Meeting and Event Associations

Meeting and Event Associations

American Society of Association Executives (ASAE)

The membership organization and voice of the association profession. website

Association of Collegiate Conference and Event Directors International (ACCED-I)

Events professionals who design, market, coordinate and plan conferences and special events on the campuses of colleges and universities. website

Events Industry Council (EIC)

Organizations representing firms and properties involved in the meetings, conventions, and exhibitions industry. website

Destinations International

Resource for official Destination Marketing Organizations (DMOs), also called convention and visitors bureaus (CVBs) or tourism boards. website

Event Service Professionals Association (ESPA)

Dedicated to elevating the event and convention service profession through education and networking. website

International Association of Speaker Bureaus (IASB)

A nonprofit trade membership organization of speakers bureaus, lecture agencies and speaker management companies. website

International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE)

An association for the global exhibition industry representing the interests of trade show and exposition managers. website

Meeting Professionals International (MPI)

Professional membership organization for corporate, association, and independent meeting planners. website

National Association for Catering and Events (NACE)

Serving catering professionals and the vendors and suppliers that support them. website

National Speakers Association (NSA)

Resources and networking opportunities for professional speakers. website

Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA)

Education, business networking and community engagement for leaders in the global meetings, convention and business events industry. website

Senior Planners Industry Network (SPIN)

The world’s largest association of senior-level planners. website

Society for Incentive Travel Excellence (SITE)

Created for international decision makers in the motivational events and incentive travel industry. website

Society of Government Meeting Professionals (SGMP)

Created to enhance and promote the expertise of government meeting professionals. website

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