by Michael J. Shapiro | October 10, 2016

The International Association of Exhibitions and Events has released a new report about the process of assigning exhibit space, titled Exhibition Guidelines for Priority Points Systems. The best practices were established by the IAEE Priority Points Systems Task Force, whose members include both association and independent exhibition organizers.

"Exhibition organizers have long expressed a need for best practices when it comes to assigning exhibit space," said Rick Jennings, CEM, IAEE's vice president of partnership relations and staff liaison to the task force. "These guidelines offer well-rounded details of the options they can choose to use and the factors they will need to consider when making that choice."

The report discusses the pros and cons of various space-assignment models, in addition to breaking down the priority-points system. Topics include ways to earn priority points, forfeiture of points, mergers and acquisitions, how to handle situations when exhibitors score the same number of points, and global exhibitions. The report, which can be found here [], is free to IAEE members and $49.95 for non-members.