Strong IAEE Presence at International Travel Show 2023

Event Operations CEM Course Offered

The International Association of Exhibitions and Events® (IAEE) will have a strong presence at the International Travel Show 2023 (ITS) on 26-28 October at the Javits Convention Center in New York City via multiple IAEE-related education opportunities that will take place on Thursday, 26 October.

This year marks the first time a course from IAEE’s CEM Learning Program is offered as part of the education programming at ITS. Attendees will be able to take the Event Operations course followed by a 30-minute study period and hour-long exam for those currently working toward their CEM designation.

In addition, 2023 Center for Exhibitions Industry Research (CEIR) Chairperson and IAEE Board Member Marie Browne, Group Vice President, RX will present the session, “State of the Exhibition Industry – Future Trends and Considerations.”

Finally, IAEE Executive Vice President and COO Cathy Breden, CMP-F, CAE, CEM joins industry experts for a keynote panel discussion about issues impacting the exhibitions and events industry, and solutions currently being developed.

“IAEE is excited to be a part of the robust education program at ITS 2023,” said Breden. “We collaborate with industry groups to further demonstrate the power of exhibitions and events, and expanding our CEM offerings to ITS attendees is an effective way to do that.”

The Certified in Exhibition Management® (CEM) designation is a globally recognized designation that demonstrates the highest professional standard throughout the exhibitions and events management arena. Click here for more information about IAEE’s Certification Journey and here for the complete 2023 CEM calendar of events.

ITS2023, with presenting sponsor Travel + Leisure GO, is a world-class travel industry show where hundreds of destinations, tour operators, airlines and cruise lines can exhibit all three days and meet with a wide selection of travel buyers on each day, in one location in New York City. Travel buyers include meetings and event planners, travel advisors, travel media and frequent consumer travelers who will also be able to attend targeted educational seminars. ITS2023 brings together leaders of the travel and tourism industry to address issues that are key to the future of travel and tourism, provide educational and informational seminars and serve as a platform for emerging solutions for the global travel and tourism marketplace. For more information, visit

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, New Orleans & Company, New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center and Risk Strategies Company | Buttine Insurance. Visit for more information.

Mary Tucker
Sr. Communications & Content Manager | IAEE
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