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IAEE Congratulates 2014 International Excellence Award Recipients
The International Association of Exhibitions and Events™ (IAEE) congratulates the first recipients of its newest award, the IAEE International Excellence Award, International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) and Cherif Moujabber, president, Creative Expos & Conferences, Inc. The IAEE International Excellence Award recognizes an individual and/or organization that has made exceptional strides in creating, launching and managing an international event in the exhibitions and events industry on an international scale.
"The IAEE Awards Committee was very pleased to have some excellent submissions for this new award, and selecting a winner in both the organization and individual categories was a unanimous decision," notes committee chairperson David Audrain, CEM. "These winners epitomize the very highest levels of excellence and success in our industry. Congratulations to IAAPA and to Cherif Moujabber!"
The winners were announced during the IMEX Frankfurt awards dinner last night in Frankfurt, Germany. "It was a great honor to recognize IAAPA and Cherif's accomplishments," says IAEE President and CEO David DuBois, CMP, CAE, FASAE, CTA. "Their outstanding work across international markets shows just how powerful the exhibitions and events industry is on a global scale."
The International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions
is the premier trade association for the attractions industry worldwide. Founded in 1918, IAAPA is the largest international trade association for permanently located amusement parks and attractions, and is dedicated to the preservation and prosperity of the attractions industry. IAAPA represents more than 4,500 facility, supplier and individual members from more than 90 countries. Member facilities include amusement/theme parks, water parks, attractions, family entertainment centers, zoos, aquariums, museums, science centers and resorts.
IAAPA is a non-profit organization that provides a number of resources for attractions industry professionals including: industry news and information, advocacy services, education, communications services, and expos. Revenue generated for the association by its involvement in trade shows and other activities are returned to the association to fund services for its members and the industry. IAAPA's global headquarters office is located in Alexandria, VA. The association has a regional office for Asia Pacific in Hong Kong; for Europe in Brussels; and for Latin America in Mexico City.
"IAAPA is delighted to be named recipient of the IAEE International Excellence Award," said IAAPA President and CEO Paul Noland. "IAAPA's global exhibitions are hallmarks of our association - they allow members of the attractions industry around the world to experience educational opportunities, network with peers, and to discover innovative products, services and technologies that drive our industry now and in the future. As our expos and educational events have grown and evolved, they provide opportunities for all IAAPA members, regardless of their region, to benefit from IAAPA's wide array of initiatives and the learning that takes place throughout the global industry. We are sincerely honored to receive this award from IAEE and appreciate the industry's recognition of our global events."
Cherif Moujabber is president of Creative Expos & Conferences, Inc.
He joined Horizon House organizing telecommunications shows worldwide. In 1981, he joined Reed Exhibitions in the U.S., then Singapore as vice president for AsiaPacific. Moujabber joined World Expo Corporation as president and CEO in 1989. Then in 1993, he founded Creative Expos & Conferences. CEC helps its clients recruit more foreign exhibitors and visitors and helps them take their shows overseas. CEC clients include: ASIS, Fancy Food shows, Advanstar, Toy Industry Association and NAHB.
"I am honored and delighted to receive this new prestigious international excellence award," says Moujabber. "It is always humbling and gratifying when your work is validated by peers worldwide."
IAEE is now accepting nominations for its individual awards program, which recognizes exceptional professionals in the exhibitions and events industry across 10 categories. For complete details and to nominate a colleague, visit
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
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