The Association of Event Organisers Ltd (AEO) is the trade body representing companies which conceive, create, develop or manage trade exhibitions and consumer events. It is run by its members for the benefit of its members through an elected council of representatives, specialist working groups and a fulltime secretariat.
Our aim is to be the voice of the multi-billion pound event organising industry, to serve the collective needs of event organisers and to promote the interests of our members and the industry at large. AEO membership enables organisers to work with members of its sister organisations, the Event Supplier and Services Association ESSA and the Association of Event Venues AEV.
The Association of Event Venues (AEV) is an organisation serving an established event venue community, focused on creating and driving platforms that service fundamental industry needs. AEV membership enables venues to work closely with members of its sister organisations, the Association of Event Organisers AEO and the Event Supplier and Services Association ESSA to increase the profile and significance of events within the marketing mix.
La Asociación Mexicana de Profesionales de Ferias, Exposiciones y Convenciones, AMPROFEC, A. C., siendo pioneros en agrupar y consolidar alianzas empresariales y de Turismo hoy por hoy suma y encabeza esfuerzos y propósitos en una Industria que crece a ritmo acelerado donde el Profesionalismo, la ética y el desarrollo del recurso humano son piezas claves para crear una mejor calidad en el servicio. Promotora de enlaces de negocios, además de promover en los ámbitos Nacional e Internacional los destinos e infraestructura que posee nuestro país en la Industria de la Organización, participación y proveedores en Exposiciones, Ferias Especializadas, Congresos y Convenciones.
CEFA – Central European Fair Alliance was founded in January 1995. To make central and South Eastern Europe a stronger venue for trade fairs and exhibitions of international significance, and one which extends beyond mere physical borders 22 members have joined forces in CEFA. The objective of CEFA is to tackle new problems in an age of increased globalisation with future-oriented solutions. European unity has created a new market that offers new diversity, new opportunities and new sales potential. And because it includes countries in central and south Eastern Europe, CEFA makes a special contribution to European integration. CEFA combines marketing and sales expertise based on a record of more than 60 years of organising trade fairs in the region. CEFA works in dozens of languages and provides experience within all cultural contexts found in its members home countries. More than just joining different country locations for exhibitions under a shared public relations umbrella, CEFA has set up a network for communications, know-how transfer and training to enhance the quality of organisational and marketing services. CEFAs mission is to help members offer unique, high-quality gateways to business in the growing markets of central and South Eastern Europe, turning them into hubs for spreading contacts and contracts throughout the region.
Event Supplier and Services Association (ESSA) is a trade association representing contractors and suppliers of goods and services to the exhibition industry. In the current economic climate it is important to make the right choice, to have confidence in your contractor or supplier to give satisfaction and guarantee success. ESSA aims to raise awareness to the Events and Exhibition sector of the importance of using a contractor or supplier that is a member of a recognised association, giving the end user assurances of the best possible service.
An ESSA member will be able to provide you with valid dated membership certificates and display the member 2013 logo.
It shares a secretariat with its sister organisations, Association of Event Organisers (AEO) and Association of Event Venues (AEV) and thus benefits from the central information source. The development of a closer relationship and understanding between organisers their suppliers and venues can only benefit the industry as a whole.
This closer relationship is partly demonstrated by way of joint working groups covering a range of issues into which all sides of the industry have an important input. It is also a major step towards the goal of enabling the industry to speak with a united voice when striving to increase its share of the marketing cake.
Exhibition and Event Association of Australia
Exhibition and Event Association of Australia
The Exhibition and Event Association of Australasia (EEAA) is the peak association for the exhibition and event industry in Australia and New Zealand, representing all aspects of the exhibition and event industry.
EEAA membership is comprised of event venues, exhibition and event organisers, and product and service suppliers to the exhibition and event industry. EEAA also provides products and services to event exhibitors.
EEAA is a not-for-profit organisation. Its primary objective is to achieve growth of the exhibition and event industry by promoting the unique benefits offered by exhibitions and the professionalism of EEAA members.
EEAA is committed to establishing and maintaining high industry standards.
The use of the EEAA logo is intended to represent a superior level of performance and professionalism for both exhibitors and visitors.
EEAA has a number of working committees which concentrate on areas of special interest to members. Each committee is chaired by a member of the Executive Committee and is comprised of association member.
ICCA – International Congress and Convention Association
ICCA represents the main specialists in organising, transporting and accommodating international meetings and events, and comprises more than 850 member companies and organisations in 85 countries worldwide.
International Association of Exhibitions and Events - IAEE
Since 1928, the International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE) continues to provide quality and value to its members through leadership, service, education and strong relationships. IAEE is the largest association of the exhibitions and events industry in the world, with a membership of show organizers, exhibitors and exhibition suppliers. Organizers of more than 20,000 exhibitions and buyer-seller events around the world are members of IAEE. Through the 2006 consolidation with the Center for Exhibition Industry Research (CEIR), IAEE delivers valuable industry research reports. IAEE also supports IAEE Services, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary that partners with industry suppliers and service providers to offer high quality, low cost exhibition products and services to the industry. In 2009, The International Center for Exhibitor and Event Marketing was launched as an IAEE Council to meet the needs of exhibitors and event marketers.
Meeting Professionals International (MPI), the meeting and event industrys largest and most vibrant global community, helps our 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. For additional information, visit mpiweb.org.
In 1990, 12 independent show producers felt the need to discuss industry issues as they related to the for-profit organizer. This group, representing the leading independent shows decided to form an association of like-minded show producers that would be dedicated to meeting the needs of the for-profit show producer. That was the formation of SISO – The Society of Independent Show Organizers.
If there is one body that encompasses the influence and strategic thinking of the for-profit trade show industry, one will find it at SISO, the only place where presidents, owners, and CEOs of for-profit show producer companies meet, exchange ideas, share experiences, launch industry-wide projects, and learn from each other. SISO today represents more than 115 member companies that range in size from smaller hotel meetings and exhibitions, to companies with billion dollar global portfolios... and these exhibitions represent just about every industry sector.
SISO members produce more than 1,700 events globally including trade and consumer shows, industry and targeted conferences, and other face-to-face events. Members operate and own their own shows as well as manage shows for others. SISO members are diverse in size and scope.