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March 8, 2016
DALLAS, 8 March 2016 – Today, the International Association of Exhibitions and Events™ (IAEE) has opened the Call for Nominations for its annual awards program to recognize exceptional professionals in the exhibitions and events industry. Industry professionals who meet the outlined criteria may be nominated for any of the awards listed below, and recipients will be honored at Expo! Expo! IAEE’s Annual Meeting & Exhibition to be held 6-8 December in Anaheim, Calif.
The deadline to submit nominations for the following award categories is 10 June 2016:
The IAEE Pinnacle Award recognizes extraordinary achievement in the exhibitions and events management field by an individual who, over the years, has furthered IAEE’s objectives of advancing exhibitions and events management through the promotion of education, the dissemination of knowledge and the introduction or development of innovative techniques, and who has been dedicated to the perpetuation of the highest ideals, trust and professionalism in this highly specialized field.
The IAEE Distinguished Service Award is presented to an IAEE member in recognition of an individual who has rendered distinguished service to IAEE and to the exhibition industry as a whole.
The IAEE Merit Award recognizes IAEE members whose ideas and/or work have benefited IAEE as an organization in some special way, and is generally reserved for those who have stepped forward at the chapter and/or local level.
The IAEE Bob Dallmeyer Educator of the Year Award is presented to IAEE members who possess outstanding creativity, a positive attitude and the ability to transfer knowledge through good communication skills and innovative teaching to promote life-long learning to exhibitions and events industry professionals. Educators include IAEE-related education speakers, industry speakers, university professors and CEM faculty members.
The IAEE Volunteer of the Year Award recognizes an IAEE member who has dedicated his/her time to the progress and fulfilling the charge of a committee or task force on which he/she serves.
The IAEE Outstanding Achievement in Industry Leadership Award recognizes an IAEE member who has made an extraordinary personal or professional commitment that materially contributes to the advancement of the exhibitions and events industry. Recognition will demonstrate how voluntary leadership can enhance or change the industry.
The IAEE Outstanding Achievement in Innovation in Business Solutions Award recognizes achievement in the creation of new and innovative business solutions. This award may be conveyed to an individual or to a team depending upon how the application is submitted.
The IAEE Outstanding Achievement in Marketing & Sales Award recognizes outstanding achievement in marketing and sales activities including, but not limited to, outstanding performance in total event revenue/profit; advertising revenue; attendance; sponsorship revenue; exhibit space sales; and customer service.
The IAEE Young Professional of the Year Award recognizes excellent professional performance by an IAEE member who is 35 years of age or younger, and who has committed his/her time to advancing the standing of young professionals in our industry.
The IAEE Rookie of the Year Award recognizes excellent professional performance by an IAEE member with three or less years of full-time exhibitions and events industry experience.
Complete information about the 2016 IAEE Individual Awards, including criteria and requirements, can be found at www.iaee.com/awards.
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 www.iaee.com for more information.
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