The International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE) announced that Dennis Slater, president of the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM), will be recognized with the IAEE 2016 Pinnacle Award during Expo! Expo! IAEE’s Annual Meeting & Exhibition to be held in December.
The Pinnacle Award recognizes an IAEE member who, over the years, has furthered IAEE’s objectives of advancing exhibitions and events management through the promotion of education, the dissemination of knowledge and the introduction or development of innovative techniques, and who has been dedicated to the perpetuation of the highest ideals, trust and professionalism in the field.
The award was established in memory of the late Founder and Past President of IAEE (formerly NAEM) William Hunt Eisenman, and is presented by IAEE in recognition of extraordinary achievement in the exhibitions and events management field.
According to a news release from IAEE, Slater embodies the significance of this award with more than 30 years of experience in the industry and as a member of IAEE.
His professional accomplishments with AEM have propelled the organization’s growth to boast 900 corporate members and $32 million in annual revenue.
Slater is well known as a generous mentor, and his contributions to IAEE span decades as he has served in various leadership roles. He has made an indelible mark on IAEE’s success both domestically and abroad, and is called upon regularly to share insights and best practices with colleagues as a speaker and panelist at numerous industry events.
“This is an honor not only for Dennis, but for everyone who works at and is associated with AEM,” said Leif Magnusson, President of CLAAS Global Sales Americas and Chair of AEM’s Board of Directors.
“Dennis is a great leader who inspires everyone around him to go above and beyond. It is a privilege to be associated with someone who has dedicated his life to promoting manufacturing and I commend IAEE for bestowing this award on Dennis.”
Slater, along with other award recipients will be honored during Expo! Expo! IAEE’s Annual Meeting & Exhibition to be held 6-8 December 2016 in Anaheim, Calif.