IAEE to present Women’s Leadership Forum at Connect 2019 Americas

The International Association of Exhibitions and Events will co-locate a Women’s Leadership Forum at Connect in 2019, 2020 and 2021.

Connect is an event industry publisher and organiser. It is bringing its 2019 Connect event to Louisville, Kentucky, where IAEE’s Women’s Leadership Forum will be present.

IAEE President and CEO David DuBois said: “IAEE is delighted to have Connect as our partner in hosting our Women’s Leadership Forum during the Connect event, Aug. 26-28 in Louisville.

“The objective of the forum is to focus attention on the women professionals of our industry and the challenges they continue to face. Through partnerships like this, our industry will be able to finally provide a level playing field for all professionals who aspire to lead the exhibition and events industry irrespective of their gender.”

IAEE’s women’s leadership programming provides the knowledge, strategies, motivation and inspiration needed to help participants take the next step in their careers.

Attendees can expect active discussions on communicating with different personalities, taking on new challenges, enhancing decision-making skills and balancing work and personal life. The programming is curated for all women, regardless of age, title or position.

Steven Hacker, executive director of Connect Expo, commented: The inherent bias that restrains many women from achieving all they are capable of achieving continues to be an embedded and insidious hurdle that must be resolved.

“Connect is proud to be a part of this initiative, and we encourage all of our attendees and suppliers to participate in the program.”