International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE)
Organized in 1928 as the National Association of
Exposition Managers to represent the interests of
trade show and exposition managers, the International
Association of Exhibitions and Events™ is the leading
association for the global exhibition industry. Today
IAEE represents over 10,000 individuals in 52 countries
who conduct and support exhibitions around the world.
Over 50 percent of IAEE’s members are directly involved in the planning, management, and production of exhibitions and buyer-seller events. The remainder of our membership consists of those who provide products and services to the industry. IAEE values and promotes diversity of membership, in terms of company size, products, and geographical area. Each active member organization is given one vote, regardless of size. Benefits of IAEE Membership include professional development, industry news and publications, industry and professional resources, service partner discounts, advocacy before government and media, leadership development and local chapter membership.
INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS AND CONVENTION ASSOCIATION (ICCA)
ICCA was founded in 1963 by a group of travel agents. ICCA's membership network of over 1,000 suppliers to the international meetings industry spans the globe, with members almost 100 countries. ICCA's Head office is based in the Netherlands. ICCA's Regional Offices are based in Malaysia, South Africa, U.A.E., U.S.A. and Uruguay. The divided chapters include: African, Asia Pacific, Central European, France-BeneLux, Iberian, Latin American, Mediterranean, Middle East, North American, Scandinavian and UK/Ireland Chapter. The ICCA is a member of the following global organizations: Convention Industry Council (CIC), Joint Meetings Industry Council (JMIC), World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the Union of International Associations (UIA).ICCA consists of the following types of suppliers, called Sectors: Destination Marketing, Meetings Management, Meetings Support, Transport, Venues
Meetings Professionals International (MPI)
Meeting Professionals International (MPI) is the largest meeting and event industry association worldwide. Founded in 1972, the organization provides innovative and relevant education, networking opportunities and business exchanges, and acts as a prominent voice for the promotion and growth of the industry. MPI has a global community of 60,000 meeting and event professionals including more than 17,000 engaged members and its Plan Your Meetings audience. It has more than 90 chapters and clubs in 24 countries.Overview:
Founded in 1972, Meeting Professionals International (MPI) is the largest global meeting and event industry association.Community:
Global community of 60,000 meeting and event professionals including more than 17,000 engaged members and its Plan Your Meetings audience. More than $26 billion in global buying power,5,200 planner members exclusive to MPI have about $11.5 billion in buying power
Society for Incentive Travel Excellence (SITE)
Founded in 1973, the Society for Incentive Travel
Excellence (SITE) is comprised of 2,000 members and
28 local chapters. Our members are incentive travel
professionals who know from experience that
incentive travel works. It works to reward, retain and
motivate employees! The SITE global member
community, which represents over 90 countries is on a
mission to strengthen and inspire this extraordinary
SITE has grown since its inception 43 years ago to nearly 2,000 members in 90 countries with 29 local and regional chapters. It is the only global authority connecting motivational experiences with business results. The community of SITE professionals brings best-in-class solutions, insights and global connections to maximize the business impact of motivational experiences regardless of industry, region or culture. SITE serves as the source of expertise, knowledge and personal connections that will catapult and sustain professional growth, and help build the value of extraordinary, motivational experiences worldwide. Explore the Brojure below to see the full history of SITE's growth throughout the years.
Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA)
Professional Convention Management Association
(PCMA) is the definitive authority in education,
business networking and community engagement for
leaders in the global meetings, convention and
business events industry. With more than 6,500
members and 50,000 customers PCMA drives
innovation through risk taking, research and data
driven decision making.
The Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) began in 1956 with its first Annual Meeting held in Philadelphia. PCMA incorporated as an organization shortly after in 1957. Initially, PCMA was designed to be a networking association for health care association meeting executives. Throughout the years, PCMA's initial focus shifted to providing both networking and educational opportunities for meeting professionals at all levels, plus suppliers, faculty and students. Currently, PCMA represents more than 6,500 members from 17 chapters in the United States, Canada and Mexico.
The Global Association of the Exhibition Industry (UFI)
UFI is the leading global association of the world’s tradeshow
organizers and exhibition center operators, as well as the
major national and international exhibition associations, and
selected partners of the exhibition industry.
UFI’s main goal is to represent, promote and support the business interests of its members and the exhibition industry. UFI directly represents around 50,000 exhibition industry employees globally, and also works closely with its 55 national and regional associations members.
714 member organizations in 84 countries around the world are presently signed up as members. Over 900 international trade fairs proudly bear the UFI approved label, a quality guarantee for visitors and exhibitors alike. UFI members continue to provide the international business community with a unique marketing media aimed at developing outstanding face-to-face business opportunities.
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