The International Association of
Exhibitions and Events has elected officials to lead the newly
formed Public Events Council, an advocate and resource for those
who organize consumer trade shows and events. Patrick Buchen,
president and CEO of Adjuvant Expos Inc., will serve as the
council's chairman, and Paul Schweitzer, vice president of business
development for DMG World Media, will serve as vice chairman.
Steven Hacker, IAEE president, said the council will kick off a
series of quarterly webinars in October. He also said the council
is considering producing an annual conference or two, separate from
IAEE's annual meeting, Expo! Expo!.