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Membership Benefits

IAEE is the voice and leader of the exhibitions and events industry, bringing buyers and sellers together and providing information, education, and face-to-face opportunities to build business relationships.

We deliver relevant and highly focused services and activities designed to enhance and broaden the knowledge base, professional development and bottom lines of our membership.

Broaden Your Industry Knowledge

Through the many educational opportunities IAEE offers learn more about the best ways to conduct business in the exhibitions and events industry. Events, CEM Program and Faculty Resources.


Grow Your Network

With our exclusive member’s only network of over 9,500 industry professionals, stay current on the latest technology, trends and training to take your career to the next level! Stay connected to your industry peers through local chapter meetings. IAEE Chapters and Partnership Opportunities.

Stay Aware of Industry Trends

You get industry news you can use. The monthly publications, the Source, and bi-weekly Industry News bring you the latest industry news right to your inbox. IAEE News, IAEE TV, and YP Newsletter.


Tailored Industry Resources

IAEE offers research and promotional products designed specifically for tradeshow and event professionals. Event Organizer’s StoreIndustry Research, Advocacy, Career Center, and IAEE Resources.

Membership Types

When an organization pays dues to IAEE, it becomes the "member." Dues are based on factors other than number of individuals. Therefore, all exhibition and event industry staff can enjoy the benefits of membership without additional financial consequences.


All IAEE dues categories enjoy the resources of local chapter membership and membership in the Center for Exhibition Industry Research (CEIR).


Industry Membership

An organization, other than Event Facility Member, engaged in the exhibition and events industry (hereinafter refered to as “industry”, and is located or does business primarily in North America. Dues are based on annual exhibition and events revenues derived from the industry. This classification receives one vote per member organization.



Event Facility Member
Organization, such as a convention, conference, exposition center or hotel, which provides space for conducting exhibitions and buyer-seller events in North America. Dues are based on gross square footage of exhibition, conference, and meeting space. This classification receives one vote per member organization.


Member Outside North America
Organization that meets the qualifications for Industry Member or Event Facility Member, except its established place of business is outside North America. Dues are based on a flat fee. This classification receives one vote per member organization.


Educational Institution Membership
An educational institution membership includes both faculty and students of the institution. All designated individuals employed as faculty in post-secondary academic programs, whose main employment, remuneration, direction and efforts must be in a recognized academic institution, and they must be considered an employee with their institution. Also included in this membership are all students engaged full-time in a program at the college or university recorded as an IAEE Educational Institution Member. This classification is non-voting. 


Corporate Event or Exhibit Marketer Membership

An individual or organization that uses or creates experiential events to market programs, products and/or services to both business-to business and business-to-consumer organizations. Organizations producing their own event(s), will take precedence over event or exhibit marketer, and they would fall under the Industry Member Category. This classification receives one vote per member organization.


Other Memberships (Faculty, Student, Retired or Auxiliary Member)

Individuals that meet the qualifications for educator, retired, or student member per the current IAEE bylaws. Dues are based on a flat fee. This classification is non-voting.


For additional information on the available memberships, visit the national IAEE membership page


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