Publications & Reports

As the leading authority in the exhibitions industry, IAEE is an ultimate resource for best practices, case studies and guidelines for producing successful trade shows.

  • Art of the Show Textbook – 5th Edition

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    The fifth edition focuses on the requirements for planning and holding a successful exhibition, both B2B and B2C events; what must be done leading up and during the exhibition and post-event, to create a marketplace for buyers and sellers that fosters engagement and offers a synergistic environment. Written by a broad spectrum of industry experts, this body of knowledge is a standard resource in university and college classrooms around the world and provides an up-to-date resource for the experienced professional. ISBN 978-0-9895833-2-9

  • IAEE Priority Points Systems

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    This report provides insight into assigning booth space using priority points and includes approaches by both association and independent organizers. Created by IAEE Priority Points Task Force.

  • Skills Matrix and Job Descriptions Templates

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    IAEE began working with U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) in 2014 to update the core competencies model for the events industry. In 2014 the DOL formally moved Meetings, Events and Exhibitions Management into a separate industry sector, further validating the exhibitions management as a “career of choice”. This publication includes a compilation of all job competencies, skills, knowledge and abilities needed for various job levels along with corresponding job description templates organized in the job function areas of Operations, Sales/Business Development, Marketing, Meeting and Event Operations and Strategic Management. This information can be used by manager and HR professionals to design job descriptions, titles, benchmarks and performance measures.