Mr. Eelman is on the Board of Directors of the Exhibitor Appointed Contractor Association and formerly served on the Board of Directors for the Trade Show Exhibitors Association. He is also a speaker with the International Association of Exhibitions and Events and serves on the Metropolitan Pier & Exposition Authority Labor Council in Chicago.

As the head of IMTS, Mr. Eelman is the key liaison with the Chicago Convention and Tourism Bureau, the Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority, McCormick Place and the various vendors, service providers and trade unions involved in the trade show process. He participated in the recent negotiation that led to historic labor and management reform in Chicago. In addition to IMTS, he also is prominently involved in international shows that take place in Asia, Europe, South America and elsewhere.