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IAEE To Co-Locate Midyear Meeting With ASAE Annual Meeting 5-7 August 2013

Added Face-to-Face Value Provides New Resources for Members

The International Association of Exhibitions and Events™ (IAEE) will co-locate its Midyear Meeting with ASAE's Annual Meeting to be held 5-7 August 2013 at the Marriott Marquis in Atlanta, Ga. The combined program will include IAEE's education for exhibition and event organizers as well as ASAE's trade show.

IAEE President & CEO David DuBois, CMP, CAE, FASAE, CTA, said, "Co-location with our partner organizations provides value back to our members. Leaders can assess the state of the exhibitions and events industry and determine how best to maximize their resources and to grow their own events and strengthen the industry overall."

ASAE President & CEO John Graham, CAE, added, "This partnership makes sense. Both ASAE and IAEE seek to grow our key meetings, and our audiences can greatly benefit from both perspectives. The dialogue will undoubtedly open new doors for doing business together and creating long-lasting partnerships."

The additional value for IAEE attendees includes an opportunity to attend ASAE's networking events and its exhibition. Likewise, ASAE attendees will be able to take advantage of niche education sessions focused on exhibition management that are currently not offered and hopefully attract new exhibitors now that IAEE's organizers, the buyers, would be in attendance. For several years, ASAE and IAEE have worked together on numerous programs and projects to support the value of face-to-face events; therefore, this co-location is a natural progression of past joint collaborations. By bringing together two prominent trade associations to enhance the members' experiences the organizations create a win-win scenario for everyone and foster an environment for long-term growth. Additional details will be provided on and

About ASAE: The Center for Association Leadership

ASAE is a membership organization of more than 21,000 association executives and industry partners representing 10,000 organizations. Its members manage leading trade associations, individual membership societies and voluntary organizations across the United States and in nearly 50 countries around the world. With support of the ASAE Foundation, a separate nonprofit entity, ASAE is the premier source of learning, knowledge and future-oriented research for the association and nonprofit profession, and provides resources, education, ideas and advocacy to enhance the power and performance of the association and nonprofit community. For more information about ASAE, visit

About IAEE

Trusted since 1928, IAEE provides quality and value to its members through leadership, service, education and strong relationships. IAEE is the largest association of the exhibitions and events industry in the world, with a membership of show organizers, exhibitors and exhibition suppliers. Organizers of more than 20,000 exhibitions and buyer-seller events around the world are members of IAEE. Through the 2006 consolidation with the Center for Exhibition Industry Research (CEIR), IAEE delivers valuable industry research reports. IAEE also supports the IAEE Public Events Council, The International Center for Exhibitor and Event Marketing, and the Exhibition and Event Industry Audit Commission, which are IAEE councils that provide trusted resources to members.