Month: May 2016

IAEE Awards Spotlight on Janet Sperstad, CMP: 2015 Outstanding Achievement in Industry Leadership Award Winner

By Mary Tucker, IAEE Sr. PR/Communications Manager Janet Sperstad, CMP, Program Director at Madison College has extensive practical and academic experience in the exhibitions and events industry. She created the United States’ first Associate Degree […]

Let’s Talk Politics! (Office Politics, That Is)

Originally published by Lindsey Pollak 29 April The phrase “office politics” makes some people queasy. Maybe that’s because we tend to associate “politics” with people who are looking out for No. 1. Those who will […]

From the MATSO Perspective…An Interview with John Catalano, Managing Director, SME

IAEE spoke with John Catalano, Managing Director of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers, to get his thoughts on the exhibitions and events industry and his member experience at IAEE. John manages the FABTECH show and […]

Food for Thought – Being Global, Being Strategic, Industry Professionalism

Originally published in Trade Show Executive, May 2016 Edition “Going global”… what does this mean to your business and the exhibitions and events industry as a whole? In the past few years, IAEE has made […]

IAEE Awards Spotlight on Cassie Thompson: 2015 Young Professional of the Year Award Recipient

By Mary Tucker, IAEE Sr. PR/Communications Manager Cassie Thompson has garnered significant accomplishments at SmithBucklin as Manager, Event Services as well as through her IAEE volunteerism and dedication to the industry. In only two years […]

Top 3 reasons this month’s MATSO meeting is going to be Epic

By Angela Harar, CEM, Senior Director of Trade Shows, The Vision Council Change happens when change makers get together to share, debate, and challenge the status quo. 1 – Participants aren’t being talked to, they’re […]

Women’s Leadership Forum Recap

We just wrapped up another highly successful and sold out IAEE’s Women’s Leadership Forum on Tuesday, 26 April. “This year’s attendance reflects the overwhelming interest in programming addressing topics specific to female professionals,” said 2016 […]

IAEE Awards Spotlight on Sarah Bopp: 2015 Rookie of the Year Award Winner

By Mary Tucker, IAEE Sr. PR/Communications Manager Sarah Bopp, Associate Manager Booth Sales & Operations for the American Pet Products Association (APPA) has risen through the ranks quickly by taking on every challenge presented to […]

Poor Communication Skills Are Killing Your Authority

Originally published by Lindsey Pollak 26 April Remember the “house phone,” that apparatus we now call a “landline?” Every Gen Xer recalls the torment of the long cord that was just a little too short […]

IAEE Awards Spotlight on Kristin Barranger, CEM: 2015 Volunteer of the Year Award Winner

By Mary Tucker, IAEE Sr. PR/Communications Manager Kristin Barranger, CEM, Manager of Expositions and Communications at the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) has been an active member of IAEE since 2006, and has significantly […]