IAEE Announces 2023 Scholarship and Grant Recipients

Funding Supports Workforce Development in Exhibitions and Events

DALLAS, 07 September 2023 – The International Association of Exhibitions and Events® (IAEE) announces this year’s roster of scholarship and grant recipients from its various education assistance programs designed to fund the ongoing journey of experienced exhibition and event professionals, as well as those new to the industry and secondary students interested in joining the industry.

“IAEE is devoted to helping current and future industry professionals achieve their greatest potential through various streams of education opportunities,” said IAEE President & CEO David DuBois, CMP-F, CAE, FASAE, CTA. “We congratulate this year’s recipients of IAEE scholarships and grants, and are proud to contribute to their professional growth and development.”

The Helen Brett™ Scholarship was established by Robert Kolinek, CEM, CMP and named for his grandmother who was a pioneer in the trade show industry. Its purpose is to assist individuals who are exploring the study of exhibitions and events management with the end goal of advancing their career in this field. This year’s application and selection process resulted in 14 scholarships awarded: 11 to undergraduate students and three to graduate students.

The 2023 Helen Brett Scholarship Recipients are:

Undergraduate Students

Olivia Candella
Michigan State University

Abigail Cantrell
University of Nebraska – Lincoln
*Also received an internship for Expo! Expo! IAEE’s Annual Meeting & Exhibition 2023 in Dallas, Texas

Summer Clark
Georgia State University

Kylie Egbert
Iowa State University

Kaila Haines
Liberty University

Kaitlyn Kalstad
Bemidji State University

Hannah Kibble
Michigan State University

Jordyn Leathers
University of Central Florida

Kayla Ross
High Point University

Carly Sokal
High Point University

Grace Schuler
Drexel University
*Also received an internship for Expo! Expo! IAEE’s Annual Meeting & Exhibition 2023 in Dallas, Texas

Higher Level – Graduate Students

Yeonjae Kim
University of Central Florida

Jiyai Tan
University of Central Florida

Zixian Zhao
Beijing International Studies University

The Bob Dallmeyer Education Fund (BDEF) supports international exhibition and event industry education and professional development. The fund is designed for event professionals worldwide including young professionals, professionals new to the industry and those that are interested in learning about the global marketplace.

The 2023 Bob Dallmeyer Education Fund Grant recipients are:

Projeni Pather, CEM
Managing Director
Exposure Marketing
Johannesburg, South Africa

Christen Tye, CEM
Education Manager
World of Concrete, Informa Markets
Dallas, TX USA

The IAEE DE&I Scholarship was established by the IAEE DE&I Committee and IAEE member Rochelle Richardson, CEM, who is passionate about setting children up for success. The purpose of the scholarship is to promote and bring visibility to the exhibitions, meetings and business events industry for graduating high school students of diverse backgrounds and from under-served and economically and socially disadvantaged communities in order to create an equal opportunity for the recipient to achieve a two-year or four-year college-level education program.

The 2023 IAEE DE&I Scholarship recipient is:

Jahi McGregor
Wiregrass Ranch High School
*Accepted to attend Howard University

Learn more about IAEE’s scholarship and grant opportunities and to donate, visit the website here.

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, Convention News Television (CNTV), New Orleans & Company, New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, Personify – A2Z Events, Risk Strategies Company | Buttine Insurance, Swapcard and Synchronicities (Visit Anaheim, Visit Baltimore and Visit San Antonio). Visit iaeewebstg.wpenginepowered.com for more information.

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, Convention News Television (CNTV), eShow, Freeman, GES | onPeak, Grit Productions and Expositions, New Orleans & Company, New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center and Risk Strategies Company | Buttine Insurance. Visit www.iaee.com for more information.

Mary Tucker
Sr. Communications & Content Manager | IAEE
+1 (972) 687-9226
mtucker@iaee.com

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