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IAEE Announces Official Service Contractors for Upcoming Annual Meetings

September 28, 2017

IAEE Members GES and T3 Expo Selected through RFP Process

The International Association of Exhibitions and Events™ (IAEE) announces its selection of GES and T3 Expo as the official service contractors (OSCs) for Expo! Expo! IAEE’s Annual Meeting & Exhibition for the years 2017 through 2021.

Due to the nature of IAEE’s role within the exhibitions and events industry, IAEE has an obligation to provide ongoing opportunities for companies to showcase, highlight, and introduce innovative new products and services. IAEE institutes a “Request for Proposal” (RFP) process for all service areas on a recurring basis. With guidance and input from IAEE committees and task forces, the IAEE staff carefully selects service providers by evaluating key elements including, but not limited to: customer service, innovation, technology, relevant experience, references, availability and capacity. The call for RFPs is announced publicly through IAEE websites and publications, providing an opportunity for all interested parties to participate.

“It is a great pleasure to work with these outstanding IAEE member companies in what has become the show for shows,” noted IAEE President & CEO David DuBois, CMP, CAE, FASAE, CTA. “Given the rigorous evaluation process we apply to selecting our OSCs, I am confident they will deliver an unforgettable experience to Expo! Expo! attendees.”

GES will serve as the OSC for Expo! Expo! 2017 to be held on 28-30 November in San Antonio, Texas; Expo! Expo! 2020 to be held on 8-10 December in Louisville, Ky.; and Expo! Expo! 2021 to be held on 7-9 December in Philadelphia, Pa.

“As the largest association of the exhibitions and events industry in the world, partnering with IAEE on Expo! Expo! provides GES and ON Services with a terrific opportunity to showcase our creative talent and production and execution expertise to clients, potential clients, other suppliers and the industry as a whole,” said GES Executive Vice President of Exhibition Sales, Chuck Grouzard.

T3 Expo will serve as the OSC for Expo! Expo! 2018 to be held on 11-13 December in New Orleans, La. and Expo! Expo! 2019 to be held on 3-5 December in Las Vegas, Nev.

“We are honored to be selected as a key partner and general service contractor for IAEE’s Expo! Expo!,” said T3 Expo CSO and Co-Founder Nate Derby. “IAEE has been an important part of T3 Expo’s history, including the place we chose to launch our company eight years ago. We look forward to continuing our strong partnership with IAEE, helping demonstrate what shareable moments are all about, and excited with the opportunity to showcase the T3 Expo brand.”

Click here for complete details about Expo! Expo! IAEE’s Annual Meeting & Exhibition 2017 to be held 28-30 November in San Antonio, Texas.

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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