Buoyed by an influx of first-time attendees, the International Association of Exhibitions and Events drew its largest crowd since 2001 at Expo! Expo!, IAEE's annual meeting and exposition.
About 25 percent of the 2,500 attendees at the event — held at Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas in December — were attending Expo! Expo! for the first time. IAEE President Steven Hacker attributes the boost in new attendees to the fact that the association's membership has more than doubl