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State of the Live Events Industry with IAEE

Jim Cermak

In this State of the Live Events & Trade Shows Industry, two of the leaders of IAEE – which is THE industry association globally – share the amazing great lengths they are going through to ensure a safe return to Live face-to-face events for everyone. Welcome to Episode 54 of Trade Show University!

David DuBois is the CEO of the International Association of Exhibitions and Events – the Global association for the industry. David has 45 years of hospitality, tourism, exhibitions, and business events experience. IAEE has Members from over 50 countries that represent and support the global exhibitions industry.

Scott Craighead is the VP of Exhibitions and Events for IAEE. Involved in the industry for 18 years producing exhibitions and events in the U.S. and globally. Currently responsible for budgeting, show development and design, technology solutions, personnel, contracts, and overall logistics for IAEE’s Annual Meeting & Exhibition Expo! Expo! and other IAEE-produced events.

Here are Links to the Events and Organizations mentioned in the episode:

  • Expo! Expo! –

  • IAEE –

  • Exhibitions Mean Business –

  • Go Live Together –

  • GBAC (Global Biorisk Advisory Council) –

  • Free Goal Setting Workbook –

Check out Expo! Expo! and see the Future of Live Events!

About the author, Jim Jim Cermak has over 25 years of marketing, consulting, and training experience, and has planned and worked hundreds of Trade Shows. He gets a little overly excited about Trade Shows, and puts that passion into helping companies get better results!

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