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Event Planning Associations

1) International Special Events Society (ISES) 
The International Special Events Society (ISES) was founded in 1987 to foster enlightened performance through education while promoting ethical conduct. ISES works to join professionals to focus on the "event as a whole" rather than its individual parts.

It is comprised of over 4,000 professionals in over 35 countries representing special event producers (from festivals to trade shows), caterers, decorators, florists, destination management companies, rental companies, special effects experts, tent suppliers, audio-visual technicians, party and convention coordinators, balloon artists, educators, journalists, hotel sales managers, specialty entertainers, convention center managers etc.

The solid peer network ISES provides helps special events professionals produce outstanding results for clients while establishing positive working relationships with other event colleagues.

 

2) International Festival and Events Association (IFEA)
The International Festivals & Events Association ("IFEA") is a voluntary association of events, event  producers, event suppliers, and related professionals and organizations whose common purpose is the production and presentation of festivals, events, and civic and private celebrations. IFEA officially represents members in 38 countries on 5 continents, under the umbrellas of IFEA North America; IFEA Europe; IFEA Asia; IFEA Australia; and IFEA Africa/Middle East.

 

3) Indian Association of Amusement Parks and Industries (IAAPI) 
Enhance its membership so that all the players in the entertainment industry come under one umbrella for mutual benefits. Being a representative body, to present members views in proper perspective. Act as a Platform with the government for formulation of progressive policies. Publishing of "Thriller" Magazine & Industry Directory. Organize trade shows to bring the industry face to face with end-users.

 

4) Events Industry Alliance (EIA)
The EIA is focussed on promoting the events industry and to driving industry wide issues to its five target audiences of: Press, Clients, Agencies/Media Planners, Government and Academia.

 

5) The Association of Event Organisers Ltd (AEO)
It is the UK trade body representing companies which conceive, create, develop or manage trade and consumer events.

 

6) The Association of Event Venues (AEV)
It is a UK organisation serving an established event venue community, focused on creating and driving platforms that service fundamental industry needs.

 

7) Event Supplier and Services Association (ESSA)
The Event Supplier and Services Association is a UK trade association representing contractors and suppliers of goods and services to the events industry.

 

8) Eventia
It is recognised as the official trade body of the events and live marketing industry in UK providing leadership and representation on important issues to Government, regulators and the corporate community.

 

9) National Association of Casino and Theme Party Operators

10) National Association of Mobile Entertainers 

11) National Limousine Association

12) National Speakers Association

13) Society of American Florists

14) Alliance of Meeting Management Companies

15) Connected International Meeting Professionals Association

16) International Association of Hispanic Meeting Professionals

17) International Society of Meeting Planners

18) Meeting Professionals International

19) American Disc Jockey Association

20) American Floral Industry Association

21) American Institutue of Floral Designers

22) American Rental Association

23) Entertainment Services Technical Association

24) International Cake Exploration Societé

25) International Food Service Executives Association

26) International Association of Culinary Professionals

27) International Caterers Association 

28) National Restaurant Association 

29) National Association of Catering Executives 

30) Mobile Industrial Caterers Association 

31) American Culinary Federation 

32) Retailer's Bakery Association 

33) Personal Chef Association

34) Personal Chefs Network, Inc. 

35) Hotel and Catering International Management Association 

36)Association of Bridal Retailers

37)Association of Wedding Gown Specialists

38)Bridal Show Producers International

39)Wedding and Event Videography Association

40)Wedding Photojournalist Association

41)Wedding & Portrait Photographers International 

42)Austin Wedding and Event Coordinators

43)California Lake Arrowhead Wedding Association

44)Central Valley Bridal Association

45)Dallas Association of Wedding Professionals

46)Maui Wedding Association

47)Mississippi Bridal Association

48)North Carolina Outer Banks Wedding Association

49)Minnesota Twin City Bridal Association 

50)Association of Bridal Consultants

51)Association of Certified Professional Wedding Consultants

52)Association of Wedding Professionals

53)Association for Wedding Professionals International

54)Bridal Association of America

55)National Association of Wedding Professionals

56)National Bridal Service

57)Wedding and Special Events Association  

58) Association of Certified Professional Wedding Consultants

59) The International Institute of Weddings 

60) The Wedding Specialist

61) Weddings Beautiful 

62) Super Weddings 

63) June Wedding

64) International Association of Conference Centers

65) International Association of Convention & Visitors Bureaus

66) International Association for Exposition Management

67) International Association of Fairs and Expositions

68) International Institute of Convention Management

69) Association of Conference and Events Directors

70) Association for Convention Operations Management

71) Association of Destination Management Executives

72) Association of Female Exhibit & Trade Show Managers

73) Center for Exhibition Industry Research

74) Exhibit Designers & Producers Association

75) Exposition Service Contractors Association

76) Professional Convention Management Association

77) Society of Independent Show Organizers

78) Trade Show Exhibitors Association

79) World Council for Venue Management