The International Association of Exhibitions and Events™ (IAEE) proudly announced this year’s recipients of the IAEE Awards program which recognizes professionals who have made outstanding contributions to the exhibitions and events industry. The recipients will be honored at the IAEE Annual Networking Luncheon and Awards Presentation to be held during Expo! Expo! IAEE’s Annual Meeting & Exhibition on 10-12 December 2013 in Houston, Texas.

“Recipients of the annual IAEE Awards personify the hard work and dedication that the exhibitions and events industry demands from each of us,” says 2013 IAEE Awards Committee Chair Mary Bender. “The Awards Committee is very proud of this year’s honorees and looks forward to recognizing their achievements at the annual meeting in Houston.”

This year’s award winners were selected after careful consideration and review by the IAEE awards committee and approval by the IAEE board of directors, following an open call for nominations earlier in the year. The Educator of the Year Award honors IAEE a member who possess outstanding creativity, a positive attitude and the ability to transfer knowledge through good communication skills and innovative teaching to promote life-long learning to exhibitions and events industry professionals. This year’s recipient is Kimberly Hardcastle-Geddes, CEM, president of the Marketing Design Group.