• logo

search button


Our Events

AWE Meet & Greets and Co-Hosted Events

December 14, 2017: AWE to exhibit at the Holiday Showcase in Chicago, IL

The Association of Women in Events will join the ranks of leading industry associations to exhibit at the Holiday Showcase. This event is being held on December 14th at the Hyatt Regency in Chicago. Visit us at booth 837 and learn about our mission to empower women in all facets of the events industry! Anyone that stops by our booth will receive a discount code for joining AWE. Thank you to our booth sponsor, Shepard Expositions

The Holiday Showcase is the Midwest's number one event for connecting industry suppliers face-to-face. Last year, there were over 1,000 attendees, including meeting planners, suppliers, association executives and more. This is a wonderful opportunity to meet fellow event profs and get more involved in the industry. We hope to see you there!

AWE is scheduling more Meet & Greets in the coming months. Stay tuned for more details.

If you'd like to host a Meet & Greet in your city, please email us at

Non-members who join at one of these events will be given a special discount code for $15 off registration.



AWE Member Webinar Series

As a member benefit, AWE members have access to our monthly webinar series featuring influential women discussing and interacting with attendees on topics such as financial planning, negotiation, skill development, starting a business and more. If there's a topic you'd like to see featured, please email us!

Call information will be emailed to members on the day of the event. To add a reminder to your calendar, click here.

November 30, 2017 at 2pm EST: Carina Bauer, CEO of IMEX Group, on “America and Frankfurt - Success Stories and More from the IMEX Group”

Join AWE for its final webinar of 2017 as we interview industry icon and trendsetter, Carina Bauer. Carina grew up in the industry and has been involved in meetings long before she formally joined the IMEX Group in 2002. IMEX and its two annual events – IMEX America and IMEX Frankfurt – have grown by leaps and bounds since then. While Carina’s roles have changed, her focus remains centered on growing and innovating these two mega shows. Each event is credited with 60,000+ pre-show appointments and brings a similar number of exhibitors and buyers together. IMEX America and IMEX Frankfurt have become catalysts in the industry by helping event professionals and businesses look at meetings in new, exciting ways.

Key items you’ll learn from this webinar:

  • Highlights from IMEX America this past October:
    • Total attendee support for Las Vegas and hurricane ravaged destinations
    • The AWE partnership
    • The Purpose for Meetings Concept:
      • Live zone area
      • Showcasing what you can bring to a live event
  • Industry news and trends from IMEX Frankfurt:
    • Results of the IMEX Frankfurt Global Survey
    • Resounding interest in women's leadership, mentorship and groups like AWE in Europe
  • Carina's career journey

We are thrilled to have Carina Bauer as our featured guest for this month's webinar. As some of you may already know, she is the CEO of IMEX Group, an active member of the meetings industry, and a decorated industry trailblazer. Carina was named one of the 25 Most Influential People in the Meetings Industry by Successful Meetings Magazine (three years running) and one of the Top 25 Women in the Meetings Industry by M&C Magazine.

Carina has served in numerous industry roles including: Chair of the Marketing Committee for MPI’s European Meetings & Events Conference, London (2008), Board Member of the MPI UK Chapter, Committee Member for the MPI International Multicultural Committee, and PCMA’s Global and Advocacy task forces. She is currently VP of Finance for the SITE International Foundation.

In this session, Carina will discuss the successes and trends of each IMEX event and disclose the survey results received by events professionals here in the US and in Europe. Carina will also speak to the great interest level from women across the world, who are eager to form networking and mentorship groups just like AWE. IMEX Group is an AWE partner, and we encourage webinar participants to share their ideas on how to connect female event professionals from around the globe.

[There will not be a webinar in December 2017]

The AWE August 2016 Webinar, CEO Cheat Sheet, Assembling Your Kitchen Cabinet with Vicki Johnson of Vicki Johnson & Associates is available for members and non-members to view. You can access the webinar here and see the high caliber of education we present each month. 

Members have access to recorded webinars in the "Member Resources" section of the Member Zone.



AWE Past Events

AWE Meet & Greets

Past Meet & Greets have been held in Las Vegas, Denver, San Diego, Orlando, Alexandria, Washington, D.C., Miami and more. Meet & Greets are open to women and men, members and non-members

AWE Member Webinar(s)

Recordings of these webinars are available under the Member Resources tab in the Member Zone.

September 28, 2017: Karin Krogh, Speaker Coach, Facilitator and Meeting Expert of Karin Krogh, on Speakers' Coaching

August 31, 2017: Insights from a Chief Elected Official with Mayor Teresa Jacobs

July 20, 2017: Carrie Abernathy, CMP, CEM, CSEP, Co-Founder & President of AWE and Kelsey Dixon, Managing Partner of davies + dixon, on Embracing Professional Failure – When Clients Become Duds and Other Trials & Tribulations

June 29, 2017: Carolyn Nunez, CFP, MBA, Founder & Principal of Ithaka Financial Planning, LLC, on Financial Wealth Planning

May 25, 2017: Kelli Bielema, Boss Lady, Shindig Events on Progress Over Perfection – Embracing Creative Event Formats

April 27, 2017: Rachael Monroe Melot, President of CKH & Company, on Actualizing a Successful, Healthy and Productive Life Without Apology - Your Own Way

March 30, 2017: Developing and Selling THE Brand…Defining Brand YOU with Sarah Soliman, President & CEO of Soliman Productions, Inc.

February 23, 2017: Diversity and Inclusion Practice 1 – Support Your “A List” of Diverse Events Professionals with Chris Chan, Founder and CEO of 3C Strategies

January 26, 2017: Reclaim the Throne - The Accessible World of Tech Careers for Women with Joe Colangelo & Marissa Maybee of Bear Analytics

November 17, 2016: The CEO Degree - What I Wish I Learned in Graduate School with Ida Kroell, founder of EventLand

September 29, 2016: Insights from a Young Lady Boss: Facing Fears and Chasing Dreams with Kelsey Dixon of davies + dixon

August 25, 2016: CEO Cheat Sheet - Assembling Your Kitchen Cabinet with Vicki Johnson of Vicki Johnson & Associates

AWE opened our August webinar to non-members as a member benefit preview. The full webinar can be viewed and shared here:

July 28, 2016: Business Secrets from the "Boys Club" with Faith Holmes of Love 'n Faith Cafe

June 30, 2016: Best Practices for Entrepreneurs and Independent Planners with Shellie Neuman and Kimberly Willis of Think Neu Events

May 26, 2016: Enchanté- an introduction to AWE and 25 Leadership Tips with Tamela Blalock, MTA, CMP, Past President, AWE and Kiki Janssens Fox, President Elect, AWE

April 6, 2017: Global Meetings Industry Day & AWE New Zealand Launch with ShowGizmo in Wellington, New Zealand

March 31, 2017: Women's Hospitality Leadership Forum with UCF Rosen College of Hospitality Management in Orlando, Florida

March 13-15, 2017: EXHIBITORLIVE in Las Vegas, Nevada

November 15, 2016: AWE at BizBash Live Expo New York City

October 18-20, 2016: AWE at IMEX America Las Vegas

June 24-26, 2016: Smart Woman Summit Hosted by Smart Meetings

March 16, 2016: EventIcons Webinar

January 20, 2016: AWE Membership Launch Party in DC