At opening ceremonies Thursday morning, AEA President, Paula
Derks announced the recipients of the AEA's Lifetime Achievement
Awards. This year's award recognizes three international AEA
members who were instrumental in advancing the association
beyond American soil.
- Bruce Baxter, Australia and the South Pacific region
- Paul Brenner, Europe
- Tom Sternig, Canada
*More than 25 new products debuted at the ever-popular "New
Products Introductions" session on Thursday afternoon. The
Exhibit Hall was packed with AEA members placing orders for
these new products and services.