March 29, 2015

Meetings News-in-Brief

Association News

International Association of Exhibitions and Events' Women's Leadership Forum will be April 8 in Washington. Among the speakers will be IAEE COO Cathy Breden, CAE, CMP; Karen M. Gonzales, CMP, membership and operations SVP, Destination Marketing Association International; and Megan Tanel, CEM, exhibitions and events VP, Association of Equipment Manufacturers and 2015 IAEE chairperson.

The U.S. Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee scheduled a hearing for today when it will discuss the Visa Waiver Program. Global Business Travel Association COO Michael W. McCormick said, "GBTA appreciates the need for oversight of the program, but urges Congress to resist imposing burdensome changes that would impact the viability of the program.”

Among the speakers slated for the Exhibition and Convention Executives Forum, May 27 at the J.W. Marriott in Washington: Scott Schenker, GM, Events and Production Studios, Microsoft Marketing and Founder, Janus Dialogs; Gene Sanders, SVP, Trade Shows, SPI; Marian Bossard, SVP, Global Market Events, Toy Industry Association; Daniel Martinage, CEO, IDSA; and Megan Tanel, VP Exhibitions & Events, AEM. This panel will discuss how NPE 2015 creates exhibit and special interest areas via collaboration with other organizations. Also,Lori Anderson, CEO, International Sign Association, will explain how her team uses private sector strategies from The 4 Disciplines of Execution to increase their show’s value. For more details on other speakers and the ECEF program, click here.


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