IAEE Southeastern Chapter hosts several events each year. For specific information about registration, location and event fees, click on the individual event.

Chapter Luncheons - IAEE Southeastern Chapter hosts 5 chapter luncheons for its members and their guests during the course of the year. These meetings are held on the 4th Thursday of February, April, June, and October. The Annual Holiday Party is held the last Thursday in November or the first Thursday in December.

Annual Southeastern Classic - What a great chapter tradition! For more than 25 years, the annual Southeastern Classic has been the chapter’s premier education and networking event. Two full days of seminars, panels and roundtables featuring noted industry and non-endemic speakers, plus social events and opportunities for behind-the-scenes facility and venue visits make the Southeastern Classic a must-attend event!

Annual Jenny Melton Golf Tournament - IAEE Southeastern Chapter supports the Jenny Melton Foundation with an annual golf tournament. Click here for more information about the Jenny Melton Foundation.

Young Professionals’ Meet-ups - Scheduled throughout the year, Meet-Ups at local area pubs are a great way for IAEE YPs to network and socialize.

Local Meetups - Meetups are also scheduled throughout the year – typically outside the Atlanta metropolitan area. Any member who wishes to coordinate a local meet-up can contact the Chapter Administrator for a current list of members in their area.

CEM Course - For members’ convenience, the SE Chapter typically hosts a CEM Course immediately prior to the Annual Southeastern Classic or a chapter luncheon.

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Upcoming Events

  • December 1, 2021 Annual Holiday Luncheon

    From: December 1, 2021 to: December 1, 2021
    From: 10:45 AM to: 1:30 PM
    The Georgia Aquarium
    The Georgia Aquarium
    25 Baker Street Northwest Atlanta
    United States

    Join us for our 6th annual co-hosted holiday luncheon event with the MPI GA & PCMA SE Chapters. This is the perfect opportunity to attend a wonderful in-person networking event with other industry professionals.

    Be sure to register for the event with the IAEE SE Chapter today!

  • 2021 Expo! Expo!

    From: December 7, 2021 to: December 9, 2021
    Pennsylvania Convention Center
    101 Arch St Philadelphia
    United States

    Join Us in Philly or Virtually

    IAEE welcomes you to experience the first hybrid “show for shows” . While the format has changed, you will connect with key players in the exhibitions industry and gain insights to prepare your organization for the years ahead. Get ready to experience all that our hybrid Expo! Expo! has to offer this December!

  • December 7, 2021 Gritz Reception

    From: December 7, 2021 to: December 7, 2021
    From: 5:30 PM to: 7:30 PM
    Pennsylvania Convention Center
    101 Arch St Philadelphia
    United States

    Join the IAEE Southeastern Chapter at their annual GRITZ Reception in Franklin Hall 3 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 7, at the Marriott Philadelphia Downtown. 

    Bring your UGLY SWEATER A-GAME to #ExpoExpo on Dec 7! We are hosting an ugly sweater contest during the IAEE chapter receptions. Your esteemed judges will be IAEE Director of Membership, Lisa Buchanan and IAEE VP of Marketing & Communications, Nicole Bowman, MBA.

    The competition will be fierce, so dig deep on the inter-web and find those ugly sweaters! Prize for winning, you ask? Serious street cred and a $100 Amazon gift card courtesy of TSNN! The winner will be announced during the General Session on Wednesday, 12/8!

    Bring the bling!

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Upcoming Events for 2021


December 1, 2021 Holiday Networking Luncheon  
December 7, 2021     2021 SE Chapter Gritz Reception @ Expo! Expo!  






Organized in 1928 as the National Association of Exposition Managers to represent the interests of trade show and exposition managers, the International Association of Exhibitions and Events™ is the leading association for the global exhibition industry.

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IAEE Southeastern Chapter is proudly managed by Jack Friday, LLC

Tel: +1 (404) 474-0944
Email: info@iaeese.org