May 23, 2007

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!.