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IAEE Announces 2016 Bob Dallmeyer Education Fund Grant Recipients

September 28, 2016

Recipients to be Recognized at Expo! Expo! in Anaheim

DALLAS – The International Association of Exhibitions and Events™ (IAEE) proudly announces its 2016 Bob Dallmeyer Education Fund Grant Recipients who will be recognized during Expo! Expo! IAEE’s Annual Meeting & Exhibition to be held 6-8 December 2016 in Anaheim, Calif.

The Bob Dallmeyer Education Fund supports exhibitions and events industry education and professional development by providing a challenging and engaging educational experience. The fund is designed for young professionals, professionals new to the exhibitions and events industry, those that are intellectually curious about trends and opportunities, and those that are interested in learning about the global marketplace. Applicants for grants were required to submit detailed information regarding their employment and experience in the exhibitions and events industry, as well as their intent for continued education and development of their career.

“It is gratifying to see exhibitions and events industry professionals striving to be the best they can be,” said 2016 Chairperson of the IAEE Bob Dallmeyer Education Fund Task Force Janet Levy. “It is a great tribute to the enthusiasm Bob had for our industry, and it is an honor to contribute to these individuals’ professional development.”

The 2016 Bob Dallmeyer Education Fund Grant Recipients are:

2016-09-28-bdef-grant-recipients_caterina_tonyAnthony Caterina
Faculty Member
University of Houston, Conrad N. Hilton College
IAEE Member, U.S.A.

“I look forward to learning from each CEM course so I can share that information with our students.”

2016-09-28-bdef-grant-recipients_chand_saiSai Chand
Project Incharge
HITEX Exhibition Centre
IAEE Member, India

“A great man said, ‘If you have to make a mark in this world, either make people’s lives easier or happier.’ Bill Gates made it easier with Windows OS; Shel Dorf and others made it happier with Comic Con. I choose the Comic Con way. However, being in India and working for an exhibition center, I always wondered if I will ever be able to create something like that. But this grant liberates all the doubts I had, and I am sure I will be a better show manager after coming to Expo! Expo! Thanks IAEE for approving my grant; I cannot ask anything more than this. I look forward to meeting and learning from the gurus of the industry.”

2016-09-28-bdef-grant-recipients_frye_christineChristine Frye, CTA
Sales Representative
National Trade Productions, Inc.
IAEE Member, U.S.A.

“I am very grateful for the generous support of the Bob Dallmeyer Education Fund Grant. I look forward to upholding the legacy of Mr. Dallmeyer and growing into an industry leader by completing my CEM.”

2016-09-28-bdef-grant-recipients_novy_loresaLoresa Novy
Senior Event Services Manager
Edlen Electrical Exhibition Services
IAEE Member, U.S.A.

“I am thrilled to be a recipient of the Bob Dallmeyer Education Fund Grant! The CEM designation is the standard within our industry. With the grant, I will be able to complete my CEM education through IAEE.”

Members of the 2016 IAEE Bob Dallmeyer Education Fund Task Force are: Chairperson Janet Levy, Senior National Sales Manager, Shepard Exposition Services; Doug Levinson, Chairman of the Board, Convention Data Services, Inc.; Sam Lippman, President, Lippman Connects; Irene Sperling, Vice President & Associate Publisher, Trade Show Executive Magazine; Jackie Russo, Vice President, Kuehne & Nagel, Inc.; and Julie Smith, CEM, CTA, Senior Vice President of National Sales, Global Experience Specialists (GES).

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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