This post written by Cathy Breden, CAE, CMP, Executive Director of CEIR
It is nice when good people and companies are recognized for their work and for the difference they have made in this industry. This week, it will be announced that Galen Poss, former chair of the Center for Exhibition Industry Research is being recognized by IAEE as a Legend of the Industry. Each year, IAEE recognizes a person at the Krakoff Leadership Institute (KLI) 24-26 August, whose contributions, innovation and leadership have been remarkable. Galen will have dinner with the students at KLI and he will provide insights to his success, and the students will be able to discuss with him their questions.
Exhibit Surveys has announced that it is celebrating 50 years of providing research, measurement and consulting services to the exhibition and event industry. I have known Dick Swandby, the founder of Exhibit Surveys, for a number of years. I have admired his integrity and just the good person he is. Skip Cox, is a director on the CEIR board, and the Chair-Elect of IAEE, and I also admire him for his integrity, his professional approach in all of his communications, and just his bright mind. When he talks, I listen, and learn. Right there with him is Ian Sequeira, the EVP. Both are so willing to give their knowledge and time to initiatives carrying this industry forward.
Congratulations and well deserved!