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First Timers 

Have you heard about Expo! Expo! but never experienced it for yourself? 

Are you a new IAEE member?

Are you a show organizer looking for new strategies and trends to integrate into your own event?


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If so, you qualify to participate in IAEE’s First Timer or Hosted Buyer Program. If you are a new IAEE exhibition or event organizer member as of 1 January 2017 AND have never attended Expo! Expo!, you cannot miss this opportunity to attend as IAEE’s guest and immerse yourself in the networking events and education sessions that will help guide your strategic planning process for the upcoming year.

Qualified attendees who register by 6 November 2017 will be eligible for a complimentary meeting registration featuring an orientation with industry leaders about how to maximize your experience at Expo! Expo!

If you or someone in your organization is perfect for this opportunity, contact Taylor Lopez, Events Manager.

What to Expect as a First Timer...

IAEE would love to welcome you as a new member to the organization and to Expo! Expo! To make the most of your experience, we recommend you attend:

First Timers Networking Program and Welcome Reception (By Invitation Only) | 27 November | 4:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m.

First Timers Lounge (By Invitation Only):

28 November | 7:30 a.m. 2:30 p.m.
•   29 November | 7:30 a.m. 12:00 p.m.
•   30 November | 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

First Timers Meet Up (By Invitation Only) |29 November | 2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

During this meet up, The Meet Up Pavilion will provide a casual networking space for First Timer New Members. Relax, network, and make new introductions and connections with industry colleagues. Discussions will be led by IAEE’s Director of Membership and Chapter Engagement, Lisa Buchanan.

Champagne Toast and Send Off | 30 November | 2:00 p.m. 2:30 p.m.

Sophomore Rate

We are so happy when you come back! After you have attended Expo! Expo! as a new member organizer under the IAEE First Timer’s Program, we want you to experience the show the following year and register for nearly 50% off the full meeting price for only $375. This offer is good for First Timers’ from 2016.  Please email Taylor Lopez to receive your registration code.

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Expo! Expo! Trade Show Hours
Henry B Gonzalez Convention Center

Tue, 28 November 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Wed, 29 November 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm