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

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

If so, you qualify to participate in IAEE’s First Timer or Hosted Buyer Program. If you have never attended Expo! Expo! or have only attended Virtual Expo! Expo! in 2020, 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.

If you or someone in your organization is perfect for this opportunity, contact Hannah Deters, CEM, IAEE's Registration/Events Manager.

Qualifications and parameters are subject to change.

What to Expect as a First Timer...!

IAEE would love to welcome you as a new member to the organization and to Expo! Expo!. Your First Timers experience will include:

  • Full registration to Expo! Expo! 2021– valued $699 (regular member rate)
    • Access to educational sessions, general sessions, show floor and networking events
  • Expo! Expo! Newcomers Meet and Greet on Monday, 6 December at 5:30 p.m. ET

Get connected with a seasoned IAEE member through our Mentor Match program at Expo! Expo!. For more information, please contact Lisa Buchanan, Director of Membership and Chapter Engagement.

Terms and Conditions

  • In order to qualify, accepted participants must maintain active membership with IAEE through January 2022.
  • Have never attended Expo! Expo! or have only attended Virtual Expo! Expo! in 2020.
  • Must be registered by Friday, 19 November 2021.
  • Participants are required to attend the Virtual Newcomer Orientation on Tuesday, 30 November at 1:00 p.m. ET and the Expo! Expo! Newcomers Meet and Greet on Monday, 6 December at 5:30 p.m. ET.
  • Participants must visit the First Timer Lounge at least once during the Lounge’s operating hours.
  • Accepted participants must agree to schedule and must attend a minimum of four (4) appointments with exhibitors during the Expo! Expo! show floor hours.
  • Schedule an appointment to visit the Map Your Show booth during Expo! Expo! show floor hours. The total of four (4) appointments includes the appointment with Map Your Show.
  • Direct any questions related to the First Timers Program to Hannah Deters, CEM, IAEE's Registration/Events Manager.
  • Buyers who do not meet the qualifying criteria will be given the opportunity to register as an attendee at www.myexpoexpo.com
  • IAEE reserves the right to limit the number of First Timer opportunities.
  • First Timers Program participants who do not meet the terms and conditions noted above, including the requirement to attend a minimum of 4 exhibitor appointments while onsite, are subject to be charged for the full meeting registration rate of $699.

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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 Timers Program, we want you to experience the show the following year and register for nearly 50% off the full meeting price for only $249. This offer is good for First Timers from 2019. Please email Hannah Deters, CEM to receive your registration code.