Join us for an insightful industry update session tailored specifically for professionals in the events sector. As the events landscape continues to evolve in response to global shifts and emerging trends, staying informed is more crucial than ever.

In this session, we will delve into the latest developments shaping the events industry, including innovative technologies, evolving attendee preferences, and post-pandemic recovery strategies. The discussion will be lead by IAEE President and CEO, Marsha Flanagan, M.Ed., CEM, she will share her perspectives, providing valuable insights and actionable strategies to help you adapt and thrive in this dynamic environment.

During the event, we will be taking a behind the scene tour of the  highly anticipated 2024 Texas Restaurant Show, where culinary excellence meets innovation! Spanning across two days from July 14-15, this premier event promises an immersive experience tailored for restaurateurs, chefs, foodservice professionals, and enthusiasts alike. Discover the latest trends, cutting-edge technologies, and savory delights as you explore an expansive exhibition floor showcasing the finest in food and beverage products, equipment, and services. From farm-fresh ingredients to state-of-the-art kitchen gadgets, you'll find everything you need to elevate your dining establishment to new heights.

About the Speaker

Marsha Flanagan, M.Ed., CEM President and CEO

Marsha Flanagan, M.Ed., CEM is the President and CEO of the International Association of Exhibitions and Events® (IAEE). As IAEE’s president, Flanagan is responsible for the management of IAEE’s 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, she serves as the association’s representative with industry coalitions, partner organizations and strategic alliances.

Prior to joining PPAI, Flanagan was the Director of Content Strategy and Development at the Promotional Products Association International (PPAI), where she was responsible for steering strategy and the development and delivery of all PPAI professional development and editorial offerings.

Flanagan spent 6 years in the medical industry serving in various roles overseeing operations, purchasing, revenue cycle management, marketing and business development.


10:00 AM - 10:30 AMCheck-In

10:30 AM - 12:00 PMBehind the Scenes Tour

12:00 PM - 1:30 PMRefreshments and State of the Industry with Marsha Flanagan

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