January 18, 2024
The International Association of Exhibitions and Events® (IAEE) announced today the members of its China Council.
As a People’s Republic of China (PRC) approved Foreign Nongovernment Organization (NGO), IAEE established a representative office in Shanghai. The China Council will assist IAEE in establishing working partnerships with key exhibition organizations in China for the purpose of sharing vital information, promoting the global exhibition industry and enhancing effective communications.
“IAEE has worked closely with our partners in China for many years to help promote and advance the exhibitions and events industry in the region, and globally, culminating in our approval as an NGO and the establishment of our Shanghai office,” said IAEE President and CEO Marsha Flanagan, M.Ed., CEM. “IAEE’s China Council is a valuable extension of our advocacy efforts on the importance of in-person events to the global economy, as well as our core value of education and peer-to-peer learning.”
To date, IAEE’s Certified in Exhibition Management® (CEM) Learning Program in China has yielded more than 1,616 graduates. In addition, IAEE has maintained a 20-year relationship with the Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT) Training Center in Beijing who is the licensee of the CEM program in China. In 2022, in conjunction with CCPIT, the Certified International Exhibition Professional (CIEP) was launched with currently 260 professionals having achieved this prestigious designation.
Members of the IAEE China Council are:
Executive Deputy General Manager | Shenzhen World Exhibition and Convention Center
Managing Director | Informa Markets China
Chairman and General Manager | Hangzhou International Convention and Exhibition Group
President | Macao Trade and Investment Promotion Institute (IPIM)
Professor | Beijing Union University
Chairman and CEO | Xi’an Quijang International Conference and Exhibition Group
Partner | ExpoTec
Past Council Chair/Ex-Officio
Gu Xuebin, CEM
Founder and CEO | WeMeet
Group Vice President | RX
Marsha Flanagan, M.Ed., CEM | IAEE President and CEO\
Cathy Breden, CMP-F, CAE, CEM | IAEE Executive Vice President and COO
Jessica Jia | IAEE China Office
Learn more information about IAEE governance and leadership opportunities here.
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.
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