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    IAEE Achieves EIC Sustainability Again

      The International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE) announced that Expo! Expo! IAEE’s Annual Meeting & Exhibition 2023 has been recognized by the Events Industry Council (EIC) for achieving the Silver Level Certification in its Sustainable Event Standards. Expo! Expo! previously achieved Bronze Level Certification in 2022. “We are proud to receive the prestigious Silver Certification from the EIC,” said IAEE president and CEO Marsha Flanagan, M.Ed., CEM. “Earning this certification, especially moving up a level from our previous…

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  • Associations Launch Business Events Industry Week

      Three meeting and convention industry associations have consolidated several key annual gatherings into Business Events Industry Week in 2022. Destinations International, the International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE) and PCMA will launch Business Events Industry Week, a week dedicated to community, commerce, content, awards and advocacy in order to unite the global business events industry and to reinforce the power of business events to advance economies and social good. The week is intended for destinations and industry service suppliers…

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    IAEE Women’s Leadership Forum Registration Now Open

    Registration has opened for the International Association of Exhibitions and Events’ (IAEE) annual Women’s Leadership Forum. “The Women’s Leadership Forum features a unique blend of programming that resonates among attendees regardless of how long they have been in the industry or where they are in their career development,” says IAEE executive vice-president and chief operating officer, Cathy Breden. “The diversity among attendees and speakers creates such an atmosphere of connection and camaraderie that it has become a must-attend event for…

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    IAEE Adds Digital Events Management to Education Curriculum

    The International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE) has expanded its Certified in Exhibition Management (CEM) learning program to include digital events management. Research has shown that as the industry recovers, the demand for hybrid and digital events will continue. This prompted the CEM commission to approve the curriculum addition. “Although the industry handled the crisis as gracefully as possible last year, it was still forced to move quickly. We learned a lot from that experience and the result is…

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    IAEE Partners with Fern on Education Series

    The International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE) has partnered with services contractor Fern to offer a premiere chapter education series that enables industry-leading content to be provided at a local level. “It is important to us to provide the best and most pertinent education programming to our members, especially as our industry strives to recover from the challenges faced in the past year,” says IAEE vice-president of learning experiences, Marsha Flanagan. “In the five years the chapter education series…

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  • Pandemic Drives IAEE to Pivot to Virtual Expo

    Due to the enhanced negative realities of COVID-19, the in-person portion of the 2020 International Association of Exhibitions and Events’ (IAEE) Expo! Expo! has been cancelled. In its place, IAEE will host a virtual event with many of the same show elements. “In light of current health and safety concerns, the board has unanimously decided to transition this face-to-face event to a wholly virtual experience,” says IAEE chair, Bob McLean. “With this decision, the board and staff have recommitted our…

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  • Informa Consolidates Portfolios in Response to Evolving Market

    Informa Markets has combined its North America-headquartered brands under a single leadership team led by Nancy Walsh, who has been promoted to the role of president of the expanded portfolio. “Since joining us, Nancy has immersed herself in understanding what value we can offer to our customers through our brands and developed solutions that keep our communities connected, 365 days a year,” says Informa Markets CEO, Charlie McCurdy. Walsh will oversee key brands, including National Products Expo, World of Concrete,…

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  • Calgary Convention Venues Earn Coveted Facility Accreditation

    Two of Alberta’s largest convention centres have received the event industry’s only outbreak prevention, response and recovery certification, GBAC Star. The Calgary Telus Convention Centre (CTCC) and BMO Centre at Stampede Park join an exclusive group of international leaders who have implemented the most stringent protocols for cleaning, disinfection and infectious disease prevention in their facilities. “We want to ensure clients are comfortable and safe hosting events in our venues and for that we need to meet the highest standards…

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  • IAEE Updates Guidelines for Safe Return of Events

    The International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE) has updated its essential considerations for safely reopening exhibitions and events during the COVID-19 pandemic. The revised white paper includes enhancements in insurance and travel considerations. It features new content on improved risk assessment and force majeure — a common contract clause that essentially frees both parties from liability or obligation when an extraordinary event or circumstance occurs beyond their control that prevents either or both from fulfilling their obligations under the…

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  • IAEE Announces 2020 Legend of the Year

    ConvExx co-founder Susan Schwartz is officially an industry legend after being named as such by the International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE). “She exemplifies the dedication and quality of work that makes the exhibitions and events industry a great one,” says IAEE chair, Robert McLean. Schwartz was bestowed the honour during the association’s virtual leadership conference in early August. Each year, the Legend of the Industry is selected from IAEE members whose contributions, innovation and leadership have been truly…

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