IAEM works alongside a wide variety of state, national and international organizations and companies to help achieve mutual goals.  

  • Organizations

ADME - Association of Destination Management Executives
ADME is the only global non-profit association dedicated to increasing the professionalism and effectiveness of destination management through education, promotion of ethical practices, and availability of information to the meetings, convention, and incentive travel industries, as well as the general public.

ASAE - American Society of Association Executives
ASAE is a professional society of association staff and suppliers of products and services to the association community. ASAE offers resources on association management, including education and training, publications, technology, research, career information, networking and professional development.

CEIR - Center for Exhibition Industry Research
CEIR is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting the value of the exhibition industry through verified statistical research and data, information and communications.

CIC - Convention Industry Council
CIC is comprised of 30 industry-related associations that are directly involved in the convention, exposition, trade show meeting, travel and tourism industries. CIC offers its members many tools and programs designed to support the industry and meet its challenges, facilitate the exchange of information and ideas, educate the public on the industry's profound economic impact, and ensure its credibility and high standards of quality.

DMAI - Destination Marketing Association International
DMAI was founded in 1914 as the International Association of Convention and Visitor Bureaus to promote sound professional practices in the solicitation and servicing of meetings, conventions and tourism. Today, DMAI provides educational resources and networking opportunities to its members, and information on the CVB industry to the public.

EACA - Exhibitor Appointed Contractor Association
EACA is a trade show industry association dedicated to raising the level of service excellence on the trade show floor.

EDPA - Exhibit Designers and Producers Association
EDPA is a professional association for designers and builders of displays and exhibits. It sets standards for creators of exhibits and promotes education in the use of three-dimensional media.

ESCA - Exhibition Services & Contractors Association
ESCA is the professional organization of firms engaged in the provision of material and/or services for the trade shows, conventions, exhibitions and meetings industry. ESCA is the voice of the exposition service industry whose purpose is to be a source of facts and answers to special issues which confront the convention service industry.

EOS - Exposition Operations Society
The Exposition Operations Society was formed to provide a new level of tactical services and information for professionals in event operations and logistics. EOS is dedicated exclusively to the operations professional who produces trade and consumer shows, private (corporate) shows and meetings.

HCEA - Healthcare Convention & Exhibitors Association
HCEA is a trade association of more than 700 organizations united by their common desire to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of healthcare conventions and exhibitions as an educational and marketing medium.

IAEM - International Association for Exhibition Management
Organized in 1928 as the National Association of Exposition Managers to represent the interests of trade show and exposition managers, IAEM today is the premier association for all individuals with business interests in the exhibition industry. IAEM represents over 3,500 individuals who conduct and support exhibitions around the world.

MPI - Meeting Professionals International
MPI is the global authority and resource for the meeting industry. MPI provides education, resources and networking opportunities to meeting industry professionals who plan and/or manage meetings, conferences, trade shows and to members who provide services to the meetings industry.

NCBMP - National Coalition of Black Meeting Planners
The National Coalition of Black Meeting Planners, founded in 1983, is a non-profit organization dedicated primarily to the training needs of African-American meeting planners.

PCMA - Professional Convention Management Association
Membership consists of convention and exposition managers, association CEOs, meeting planners and supplier organizations to the convention and exposition industry.

SISO - Society of Independent Show Organizers
Members are owners or top-level executives of for-profit organizations that produce shows, conferences and expositions.

TSEA - Trade Show Exhibitors Association
TSEA is the industry voice for exhibit and event marketing professionals. For over 30 years, TSEA has provided knowledge to marketing and management professionals who use exhibits to promote and sell their products, as well as to those who supply them with products and services.

Publications and Websites

Corporate Event
The first magazine devoted exclusively to case studies of business-to-business event marketing featuring Fortune 1000 and fast growth companies.

Event Marketer Magazine
Event Marketer magazine serves the information needs of brand-side event marketers an agency executives across the spectrum of face-to-face media including mobile marketing, mall marketing, street events, trade shows, corporate events, proprietary events, sponsorships, business-to-business events and press events.

Exhibitor Magazine
Exhibitor magazine produces a comprehensive range of educational and informational tools for trade show and event industry professionals. For over two decades, Exhibitor has been a resource for corporate exhibit and event managers and marketing executives.

EXPO Magazine
Monthly magazine for exposition show managers available free of charge to qualified executives in North America and IAEM members. Magazine and related website include industry news, educational articles, research surveys, trends, etc.

The Meeting Professional
A monthly publication from MPI with news and information covering the meetings and conventions industry.

Trade Show Executive Magazine
Monthly magazine providing news, views and tools for trade show and event executives.

Trade Show Week
Weekly magazine available by subscription and designed to inform corporate exhibit managers, show organizers and suppliers about changing trends, new ideas and issues shaping the exposition industry worldwide.

TSNN - Trade Show News Network
The "internet gateway to the trade show universe" is an online resource for show schedules, registered show information, supplier directory and resources.





American Society of Association Executives,ASES
Association for Convention Operations Management
Association for Fndraising Professionals
Association fo Bridal Consultants, ABC
Association of Destination Management Executives, ADME
Connected international Meeting Professionals Association
Convention Liaison Council, CLC
Council of Engineering and Scientific Society Executives, CESSE