The New York Area Chapter of IAEE annually recognizes member professionals in the exhibitions and events industry for their contributions on the local or chapter level.
We are also proud to highlight our local members who are awarded national recognition by the International Association of Exhibitions and Events® (IAEE). The IAEE Awards Program is designed to recognize professionals who have made outstanding contributions to the exhibitions and events industry and are presented at Expo! Expo!
Kareem has raised the IAEE New York Area Chapter’s membership 10% in just a short time. He brought the chapter’s social media and marketing presence to new heights. His tireless efforts for the chapter, and its members, to continue education by consistently getting content out is something the local chapter has been missing for quite a while. He successfully launched NY Chapter Informs educational sessions with in-person and virtual programming, attracting more than 100 attendees for every session. For the first time, the NYIAEE raised sponsorship dollars for three CEM Scholarships for its local members to continue education in the exhibitions and events industry. All three recipients are going on to finish their certification within one year. Kareem has been a catalyst in the use of the Javits Center as a communication hub for chapter members and industry peers to meet (prior to COVID-19) and share ideas, industry news and increase members with IAEE name recognition. In just 8 short years starting as a young professional, he worked his way to Chapter Chairperson. His industry knowledge and how it pertains to the local NYIAEE chapter has been stalwart for the industry.
Shannon’s local and national presence for IAEE has brought tremendous good will to the industry that she awes her colleagues with her passion, work ethic and positive can-do attitude. She is very active in IAEE committees and task forces as well as volunteering to support the current NYIAEE Chapter Chair in managing communication to board members and completing monthly chapter tasks including: Gov. Filings, Accounting Practices, Annual Meeting planning, Board Slates, Financials, Board Meetings, Member Communication, Chapter website, and Chapter Education. She also leads the efforts to establish 2021 Strategic Plan for Chapter Operations and Offerings. Shannon has volunteered her time as the moderator for two installments of the NYIAEE Chapter education program bringing information in response to pandemic planning to the chapter members. As a leader for the YP Committee, she chairs bimonthly meetings to promote the value of YP participation and recognition within the association’s activities and programming. Shannon leads three sub-committees on bimonthly calls dedicated to addressing specific tasks and strategizing for reaching the goals of committee. The NYIAEE chapter credits Shannon with helping support the organization on both the local and national levels.
Organized in 1928 as the National Association of Exposition Managers to represent the interests of tradeshow and exposition managers, the International Association of Exhibitions and Events™ is today the leading association for the global exhibition industry.
• IAEE CEM
If you would like more information on how to become a member of the New York Area Chapter, please email Peri Halprin, our New York Area Chapter Administrator.