The International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE) has entered into a reciprocity agreement with its Russian equivalent, the Russian Union of Exhibitions and Fairs (RUEF), it announced this week. Under the terms of the agreement, the organizations will provide "global opportunities" to both of their memberships by collaborating on education and networking events, recognizing one another's professional designations, sharing research and information, and creating co-sponsored initiatives to facilitate member interaction.
"We are excited and enthusiastic about entering into this agreement with our friends and colleagues at RUEF to offer a new benefit and community for IAEE members. We look forward to collaborating and extending the available resources to members of both associations in the future," said IAEE President and CEO David DuBois.
Added RUEF President Sergey Alexeev, "It is very satisfying for RUEF to enter into this agreement with IAEE, and we are pleased with the opportunities that will now exist for our members. We look forward to working together to provide benefits to exhibitions and events industry professionals globally which will allow the industry to further grow."
IAEE currently has 25 reciprocity agreements with non-U.S. exhibition industry associations around the world to extend the benefits of like organizations to its members.
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