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 2020 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

Happy Fall, YPs! I hope you all had a great Labor Day weekend.

I personally spent my weekend prepping for a hurricane. I was lucky and got to spend the weekend at home, but my colleagues had an event moving in on the east coast of Florida! Have you ever needed to prepare for impending weather for one of your shows? Let me know on my MemberLink post!

We had an amazing turnout at the nationwide meet up on 5 June. I would like to thank the chapter leaders and volunteers for organizing these meet ups and providing the opportunity for our industry peers to connect and learn from one another. Mark your calendars! The next nationwide meet up is on 13 November. I encourage you to attend your chapter’s meet up. If you have questions or want to get involved, reach out to Lisa Buchanan, IAEE Director of Membership and Chapter Engagement who can connect you with your chapter leaders.

Expo! Expo! is also right around the corner! It’s the best event for YPs to attend. You will learn so much about the trade show industry and connect with other YPs. The YP journey has been updated on the Expo! Expo! site so make sure you look through the networking opportunities and education sessions. Need to convince your supervisor to attend? Check out the Attendee Justification resources available on the Expo! Expo! website.

The YP Committee is here to serve you! If you have any questions or want to connect, feel free to contact me.

With gratitude,

Kim Zonca, CEM

Get Connected


Connect with your fellow YPs!


  • Make sure you are on your company’s roster. If you don’t know if you are, email our Membership Department.
  • Log in to your Member Profile and include your Year of Birth so that we can start sending you YP-specific communications.

Here are three ways you can connect with YPs:


Young Professionals In Action