IAEE raises JMIC membership to 14 international associations
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- Created on Thursday, 10 May 2012 13:56
IAEE raises JMIC membership to 14 international associationsJoint Meetings Industry Council (JMIC) President Philippe Fournier announced yesterday that IAEE (the International Association of Exhibitions and Events) has now joined the Council, bringing its global membership to a total of fourteen major international industry organizations.
"We are very pleased to have IAEE join the Council as this further broadens our representation of the global meetings industry at a time when there is a greater need than ever for a mechanism to bring together key players to help identify and address key industry issues," said Fournier. "IAEE is a large and influential organization in its own right and its involvement with JMIC will facilitate access to an even wider cross section of the industry and demonstrate our value as a force for economic recovery and growth".
IAEE President Steven Hacker, CAE, FASAE, said, "We are very enthusiastic about joining JMIC to represent the exhibitions and events industry. We look forward to offering a new benefit to the IAEE member community, and we look forward to collaborating and extending the available resources to members of both organizations for many years to come".
Founded in 1928 to represent the interests of trade show and exposition managers, IAEE is the principle resource for those who plan, produce and service the industry. Its membership is composed of approximately 1,300 member organizations and more than 8,500 individuals, over half of which are directly involved in the planning, management, and production of exhibitions and buyer-seller events with the remainder consisting of those who provide products and services to the industry. Roles include professional development, industry news and publications, industry and professional resources, service partner discounts, advocacy before government and media, leadership development and local chapter membership.
JMIC supports industry networking, awards and advocacy programs, and is currently expanding its activities in the areas of information exchange, industry messaging and the development of a collective voice to advance key issues and values. Its programs are supported by partners IMEX and Reed Travel Exhibitions, who are working actively with the Council to help it achieve its goals.