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MATSO Council Governance

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2017 MATSO Council

Kelly Kilga, CEM, Chairperson
Director of Operations
Graphic Arts Show Company Inc.

Justine McVaney, Vice Chair
Senior Vice President Event Planning & Operations
National Association of Broadcasters

Angela Harar, CEM, Immediate Past Chairperson
Senior Director of Tradeshows
The Vision Council

Adam Andersen
Managing Director

Sacha Carey, CEM
Director Exhibition Sales & Operations
Water Environment Federation

John Catalano
Senior Director
Society of Manufacturing Engineers

Steve Pitt
Senior Vice President, Conventions & Expositions
National Automobile Dealers Association

Jim Pittas
Senior Vice President
PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies

Michelle Sanford
Director, Event Operations
Association of Equipment Manufacturers

Camille Stern
Senior Vice President, Strategic Account Management

Chris Nemchek, IAEE Board Liason
Senior Vice President
Specialty Food Association Inc

IAEE Leadership Team

David DuBois, CMP, CAE, FASAE, CTA
President and CEO

Cathy Breden, CMP, CAE
Executive Vice President and COO

Nicole Bowman, MBA
VP, Marketing/Communications

Terri Phillips, CEM, IAEE Staff Liaison
Director, Board and Committee Administration

IAEE MATSO Council Charge

The IAEE MATSO Council is comprised of not-for-profit association and for-profit exhibition organizers whose shows are at least 200,000 NSF of exhibition space. The focus of the MATSO Council is on all functional aspects of major show production: marketing and sales, legislation, labor, international challenges, and operations.

The MATSO Council encourages conversations between members fitting the criteria as stated above. The IAEE MATSO Council will provide a forum to support in-depth problem solving in a competition-free environment based on a foundation of confidentiality and trust.
Goals of the IAEE MATSO Council include but are not limited to:

  • Providing a forum of support for in-depth conversation and problem-solving addressing major show challenges.
  • Developing best practices unique to major-scale exhibitions
  • Developing position statements on issues that impact major-scale exhibitions
  • Encouraging conversations via face-to-face meetings and on the Council’s private forum on IAEE MemberLink
  • Encouraging membership in IAEE, and hence in the MATSO Community made up of the MATSO Council and qualifying members
  • Encouraging all MATSO Community members meeting criteria to submit their show’s data to the CEIR Index

As is the case with other Councils and committees of IAEE, a staff liaison will be appointed to assist with administrative details, including coordinating with other IAEE departments:

  • Education/program development
  • Meeting operations and logistics
  • Marketing and communication (including promoting the value of the IAEE MATSO Council to both current and prospective IAEE members meeting the MATSO criteria)

The IAEE MATSO Council will abide by the IAEE Bylaws. Article IX outlines the Council’s authority, including electing a chair to serve on the IAEE Board of Directors. The chairperson of the Council will present reports to the IAEE board directors at its meetings. The Council will abide by the IAEE Antitrust Policy.