"They provide online, on demand education for event professionals. [Their] goal is to empower and educate event professionals and give them the tools and resources to create, plan and execute better events."
Professional Meeting and Event Organizations and Associations
"For 30 years CEIR has been highlighting the importance of exhibitions in today's business environment. CEIR produces primary research studies that prove the effectiveness and efficiency of exhibitions as a marketing medium."
"Provide[s] a forum for member organizations to exchange information on global trends and topics, promulgate excellence in best practices and guidelines, collaborate on industry issues and advocate the value of the meetings, conventions, exhibitions and events industry." See their list of members to find even more meeting industry associations
Formerly called Association for Convention Operations Management. "ESPA is dedicated to elevating the event and convention service profession and to preparing members, through education and networking, for their pivotal role in innovative and successful event execution."
"Seeks to improve meeting management practices by promoting environmentally responsible strategies through the collaborative efforts of the hospitality industry, corporations, government and community organizations"
"Organizers of more than 20,000 exhibitions and buyer-seller events around the world are members of IAEE, and the organization advocates and promotes the awareness of face-to-face exhibitions and events as the primary medium for business development and growth. IAEE provides relevant, timely and innovation education to its members and the industry."
"Since 1965, Meetings & Conventions magazine has been helping meeting and event planners in corporations, associations, incentive houses and independent planning companies excel at their jobs and effectively manage their careers."