The International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE) has announced that Megan Tanel, senior vice president exhibitions and events of the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM), is the 2017 recipient of the IAEE Distinguished Service Award.
This award recognizes IAEE members’ extraordinary service and contributions that have furthered the growth and development of IAEE and the exhibitions industry. The winners serve as industry role models, notes IAEE.
IAEE will officially honor all 2017 IAEE awards program winners during a special luncheon at its Expo! Expo! event in November.
“I was completely surprised by this honor and truly appreciative of the recognition,” said Tanel. “I continue to work to balance the needs of AEM members with the value they can gain through an innovative and progressive exhibitions industry. I thank IAEE; it is a privilege to serve and support those who work to make face-to-face events successful.”
“On behalf of AEM, we congratulate Megan on receiving this well-deserved award,” said AEM President Dennis Slater. “Her leadership, hard work and dedication have been instrumental in AEM’s continued success to deliver world-class exhibitions that provide real value to our members, exhibitors and attendees.”
Tanel’s 20-plus-year career with AEM includes show director of the Association’s CONEXPO-CON/AGG, ICUEE-The Demo Expo and World of Asphalt exhibitions. She is also a member of AEM’s senior leadership team.
Tanel is a past IAEE chair and has served on its Board of Directors since 2010. She received the IAEE Woman of Achievement Award in 2017.