UBM Tech's DesignCon Conference Manager Named to IAEE's 2012 20 under 30 Program

Katie Stern Recognized for Excellence in Event Management

Dec 4, 2012

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- UBM Tech, the global leader in technology media and business information, today announced that Katie Stern, Conference Manager, DesignCon, has been named to the IAEE's 2012 20 under 30 program.  The new program was designed to bring 20 young professionals to Expo! Expo! IAEE's Annual Meeting & Exhibition in Orlando, FL, December 4-6, 2012.  

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The program, sponsored by the Austin Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Austin Convention Center, provides industry education for professional growth in the exhibitions and events industry and helps participants establish a stronger career path and become highly-valued employees based on the opportunities and connections at Expo! Expo!.

"We are thrilled that IAEE recognized Katie as a rising star in the events management industry.  Katie is a tremendous asset to our team -- consistently delivering outstanding results on our DesignCon Conference and Expo," said Wendy Yamaguma, Senior Events Director, Electronics, UBM Tech. 

Stern has been focusing on building the educational program for DesignCon for the past two years.  Due to her significant contributions, she was recently promoted to Conference Manager coordinating and overseeing all activities of the event.  She joined UBM Tech as the Content Program Manager.  Prior, she was employed with Infocom Group/Bulldog Reporter and PR University; Embassy Suites Portland – Washington Square; The Walt Disney Company; Gaylord Entertainment, Four Seasons Tours and the University of Oregon.  Stern earned a MS degree from the University of Central Florida and a BS from Nova Southeastern University.

DesignCon 2013 is scheduled to take place January 28-31, 2013 at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.

About UBM Tech
UBM Tech is a global media business that provides information, events, training, data services, and marketing solutions for the technology industry. Its media brands and information services inform and inspire decision makers across the entire technology market — engineers and design professionals, software and game developers, solutions providers and integrators, networking and communications executives, and business technology professionals. UBM Tech's industry-leading media brands include EE Times, Interop, Black Hat, InformationWeek, Game Developer Conference, CRN, and DesignCon. The company's information products include research, education, training, and data services that accelerate decision making for technology buyers. UBM Tech also offers a full range of marketing services based on its content and technology market expertise, including custom events, content marketing solutions, community development and demand generation programs. UBM Tech is a part of UBM (UBM.L), a global provider of media and information services with a market capitalization of more than $2.5 billion.

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