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IAEE to Obama: Adopt New Visa Policies
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The International Association of Exhibitions and Events™ (IAEE) is urging President Obama to adopt recommendations made by the President's Export Council intended to fix visa and entry policies that are preventing thousands of international buyers from attending U.S.–based events. "The United States is not losing the competition, we are forfeiting it. We are not even in the game," wrote Steven Hacker, CAE, president, IAEE, in a letter to President Obama. More

Attendance Rises 11 Percent at Exhibitor2011 Trade Show
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Exhibitor2011, a trade show about trade shows, added to the list of indicators that the convention and meeting sector will rebound in the coming year. The 5,284 people who registered for Exhibitor2011, which ran at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, marked an 11 percent increase from last year. More

Competitive Intelligence: How to Work a Trade Show
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A trade show may be the single best place to collect data about your industry — and your rivals. It teems with chatty salesmen, knowledgeable exhibitors, industry insiders, and high-level executive speakers. To John Nolan, a 22-year military intelligence veteran and business consultant, that is a "target-rich environment." Define your goals and do some homework beforehand and you will come home with a lot more than a stack of business cards. The secret, Nolan says, is to position yourself (and your comrades) at the following key places. Then, listen very closely. More

Engage Your Audience with ADX
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Exploring Trade Show Trends for 2011
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The trade show sector is rebounding after the economic recession which has blighted the global economy. With recovery firmly on the way, though very fragile, there is a relaxing of budget constraints for trade shows and marketing in general. Trade shows did experience some retraction in 2009 but given the nature of how trade shows are booked and contracted, the impact on the sector was cushioned by advance bookings. More

Face Time Crucial at Beaver Creek Trade Show
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We may live in an increasingly virtual world, but there is still no replacement for a handshake. Need proof? Look no further than this week's annual Mountain Travel Symposium, held this year at Beaver Creek, Colo. More

Monroeville Convention Center Welcomes You

The Monroeville Convention Center, Western Pennsylvania’s newest convention center with 100,584 square feet of exhibition space, is located in the heart of Monroeville. In addition to an excellent convention facility, Monroeville offers many popular hotels, fine restaurants and bustling shopping districts. Once you visit, you’ll remember: Greater Monroeville, Greater Opportunities.

How Event Organizers are Using the New "Facebook Questions" Feature
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As an event organizer you are probably already familiar with Facebook's success in online event promoting. Now, you will be even more impressed once you start using Facebook Questions! On 24 March, Facebook launched its new Questions feature which is a powerful social tool for getting feedback from your fans. More


EIF Needs Your Help
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The Exhibition Industry Foundation (EIF) has raised $1.96 million in pledged funds and needs your help to achieve the $2 million goal. The money raised to date has funded education and research designed to promote industry-wide advancement and educate our future leaders. As exhibitions and events continue to evolve, EIF will continue to support initiatives that make our industry more sustainable.

To learn more about other projects that have been funded by EIF or see the others that have contributed to EIF, please visit our website at To make an investment in your future now, click on one of the links below.

  1. To make a personal commitment to the Foundation: Click here to download the EIF Individual Commitment Form
  2. To make an organizational commitment to the Foundation: Click here to download the EIF Organizational Commitment Form
  3. To volunteer with the Exhibition Industry Foundation: Please send an e-mail to (Provide name, e-mail, phone, company, address and the best time to contact you.)

"I strongly believe in supporting initiatives that ensure a strong and vibrant future for my industry. Both my organization and I have invested in the Exhibition Industry Foundation, and knowing that our investment has helped further the education of our industry colleagues and aided in the funding of research to advance the industry has provided a positive return on our investment." — Richard L. Maples, vice president of sales - Shepard Exposition Services

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Expo! Expo! IAEE's Annual Meeting & Exhibition

Attention Exhibitors! Expo! Expo! 2011 Show Floor — More Than 70 Percent Reserved
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The show floor for Expo! Expo! 2011, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. on 7 December in Las Vegas, is more than 70 percent reserved. It will give you face-to-face access to potential worldwide customers from the association, corporate, independent and consumer exhibitions and events markets — all under one roof. Click here for information on how to become an exhibitor. Questions? Contact Julie Anderson, CEM, CAE, director of exhibitions at or +1 (972) 687-9206 More


IAEE Announces Call for Nominations for Awards
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The International Association of Exhibitions and Events™ (IAEE) issues the call for nominations for its annual awards program to recognize exceptional exhibitions and events industry professionals. New this year, IAEE has added a category to its individual awards program. The Young Professional of the Year Award has been created to recognize an individual for his or her outstanding contributions to the industry early in their career. More

IAEE Announces Future Meeting Dates, Locations
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The International Association of Exhibitions and Events™ (IAEE) Board of Directors selected the final locations for the 2011 IAEE Mid-Year Meeting and Expo! Expo! IAEE's Annual Meeting & Exhibition 2014 during its meeting in New Orleans. More

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IAEE Member Invitation to Association Evening
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IAEE invites you to attend a unique sales and networking event to meet key association decision makers at IMEX 2011. IAEE is once again collaborating with IMEX to attract international associations to an education seminar program on the day prior to IMEX, which will maximize subsequent attendance at the show from this important market segment. An estimated 800 association buyers are forecast to attend IMEX 2011; 300 of which will attend the IMEX Association Day & Evening. More

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IAEE Preferred Partners Offer Discounts to Members
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The International Association of Exhibitions and Events™ (IAEE) continues its tradition of providing members with discounted products and services from reliable sources through its IAEE Preferred Partners program. The IAEE Services Council is charged with identifying and working with preferred business partners who have products or services that provide solid ROI for IAEE members. The products and services must be of value to IAEE members, reliable and of high quality. More

Registration is Open for the IAEE Sales Academy
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Traditional selling techniques are ineffective in today's business environment. Buyers have heard all the lines and gimmicks before. That is why they can so easily control a sales call — and destroy a sales person's self esteem in the process. At the IAEE Sales Academy, we will share our experiences in developing and executing sales and business development tactics. Click here for more information or to register. More

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