New Member Toolkit

On behalf of its more than 12,000+ members worldwide, IAEE welcomes you to the organization that is specifically dedicated to the exhibitions and events industry.

IAEE globally promotes the unique value of exhibitions and events and is the principal resource for those who plan, produce and service the industry.

Thank you for your membership.

Getting involved with the organization and the vast array of benefits we offer will allow you to experience the true value of your IAEE membership. We encourage you to participate in our member communities, local chapter activities, committees and volunteer opportunities. We are committed to helping you succeed and hope this virtual tour will guide you through getting involved, staying connected and experiencing the value of IAEE.

Join the next New Member Welcome Wednesday on 14 July – Register Here

Be in the Know – Useful Links to Jumpstart Your IAEE Membership Journey

Tips for Your New Membership

Tip 1  IAEE MemberLink is AMAZING!

Your peers are on MemberLink daily. In 2020, 550 conversations took place in Open Forum and 473 discussions took place in the Show Management Community. You name it, it was talked about! Simply login with your individual IAEE username and password and begin the IAEE journey.

MemberLink is exclusive to IAEE members and includes:

  • Open forum discussions with professional peers on a wide array of topics
  • Show Management Community Discussions only available to organizers with topics and conversations submitted daily – get experienced help and advice from peers in the industry
  • Access to IAEE member directories and specialized communities such as Young Professionals, Women in Exhibitions, MATSO (Major American Trade Show Organizers) and more!

Connect with Members here

What are members saying about MemberLink?

Hear from Patricia Giannini-Henry, CAE, CMP, CEM with APCO International.

 

Tip 2 Connect with Your Local Chapter

Chapter events are where you will meet exhibitions and events professionals right in your own backyard. Our chapters meet regularly, some for education programs and other times for casual meetups and volunteer projects in their local communities. Attending chapter events connects you with other like-minded peers that walk in your shoes each day.

Find your local chapter.

What do our members think about chapters?

Hear from Justin Moore, CEM with the Bowling Proprietors Association.

Tip 3 CEIR Reports and CEIR Blog

As a member of IAEE, you will get complimentary access to most CEIR reports. Download the most up-to-date research on the industry with hundreds of reports to choose from. Also, check out the CEIR blog, where experts share research and insights.

Access CEIR here.

Tip 4 Webinars and On-Demand Content

All webinars, both upcoming and on-demand are housed in Elevate, IAEE’s Learning Management System. Use your IAEE member login to access any webinar AT NO CHARGE.

Access the Knowledge Hub here.

Tip 5 For Organizers – Use IAEE Preferred Partners

Through the Preferred Partners Program, IAEE has partnered with great organizations that provide our members discounts on their services! The buying power of IAEE Members enables us to extend partner relationships with companies that in turn offer their products and services to IAEE members at reduced prices.

Tip 5 For Suppliers – Marketplaces to Expand Your Brand

IAEE has created several marketplaces to bring your brand in front of qualified buyers. No other association has the breadth and depth of organizer contacts like IAEE. Be sure to keep your company profile up to date. Marketplaces we offer include:

  • IAEE MarketHub: a 365-day online directory of all IAEE supplier members. This interactive and engaging platform allows you to connect with buyers one on one. Login here
  • Expo! Expo!: the “show for shows” is an annual trade show and conference that takes place in December. There is no larger concentration of qualified buyers – 92% of buyers have purchasing power at Expo! Expo!. Wow!

How Else May I Get Involved?

Volunteer Opportunities

IAEE has a variety of opportunities for you to express your talents. You can speak at events, write articles, volunteer for a committee and much more. IAEE offers a wide range of volunteer opportunities:

Professional Education

Throughout the year, several meetings and educational programs are offered both at the chapter and international levels. In addition, IAEE offers the Certified in Exhibition Management (CEM) Learning Program, a cutting-edge educational and certification program specifically designed for the exhibitions and events industry. Let IAEE be your educational source.

Career Center

Whether you’re an individual looking for a full time job, contract work, intern position, or an organization trying to fill a position or contract with a qualified freelance professional, ExhibitionIndustryJOBS.com is a valuable resource for you.