IAEE Signs Reciprocity Agreement with Indian Exhibition Industry Association

September 16, 2014

The International Association of Exhibitions and Events™ (IAEE) entered into a reciprocity agreement with the Indian Exhibition Industry Association (IEIA) during the recent IEIA Open Seminar in Hyderabad, India. The agreement demonstrates IAEE's and IEIA's commitment to the international exhibitions and events industry, and it provides additional global opportunities for IAEE and IEIA members to connect to develop new exhibitions and face-to-face events. 

"I am excited about entering into this agreement with our friends and colleagues at IEIA to offer a new benefit and community for IAEE members. During my first visit to India, I was very impressed with the passion, hospitality and overall current status of the Indian exhibitions industry. The future is very bright for you and India is poised to enhance and grow an already vibrant industry," said IAEE President and CEO David DuBois, CMP, CAE, FASAE, CTA.

He added, "This agreement opens the discussion with IEIA to offer the CEM program in India, and we look forward to collaborating and extending the available resources to members of both associations in the future."

The organizations plan to 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.

Indian Exhibition Industry Association President Shri Rakesh Kumar said, "IAEE is an important global organization for exhibitions and IEIA's association with it through this reciprocity agreement is important for the Indian exhibition industry. This will be a good medium for growth in the exhibition business. IEIA looks forward to Expo! Expo!  IAEE's Annual Meeting & Exhibition in Los Angeles this December, with the hope that it will be of great benefit for the exhibition trade."

IAEE currently has 19 reciprocity agreements with non-U.S. exhibition industry associations around the globe to extend the benefits of like organizations to members to grow their own exhibitions and events.

Additionally, the Expo! Expo! IAEE's Annual Meeting & Exhibition, on tap Dec. 9-11 in Los Angeles, will bring together top-level global exhibition industry executives for the creation of new business relationships. 

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