Travel, Exposition and Meeting Management Instructor Wins National Honor

The International Association of Expositions and Events (IAEE) named Christine Fletcher “Educator of the Year” at the IAEE annual conference on December 11. Fletcher is the executive producer of Encore Events and also teaches the Introduction to Expo and Trade Show Management class at Richland College. Exposition and Trade Show Management is one of the many career options included in the Travel, Exposition and Meeting Management program.

“I truly enjoy sharing the endless possibilities of the expo industry with the next generation of trade show leaders,” Fletcher said.

The IAEE, was organized in 1928 as the National Association of Exposition Managers to represent the interests of trade show and exposition managers. The IAEE is the leading association for the global exhibition industry. It includes approximately 1,300 organizations and over 8,000 individual members. Over 50 percent of IAEE members are directly involved in the planning, management, and production of exhibitions and buyer-seller events. The remainder of its membership consists of those who provide products and services to the industry.