Executive Corner

Kareem Salvant, Logistics and Facilities Manager at the Javits Center, steps in as Chapter Chairman this year, along with a new Board & Committee Chairs. Here’s Kareem's message to the chapter

As the events industry continues to evolve and grow on a global scale, I am honored to lead the New York area chapter of the International Association of Events and Exhibitions.

This is a critical moment for IAEE and all of our chapter members as we seek to develop new business, adapt to industry trends and establish a clear path for future growth.

I would like to thank former Chairman Mike Pietraszek for his leadership and guidance over the past two years, and I am eager to build upon his success in the coming years.

As Chairman, one of my focal points will be enhancing the educational opportunities offered to our members throughout the year. We are exploring the best ways to provide certification classes to members while developing a series of panel discussions that demonstrate the impact and importance of our industry. We also will be working closely with other chapter organizations to create mutually beneficial relationships that help grow our respective networks.

This year, we have seven newly appointed board positions, including some new officers who will play an integral role in the future of this chapter. I am thrilled to announce Shannon Binger as our Chapter Vice-Chair and Peri Halprin as our Chapter Administrator, Tom Malek as Secretary, along with Jerry Cito who will continue to serve as our Treasurer.

It is an exciting time for NYIAEE, and I am eager to engage with current and new members while encouraging feedback on how we can serve you better. Together, we can continue to strengthen our industry, develop new business, and ensure our success for generations to come.