focused services and activities designed to enhance and broaden the knowledge base, professional development and bottom lines of our membership.


Broaden Your Industry Knowledge

Through the many educational opportunities IAEE offers, learn more about the best ways to conduct business in the exhibitions and events industry: Events, CEM Learning ProgramFaculty Resources and Free Webinars.


Grow Your Network

With our exclusive member’s only network of over 12,000+ industry professionals, stay current on the latest technology, trends and training to take your career to the next level! Stay connected to your industry peers through local chapter meetings. Visit IAEE Chapters and MemberLink to stay connected.


Stay Aware of Industry Trends

You get industry news you can use. The monthly publication, The Source, delivers the latest industry news right to your inbox. Stay on top of the industry with IAEE News and IAEE TV.


Tailored Industry Resources

IAEE offers research and promotional products designed specifically for trade show and event professionals. Check out Industry Research, Advocacy and Career Center.