Safety and Security at Trade Shows – What IAEE is Doing
by: David DuBois, CMP, CAE, FASAE, CTA, President and CEO of the International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE)
In the past few months, terrorism has taken a significant toll upon our society. For the exhibitions and events industry, the safety of our attendees and event staff is our highest priority as evidenced by the many members who employ a variety of security measures at each event. But in light of recent terror attacks around the world, it is now time to proactively strengthen our security by setting a national standard that will provide safeguards for the safety and security of our attendees and the preparedness of our industry.
#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.