Advocacy: A Fundamental Aspect for the Exhibitions and Events Industry

As originally seen in Trade Show Executive, Jan 2015 2015 marks a new and exciting year at IAEE as we march down our path and closely follow our strategic plan consisting of two distinct pillars […]

A Season for Remembering

Originally published in Trade Show Executive, Dec 2014 Issue We often hear that the exhibitions and events industry is small in terms of the number of organizers and vendors who provide services. Certainly, within the […]

Wellness

Originally published in Trade Show Executive, Nov 2014 Issue WELLNESS. We all talk about it…and preach about it. But how many of us actually practice it? Being a hockey official for many years now, I […]

Creating an Industry of Choice

With U.S. college football in full swing, I think back to my days at Michigan State.  I knew then that I wanted to be a part of the hospitality industry. Perhaps I didn’t quite understand […]

Advancing the Reach of our Industry Nationally and Internationally

Originally published in Trade Show Executive, Sep 2014 Issues We’ve all heard the saying “there’s no I in team.” This phrase has been used to motivate and foster teamwork across many segments, from sports teams […]

40 Years of Progress – The Importance of Chapters

Originally published in Trade Show Executive, Aug 2014 Issue We have all heard the famous quote from Aristotle, “The whole is greater than the sum of its parts,” and while this may be true in […]

The Season for Giving

Originally published in Trade Show Executive, July 2014 Issue I realize that it’s July, and we typically think about giving our time and sharing our wealth at the end of the calendar year. I also […]

The Responsibility of a Leader

Originally published in Trade Show Executive, June 2014 Issue Like many of my peers and our mentors before us, when I started my career, there was a defined path. For me, when I was a […]

The Value of Collaboration on Exhibitions Day 2014

Originally published in Trade Show Executive, May 2014 Issue No one said it would be easy, but as IAEE’s first Exhibitions Day on Capitol Hill approaches, I am constantly reminded of the value of collaboration. […]

The Value of Virtual Communities in a Face-to-Face Industry

Originally published in Trade Show Executive, Apr 2014 Issue There is no doubt in the minds of any of us in this industry that coming together face-to-face to start new business relationships and affirm existing […]