IAEE Selects Lawson Hockman as 'Legend of the Industry'

The International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE) selected Lawson Hockman as "Legend of the Industry" during its 2015 IAEE Krakoff Leadership Institute and IAEE Krakoff Advanced Leadership Institute, which took place Aug. 15-18 in Palm Beach, FL, it announced this week.

IAEE selects a new "Legend" -- someone whose contributions, innovation, and leadership have been "truly unique and remarkable" -- every year. Krakoff participants are then invited to interact face-to-face with the honoree in an informal setting for the purpose of learning his or her leadership secrets.

An industry veteran, Lawson has 45 years of experience in exhibitions and events spanning all areas of management, including association operations and financial management, convention/trade show management, membership development, marketing, sales, and publications management. He currently is vice president of industry relations at IMN Solutions, an Arlington, VA-based company specializing in association and meetings management.

"Lawson is a greatly accomplished member of the industry and an indelible source of knowledge," said 2015 IAEE Chairperson Megan Tanel. "The wisdom he imparted regarding creating a network with your peers and building relationships with your suppliers will serve as a valuable asset to this year's institute graduates as they continue to hone their leadership skills."

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