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Past Bob Dallmeyer Education Fund Recipients

Bob Dallmeyer Education Fund


The mission of the Bob Dallmeyer Education Fund (BDEF) is to support exhibition and event 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.



Anthony Caterina
Faculty Member
University of Houston, Conrad N. Hilton College
IAEE Member, U.S.A.

“I look forward to learning from each CEM course so I can share that information with our students.



Sai Chand
Project Incharge
HITEX Exhibition Centre
IAEE Member, India

“A great man said, ‘If you have to make a mark in this world, either make people’s lives easier or happier.’ Bill Gates made it easier with Windows OS; Shel Dorf and others made it happier with Comic Con. I choose the Comic Con way. However, being in India and working for an exhibition center, I always wondered if I will ever be able to create something like that. But this grant liberates all the doubts I had, and I am sure I will be a better show manager after coming to Expo! Expo! Thanks IAEE for approving my grant; I cannot ask anything more than this. I look forward to meeting and learning from the gurus of the industry.”


Christine Frye, CTA
Sales Representative
National Trade Productions, Inc.
IAEE Member, U.S.A.

“I am very grateful for the generous support of the Bob Dallmeyer Education Fund Grant. I look forward to upholding the legacy of Mr. Dallmeyer and growing into an industry leader by completing my CEM.”


Loresa Novy
Senior Event Services Manager
Edlen Electrical Exhibition Services
IAEE Member, U.S.A.

“I am thrilled to be a recipient of the Bob Dallmeyer Education Fund Grant! The CEM designation is the standard within our industry. With the grant, I will be able to complete my CEM education through IAEE.”