• #HeresWhy – Exhibitions Day From A First-Time Attendee

    by: Jessica Finnerty, CEM , Associate, Meetings and Events for Auto Care Association

    I have lived in Washington, DC all of my adult life. During that time, I have, of course, done the obligatory stuff…toured the White House and Capitol Hill, been to all of the memorials and monuments, parades, ect. But through IAEE and Exhibitions Day, I was finally able to cross the threshold from outsider to insider, and experience a day inside the government machine.

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  • #HeresWhy Exhibitions Mean Business for CNTV

    by: Carrie Ferenac, President and Owner of CNTV

    I’ll never forget that first tradeshow. It was IAEE’s Expo Expo 2008 in Miami Beach. We were exhibiting there based on advice from our VP of Sales, Bill Peeper. Bill ran the Orlando CVB for decades and knows everyone in the industry. I was new and frankly, a bit clueless. Bill took me on a tour of the show floor that lasted two hours. Everyone knew him, and wanted to say hi. Vendors, show organizers, hoteliers stopped us, I was walking the floor with a rock star. He explained to me who was buying, and who was selling. He explained the relationship between planner and supplier, and he gave me inside scoop on several people! I had no idea I would become entrenched in this industry, or that I would meet our first, and longest running client.

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