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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 at Expo! Expo!

*Regular IAEE education sessions that are MATSO recommended by the MATSO program committee.

Tuesday, 28 November
9:00 a.m .– 10:00 a.m. Education*
10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Education*
11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. CEIR Session – MATSO members (Director level and above)
Sponsored by TAITRA; Supported by SISO
3:15 p.m. – 3:55 p.m. Meet-Up on the Expo! Expo! show floor
Wednesday, 29 November
8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Executive Breakfast (Director level and above)
9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Education*
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Cocktails and Content / MATSO Only Reception and deep dive with Thomas Wedell-Wedelsborg (Sponsored by experient))

  • Join one of the executive breakfast speakers for an intimate deep dive discussion customized for large show organizers.
Thursday, 30 November
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. MATSO Council Meeting (Council Members ONLY)
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Education*
10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. MATSO Peer to Peer Discussion (MATSO Only Session)

  • Join fellow MATSO members for an hour of peer to peer sharing. Table topics will be decided closer to the time of the program to ensure relevant and timely topic areas.
11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. IAEE Annual Networking Lunch and Awards Presentation (MATSO reserved tables)

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!

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