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

Get connected now! Log in to MemberLink and join the YP Community.  YPs are sharing their advice and experiences in the industry. Join the conversations now with your fellow YP peers.


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

Kim Zonca, CEM

Client Manager
AGS Exposition Services
2019 Young Professionals Committee Chairperson

Hello, YPs!

Did you know, according to CEIR, that the exhibitions and events industry contributed $97B to the U.S. GDP in 2018? Yes, billions! What I like most about the industry is that no two shows are the same! There’s always something new or different to experience, and I’m excited to show my support today for an industry that’s given so much to me professionally.

You can show your support on the Chapter level and on social media. Many Chapters are holding meet ups across the country. These meet ups are a great way to network with industry peers and it truly shows just how strong and diverse our industry is.

Another great way to show your support is through social media. Post a picture or a short video with the Exhibitions Day logo and share why the exhibitions industry is important to you. Don’t forget to use the official hashtag – #ExhibitionsDay. You can easily find social messaging, logos and state infographics on the Exhibitions Day website.

I hope you take advantage of the opportunity to have your voice heard. This is truly a special industry and I’m so proud to be a part of it.

With gratitude,

Kim Zonca, CEM

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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Publisher, Washington, D.C.
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