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IAEE Presents VIBE Lounge at Expo! Expo! 2018

November 27, 2018

Unique Learning Environment for Attendees Directly on Show Floor

 The International Association of Exhibitions and Events™ (IAEE) will unveil its VIBE Lounge at Expo! Expo! IAEE’s Annual Meeting & Exhibition to be held 11-13 December 2018 in New Orleans, La. Located on the 1300 aisle of the Expo! Expo! show floor, the VIBE Lounge, in partnership with a2z Inc., will feature peer-to-peer networking discussions led by industry thought leaders who will share their Values, Interests, Beliefs and Energy with attendees.

“The highly interactive format of Expo! Expo! lends itself to unique learning experiences such as the VIBE Lounge,” said IAEE President & CEO David DuBois, CMP, CAE, FASAE, CTA. “These bite-sized information exchanges provide attendees the perfect opportunity to combine networking and education without missing a beat because it is right on the show floor.”

“Peer-to-peer educational discussions take the formalities out of the education process and allow attendees to be more open in sharing their thoughts and questions,” added a2z, Inc. Sr. Director of Emerging Business Bill McGlade, CEM. “Perfectly suited on the show floor, these micro sessions lend themselves to be a seamless follow-up to full conference sessions or a way to engage attendees in a more wholistic and communicative environment for the event.”

Facilitators of the VIBE Lounge’s 30-minute sessions are industry experts selected for their related experience and knowledge in the topics to be presented below:

What’s Your Vibe? TECHNOLOGY
Rajiv Jain, CEO, a2z, Inc.
Tuesday, 11 December at 2:45 – 3:15 PM

What’s Your Vibe? MARKETING
Kimberly Hardcastle-Geddes, CEM, President & Chief Account Strategist, mdg
Tuesday, 11 December at 3:25 – 3:55 PM

What’s Your Vibe? STRATEGY
David Saef, CTSM, Senior Vice President, Strategy, Freeman Company
Tuesday, 11 December at 4:05 – 4:35 PM

What’s Your Vibe? MANAGEMENT
Tom Cindric, Jr., CEM, Senior Vice President, Global Exhibitions, Infrastructure Events, Informa
Wednesday, 12 December at 12:35 – 1:05 PM

What’s Your Vibe? SALES
Julia Smith, CEM, CTA, Senior Vice President, Exhibition Sales, GES
Wednesday, 12 December at 1:15 – 1:45 PM

International Business Exchange & Reception GLOBAL
(By Invitation Only)
Wednesday, 12 December at 4:00 – 5:00 PM

Click here for complete details about Expo! Expo! IAEE’s Annual Meeting & Exhibition 2018.

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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