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Union of Associations

CIC - Convention Industry Council

It is a federation of 31 national and international meetings industry related associations. CIC is the accrediting body for the internationally recognised Certified Meetings Professional designation.
www.conventionindustry.org/


FEDERCONGRESSI - Federazione delle Associazioni del settore congressuale e dell'incentive operanti in Italia
It is a federation of 6 national meetings industry associations. It is a non-profit organization that provides leadership development, education and research for the Italian industry since 2004.
www.federcongressi.it


FSCEF-
Foires Salons Congres et Evenements de France
It is a federation which brings together 221 organisers of more than 750 fairs, shows and trade exhibitions; 64 fairgrounds; 54 congress centers; 62 associate members, mainly service providers and 6 professional congress organisers (PCO)
www.fscef.com


ICCA - International Congress and Convention Association
ICCA, with over 850 members in 85 countries, is the most global association within the meetings industry and one of the most prominent organisations in the world of international events. ICCA membership comprises leading companies and organisations specialising in handling, transporting and accommodating events.
www.iccaworld.com


JMIC - Joint Meetings Industry Council
  
It comprises 13 international meetings industry associations, and whose most recent major initiative is " Power and Profile", a guide to community and government relations that is freely available to all ICCA members.
www.themeetingsindustry.org/


UIA -
Union of International Associations    
The Union of International Associations is a research institute and documentation centre, based in Brussels. Non-profit, apolitical, independent, and non-governmental in nature, the UIA has been a pioneer in the research, monitoring and provision of information on international organizations, international associations and their global challenges since 1907.
www.uia.org/

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Conference Centers Associations

International

AIPC - International Association of Congress Centres
It is a true international organization, with representation from over 53 countries around the world. It focuses specifically on the issues, opportunities and challenges facing convention and exhibition centres.
www.aipc.org

 

EVVC - European Association of Event Centres (D, A, CH, I)
It is an unique lobbying organisation that represents more than 560 event centres, congress locations, arenas and special event locations in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, Italy and other bordering European countries. Small, traditional town halls belong to the EVVC as well as multi-functional arenas with up to 50,000 seats as "event-temples" of modern times.
www.evvc.org


IACC - International Association of Conference Centers (AU, DK, S, UK, Americas)
IACC has more than 300 member conference centers in five chapters: Australia, Denmark, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the Americas. IACC has additional members in other areas of the world that are currently not represented by chapters
www.iacconline.org


National

APCE - Asociación de Palacios de Congresos de España (E)
www.palacios-congresos-es.com


France Congrès (F)

www.france-congres.org

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Professional Congress Organizeer/Meeting Planner Associations

International

ACOM - Association for Convention Operations Management
It is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to advancing the practice of convention services management (CSM) in the meetings industry, and to preparing CSM professionals for their critical role in the growth and success of their organizations. ACOM members hold many positions in Convention & Visitor Bureaus, Convention Centers, Conference Centers, Hotels and Resorts.
www.acomonline.org


EFAPCO - European Federation of PCO Association
It is a non-profit institution based in Brussels, that complements the national activity of its members, enabling PCOs to have a single, strong voice in Europe. It represents the PCO associations from 11 European countries: Belgium - BAPCO; Greece - HAPCO; Italy - PCO ITALIA; Poland - PCCA; Portugal - APOPC; Spain - OPC ESPANA; the United Kingdom - ABPCO; France - FSCEF; Germany - GCB PCO Group; Hungary - Maresz; and Ireland - AIPCO.
www.efapco.eu

 

IAAM - International Association of Assembly Managers
It is an organization committed to the professional operation of amphitheaters, arenas, auditoriums, convention centers/exhibit halls, performing arts venues, race tracks, stadiums and university complexes. IAAM provides leadership development, education and research, life safety and security training, networking and resources for the industry. It has about 4000 members world wide (North America, Asia Pacific and Europe).
www.iaam.org  ;  www.iaam-europe.eu

 

IAPCO - International Association of Professional Congress Organisers
It is a non-profit organisation founded in 1968, registered in Switzerland; with over 100 members in over 35 countries, IAPCO is the professional association for professional organisers, meeting planners and managers of international and national congresses, conventions and special events.
www.iapco.org/wolfs.html


INCON - An international partnership of the world's leading conference, meeting and event organisers
It is an international partnership of the world's leading conference, meeting and event organisers. It organises over 3,500 conference and event projects annually and serves 1.5 million delegates annually.
www.incon-pco.com

 

PCMA - Professional Convention Management Association
Headquartered in Chicago, PCMA represents more than 6,100 meeting industry leaders from 16 chapters in the United States and Canada. Its members include planner professionals, suppliers, faculty and students.
www.pcma.org

 

SITE - Society of Incentive and Travel 
It is a global network of meeting, travel and event professionals, that has over 2,100 members in 87 countries, with 35 local and regional chapters all dedicated to delivering business results.
www.siteglobal.com

 

National

ABPCO-Association of British Professional Conference Organisers
www.abpco.org


ACE-Association for Conferences and Events (UK)
www.aceinternational.org

 

AEO - Association of Event Organisers (UK)
www.aeo.org.uk

 

AEV - Association of Event Venues (UK)
www.aev.org.uk/

 

AIMP - Associazione Italiana Meeting Planners (I)
www.aimpitalia.it

 

AIPCO-Association of Irish Professional Conference Organisers (IRL)
www.aipco.ie


APECATE-
Associação Portuguesa de Empresas de Congressos, Animação Turística e Eventos (P)
www.apecate.pt/

 

APICEF - Associazione Professionisti e Imprese Congressi e Fiere (I)
www.apicef.it

 

BAPCO-The Belgian Association of Professional Conference Organisers (B)
www.bapco.be

 

ESSA - Event Supplier and Services Association (UK)
www.essa.uk.com/

 

HAPCO-Hellenic Association of Professional Congress Organizers (GR)
www.haqpco.gr

 

IAHMP-International Associational of Hispanic Meeting Professionals (E)

www.iahmp.org


ITALCONGRESSI-PCO Italia - Associazione Nazionale Imprese dell'Industria Congressuale (I)
www.italcongressi-pcoitalia.com/

 

OPC España-Federación Española de Empresas Organizadoras Profesionales de Congresos (E)
www.opcspain.org

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Destination Management Company Associations

DMAI - Destination Marketing International Association
It is the world's largest association of destination marketing organizations (DMOs), dedicated to improving the effectiveness of over 2,800 professionals from nearly 650 destination marketing organizations in over 30 countries.
www.destinationmarketing.org/

 

ECM - European Cities Marketing
It is the leading network of City Tourist Offices and Convention Bureaus for sharing expertise, working together on an operational level, and having business opportunities. European Cities Marketing is promoting and linking the interests of more than 120 members from more than 100 major cities in 32 countries.
www.europeancitiesmarketing.com/

 

MEET IN ITALY - Associazione delle destinazioni e dei centri congressi italiani
www.meetinitaly.com

 

BACD-British Association of Conference Destinations (UK)
www.eventia.org.uk

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Meeting Professional Associations

MPI - Meeting Professionals International
Meeting Professionals International (MPI), the meeting and event industry's largest and most vibrant global community, helps its members thrive by providing human connections to knowledge and ideas, relationships and marketplaces. MPI membership is comprised of more than 24,000 members belonging to 71 chapters and clubs worldwide.
www.mpiweb.org

 

PMPN-Professional Meeting Planners Network
It represents
over 1000 professional meeting managers nationwide who wish to work in the medical education field
www.pmpn.com

 

SCMP-Society of Corporate Meeting Professionals

SCMP is a volunteer-driven organization. It is a community of corporate meeting professionals committed to serving it's members and employers. It provides quality education and an open forum exchanging information and ideas.
www.scmprof.com

 

SGMP-Society of Government Meeting Professionals

SGMP is a non-profit professional organization of persons involved in planning government meetings, either on a full or part-time basis, and those individuals who supply services to government planners. Today, the Society spans the nation with 28 chapters and more than 3,500 members.
www.sgmp.org

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Tourism Associations

UNWTO - World Tourism Organisation   
The World Tourism Organization is a specialized agency of the United Nations and the leading international organizations in the field of tourism. It serves as a global forum for tourism policy issues and a practical source of tourism know-how. Its membership includes 160 countries and territories and more than 350 Affiliate Members representing local governments, tourism associations and private sector companies including airlines, hotel group and tour operators.
www.unwto.org/

 

WTTC - World Travel & Tourism Council
It is the forum for business leaders in the Travel & Tourism industry. With Chief Executives of some one hundred of the world's leading Travel & Tourism companies as its Members, WTTC has a unique mandate and overview on all matters related to Travel & Tourism.
www.wttc.org

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Other Associations

GMIC- Green Meeting Industry Council
It is a non-profit organization which provides educational resources to planners, suppliers, and venues seeking to meet the ever-rising standards consumers set for sustainable meetings.
www.greenmeetings.info

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Annual global meetings and incentive Events

AIBTM- Americas Incentive, Business Travel & Meetings Exhibition
www.aibtm.com in Baltimore

 

AIME- Asia Pacific Incentives & Meetings Expo
www.aime.com.au in Melbourne

 

CIBTM- Business Travel & Meetings Exhibition
www.cibtm.com in Beijing

 

EIBTM- Business Travel & Meetings Exhibition
www.eibtm.com  in Barcelona

 

EMEC- European Meetings & Events Conference
www.mpiweb.org  in London

 

GIBTM- Gulf Incentive Business Travel & Meetings
www.gibtm.com in Abu Dhabi

 

ICCA Exhibition in association with ICCA Congress
www.iccaworld.com


IMEX
www.imex-frankfurt.com in Frankfurt

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National Bureau

IACVB-International Association of Convention and Visitors Bureaus
It comprises over 1200 professional members representing over 500 CVBs. Its purpose is to enhance the professionalism, effectiveness and image of destination management organizations worldwide and promotes bureaus worldwide.
www.iacvb.org

 

ECM-European Cities Marketing
It is a membership network representing 130 major cities from 30 countries across Europe. On January 1 2007 the former European Cities Tourism (ECT) and the European Federation of Conference Towns (EFCT), united to create the leading tourism organisation in Europe, linking the leisure and convention sectors. Members include tourist boards and convention bureaus from cities such as Berlin, Dublin, Lisbon, Madrid, Paris and Vienna.
www.europeancitiesmarketing.com

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Directory

Bedouk

www.bedouk.com

 

Cvent Destination guide  

www.cvent.com/destination-guide

 

Leading Centres (Amsterdam, Barcelona, Geneva, Glasgow, Lisboa, Milan, Munich, Paris, Stockholm, Wienn)
www.leadingcentres.com

 

MIA - Meeting and Conference Venues Throughout the UK
Meetings.org is dedicated to helping businesses find venues for meetings of all types and sizes.
www.meetings.org

 

The Worldwide Convention Centres Directory - CAT Publications (UK)

www.meetpie.com

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Research Centers

Osservatorio Congressuale Italiano (OCI) - Università di Bologna - Rimini Campus
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