IAEE and Russian Union of Exhibitions and Fairs Sign Reciprocity Agreement

August 17, 2015

The International Association of Exhibitions and Events has entered into a reciprocity agreement with the Russian Union of Exhibitions and Fairs.

The agreement further demonstrates IAEE's and RUEF's commitment to the international exhibitions and events industry, and it provides additional global opportunities for IAEE and RUEF members to connect to develop new exhibitions and face-to-face events.

"We are excited and enthusiastic about entering into this agreement with our friends and colleagues at RUEF to offer a new benefit and community for IAEE members,” said IAEE President and CEO David DuBois, CMP, CAE, FASAE, CTA.

He added, “We look forward to collaborating and extending the available resources to members of both associations in the future."

The agreement carries substantial benefits for members of IAEE and RUEF. The organizations will work together to advance the exhibitions and events industry through education and networking events; member-level pricing for each organization's events; recognition of the respective professional designations offered; sharing of research, data, news and information; creation of co-sponsored initiatives to facilitate member interaction and opportunities for association leaders to participate in reciprocal events.

"It is very satisfying for RUEF to enter into this agreement with IAEE, and we are pleased with the opportunities that will now exist for our members,” said RUEF President Sergey Alexeev.

He added, “We look forward to working together to provide benefits to exhibitions and events industry professionals globally which will allow the industry to further grow."

IAEE currently has 25 reciprocity agreements with non-U.S. exhibition industry associations around the world to extend the benefits of like organizations to members to grow their own exhibitions and events.

In addition, Expo! Expo! IAEE's Annual Meeting & Exhibition is the industry meeting which brings together top-level global exhibition industry executives for the creation of new business relationships, and will be held Dec. 1-3 in Baltimore, Md.

RUEF is an association of the leading exhibition organizers, venues and trade show related companies from Russia represents exhibition firms from Moldova and Ukraine as well.

Founded in 1991 the Union became a UFI – the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry member in 1994.


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