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MATSO Events

IAEE’s MATSO Council will identify topics relevant to the major trade show organizer that are timely and represent common interests and challenges to the MATSO audience. Central to the MATSO Council culture is ensuring a wide-open exchange of ideas to foster discovering solutions, networking with other senior-level show professionals, guiding new strategies and policies, sharing ideas and making a difference. Each year a MATSO event will be selected to host IAEE-MATSO programming. In addition, programming will take place through webinars and at Expo! Expo! IAEE’s Annual Meeting & Exhibition. A complete schedule of events will be updated as they are identified.

MATSO Spring 2018 Program

Mark your calendars for 2-3 May for the 2018 MATSO event during the Collision Conference at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, Louisiana. An informal evening meet-up will be arranged for those arriving 1 May. Plans are underway to develop timely and relevant sessions and peer sharing activities, plus the opportunity to experience the unique show format that is the Collision Conference. This is the MATSO event you won’t want to miss!

To qualify to attend, your organization must own or produce a show of at least 200,000 NSF or be a program sponsor.

Hotel Information

Le Méridien New Orleans

333 Poydras St
New Orleans, LA 70130

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2018 MATSO Program
Tuesday, 1 May
6:30 p.m. Informal meet up – location TBD
Wednesday, 2 May – Day 1 (8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.)
8:30 a.m. Breakfast
Welcome and Introductions
Welcome from New Orleans CVB and Convention Center Representatives
Joint session*
Guided Tour of Collision Conference
Discuss Impression/Take-aways from Tour of Collision Conference
Program (Trends on Data and Marketing Technologies)*
 5:45 p.m. Transportation to dinner from Le Meridian
 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Dinner – Galatoire’s 33 Bar & Steak 
Thursday, 3 May – Day 2 (8:30 a.m. – noon)
8:30 a.m. Breakfast
Sponsor Presentation
Peer Sharing Activities/Additional Programming*
Wrap Up/Program Concludes

Sponsored By


New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau

New Orleans Morial Convention Center

Past MATSO Programs

MATSO Spring 2017 Program Report | 7-9 March 2017

MATSO Spring 2016 Program Report | 23-24 May 2016

MATSO Spring 2015 Program Report | 23-24 March 2015

MATSO Roundtable 2014 Program Report | 11 December 2014