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Dec 2018
Dec 2018


New Orleans Ernest Morial Convention Center 900 Convention Center Blvd. New Orleans , Louisiana 70130
Tel: (504) 582-3000
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Expo! Expo! IAEE's Annual Meeting & Exhibition 2018 - International Association of Exhibitions and Events






Event Overview:

Expo! Expo! IAEE's Annual Meeting & Exhibition is the “show for shows.” Exhibition and events industry professionals attend this premier show to learn about the latest industry trends and technology, as well as network with like-minded professionals. This spectacular face-to-face meeting provides attendees with a diverse marketplace to view and assess the tools needed to plan and manage successful trade shows and events for years to come.

Expo! Expo! fosters an environment of thought leadership, best practices and innovative solutions for show organizers to apply in real time for effective results. No other trade show in the industry brings such a diverse group of buyers and sellers together for face-to-face interaction.

Exhibitor Information:

Expo! Expo! is the gateway to the decision-makers for the $70 billion exhibitions and events industry and is the primary annual event organized by IAEE.

As such, it attracts the owners, executives, directors and managers from companies and associations that organize a wide variety of events, including many of the largest exhibitions in North America.

Expo! Expo! is the perfect place for any exhibitor to showcase new products, meet new customers and network with some of the leading experts in the exhibitions and events industry.

Exhibitor Benefits

• Have cost effective access to more than 90 percent of the Tradeshow Week 200 trade show organizers

• Promote your organization’s image and maximize its market exposure

• Develop your database to strengthen your overall sales and marketing program

• Test or launch new products and services at the customer level

• Network and build relationships with decision makers and influencers

• Introduce your company to IAEE members

• Up-sell existing clients

• Contact new prospects and generate leads

• Reach the competition and develop ways to distinguish your products and services

• Discuss the needs of your customers face-to-face and demonstrate solutions

Who Attends Expo! Expo!?

Interact with the Buyers You Want to See Exhibition and event organizers from around the globe gather with supplies in the exhibitions and events industry to look for strategic industry partners to maximize their budgets and increase their efficiencies. They are searching for new and innovative technology, creative destinations and dynamic contractors to assist them in reaching their goals.

Who Should Exhibit?

If you offer any of the following categories of products and services for the exhibitions and events industry, reserve your exhibit space today!

Join the growing list of exhibitors who offer products and services in the following categories:

A/V Equip./Rentals/Production

Advertising/Promotional Services


Business Services: Auditing/


Catering Services

Cleaning/Janitorial Services

Communication Equipment

Computer Rentals

Computer Software: Exhibition/


Floor Plan Management


Convention & Visitors Bureau

Destination Management

Electrical Contractor

Exhibit Designer/Builder


Floor Management Services

Florist/Plant Rental

Freight Services

Furniture Rental/Booth Furnishings


Hostesses/Modeling Services/

Entertainment/Talent Service


Housing/Travel Services


International Business Services

Internet/Web Services/


Lead Retrieval/Management


Marketing Services/Research

Mobile Phone Application

Personnel (Temporary)


Product Locators/Message

Centers Registration Services/

Badging System/RFID

Repurposing Services

Security Services

Service Contractors

Show Management


Special Events/Tour Operations

Surveys/Audience Response


Technology Companies

Traffic Builders

Transportation/Shuttle Services

U.S. Government Export Services


Virtual & Hybrid Events,

Experiential Marketing

About IAEE:

Organized in 1928 as the National Association of Exposition Managers to represent the interests of trade show and exposition managers, the International Association of Exhibitions and Events™ is today the leading association for the global exhibition industry. Today IAEE represents over 8,500 individuals who conduct and support exhibitions around the world.

Exhibitor Prospectus and Kit


Dec 11   

Opening General Session
1:00 PM - 2:15 PM (1300 - 1415)

Opening Reception (Mardi Gras World)
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (1900 - 2100)

Dec 12   

General Keynote Session
10:45 AM - 11:45 AM (1045 - 1145)

Humanity Rocks: A Celebration with a Cause
9:00 PM - 12:00 AM (2100 - 2400)

Dec 13   

IAEE Annual Networking Luncheon and Awards Presentation
11:45 AM - 1:00 PM (1145-1300)

IAEE's Annual Closing Event
3:45 PM - 5:00 PM (1545 - 1700)

Keynote Speakers

Nancy Giordano

Strategic Futurist

How Technology, Demographics and Values Are Disrupting the Future of Work and Talent

Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, Virtual and Augmented Reality, Drones, and other technologies are increasingly making certain job functions obsolete. Behaviors and attitudes are changing what we want to do for work. Values interact with it all…How will these change the nature of business and work, and how companies operate in the future? Join Nancy Giordano as she delves into both the advancing technologies and the critical shifts that companies and the workforce must confront to stay relevant in the future.

Described as endlessly optimistic, Nancy is a strategic futurist with a drive to help enterprise organizations and visionary leaders transform to meet the escalating expectations ahead. A highly regarded futurist, she has spent her career building, shaping and evolving a portfolio of $50 billion worth of major global brands. Executives love her unique abilities to sense and synthesize the shifts ahead and to guide those ready to build more relevant and sustainable solutions.

Nancy started a formidable career at several of the most influential ad agencies in NY, Chicago, and LA. For more than a decade now, she has been the Founder/CEO of Play Big Inc., a strategic inspiration company, applying her broad understanding of the intense cultural and technological shifts we’re facing. Her extensive knowledge of the drivers shaping our future (and driving business) have guided transformation projects with The Coca Cola Company, Brinker International, Sprint, Nestle, Acumen, Energizer, Mercedes Benz and many other Fortune 500 companies. Her work has made her one of the fastest rising women speakers in the world, both as a keynote speaker and at C-level strategy exchanges, in wide range of industries including technology, entertainment, travel, food, retail, consumer products, homebuilding, talent, B2B services, and much more.

Her current work is diving more deeply into the intersections of tech, business and society. Two recent examples include her work to frame the internal culture and talent infrastructure for a leading artificial intelligence company, and the producing of Gigaom Change, a Leader's Summit diving into the seven most disruptive technologies for enterprise. She has been ranked as one of the World’s Top Female Futurists (research by Ross Dawson) and was voted 7th Woman of Influence on the Future of Leadership list (Women Speakers Association). She was the first global TEDx licensee and currently leads a youth-led team to produce one of the globe’s largest TEDx events for teens, hosting nearly 1,000 annually.

Her vibrant presentations are about answers to your toughest questions. She meticulously crafts her talks based on the specific needs of your audience, spending time with you in advance to pinpoint the critical issues. If you are looking for a high-energy futurist who thinks like a strategist and acts like a creative marketer, she may be the perfect speaker for your next event.

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