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IAEE Announces 20 Under 30 Honorees to Be Recognized at Expo! Expo! 2017

October 16, 2017

The International Association of Exhibitions and Events™ (IAEE) has selected this year’s honorees of its 20 Under 30 recognition program, which affords young professional exhibitions and events organizer members the opportunity to experience Expo! Expo! IAEE’s Annual Meeting & Exhibition to be held 28-30 November 2017 in San Antonio, Texas.

IAEE believes that by recognizing and elevating these young leaders, the evolution and distinction of the exhibitions and events industry will be fostered around the globe. In addition to receiving a complimentary full registration to Expo! Expo! IAEE’s Annual Meeting & Exhibition and lodging for three nights, honorees will be recognized throughout the annual meeting and formally at the IAEE Annual Networking Luncheon and Awards Presentation on Thursday, 30 November 2017.

“IAEE’s 20 Under 30 program provides a great opportunity to young professionals who may not be able to attend Expo! Expo! otherwise,” said IAEE EVP & COO Cathy Breden, CMP, CAE. “Likewise, it allows us to nurture YPs with resources they can apply to keep our industry strong as they become future leaders. It is definitely a two-way relationship that benefits both sides.”

The 20 Under 30 program provides selected honorees with not only industry and leadership education for professional growth in the exhibitions and events industry, but also lifelong connections with fellow honorees and attendees.

The following individuals were selected as this year’s 20 Under 30 honorees:

Abby Abdala
Manager, Partner Solutions
ASIS International

Luis Alvarez
Digital Fulfillment Coordinator
Informa Exhibitions US 

Ian Blackwood
Customer Service and Logistics
Taffy Event Strategies 

Christopher Bonifati
Attendee Services Coordinator
American Pet Products Association (APPA) 

Trevor Borie, CVEP
Administrative Coordinator
M.A. R. Association & Meeting Management 

Laura Bott
Event Coordinator

Bethany Burchill
Meetings & Exhibits Coordinator
American Counseling Association (ACA) 

Gabrielle Chiddy
Marketing Strategist
United States Institute for Theater Technology, Inc. (USITT) 

Taylor Dudley
Operations Manager
Emerald Expositions 

Corinne Dwyer
Global Events Specialist
Professional Retail Store Maintenance Association (PRSM) 

Brittany Faust
Project Coordinator – Exhibitions & Events
Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) 

Alison Heathcote
Exhibits Coordinator
Hospitality Financial Technology Professionals (HFTP)

Brittany Jackson
Senior Coordinator

Samantha Lohse
Project Manager
National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) 

Chandra Major
Conference Coordinator
Emerald Expositions 

Ronika Nash
Convention Coordinator
Texas Association of School Boards (TASB) 

Meaghan Rhame, CMP
Events and Programs Coordinator
Texas Computer Education Association (TCEA) 

Brian Rhinehart, CEM
Exhibits Coordinator
True Value Company 

Ashley Secondini
Marketing Manager
Questex LLC 

Christen Tye
Associate Education Manager
Informa Exhibitions – World of Concrete

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About IAEE
Trusted since 1928, IAEE provides quality and value to its members through leadership, service, education and strong relationships. IAEE is the largest association of the exhibitions and events industry in the world, with a membership of show organizers, exhibitors and exhibition suppliers. Organizers of more than 20,000 exhibitions and buyer-seller events around the world are members of IAEE, and the organization advocates and promotes the awareness of face-to-face exhibitions and events as the primary medium for business development and growth. IAEE provides relevant, timely and innovative education to its members and the industry. IAEE recognizes its strategic partners: 4imprint, Buttine Exhibition Insurance, Convention News Television (CNTV), Freeman, New Orleans & Company, New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, Personify – A2Z Events, Swapcard and Synchronicities (Visit Anaheim, Visit Baltimore and Visit San Antonio). Visit for more information.

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