11 W. Monument Ave
PO Box 2307
Dayton, OH 45401
T: (937) 586-3727
F: (937) 586-3699 www.ADMEInternational.org Member Profile
ADME International's mission is to increase the professionalism and effectiveness of destination management through education, promotion of ethical practices, and availability of information to the meeting, convention, and incentive travel industry and the general public.
Chief Staff Executive Fran Rickenbach, CAE, IOM
Executive Vice President
Member Profile Convention Sales Professionals International (CSPI), formerly the Association for Convention Sales and Marketing Executives, is dedicated to fostering a spirit of collaborative success between convention center sales professionals and their convention sales counterparts at regional destination marketing organizations (DMOs).
Staff Executive Gabrielle Copperwheat
5098 Foothills Blvd, Suite 3-386
Roseville, CA 95747
(916) 740-3623 www.cemaonline.com Member Profile The mission of CEMA is to promote professional networking and knowledge sharing; provide thoughtful leadership and education; advocate the value of event marketing and integrate with other marketing disciplines; and drive industry standards. CEMA offers professional networking, knowledge sharing, thought leadership and education for senior level event marketing professionals. CEMA is a thriving community with over 500 active members. Chief Staff Executive Kimberly Gishler, Executive Director
DMAI represents over 1,500 professional members from more than 600 destination marketing organizations throughout 30 countries. The association has worked to enhance the professionalism, effectiveness and image of CVBs and tourism boards.
Chief Staff Executive Michael D. Gehrisch
President and CEO Founded: 1914
Membership: 600+ member bureaus; 1,500+ professional staff members
Member Profile ESPA (formerly ACOM) is an international organization for convention professionals dedicated to providing needs-directed continuing education; enhancing professional values and standards; and advancing and promoting quality customer services to encourage growth and recognition of the convention services profession.
Chief Staff Executive Lynn McCullough Executive Director
ESCA is a professional organization of firms engaged in the provision of materials and services to trade shows, conventions, exhibitions and sales meetings. ESCA is the voice of the exhibition service industry and a source of facts and answers to the problems that confront it.
Paraguay 1365, Piso 4₀, Oficina 28
Buenos Aires, C1057AAU, Argentina
T: 502-2441-8793 www.cocal.org
Member Profile COCAL is the Latin American Congress Organizing Entities and Related Activities Federation which was established in 1998.
COCAL is a non-government, non- profit organization of Latin American professional congress organizers(PCO's) specialized in congresses and events representing 13 different countrifes, being the most representative entity of MICE in the Latin American Region.
Chief Staff Executive Alisson Batres, Senior Vice President Founded: 1998
330 North Wabash Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611
T: (312) 245-1023
F: (312) 673-6920 www.ficpnet.com
FICP provides high-quality information, education and networking to financial and insurance meeting professionals, increasing their success and strategic value. We maintain a balanced planner to hospitality partner ratio at all times, resulting in a unique business environment.
Chief Staff Executive Steve Bova, CAE
GMIC was formed to improve meeting management practices by promoting environmentally responsible strategies through the collaborative efforts of the hospitality industry, corporations, government, and community organizations. GMIC is committed to supporting economic, environmental, and community objectives as they relate to the meetings industry.
Chief Staff Executive Natalie Nardone, CAE, CMP
1100 Johnson Ferry Road
Building One, Suite 300
Atlanta, GA 30342
T: (404) 252-3663
F: (404) 252-0774 www.hcea.org
HCEA is a trade association of more than 700 organizations united by a common desire to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of healthcare conventions and exhibitions as an educational and marketing medium. It promotes the value of exhibits as an integral part of healthcare meetings. HCEA also provides exhibitors, associations, and supplies a forum to exchange information and ideas. HCEA offers its members the opportunity to become more knowledgeable in their profession through meaningful communication; the exchange of ideas; and many other services.
Chief Staff Executive Mike Pennington
Executive Vice President
7918 Jones Branch Drive
McLean, VA 22102
T: (703) 506-3280
F: (703) 506-3266 www.hsmai.org
HSMAI is an international, individual membership organization comprised of over 7,000 members representing travel sales and marketing professionals. 79 chapters in 35 countries worldwide are dedicated to enhancing sales and marketing management skills in the travel and hospitality industry through education and networking opportunities with peers and customers.
Chief Staff Executive Robert A. Gilbert, CHME, CHA
President and CEO
Organized in 1928 as the National Association of Exposition Managers to represent the interests of trade show and exposition managers, the International Association of Exhibitions and Events is today the leading association for the global exhibition industry. Today IAEE represents over 8,500 individuals who conduct and support exhibitions around the world.
Chief Staff Executive Dave DuBois, CMP, CAE, FASAE, CTA
Colwell Road, Freshwater
Isle of Wight, PO40 9SL
F: 44+19+83755546 www.iapco.org
IAPCO represents professional organisers and managers of international and national congresses, conventions and special events. IAPCO is committed to raising standards of service among its members and other sectors of the industry through continuing education and networking.
IASB member bureaus subscribe to a code of professional conduct and accepted practices. Being in direct contact with a member bureau assures meeting professionals of securing the right speaker or trainer for their event. In many cases, IASB speakers' bureaus hold the key to a successful event.
635 Fritz Drive
Coppell, TX 75019
T: (972) 906-7441
F: (976) 906-7418 www.iavm.org
IAVM represents venue managers who oversee some of the world’s most impressive and renowned venues including arenas, convention centers, stadiums, racetracks, amphitheaters, ice rinks, performing arts venues, and many others. Our members’ facilities represent huge expenditures of public and private funds. They attract millions of patrons to an astonishing array of sports, entertainment, conventions and exhibitions. IAVM exists to educate, advocate for, and inspire public assembly venue professionals, worldwide and achieves these goals by advancing education, supporting advocacy, providing networking, and establishing benchmarking and research.
Chief Staff Executive Vickie Hawarden, CMP
President & CEO
De Entree 57
1101 BH Amsterdam
T: 31-20-398 1919
F: 31-20-699 0781 www.iccaworld.com
With over 600 member organisations and companies in 80 countries, ICCA provides a worldwide network of experts in all aspects of hosting and organising congresses and conventions. ICCA members - representing all the various professional meeting suppliers - have unique opportunities to access comprehensive meetings data and exchange business leads.
Chief Staff Executive Martin Sirk
Chief Executive Officer
401 N. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611
T: (312) 321-6853
F: (312) 673-6953 www.ises.com
ISES educates, advances, and promotes the special events industry and its network of professionals. ISES cultivates high standards of business practices through their "Principles of Conduct and Ethics", and fosters cooperation among members and other special events professionals.
Chief Staff Executive Kevin Hacke
3030 Lyndon B. Johnson Freeway
Dallas, TX 75234
T: (972) 702-3000
F: (972) 702-3070 www.mpiweb.org
MPI is the largest association of meeting professionals, with over 20,000 members in 68 chapters and clubs across the world. MPI empowers meeting professionals to increase their strategic value through education, clearly defined career pathways, and business growth opportunities. Chief Staff Executive
Paul Van Deventer
President & CEO Founded: 1972 Membership: 21,123
9891 Broken Land Parkway
Columbia, MD 21046
T: (410) 290-5410
F: (410) 290-5460 www.nace.net
NACE is the oldest and largest professional association for caterers in all disciplines and their affiliate vendors. With over 3,000 members in 46 chapters, NACE serves hotels, off-premise, club military and on-premise caterers, providing top quality educational and networking opportunities, and affiliate vendor interaction.
Chief Staff Executive Bonnie B. Fedchock, CAE
700 N. Fairfax St
T: (571) 527-3110
F: (571) 527-3105 www.ncbmp.com
Member Profile NCBMP is a non-profit organization dedicated to the training needs of African American meeting planners. NCBMP's purpose is to educate its members so that they will be able to maximize a greater return on investment for their respective organizations; effect positive change in the hospitality industry; and become a voice in the hospitality industry on issues that affect the African American community.
Chief Staff Executive Monica Robinson
NSA is an international association of more than 3,800 members dedicated to advancing the art and value of experts who speak professionally. For more than 25 years, NSA has provided resources and education designed to enhance the business acumen and platform performance of professional speakers.
35 E. Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60616
T: (312) 423-7262
F: (312) 423-7222 www.pcma.org
The mission of PCMA is to serve the association community by enhancing the effectiveness of meetings, conventions, and exhibitions through member and industry education and to promote the value of the meetings industry to the general public.
Chief Staff Executive Deborah Sexton
President and CEO
75 Fifth Street, Northwest
Atlanta, GA 30308
T: (404) 962-4130 http://protocolinternational.org Member Profile The mission of Protocol and Diplomacy International – Protocol Officers Association (PDI-POA) is to provide the highest level of collective expertise, training, information, and advice regarding internationally and nationally accepted rules of protocol. We are committed to facilitating communication, understanding, and cooperation between individuals, governments and cultures
7702 Woodland Drive
Indianapolis, IN 46278
T: (317) 632-1888
F: (317) 632-7909 www.rcmaweb.org
RCMA is a professional non-profit interfaith organization of those who plan and manage meetings, conferences, conventions or assemblies for religious organizations. RCMA is dedicated to enhancing the professionalism of its members and to improving the experience of religious meeting attendees throughout the world.
Chief Staff Executive Rev. Harry Schmidt
Executive Director and CEO
330 N. Wabash, Suite 2000
Chicago, IL 60611
T: (312) 321-5148
F: (312) 527-6783 www.siteglobal.com
Site is a worldwide organization of business professionals dedicated to the increased recognition and use of incentives as a motivator and reward in programs designed to achieve defined objectives. Site is comprised of 2,100 individual members representing more than 80 countries.
Gallagher Convention Centre, Gallagher House,
Level 2 East Wing, 19 Richards Rd,
Midrand, South Africa 1685
T: 011 805 7272
F: 086 505 9690 www.saaci.co.za Member Profile The Southern African Association for the Conference Industry(SAACI) is dedicated to maintaining and improving the standards of efficiency and professionalism for the conference and events industry in South Africa.
Chief Executive Officer Lorin Bowen
The U.S. Travel Association is the national, non-profit organization representing all components of the $770 billion travel industry. U.S. Travel's mission is to promote and facilitate increased travel to and within the United States.