Meeting Planners
Associations and Organizations

Associations and organizations are great source of information and help to both professional meeting planners and others who are or will be soon planning a meeting. Here is a list of meeting planning association and organization web sites.



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American Society of Association Executives (ASAE)

ASAE, known as the association of associations, is considered the advocate for the nonprofit sector. The society is dedicated to advancing the value of voluntary associations to society and supporting the professionalism of the individuals who lead them. Founded in 1920 as the American Trade Association Executives, with 67 charter members, ASAE now has 25,000 individual members who manage leading trade, professional, and philanthropic associations.

GCG Event Partners GCG Event Partners is a network of over 1000 independent event planning industry professionals spanning the United States. Our members have at least 3 years experience and an average of 11 years experience as professionals in the meetings and events industry. They are Meeting Planners, Travel Directors, Event Planners, and other professionals that have a wide array of qualifications, skills and experience.

Meeting Professionals International (MPI)

Established in 1972, Dallas-based Meeting Professionals International (MPI) is the largest association for the meetings profession with more than 19,000 members in 66 chapters and clubs across the USA, Canada, Europe and other countries throughout the world.

Professional Convention
Management Association (PCMA)

The Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) is a nonprofit international association of professionals in the meetings industry whose mission is to deliver breakthrough education and promote the value of professional convention management.

Society of Corporate Meeting Professionals (SCMP)

A community of corporate meeting professionals committed to serving its members and employers. We provide quality education and an open forum exchanging information & ideas; as we strive towards a higher level of customer service and event excellence.

Society of Government
Meeting Professionals

SGMP is a nonprofit professional organization of persons involved in planning government meetings, either on a full or part-time basis, and those individuals who supply services to government planners.

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