Megan TanelAEM’s Megan Tanel has been named the TSNN Awards Industry Icon Honoree for 2018.

Tanel will be celebrated for her achievements during the 2018 TSNN Awards gala, along with more than 50 of the fastest-growing shows in the U.S. and Show Manager of the Year award winners.

“I am beyond humbled to be receiving the TSNN Industry Icon Award,” said Tanel. “I look to each day to continue to learn more about myself and how I can continue to improve and be relevant while advocating for my members, our services and events in general. I am thankful for the opportunities I've had and continue to have at work and at home.”

In her role as AEM’s senior vice president of exhibitions and event services, Tanel is responsible for overseeing AEM trade shows and show partnerships, both in the U.S. and globally, as well as event education and meeting programs. She has more than 20 years of experience in the hospitality and trade show industries.

“TSNN is proud to honor Megan as the industry icon award honoree at the 2018 TSNN Awards in Louisville,” said Tarsus Media President Rachel Wimberly. “She is an absolute powerhouse in our industry, not only for all of her success at AEM, but also for the many ways she continues to give back.”

In 2017, Tanel received the IAEE Woman of Achievement Award and IAEE Distinguished Service Award, and she has been recognized with numerous trade show honors from leading industry media.

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