Dennis-Slater-2.jpgMILWAUKEE, Wis. (October 10, 2016) – The International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE) has announced that Dennis Slater, president of the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM), will be recognized with the IAEE 2016 Pinnacle Award.

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 this highly specialized 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 is 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.

About the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) - - AEM is the North American-based international trade group providing innovative business development resources to advance the off-road equipment manufacturing industry in the global marketplace. AEM membership comprises more than 900 companies and more than 200 product lines in the agriculture, construction, forestry, mining and utility sectors worldwide. AEM is headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, with offices in the world capitals of Washington, D.C.; Ottawa, Canada; and Beijing, China.