Event Planning Associations
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.
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.
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
The Event Supplier and Services Association is a UK trade association representing contractors and suppliers of goods and services to the events industry.
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.
62) Super Weddings
63) June Wedding
65) International Association of Convention & Visitors Bureaus
79) World Council for Venue Management