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IAEE Awards Jacqueline Russo with 2016 Woman of Achievement Award

March 30, 2016

Jackie RussoDALLAS – The International Association of Exhibitions and Events™ (IAEE) proudly congratulates Jacqueline Russo, Vice President of Kuehne + Nagel, Inc., as this year’s recipient of the IAEE Woman of Achievement Award. This award recognizes a woman who has led the way in the advancement of women in the exhibitions and events industry, exhibited outstanding leadership, and made significant contributions to the industry and her community.

With more than 20 years of experience in the exhibitions and events industry, Russo has been a dynamic leader within IAEE. Her dedication marked her as the first supplier member to serve as Chairperson of the IAEE Board of Directors. She speaks regularly to industry groups about the international freight forwarding and customs clearances and the value of the face-to-face business model. She has served as a mentor to other women within the industry, and is well known both nationally and internationally as an asset to the exhibitions and events community.

“Jackie is a shining example of professionalism and dedication,” said IAEE Executive Vice President & COO Cathy Breden, CAE, CMP. “She has contributed to so many IAEE committees and initiatives over the past 20 years, and served as a mentor and friend to so many colleagues; it is a pleasure to see her recognized for the woman of achievement that she truly is.”

The award presentation will take place at the IAEE Women’s Leadership Forum on 26 April 2016 in Washington, D.C. This program focuses on topics that are unique to women in the exhibitions and events industry, and is tailored for all women regardless of age, individual situation, or current position held within their company. The forum will provide knowledge and strategies for attendees to succeed in their current positions, as well as motivation and inspiration to take their career to the next level. This year’s program is currently sold out but a waiting list is available for those interested in attending.

IAEE extends a special thank you to its sponsors of the 2016 Women’s Leadership Forum:

Emerald Sponsor
Synchronicities – a three-city partnership between Visit Anaheim, Visit Baltimore and Visit San Antonio

Ruby Sponsors
Global Experience Specialists (GES)

Pearl Sponsors
American Airlines

Furniture and Room Set

Convention News Television (CNTV)

Streampoint Solutions

Convention Plant Creations, Inc.


Host Venue


IAEE is currently accepting nominations for its Individual Awards Program until 10 June 2016. Visit for complete awards categories, criteria and to submit a nomination.

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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