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IAEE Announces New Student Chapter at University of Houston
The International Association of Exhibitions and Events™ (IAEE) has added its newest student chapter at the University of Houston, making it the third, IAEE student chapter established within the last year.
"With the addition of the University of Houston to our growing list of student chapters," says IAEE President and CEO David DuBois, CAE, CMP, FASAE, CTA. "IAEE expands its goals toward building awareness and participation to engage the young professionals entering the workforce as established in our strategic plan."
Founded in 1927, the University of Houston (UH) is the leading public research university in Houston, Texas. Each year, UH educates more than 40,750 students in more than 300 undergraduate and graduate academic programs, on campus and online. UH awards more than 8,000 degrees annually, with more than 224,000 alumni. Exhibition and event management is taught through the Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management.
"There is a strong presence of exhibition and event facilities in Houston so it seemed only natural to form a chapter in the area," says Anthony Caterina, lecturer at UH and faculty advisor for the new student chapter. "Our mission includes introducing IAEE to our international students, as IAEE is active in many home countries of those students. It also includes helping establish networking opportunities for our students to gain hands-on experience. We highly encourage local IAEE members to reach out to us and welcome them to speak at our meetings. UH is excited to be part of such an international and established organization."
Other IAEE student chapters are located at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas; Georgia State University; Johnson and Wales University; and DePaul University.
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, Anaheim Orange County Visitor & Convention Bureau, BearCom, Mexico Tourism Board, New Orleans Morial Convention Center, New Orleans Convention & Visitors Bureau, Orange County Convention Center, San Antonio Convention & Visitors Bureau, Visit Baltimore, Visit Orlando and VoiceLogic. Visit www.iaee.com for more information.
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