Young Professionals

The IAEE Young Professionals group was created to fill an important niche in the exhibitions and events community. If you are 35 or under and are looking for a network with core life objectives including career advancement, becoming financially secure and being involved in a special interest group while maintaining a social life, then IAEE Young Professionals is right for you.

IAEE supports the young professionals community by offering tailored programs, education and events designed to give future leaders in the exhibitions and events industry with social and professional networking support.

If you have any questions or want to become more involved, please send an email to


The IAEE Young Professionals Committee has set dates for the 2019 Global Chapter Meet Ups that take place in the summer and just prior to Expo! Expo!. Mark your calendars, get in touch with your local chapter, and plan to be there!



Updates from the Chair

Tara Allen, CEM

Sales Manager, GES
2018 Young Professionals Committee Chairperson

December 2018

You all, it’s DECEMBER! That means my two favorite events are just around the corner –  and Christmas!

I honestly cannot believe 2018 is coming to a close. It was such an honor being the 2018 Young Professional Committee Chairperson. As I reflect back on 2018, I’m proud to be a part of such a strong YP community.

In 2018, the Young Professional Committee’s (YPC) accomplishments include 9 chapters participating in the June Nationwide Meet Up, 8 chapters participating in our December Nationwide Meet Up (today!), and an incredible 8 chapters participating in the Expo! Expo! YP Scholarship, a new initiative that the YPC rolled out this year. We held over 27 meet ups throughout the year and hosted more than 315 attendees. In addition, for the first time ever, there will be an exclusive YP education session at Expo! Expo! this year. Thank you so much for everyone who participated in making 2018 such a huge success!

I am unbelievably grateful for each and every one of you. Special shout out to the awesome 2018 YPC and the extraordinary staff at IAEE. None of this would be possible without you.

I can’t wait to see all your faces next week in NOLA. I encourage you to visit the  to plan your schedule. Between the YP Party (brought to you by GES), the YP Buzz Session and every YP Meet Up in between, it will truly be an event filled with learning and connections. I’m looking forward to meeting new friends and reconnecting with old friends.

As always, if you have any questions or just want to chat, feel free to .

From the bottom of my heart, thank you so much again!

Merrily, Merrily, Merrily, Merrily,

YP Spotlight


What is the YP Spotlight? GOOD QUESTION!

IAEE’s Young Professional Committee recognizes a young professional in the exhibitions and events industry in each quarterly YP Connect Newsletter. Fill out the YP Spotlight form and be included in the next YP Connect Newsletter.

You can find all past newsletters by following this link.

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As a new member, I am very excited for the opportunity to attend Expo! Expo! in December and connect and network with all my industry friends.

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