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 2018 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

September 2018

Hi YPs,

The smell of sunscreen is fading and I can almost taste my first PSL of the season! It’s almost Fall, y’all and it’s going to be amazing!

First, I am so grateful for the incredible participation that we had across the nation for our Nationwide Meet Up! Thank you all so much! Our next Nationwide Meet Up is December 5th! Check your  for further details.

We have amazing opportunities for YPs who want to attend  but are short on funds. A majority of our chapters have agreed to host one YP at Expo! Expo!. In addition to this generous offer, we have the , the  as well as the ! I cannot stress enough how exciting, insightful, educational, motivating and fun Expo! Expo! is! If you want to go, we will help find a way to get you there! To add to the excitement of attending Expo! Expo! we have our first ever YP focused education session at the show! This buzz session will allow you to interact with other YP’s as well as get some insight from seasoned professionals.

As always, please don’t hesitate to  if there is anything I can help with! Hope you have a phenomenal Fall!

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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Sara Anderson

Sales Coordinator
Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM)

Q: What is your best advice for up and coming young professionals?
A: Get involved and stay involved in the industry. The connections you make are well worth the time invested!

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