Message from IAEE Women’s Leadership Committee Chairperson
Julia Slocombe | Vice President of Regional Operations West | Smart City Networks
New Year, New You!
As we begin this year, I wanted to take a moment and thank all of you on the Women’s Leadership Committee for your engagement and service. You have truly made a difference in shaping this conference and messaging in a way that is meaningful. I also wanted to thank our past chair Mindy Abel; you are a phenomenal woman who sets the right example with your leadership. I am sure you will agree that we are supported by an incredible team at IAEE. I am grateful to IAEE for their vision, dedication and guidance, year after year.
We had a wonderful experience at Expo! Expo! IAEE’s Annual Meeting & Exhibition 2017 in San Antonio, TX during our inaugural Women’s Leadership session. The session was expertly planned, and the audience was engaged and participated in a way that may have surprised us all. Our esteemed panel and speaker, Emilie Airies with Bossed Up, left us wanting more.
As a reminder, please plan on registering early for the Women’s Leadership Forum 30 April – 1 May; we anticipate another sold out event. The event will be truly inspirational and will continue to focus on topics that are unique to us as women professionals.
Finally, thank you for the opportunity to serve as your chairperson for IAEE’s Women’s Leadership Committee. I am honored and humbled to work hard alongside all of you. Looking forward to seeing you in Washington, D.C.
Message from the IAEE Women’s Leadership Committee Board Liaison
Julie Coker Graham | President & CEO | Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau
Happy New Year, everyone! As the IAEE Women’s Leadership Committee Board Liaison, I wanted to share how excited I am to work alongside all of you in the coming year. The work of this committee is incredibly important to not only the success of IAEE as an organization, but to the tourism industry overall. It has been quite a year for us here in Philadelphia, we welcomed dozens of exhibitions and events to our city, including the 2017 NFL Draft and LIGHTFAIR, CPhI North America (UBM), among others. And, as we move closer and closer to Super Bowl LII, I would be remiss if I did not mention how proud we are as a city to have this opportunity to cheer on our beloved Eagles and take the momentum developed during the draft all the way to Minneapolis!
Message from the IAEE Past Chairperson of the Board and first recipient of the IAEE Woman of Achievement Award
Julie Smith, CEM, CTA | Senior Vice President of National Sales | Global Experience Specialists (GES)
In addition to the extremely popular Women’s Leadership Forum, IAEE provides many valuable resources for women in the exhibitions and events industry, from education to industry data, networking opportunities and tips for career advancement. Now IAEE is making it easier to identify and contribute content and keep the conversation going year-round through a re-designed website and focus.