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IAEE Releases Best Practices for Priority Points System

October 10, 2016

Guidelines Examine Fair and Equitable Ways of Assigning Exhibit Space

2016-10-10-guidelines-for-priority-points-coverThe International Association of Exhibitions and Events™ (IAEE) has released its Exhibition Guidelines for Priority Points Systems to provide show organizers information on the various considerations taken into account, and methods used, for assigning exhibit space. These guidelines were established by the IAEE Priority Points Systems Task Force, comprised of association and independent exhibition organizers.

“Exhibition organizers have long expressed a need for best practices when it comes to assigning exhibit space,” said IAEE Vice President of Partnership Relations Rick Jennings, CEM and staff liaison to the IAEE Priority Points Systems Task Force. “These guidelines offer well-rounded detail of the options they may choose to use and the factors they will need to consider when making that choice.”

Exhibition Guidelines for Priority Points Systems addresses the various models by which space is assigned at exhibitions along with the advantages and disadvantages of each. It also looks at the process of assigning exhibit space for both association and independent organizers, including:

  • Ways to Earn Priority Points;
  • Forfeiture of Priority Points;
  • Mergers and Acquisitions;
  • How to Handle Ties in Points; and
  • Global Exhibitions.

Exhibition Guidelines for Priority Points Systems is available at no charge for IAEE members and $49.95 for non-members. IAEE members, click here to download a copy of Exhibition Guidelines for Priority Points Systems.

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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