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 European Society of Association Executives (ESAE) is the first ever European association supporting and representing association management professionals in Europe.
ESAE is dedicated to the advancement and recognition of the association management profession and is the leading organisation for professional leaders of not-for-profit associations, trade groups and related philanthropic organisations in Europe. ESAE resources and networks enable members to grow by offering a platform to exchange professional developments and best practices.
Throughout the year, ESAE members enjoy varied opportunities to learn and swap insights with other association executives across the continent, through a range of events, seminars, networking initiatives and educational activities.
AIPC – the International Association of Convention Centres – is the industry association for professional convention and exhibition centre managers world wide. With representation from over 57 countries, AIPC is committed to encouraging and recognizing excellence in convention centre management, while at the same time providing the tools to achieve such high standards through its research, educational and networking programs.
Chaired by Kai Troll and governed by an international board of directors as a non-profit organisation, ASSOCIATIONWORLD aims to create excellence in association business management and deliver premium but affordable education for associations and non-profit professionals. Through its four pillars – AssociationInnovation, AssociationPartners, AssociationLeaders and Association360 – ASSOCIATIONWORLD takes a holistic approach toward the development and the facilitation of solutions to common issues related to non-profit and association business components.
n January 2017, the Joint Meetings Industry Council (JMIC) presented a new advocacy channel promoting the value of business and professional events to government and business. The Iceberg was formed through a collaborative funding, content and distribution network of industry associations, publishers, events and practitioners. Collectively, this industry partnership is collaborating to identify and share the legacies of business and professional events in economic and social outcome terms – including yet beyond those of the immediate visitor economy, tax dividend, and hospitality employment that result from them.
IAPCO is the International Association of Professional Congress Organisers and is considered the top professional association for those whose core business is organising, planning and managing national and international special events, conventions, and congresses. IAPCO is a non-profit organisation committed to raising the standards of professionalism in the meetings industry in terms of efficiency, timeliness, good management as well as financial responsibility. It represents today 117 professional organisers from 41 countries.