Meetings, Events, Exhibitions & Convention Management SIG

The Meetings, Events, Exhibitions, and Conventions (MEEC) Management SIG provides opportunities for cross-collaboration, information sharing, and bridge building across all segments of the hospitality industry and interested groups (e.g., teachers, researchers, industry/practitioners) in the multi-faceted area of meetings and events.


Kristin Malek
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
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Vice Chair
Thomas Padron
California State University, East Bay

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Greetings to all of my fellow meeting and event faculty friends!

I hope you all are having an incredible Summer so far! I wanted to send you the cool things I see going on to keep on your radar - if you have anything to add globally please send it my way! 


The Journal of Convention and Event Management (JCET) is releasing a call for papers related to the future of our industry post-COVID. Be on the lookout for that special issue announcement next week. If you are interested and do not see the information, you can reach out to special issue guest editors Shawn Jung at [email protected] or myself. 


PCMA just changed their North American Student competition to be global! Many faculty build this into their classrooms as part of a project and the results are always incredible. If you are interested in more information, you can find it here: 

Fall Save the Dates:

  • September 28-30: Convening EMEA, Vienna:
  • October 11-13: IMEX America, Las Vegas  (Call for Papers coming soon)
  • October 24-27: EuroCHRIE Apeldorn, Netherlands
  • December 13-15: Expo! Expo! Louisville, Kentucky, USA 

To all of you incredible people – I have enjoyed seeing most of you online in Zoom meetings throughout the last couple of years. I wish you all the best throughout the summer and will talk to you in the Fall! Stay tuned for more fun as the year progresses and hope to see you at one of the events listed above!  

Kristin Malek, PhD, CMP, CED, DES, CHE

Event Management Extension Specialist & Assistant Professor in HRTM

University of Nebraska - Lincoln

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11 November 2022 

Zoom meeting is focused on: "Creating Program-Based Student Experiences"

Topic: ICHRIE SIG Meeting

Time: 11:00 AM Central Time (US and Canada)

For log in info, email: [email protected]  


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