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Art of the Show Textbook – 5th Edition

The fifth edition focuses on the requirements for planning and holding a successful exhibition, both B2B and B2C events; what must be done leading up and during the exhibition and post-event, to create a marketplace for buyers and sellers that fosters engagement and offers a synergistic environment. Written by a broad spectrum of industry experts, this body of knowledge is a standard resource in university and college classrooms around the world and provides an up-to-date resource for the experienced professional. ISBN 978-0-9895833-2-9

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Guidelines for Display Rules and Regulations have been established by the International Association of Exhibitions and Events®️ (IAEE) to assist in promoting continuity and consistency among North American exhibitions and events. This revised 2023 edition is offered as a resource for exhibition and event organizers to use in creating consistent and fair exhibiting standards for their events.

Members: $149 USD | Non-members: $199 USD

IAEE began working with U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) in 2014 to update the core competencies model for the events industry. In 2014 the DOL formally moved Meetings, Events and Exhibitions Management into a separate industry sector, further validating the exhibitions management as a “career of choice”. This publication includes a compilation of all job competencies, skills, knowledge and abilities needed for various job levels along with corresponding job description templates organized in the job function areas of Operations, Sales/Business Development, Marketing, Meeting and Event Operations and Strategic Management. This information can be used by manager and HR professionals to design job descriptions, titles, benchmarks and performance measures. *This is the 2023 updated document. To purchase this document, click here:

In 2021, IAEE was honored to be gifted the Request-for-Proposal (RFP) templates from Larry Kulchawik.  Larry’s goal is to continue to give back to the industry and share his love of international exhibitions. IAEE will continue his legacy of providing this content to the industry.  These RFP templates have been developed to enhance communication between international exhibit suppliers and manager organizers seeking a proposal for an international trade show event.  Nearly all exhibit supplier companies worldwide understand English; however, not all words and terms used may be clearly understood in other languages and countries. A knowledgeable exhibit service partner will advise the trade show manager about regulations, customs and exhibit design differences when doing a trade show in their country. Understand and respect what is different from country to country to ensure a successful event.

RFPs are available in various languages and can be found in the IAEE KnowledgeHub.

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This report provides insight into assigning booth space using priority points and includes approaches by both association and independent organizers. Created by IAEE Priority Points Task Force.