April 23, 2020 Virtual Town Hall Discussions

April 23, 2020 Virtual Town Hall Discussions

From: April 23, 2020 to: April 23, 2020
From: 10:00 AM to: 11:00 AM


United States

IAEE Southeastern Chapter Town Hall Discussions: WE’RE IN THIS TOGETHER! –Perspectives on Industry Disruption – Sponsored by FERN


These are challenging and difficult times for those of us in the exhibitions and events industry. With so much uncertainty, questions having to be asked and decisions needing to be made, many are feeling the impact and it is increasing by the moment. But we are here to tell you, WE’RE IN THIS TOGETHER! 

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Join this IAEE Southeastern Chapter Town Hall discussion moderated by Chapter Chair, Kristina Unger, CEM, CMP – Owner, Georgia Girl Management, that includes some of our leading industry leaders as they discuss the impact of COVID-19 on our industry, as well as thoughts regarding recent past events and even, more importantly, future events to come.  Listen as they talk about what they are doing to ensure steady continuity for their company while being transparent and flexible in times of chaos and uncertainty.

Panelists will include:

  • David DuBois, CMP, CAE, FASAE, CTA – President & CEO, IAEE
  • Bob McLean, Jr., CPA, CAE, CEM – Executive Vice President, PPAI and 2020 Chairperson of IAEE Board of Directors
  • Jim Kelley - Vice President, Marketing & Industry Relations, FERN

This event is free to IAEE members.  You'll need your IAEE member ID to process your registration.

David DuBoisDavid DuBois, CMP, CAE, FASAE, CTA
President & CEO, IAEE

David DuBois is the President and CEO of the International Association of Exhibitions and Events® (IAEE). As IAEE’s president, DuBois is responsible for the management of 25 full-time professional staff, producing the annual business operating plan and budget, overseeing the support of all meetings of governance units, leading business development, directing fund raising efforts, advocating for the industry and the organization’s members, providing organizational leadership and strategic counsel to the board. Also, he serves as the association’s representative with industry coalitions, partner organizations and strategic alliances. In 2019, DuBois was inducted into the Exhibition Industry Council’s “Hall of Leaders,” one of the industry’s most prestigious honors.

Bob McLeanBob McLean, Jr., CPA, CAE, CEM
Executive Vice President, PPAI and 2020 Chairperson of IAEE Board of Directors

Robert (Bob) McLean is PPAI’s Executive Vice President. He was hired in June 2008 as Chief Financial Officer and is responsible for finance and administration, information technology and the Promotional Products Education Foundation. In October 2011, Bob was promoted to EVP and now oversees PPAI’s tradeshow and membership departments.

Jim KellyJim Kelley
Vice President, Marketing & Industry Relations, FERN

Before joining Fern, Jim worked for PRG for nearly a decade, overseeing branding, social media, public relations, and client engagement. As a college student, Jim was actively involved in student government. His immersion in the campus activity board led him to catch the ‘event bug’ and he has been working in the live event scene ever since. With more than 32 years of professional experience working for Hotels, Service Contractors, Convention Centers and in Audio Visual and Production, Jim has seen it all. Jim recently served as President of the PCMA Capital Chapter, aiming to give back to the industry that has been such an integral part of his life.

In 2014, Jim was honored by PCMA as the “National Distinguished Service Professional of the Year”, and has since continued to do volunteer work in the industry with PCMA, CEMA, and IRF. With a focus on service, transparency, trust and truth, Jim knows how to navigate the fast-paced industry of events, and provide clients with new solutions to support their event objectives.

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Upcoming Events for 2020


June 3, 2020 IAEE Nationwide Young Professional (YP) Meetup - Virtual
June 25, 2020 Chapter Education Webinar
July 23, 2020 29th Annual SE Education 1/2 Classic - Virtual Event
August 31, 2020 Jenny Melton Memorial Golf Tournament, The Legends Course, Chateau Elan, Braselton, GA
October 22, 2020 Chapter Education Luncheon - Cobb Galleria Center
November 18, 2020 IAEE Nationwide Young Professional (YP) Meetup
December 3, 2020 Holiday Networking Luncheon - The Georgia Aquarium
December 8, 2020 Gritz Reception @ Expo! Expo! - Kentucky International Convention Center, Louisville, KY






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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