With more than a decade of dynamic experience, Kareem Salvant has emerged as one of the events industry’s most exciting young professionals in the New York region. As the Chairman of the New York Area Chapter of IAEE, Kareem is poised to establish a new era for the organization, recruiting new industry ambassadors, developing fresh marketing campaigns and creating new programs that both educate and inspire his more than 1,000 professional members. At the Javits Center on Manhattan’s West Side, Kareem works closely with senior management to lead critical support teams during high-impact events and oversee key infrastructure projects designed to enhance the overall customer experience. As a logistics expert, Kareem has played a pivotal role in the maintenance and operation of America’s busiest convention center, implementing state-of-the-art software that has increased the efficiency and accountability of all related work and procedures. With expertise in the private and public sectors, he has helped to facilitate the convention center’s $1.5 billion expansion project that will add more than 1 million square feet of event-related space in 2021. Kareem also serves as a guest lecturer at New York University, educating students about the latest trends in the hospitality and tourism industries.