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IAEE Now Accepting Applications for 2016 Bob Dallmeyer Education Fund Grants

May 3, 2016

DALLAS – The International Association of Exhibitions and Events™ (IAEE) has opened the application process for the 2016 Bob Dallmeyer Education Fund Grants, which aid qualified professionals in their pursuit of continuing education and career development in the exhibitions and events industry.

“These grants offer an opportunity for driven industry members to genuinely develop their skills and offer the best to the profession,” said 2016 IAEE Bob Dallmeyer Education Fund Task Force Chairperson Janet Levy. “Bob was a passionate advocate for education and this is a great tribute to his mentorship legacy.”

The Bob Dallmeyer Education Fund supports exhibitions and events industry education and professional development by providing a challenging and engaging educational experience. The fund is designed for young professionals, professionals new to the exhibitions and events industry, those that are intellectually curious about trends and opportunities, and those that are interested in learning about the global marketplace.

Applicants for grants are required to submit detailed information regarding their employment and experience in the exhibitions and events industry, as well as their intent for continued education and development of their career. Grant recipients will be recognized during Expo! Expo! IAEE’s Annual Meeting & Exhibition to be held 6-8 December 2016 in Anaheim, Calif.

Members of the 2016 IAEE Bob Dallmeyer Education Fund Task Force are:

  • Chairperson Janet Levy, Senior National Sales Manager, Shepard Exposition Services
  • Immediate Past Chairperson Julie Smith, CEM, CTA, Senior Vice President of National Sales, Global Experience Specialists (GES)
  • Doug Levinson, Chairman of the Board, Convention Data Services, Inc.
  • Sam Lippman, President, Lippman Connects
  • Jackie Russo, Vice President, Kuehne & Nagel, Inc.
  • Irene Sperling, Vice President & Associate Publisher, Trade Show Executive Magazine

Applications must be received by 17 June 2016. Click here for more information on the Bob Dallmeyer Education Fund and the grant application process.

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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