Welcome to the official site of the Midwestern Chapter of the International Association of Exhibitions and Events! Our Chapter reaches a broad region of the Midwestern states – Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Northwest Indiana and Wisconsin. Our members are as diverse as our landscapes, but we are bound by one common thread - the Exhibitions and Events Industry.

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We are looking for Leaders!                   

The Board Development Committee of IAEE Midwestern Chapter invites nominations for the Board of Directors with terms beginning January 1, 2022. Strong leadership is a hallmark of the IAEE Midwestern Chapter. We seek highly qualified and highly committed members for service on the Board of Director  

Please take a few minutes to review the attached document which describes Board member selection criteria and responsibilities and give thought to nominating an outstanding individual for Board service. Directors are elected to three-year terms and may serve a lifetime maximum of two terms.

Send complete nomination materials to Gail Brooks, CMP at [email protected] at the IAEE Midwestern Chapter office as soon as possible or no later than August 1, 2021.

We understand concerns about COVID-19 are top of mind for our members and the Exhibitions and Events community. Below is an evolving collection of resources to consider related to local information to help our members and visitors weather the pandemic.

TRANSITIONAL MEMBERSHIP - IAEE has a transitional membership for those that may have been laid off during these unprecedented times. This membership keeps a member active for up to one year.
CRISIS REVEALS LEADERS - Tips and a webinar (must first login to IAEE MemberLink to view webinar and download tips)

Sponsor Spotlights
Managing Uncertainty in the Events Industry

Our industry has been deeply affected by the disruptions caused by the global COVID-19 pandemic, and its repercussions will continue to be felt. We gratefully acknowledge our corporate partners that contribute to the ongoing success of IAEE Midwestern Chapter. IAEEMWC values these partnerships, and are now spotlighting their efforts to support our show organizers and planners during COVID-19. 

Sponsor Spotlights

The Benefits of Membership

IAEE is the voice and leader of the exhibitions and events industry, bringing buyers and sellers together, and providing information, education, and face-to-face opportunities to build business relationships. We deliver relevant and highly focused services and activities designed to enhance and broaden the knowledge base, professional development and bottom lines of our membership.

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