Ducate Named ‘Legend of the Industry’
“This is an industry that is constantly growing and changing,” says Ducate in a statement, “and I look forward to sharing what I have learned over the years with enthusiastic up-and-comers who represent the future of the exhibitions and events industry.”
Each year, IAEE selects a “Legend of the Industry” to be recognized for his or her contributions, innovation and leadership to the trade show and events industry.
The IAEE Krakoff Leadership Institute will be held Aug. 2-4 and the Krakoff Advanced Leadership Institute Aug. 3-5 in Savannah, Ga. They will provide informal settings that allow each participant face-to-face interaction with Ducate.
Most recently, Ducate spent 15 years as president and CEO of the Center for Exhibition Industry Research before stepping down in December. Previous to that, he spent 26 years with the Society of Petroleum Engineers, where he organized events in oil producing regions around the world. He eventually became president of PGI Exhibitions.
Ducate has been president of the Trade Show Bureau and the International Association for Exhibition Management (now IAEE) and chairman of the Convention Liaison Council. He also served on the boards of the Professional Convention Management Association and the PCMA Foundation.