OCTOBER 2020 EDITION
We are less than six weeks away from Expo! Expo! this 8-10 December in Louisville, KY! We hope to see you there! Read below for the latest news and updates in this edition of the Source.
Tomorrow, 30 October is the final day to nominate an IAEE member for an IAEE Award and to submit entries to the Art of the Show competition. We will announce the IAEE Award winners during a watch party at Expo! Expo! on 9 December, and Art of the Show competition winners will have a watch party on 10 December.
We are bringing you the “shows for shows” in person in Louisville, KY and virtually via the Swapcard platform this 8-10 December. View the benefits of both environments here. We are diligently following the safety considerations outlined in the Essential Considerations for Safely Reopening Exhibitions and Events and look forward to hosting attendees in just a few weeks.
CEIR has joined with Swapcard to publish Matchmaking Before & During COVID-19: How North American B2B Exhibition Organizers Use Technology to Connect People and Products , which examines how exhibition organizers can effectively approach attendee matchmaking in the virtual and hybrid event formats that have become predominant in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This is available at no charge for all industry professionals.
Two episodes were released in October, one by the Orange County Convention Center and one by Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau. Visit the Exhibitions Channel to view these and to find interviews on a variety of COVID-19-related topics including mental health awareness, the neuroscience behind planning virtual events and much more. A special thanks to CNTV for producing this content!
Essential Considerations for Safely Reopening Exhibitions and Events, Version Two includes updates in several areas for consideration by exhibition organizers when planning for and producing an exhibition during a pandemic.
IAEE welcomes its newest members to the organization.
- AAES Consulting LLC
- ATD - Association for Talent Development
- BFL Marketing Communications Inc
- City Graphics Solutions LLC
- CVS Health
- Digitell Inc
- Glen Raven, Inc.
- International Sleep Products Association
- JM Presentations Plus LLC
- Nagase Holdings America
- New Beginnings Tradeshow Advisors
- Service Nation Inc
- Sommer Needlepunch
- Texas Bankers Association
- The Princeton Review
- US Transactions Corp
There are insightful conversations being held right now in MemberLink . Log in here to view:
Open Forum Discussions:
- Educating and Training Sponsors/Exhibitors for Virtual World
- Traffic Builders for Virtual Booths
- Incorporating Gamification into your Virtual Event
Show Management Discussions:
- Social Distancing – Floor Plan Design
- Virtual Platform Providers
- Updating Your GSC Agreement for the New Normal
Security, Risk & Crisis Mgmt
Consumer Show Mgmt
Exhibition & Event Sales
Floor Plan Development
Selecting Service Contractors
Housing & Registration Mgmt
Exhibition & Event Sales
View the full calendar here.
Visit the IAEE blog for content on a variety of topics from thought leaders in the exhibitions and events industry.