IAEE and ICOMEX Sign Agreement to Promote Tourism Meeting


DALLAS, 17 September 2013 – For the past four years, ICOMEX has been the Latin American platform bringing together experts with key MICE industry buyers in Mexico City. The event is supported by major industry professional organizations such as the Mexican Tourism Board (MTB), Ministry of Tourism (SECTUR), ICCA, COCAL, AFIDA, ASAE, GMIC, PCMA, MPI, SITE and GBTA, among others.

As the leading organization for exhibitions and events, the International Association of Exhibitions and Events™ (IAEE) is proud to partner with ICOMEX and collaborate with the organizing committee to develop a strong program focused on developing international partnerships. As part of the program within the framework of ICOMEX activities, the Certified in Exhibition Management Learning Program provides a professional designation for individuals in the exhibitions and events industry. The CEM Learning Program builds a foundation and provides strategies in exhibition management. A program for current CEMs will be offered. In addition, the IAEE Mexico Chapter will also offer programming at ICOMEX.

Speaking to more than 500 attendees, IAEE President and CEO David DuBois, CMP, CAE, FASAE, CTA will present the state of the exhibitions and events industry and discuss developing trends that are affecting the way face-to-face events operate. DuBois will be joined by representatives of IAEE’s Chapter in Mexico who will speak on the importance of the exhibition industry throughout Mexico, new opportunities for collaboration and partnership, and the importance of global trade events.

ICOMEX 2013 has a showroom with over 150 suppliers and destinations: international airlines, hotels, PCO's, incentive agencies, DMC and tour operators. ICOMEX will be held from 6 - 8 November, and is an activities program that seeks to develop new business and partnerships between international buyers, suppliers, government agencies, chambers of commerce and associations of the business tourism sector. More information visit www.icomex-mexico.com.

About IAEE
Trusted since 1928, IAEE provides quality and value to its members through leadership, service, education and strong relationships. IAEE is the largest association of the exhibitions and events industry in the world, with a membership of show organizers, exhibitors and exhibition suppliers. Organizers of more than 20,000 exhibitions and buyer-seller events around the world are members of IAEE, and the organization advocates and promotes the awareness of face-to-face exhibitions and events as the primary medium for business development and growth. IAEE provides relevant, timely and innovative education to its members and the industry. IAEE recognizes its strategic partners: American Airlines, ASP, Inc., Bearcom, Mexico Tourism Board, New Orleans Morial Convention Center, New Orleans Convention & Visitors Bureau, Orange County Convention Center and Visit Orlando, Vertical Nerve, Inc. and VoiceLogic. Visit www.iaee.com for more information.


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