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Jason Ware Joins IAEE as Vice President of Events and Experiences

February 28, 2024

Meetings Industry Veteran to Help Further IAEE’s Strategic Plan

The International Association of Exhibitions and Events® (IAEE) announced today that Jason Ware will join its executive team as Vice President of Events and Experiences, effective 1 March 2024.

In this role, Ware will be responsible for the overall planning and execution of all IAEE and subsidiary-related events including fundraisers. He will develop new marketplace opportunities for Expo! Expo! IAEE’s Annual Meeting & Exhibition, such as programs for emerging technology companies and for new global markets. He also will strengthen industry relationships in partnership with IAEE’s sales, marketing and membership teams as well as further develop attendee acquisition strategies.

“Throughout his career, Jason has established strong relationships within the global exhibitions and events industry,” said IAEE President and CEO Marsha Flanagan, M.Ed., CEM. “He will bring fresh, creative ideas to his role while helping further IAEE’s mission. We are excited to have someone with his stellar reputation join our team and oversee our portfolio of events and experiences.”

Ware brings nearly 30 years of experience to IAEE, most recently serving as Vice President of Convention Housing Operations and Contracting/Sourcing for MCI USA. He worked in New York City as Director of Meetings for the Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF) and as Director of Meetings and Exhibitions for the American Heart Association, and the American Stroke Association based in Dallas.

Ware’s early career includes working at Meeting Professionals International, serving as the liaison between MPI International Headquarters and its local 60+ chapters throughout North America. He was hired as a Chapter Relations Manager and later promoted to Senior Manager of Membership Marketing.

“I’m thrilled to join the IAEE team and look forward to helping develop and implement strategy around all global events, fundraisers and marketplace initiatives as it relates to IAEE’s strategic plan,” said Ware. “I look forward to building upon the rich history of IAEE’s events such as the Women’s Leadership Forum, Expo! Expo!, Leadership Institute and other marketplace events.”

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, Convention News Television (CNTV), eShow, Freeman, GES | onPeak, Grit Productions and Expositions, IMEX, New Orleans & Company, New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center and Risk Strategies Company | Buttine Insurance. Visit for more information.

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